Netflix uses Microsoft's Silverlight for streaming to computers, because it provides good DRM; that isn't their choice, but at the insistence of the big media companies that provide their content. Without using that DRM, they wouldn't have access to anything worth a damn for streaming.
That DRM isn't implemented in Moonlight, unfortunately; and it's closed-source, so unless you can convince Microsoft to give us a hand...
They don't use Silverlight for streaming to the PS3, Android, or Chromebooks: but all of those implement DRM through other, hardware-based means.
Microsoft will not help linux, at least i don't think so, they seem to be going down hill anyhow. As much as everyone saying apple this and apple that will probably expand apple more on their, apple's operating systems because of their products and people are nowadays pay higher price so that i don't have to call some clown who can not even relate to me to fix my pc (i am talking about when you buy a pc at least for majority people and they call customer service, forget it if you have windows) and software etc. Then what does microsoft got? I don't have anything against them, well except maybe if the let me watch netflix on my ubuntu. Come on already right?
An option that work perfectly for me is using Hulu but under XBMC.
As a result I have more content available beside Hulu and also the image quality is just outstanding. That´s what we use with my family HTPC.
We also have a paid subscription with Netflix that it can be use through a VM or the Xbox in the living room, but the kids are the one´s who use it in their rooms, since we are more than happy with the set up describe.
Last edited by Lemuriano; October 12th, 2012 at 04:53 AM.
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XBMC? I will find out more, never heard of it.
Looks like there are two wine attachments which will allow streaming finally.