I followed the instructions at
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop
it seemed to work, but when I when to play a movie I get an error
Error Code: 1001
We could not load the movie player. Please visit our help page for more details.
==the help page was as follows==
Silverlight Player Error
When you run into a problem loading the Netflix movie player:
If you are a Mac user, this may be caused by missing system fonts on your computer. If you use a font management system such as Suitcase, you might try the following steps | to address this problem:
Check that at least one of these fonts is present in your HD/Library/Fonts folder:
Arial (standard, bold, italic or bold italic)
Verdana (standard, bold, italic or bold italic)
If none of these fonts are present in the folder you'll need to install one:
Locate one of these fonts elsewhere on your system, for example in the ~/Library/Fonts or /System/Library/Fonts folders
Copy or move at least one of these fonts into your HD/Library/Fonts folder
Attempt to play a movie again
If you don't use font management software or these steps don't solve the problem, please call us at 866-579-7113 and we'll help you solve the problem.
I tried copying fonts from the windows partition but no avail
Xubuntu 12.04 64 bit
Last edited by sdowney717; November 19th, 2012 at 03:41 AM.
Huh, I don't get why people are having to purge Wine.
I had Wine and Crossover installed, then I built Wine from git, and tried getting Netflix to work that way (which it didn't), then I just tried out the PPA and everything works fine.
Nice if they can get it working. I don't care for netflix myself but if this works I can put Ubuntu on a few people's computers now that the last hurdle is overcome.
BTW, does it only work on Ubuntu? I would think it should work on other distros too as long as you can compile wine.