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

Lynn Dixon boodaddy at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 17:44:36 UTC 2012


Ed,
I have watched that movie by recommendation from my friend Randy, and its a
good movie!


On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 12:42 PM, Ed King <chevyiinova at bellsouth.net> wrote:

> quasi-hijack
>
> speaking of netflix...   there's a groovy Open Sores documentary available
> (dvd or streaming)
>
> http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0308808/
>
> its a 10 year old movie but I just "discovered" it yesterday...   I guess
> I should stop working on cars and watch more tv ;-)
>
>
>
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> *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 soon!
>
> Garrett,
> 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!
>>
>> http://www.iheartubuntu.com/2012/11/netflix-on-ubuntu-is-here.html
>>
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