[Chugalug] Netflix on Ubuntu is working now, and a PPA is coming soon!

Ed King chevyiinova at bellsouth.net
Fri Nov 16 17:42:05 UTC 2012


speaking of netflix...   there's a groovy Open Sores documentary available (dvd 
or streaming) 


its a 10 year old movie but I just "discovered" it yesterday...   I guess I 
should stop working on cars and watch more tv ;-)

From: Lynn Dixon <boodaddy at gmail.com>
To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group <chugalug at chugalug.org>
Sent: Fri, November 16, 2012 10:40:33 AM
Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Netflix on Ubuntu is working now, and a PPA is coming 

Unfortunately, Netflix uses Microsoft Silverlight because of "DRM policies" they 
have in place.  MS refuses to release the source, or even contribute a version 
of silverlight that includes DRM support to the Linux community.  So, Netflix 
doesn't work on linux. People have been working to get silverlight running under 
wine, but until recently havent had any luck, so you will find a bunch if linux 
folks running VM's just to watch Netflix.

On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 10:26 AM, Garrett Gaston <garrett85 at hotmail.com> wrote:

I did not realize Netflix would not work on Linux. I just assumed I could open 
netflix.com in my firefox or google chrome web browser and watch my stuff. But I 
actually use a Western Digital TV Live. It can also pick up a shared network 
directory in the house, if I've got a media server for instance. Plus, in 
addition to Netflix it comes with VUDU which has movies and shows available as 
soon as they've been released.
From: boodaddy at gmail.com
>Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 09:03:06 -0500
>To: chugalug at chugalug.org
>Subject: [Chugalug] Netflix on Ubuntu is working now,	and a PPA is coming soon!
>This is fantastic news.  Its going to be through a Wine window, but seeing it 
>working is pretty awesome!
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