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netflix has reinforced there point multiple times in saying they will not port it. something could change, but don't hold your breath

Except this was done specifically for Linux via donation funds. So taking that as it is, obviously their is a user base for it else this wouldn't have happened, so if enough donations were had a Native port wouldn't be too far of a stretch tongue.gif
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Fair point. and at least this is an "official hack", so to speak.
Sadly I've not even had chance to try the Netflix test yet (hopefully this weekend). But yeah, I think I will give LoveFilm a try (particularly as I have a free 6 month LoveFilm subscription)
ahh fair enough then

I do see your point though, a company such as that can release an OSX solution but not a Linux one. Even though I would assume you might get a larger fan base out of a Linux solution. Seriously, who makes an HTPC out of OSX? I (would) make mine out of Linux!
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If this is the same official fix that was announced last week, then I wouldn't really call this a Linux solution as it requires running Silverlight in WINE. frown.gif
Incidentally, as LoveFilm uses the same DRM extensions of Silverlight as Netflix, anyone know if this fix works (or could be adapted to work) for LoveFilm?

not sure about loveFilm, but i tried it with xfinity's service (comcast online video) and i was not able to get the video's to authorize and play.

 

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I do see your point though, a company such as that can release an OSX solution but not a Linux one. Even though I would assume you might get a larger fan base out of a Linux solution. Seriously, who makes an HTPC out of OSX? I (would) make mine out of Linux!

 

netflix didn't make a mac os x solution, MS releases a Silverlight plugin for mac os x.

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not sure about loveFilm, but i tried it with xfinity's service (comcast online video) and i was not able to get the video's to authorize and play.


netflix didn't make a mac os x solution, MS releases a Silverlight plugin for mac os x.

Oh, well isn't that peachy of them. =( lol
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Man, we got spoiled this year. Steam for Linux and now working Netflix, what wonders are next!

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.

Honestly, even with the DRM filled programs I'd rather it be Linux than Windows...we get at least some definite measure of control over the OS itself with Linux, I'd trust the community over MS.
    
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Going to test this soon
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update: I've been using this for the last 2 weeks or so, without a problem. its nice to have a crappy b movie rolling as i'm working again :)

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I did the PPA sudo command in the terminal but now what do I do? I went to the dash and typed netflix - nothing showing up.
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accidental double post- delete
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did you run all the commands?
Edited by jrl1357 - 12/9/12 at 4:08pm
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