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okay got xp installed in a vmware, all the updates, with sp3...installed chrome, installed silver light...got about 10 minutes into a bsg episode and now i can't get anything to work...you think nextflixy detected my deception?

going to try firefox 4 rc1 (if they even came out with that for xp?) if all else fails...guess i could try opera or internet exploder...

edit: working again in ff 4 rc1...even with the vbox drivers installed and 3d enabled...kinda sketchy on the performance aspect of things...

might make it a "tricore" and give it some more ram, right now got the vbox setup as a dual with 768 megs of ram.
Edited by Transhour - 3/16/11 at 7:02am
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Guys. I was just being sarcastic.

Don't flame me too hard.

Though I really did have a nightmare that I read error's guide; followed through; got a windows 7 vm going and *poof* a BSOD. Don't tell me it's not possible because I'm sure that being Murphy's Law Incarnate I could stumble upon a way.
you've been vindicated



bsod resolved, didn't realize i had change the controller type from px4 to ich9 when i went to go bump up the core count...

the reason it stops playing, finally saw a error message, apparently being in the correct time zone, and having the correct date on ones computer, is some how a "drm" violation...i will call netflixy later and inquire about this issue.

edit: had to delete mspr.hds, fixed it.

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you've been vindicated



bsod resolved, didn't realize i had change the controller type from px4 to ich9 when i went to go bump up the core count...

the reason it stops playing, finally saw a error message, apparently being in the correct time zone, and having the correct date on ones computer, is some how a "drm" violation...i will call netflixy later and inquire about this issue.

edit: had to delete mspr.hds, fixed it.
ROFL. You're my new hero. Just don't let enorbet know because it will make him jealous.

And drm... At this rate who needs it since the US is imposing lower and lower caps for bandwidth.
     
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the invalid date "drm" error message kept popping up, eventually even deleting mspr.hds stopped having any effect...i would get 10 to 20 minutes into watching a video and it would pop up, regardless of browser, tried them all.

called netflix, their tech support didn't even know what a virtual machine was, got switched around and eventually told i was using the service in a inappropriate way...and since i had a copy of windows...i should replace linux with it if i wanted to continue to use the service without issue...sigh...oh well...i would cancel it, but its not a big deal tbh, as we use the wii and xbox for netflix as well...
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the invalid date "drm" error message kept popping up, eventually even deleting mspr.hds stopped having any effect...i would get 10 to 20 minutes into watching a video and it would pop up, regardless of browser, tried them all.

called netflix, their tech support didn't even know what a virtual machine was, got switched around and eventually told i was using the service in a inappropriate way...and since i had a copy of windows...i should replace linux with it if i wanted to continue to use the service without issue...sigh...oh well...i would cancel it, but its not a big deal tbh, as we use the wii and xbox for netflix as well...
Wow. And I feel stupid next to you guys. Glad to know there's people worse off than me.

That's just downright pathetic. I'm starting to feel like the US companies are trying to insulate themselves from the fact the world is entering the fray. With other countries trying to implement Linux for their education and government systems (thus exposing students hopefully to it at least) I wonder how long MS and Apple will have such a strong hold on the OS arena. I mean how are you using the service inappropriately is what I would have asked them. Why do companies shoot themselves in the foot like this?
     
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the invalid date "drm" error message kept popping up, eventually even deleting mspr.hds stopped having any effect...i would get 10 to 20 minutes into watching a video and it would pop up, regardless of browser, tried them all.

called netflix, their tech support didn't even know what a virtual machine was, got switched around and eventually told i was using the service in a inappropriate way...and since i had a copy of windows...i should replace linux with it if i wanted to continue to use the service without issue...sigh...oh well...i would cancel it, but its not a big deal tbh, as we use the wii and xbox for netflix as well...
hahhaahha

hahahahhahahaha

sorry horrible tech support with untrained idiotic technicians is absolutely hilarious... how do companies even get by with such horrible techs?

i personally would call them right back and complain about how terrible their service was helping a paying customer... or try to work your way up their tech support chain to somebody who isnt a complete idiot

with an answer like "just replace linux with windows" i assume you got some uneducated windows elitist tech that doesnt actually know ANYTHING

EDIT: plus that fits the theme of "just reinstall" to fix any sort of problem related to windows or a windows program
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lol...


Wii console: $130
Video capture card: $20

Watching Netflix in Linux: Too god damn much


On the plus side.. my capture card is supported in the latest kernel, although I use the term "support" loosely. Audio doesn't work and it won't work at 640x480 like it does in Windows.
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