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Thread: Netflix streaming via Wii emulator?

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    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Netflix streaming via Wii emulator?

    I found a Wii emulator called Dolphin. [Official Site] [Wikipedia]

    I am thinking about trying to use the disk/Netflix app on this to stream movies to Ubuntu. Has anyone tried this?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Outer Milky Way
    Kubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Netflix streaming via Wii emulator?

    Cool! Now I know what to do on rainy days...

    Are there legal ramifications to Dolphin? I see it is being worked on by Google Code, but certainly there must be some patent technicalities?

    According to this thread:

    Dolphin does not (as of June 2010) yet emulate online connectivity functions of the Wii.

    I suspect that would be a very tough nut to crack, since I'm sure the Wii service probably has some sort of gateway function to Netflix (instead of streaming content coming directly from Netflix).
    Last edited by perspectoff; October 22nd, 2010 at 07:36 PM.


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