View Full Version : If Netflix's Roku player runs linux..

February 28th, 2010, 07:46 PM
Then why can't I use Watch it now on my PC with Linux? I know it has to do with Silverlight and Moonlight.... But if it works on 1 linux device, then why can't it work with all linux machines? Sorry if this is a dumb question thats been rehashed before..... So is the Roku player NOT open-sourced or what?

February 28th, 2010, 08:04 PM
They likely license it for embedded use but not normal desktop use.

February 28th, 2010, 08:52 PM
Maybe they're afraid of people creating their own Roku boxes and selling them. You'd think they'd want more subscribers though.

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February 28th, 2010, 09:20 PM
probably the codec for roku box is proprietary. Also roku uses arm processor.