[Chugalug] Netflix on Ubuntu

James Nylen jnylen at gmail.com
Mon Oct 14 14:01:12 UTC 2013


That was mostly snark, or maybe justification for my avoidance of their
business model.  I took this list and sorted by rating:
http://www.imdb.com/list/oPFlva67m0k/


On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 9:56 AM, Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>wrote:

> James, Netflix has been the single best legal source for childrens shows
> for my son, including a lot of Sesame Street and other PBS programs, tons
> of excellent scientific documentaries, BBC shows.
>
> Its kind of sad just just say it comes down to a bunch of B grade shows...
> On Oct 14, 2013 9:48 AM, "James Nylen" <jnylen at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I'm willing to avoid consuming services from businesses like this, even
>> if they do provide useful features.
>>
>> Netflix seems to think they have a lot to lose by allowing the Linux
>> crowd to view their content.  I think they're wrong.  If they would provide
>> a quality subscription that used open standards and worked on Linux, I'd
>> give them money each month.
>>
>> As it is, I'm missing out on such quality programming as "True Justice"
>> starring Steven Seagal, "The Secret Life of the American Teenager",
>> "Melrose Place", and "The Cleveland Show".
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 8:09 PM, Lynn Dixon <boodaddy at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Unfortunately, their switch to HTML5 only works with Internet Explorer's
>>> edition of HTML5 extensions.  It will only work in IE11 and higher
>>> browsers.  They are calling it "HTML5 Premium Video Extensions"
>>>
>>> Now, that does'nt mean that in the near future that the FOSS world may
>>> see those extensions.  But I will he honest and say that I am not very
>>> hopeful this will happen soon.
>>>
>>> http://techblog.netflix.com/2013/04/html5-video-at-netflix.html
>>>
>>> Which sucks.  There are alot of Microsoft board members that also sit on
>>> Netflix's board.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 11:10 AM, Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>wrote:
>>>
>>>> It will be soon. Netfli X is switching to HTML5
>>>> On Oct 12, 2013 10:50 AM, "Unkmar" <unkmar at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> let silverlight die
>>>>>
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