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Number3124
September 9th, 2011, 06:49 PM
Can NetFlix be made to work on Ubuntu 11.04? I really don't like having to boot into Win7 every time I want to use it.

haqking
September 9th, 2011, 06:53 PM
Can NetFlix be made to work on Ubuntu 11.04? I really don't like having to boot into Win7 every time I want to use it.


as far as i know they still dont supoprt linux see here http://liliputing.com/2011/08/netflix-video-streaming-for-linux-on-the-way.html

there are also countless threads on this forum on the topic.

You can use a virtual machine to run windows if you need it,

Number3124
September 9th, 2011, 06:59 PM
Interesting article. Is there anyway to add the DRM from Silverlight to Moonlight? That seem as though it would solve to problem.

Old *ix Geek
September 9th, 2011, 08:26 PM
Can NetFlix be made to work on Ubuntu 11.04?I don't know, but if you're interested in trying an alternative, Amazon's streaming videos work perfectly on Linux.

I really don't like having to boot into Win7 every time I want to use it.That's not an option for me--this is a windoze free household--so I canceled my NetFlix subscription within minutes of starting its free trial, just as soon as I realized it doesn't work on Linux.

loekanle
September 19th, 2011, 01:44 AM
I don't know, but if you're interested in trying an alternative, Amazon's streaming videos work perfectly on Linux.
That's not an option for me--this is a windoze free household--so I canceled my NetFlix subscription within minutes of starting its free trial, just as soon as I realized it doesn't work on Linux.

I totally agree with the above comment why should have to install windows in a virtual box, it seem like alot of work and you have to have a windows installation CD and those aren't cheap.

I paying for a service from Netflix, I shouldn't have adjust to meet their needs it should be the other way around

Ms_Angel_D
September 19th, 2011, 02:12 AM
Netflix will not work on Linux unless they decided to allow for DRM to be placed in moonlight or if they change to HTML5..this is old news and has been discussed and petioned to death.

imho netflix isn't as good as it once was anyway with raising their prices and losing stars...better to just get Amazon prime and utilize their streaming video selection, at least you can watch it on Linux w/o issue.

loekanle
September 19th, 2011, 02:43 AM
@Old *ix Geek,Ms_Angel_D or anybody what's the selection of amazon prime All-you-can-watch streaming videos looking like is it a pretty large database?

WinterMadness
September 19th, 2011, 04:25 AM
Im curious as to why someone hasnt figured out how to hack the Android Netflix app to work on normal linux distros.

Anyway, netflix is on the decline imo

Ms_Angel_D
September 19th, 2011, 06:29 AM
@Old *ix Geek,Ms_Angel_D or anybody what's the selection of amazon prime All-you-can-watch streaming videos looking like is it a pretty large database?

That have a pretty good selection The hubby and I are always finding something good to watch. Well worth the $79.00 a year imo.

Old *ix Geek
September 24th, 2011, 12:24 AM
@Old *ix Geek,Ms_Angel_D or anybody what's the selection of amazon prime All-you-can-watch streaming videos looking like is it a pretty large database?They have a lot of movies and TV shows.

I came to Amazon's streaming videos in a rather roundabout manner: I signed up for Amazon Prime so I could get 'free' two-day shipping (I order from them a lot!), then later found out that Prime includes unlimited access to thousands of videos. I think they claim to have something like 9,000 videos, so quite a bit to choose from. I'm very pleased with it, especially since it respects my choice of operating systems. :D

screaminj3sus
September 25th, 2011, 08:58 PM
Im curious as to why someone hasnt figured out how to hack the Android Netflix app to work on normal linux distros.

Anyway, netflix is on the decline imo

Or the chromeos plugin...

wackawacka
October 7th, 2011, 05:39 AM
Can NetFlix be made to work on Ubuntu 11.04? I really don't like having to boot into Win7 every time I want to use it.

DRM is your answer. when there is a DRM available for any type of possible silverlight (moonlight) plugin, it needs the DRM netflix uses to ensure you can't copy the videos you watch.

there's no programming available yet, which boggles my mind, but whatever, it's not happening until netflix makes a move or a couple of hackers figure out a work around.

weasel fierce
October 9th, 2011, 09:19 PM
Until Chrome OS brings something to the table, I'd spend my money on companies that want it, and will support linux.

wackawacka
October 10th, 2011, 02:01 AM
Until Chrome OS brings something to the table, I'd spend my money on companies that want it, and will support linux.

i thought linux users aren't suppose to spend money?

thatguruguy
October 10th, 2011, 02:23 AM
i thought linux users aren't suppose to spend money?

Was that intended as some kind of joke?

hansdown
October 10th, 2011, 02:39 AM
Was that intended as some kind of joke?

I caught myself chuckling, then remembered, that I'm a totally serious fellow.:p

wackawacka
October 15th, 2011, 03:43 AM
Was that intended as some kind of joke?

nope. why? what's up?