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Old 12-18-12, 09:03 AM
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Linux Users, I could use some help.

I need an app or hack that will allow an Ubuntu Distro to stream netflix movies. I migrated my little netbook away from Win7 due to ongoing stability issues, It's been rock stable, but I cannot for the life of me find a way to stream netflix. I DL'd Chrome for Linux, even, and still no joy, nor with Firefox.
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Old 12-18-12, 09:19 AM
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Run Firefox with Silverlight inside of a Wine environment.

That's basically how I do it, though I'm not using Ubuntu. The largest issue is Microsoft has never released a Silverlight plugin for Linux.

Here's a good package to try with Ubuntu:
https://www.iheartubuntu.com/2012/11/...sktop-app.html

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Old 12-18-12, 09:39 AM
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Tom if you're running 12.04:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop

That'll give you an app that will run netflix inside of wine pretty seamlessly.
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cool, and thanks, both of you.
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Tom, I know you migrated from Windows 7 but, you may want to try running 7 in a Virtual Environment so you work on getting the bugs worked out. I use VirtualBox from Oracle. I'm running Ubuntu as the host and Windows 7 in VM for work.

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Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
Tom if you're running 12.04:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop

That'll give you an app that will run netflix inside of wine pretty seamlessly.
You sound like you know what you are talking about. I may PM you a few questions in the future. Cool?

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Old 12-18-12, 09:43 AM
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What stability issues were you having with Windows 7? I've had almost 0 issues with the Windows 7 OS of my most recent build. My only problems have been related to video drivers.
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Old 12-18-12, 09:46 AM
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You sound like you know what you are talking about. I may PM you a few questions in the future. Cool?

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You can but I cannot guarantee I'll be any help. Even though I've used linux since RedHat 5.0 my daughter's the real Linux wiz and knows far more than I.
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You sound like you know what you are talking about. I may PM you a few questions in the future. Cool?

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Ask them in the pubic forum. He's not the only Linux user around y'know.
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Originally Posted by mikeybikes View Post
Ask them in the pubic forum. He's not the only Linux user around y'know.
But I wanted to build a really personal relationship with him.



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Originally Posted by Couch View Post
But I wanted to build a really personal relationship with him.



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Couch knows I have a personality disorder that makes me extremely awkward excepting when discussing very geeky topics.
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Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
Couch knows I have a personality disorder that makes me extremely awkward excepting when discussing very geeky topics.
I think that's most of us.
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Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
You can but I cannot guarantee I'll be any help. Even though I've used linux since RedHat 5.0 my daughter's the real Linux wiz and knows far more than I.
Lucky you. My daughter rolls her eyes whenever I try to encourage her to explore whatever distro I have running. The only thing she likes about Linux is how quickly it powers down so that she can reboot windows
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I'm a Linux user too. I haven't been using Windows for a couple of months now and the thought of running netflix-desktop is great to keep me from having to pay up $80 for Amazon Prime that is compatible with Linux compared to Netflix.

Off-Topic: Ever heard of Steam for Linux?
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Old 12-19-12, 11:57 AM
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We still rent from Redbox.
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Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
Tom if you're running 12.04:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop

That'll give you an app that will run netflix inside of wine pretty seamlessly.
Though I think Tom has got it sorted out now, I found this Youtube on how to install Netflix to Ubuntu, Fedora, and Mint:
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Old 12-21-12, 01:50 AM
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Sorry, I had an Armadillo chew through my DSL cable. The joys of living in South Fla. I hadn't had a chance to revisit the thread.

Yeah, I'm streaming netflix on the linux netbook now. We're actually using it to drive a flatscreen TV, and have not installed cable at all. We''re just streaming video from the net direct now.
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Though I think Tom has got it sorted out now, I found this Youtube on how to install Netflix to Ubuntu, Fedora, and Mint:
hmm. There is something wrong here, but I just can't put a finger on it.
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