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Have it set up on my HTPC now to launch Wine/Firefox from XBMC and directly load to Netflix, and while I love my BluRays, Netflix is just so much more convenient for most shows/movies that aren't extremely high action that truly need actual BluRay quality.

Is your HTPC using ubuntu?

Where could one get the patched wine source?

Just trying to figure out how hard it would be to port this to debian/fedora/arch/etc.

I wonder if the ubuntu packages would work on debian.. Most of the time its hit or miss. Trying to find the repo URL, may test this myself
post #12 of 78
Kust going to follow the instructions in the source, downloading wine source now...
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I just canceled my netflix subscription, mostly because of no linux support. It has been exactly 4 days. I guess they get to have my money again. It is very silly, Netflix works on my GoogleTV but not on my computer. Does anyone know the real reason it isn't supported natively? I read that it was because linux users would rip content and bypass DRM. That makes no sense and can't be true since Windows and Mac wouldn't have a harder time of it...
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Its more likey because they didn't want to bother with the linux community small as it is
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I just canceled my netflix subscription, mostly because of no linux support. It has been exactly 4 days. I guess they get to have my money again. It is very silly, Netflix works on my GoogleTV but not on my computer. Does anyone know the real reason it isn't supported natively? I read that it was because linux users would rip content and bypass DRM. That makes no sense and can't be true since Windows and Mac wouldn't have a harder time of it...

It's about money... Always about money.
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I just canceled my netflix subscription, mostly because of no linux support. It has been exactly 4 days. I guess they get to have my money again. It is very silly, Netflix works on my GoogleTV but not on my computer. Does anyone know the real reason it isn't supported natively? I read that it was because linux users would rip content and bypass DRM. That makes no sense and can't be true since Windows and Mac wouldn't have a harder time of it...

It's the position of DRM on Linux that's holding it back mostly, that and SIlverlight belongs to Microsoft ( go figure they'd use Microsofts DRM and not make their own ). And while yes some Linux devices have Netflix support they're usually closed loop devices where the user has very limited access to the inner machine, such as that with consoles. Whereas actual desktops are a bit harder, you can't just go with no DRM as that's just asking to have the service ripped. But the DRM service they use is owned by a 'competitor' ( used very loosely ) of Linux.

But mostly because of the whole Linux philosophy to keep things open or at least mostly open. ( This all next to the whole 'market share' argument, which most fail to realise if something isn't sold it isn't in the 'market' per-say. )
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Is your HTPC using ubuntu?
Where could one get the patched wine source?
Just trying to figure out how hard it would be to port this to debian/fedora/arch/etc.
I wonder if the ubuntu packages would work on debian.. Most of the time its hit or miss. Trying to find the repo URL, may test this myself

Using it on Arch, wasn't too difficult to make work tongue.gif
post #18 of 78
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The possibilities are limitless. The attention Linux is getting this year is a great sign of things to come. At least in my opinion it is. Even though both Netflix and Steam are DRM riddled software, I'm not too worried about some programs having DRM on Linux. As long as it doesn't turn into a giant DRM cage like Windows is these days.

DRM doesn't bother me if it isn't intrusive. Steam is in a sense, just not overly so. Or I should say, you know what your getting when you install a program like Steam. Netflix is a little more.... I'm not a fan of that type of DRM but I understand why they have to do it. I just wish that if they were able to do HTML5 on android why not linux? Oh well, this works for now and as long as this continues to work I think it's still a win for linux.
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arrgg... patch 5 fails to apply for me.. anyone got the source here after its been patched?
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