El Pollo Santos Aug 18, 2013 @ 9:59am
Easy Netflix on Linux in browser
Not a Steam issue, but one that stops people from switching to Linux. A new option from the makers of Netflix-desktop, have not tested extensively but once installed seems to work as well as windows. Follow full instructions as there is a final step to trick Netflix into thinking you are using windows

http://fds-team.de/cms/articles/2013-08/pipelight-using-silverlight-in-linux-browsers.html

Hope this helps some people.
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Doc Holliday Aug 18, 2013 @ 10:02am 
silverlight is getting removed for HTML5
El Pollo Santos Aug 18, 2013 @ 10:08am 
Well untill that happens, this works.
linux|epic failaments Aug 18, 2013 @ 10:09am 
Originally posted by Doc Holliday:
silverlight is getting removed for HTML5

Hopefully soon
blackout24 Aug 18, 2013 @ 11:08am 
I don't understand why someone would develop something with Silverlight to begin with, when you can use Flash or HTML5. Even Flash would have been better.
linux|epic failaments Aug 18, 2013 @ 3:19pm 
Originally posted by AbartigerNorbert:
I don't understand why someone would develop something with Silverlight to begin with, when you can use Flash or HTML5. Even Flash would have been better.
Not sure but I guess because of DRM
blackout24 Aug 18, 2013 @ 3:22pm 
Originally posted by epic win@linux:
Originally posted by AbartigerNorbert:
I don't understand why someone would develop something with Silverlight to begin with, when you can use Flash or HTML5. Even Flash would have been better.
Not sure but I guess because of DRM

OK that could make sense.
UraniumDeer Aug 18, 2013 @ 4:05pm 
Aye - It is indeed due to DRM, that Netflix isn't on Linux yet (through HTML5).
'Premium Video Extensions' are being worked on, which is a set of 3 extensions. I think Chrome already has the two of them, and for some odd reason, Netflix worked with MS, to make the IE11 browser capable of using HTML5 playback.
I'd say that it'd make more sense to work with Google or Mozilla, as they provide browsers for all platforms.

http://techblog.netflix.com/2013/04/html5-video-at-netflix.html
Pas envie de parlé Aug 18, 2013 @ 4:39pm 
El Pollo Santos Aug 18, 2013 @ 7:25pm 
Originally posted by Shane:
http://mono-project.com/Moonlight

Give a try :-)

Moonlight actually does not work with Netflix because of DRM
Jamie F Aug 18, 2013 @ 8:36pm 
moonlight doesnt work because ms never gave them the proper binaries for the copy right protection on the streams.
intok Aug 18, 2013 @ 9:33pm 
Requires Wine to run, I'll wait and find other methods till there is something native that isn't based on Adobe or Microsoft tech.
gutigen o) Aug 19, 2013 @ 12:58pm 
Isn't this a gaming forum? Go to /r/linux_gaming man.
linux|epic failaments Aug 19, 2013 @ 1:57pm 
Originally posted by gutigen o):
Isn't this a gaming forum? Go to /r/linux_gaming man.

Butthurt much?
[Linux] MrSchism Aug 19, 2013 @ 2:26pm 
I'm feeling the administrative.

Gutigen, you're right. This really doesn't belong here, but I'm not removing it because it may help to sway people over to using the product.

Epic: Play nice.
El Pollo Santos Aug 19, 2013 @ 3:01pm 
Originally posted by gutigen o):
Isn't this a gaming forum? Go to /r/linux_gaming man.

It is, but a lot of questions people seem to post here are on if they should switch over to Linux, and problems they have in the switch. I know running Netflix on my Linux side was a major pain for me, and I figure if I can help people who have switched run a major feature on their desktop I can help encourage adoption.
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