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This is how I got Netflix to work(LM14KDE64)

Postby KilUma on Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:38 pm

In a terminal...
To add the software source:
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sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio

To update to software list:
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sudo apt update

To get Netflix, and all its dependencies:
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sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop


After I did the above, I went to my menu launcher and typed 'netf' in the search field and it pulled up 'netflix-desktop'. I clicked on it and the Netflix GUI, typical of any other Netflix GUI, opened. I chose my video, after signing in, and the playback was at least as good as in Windows. Personally, I saw no difference in performance, at all.

During my initial startup of 'netflix-desktop' I was confronted with two errors, one said I was missing dependency 'mono'(aka: moonlight[counterpart to silverlight]), and the other error was also a dependency error, but the noodle returned an error which indicated a deprecated memory sector.(I can't remember :? )

However, despite these two errors 'netflix-desktop' loaded flawlessly. I chose the video(after inadvertently ignoring the prompts for the two errors), and it loaded and then played. After it finished the episode it smoothly transitioned to the screen where it allows you to choose the next episode. I watched another episode and then was forced to exit using the 'alt-f4' key combo. I was able to switch application using 'alt-TAB', and I was able to switch workspaces using 'CTRL-F1' thru 'CTRL-F4'. Due the availability of opengl and compositing, I was able to watch my episodes while also monitoring my other workspaces using the desktop wall plugin(default hotkey 'CTRL-F8')

All in all, it was easy. Below is my hardware setup, for reference.

2.5ghz(Dual core/Quad Thread); 8G ddr3; 750GHDD; Intel integrated(SandyBridge) Graphics.

Hope this helps.

Source:http://how-to.wikia.com/wiki/How_to_watch_Netflix_(Watch_Instantly)_in_Linux
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Re: This is how I got Netflix to work(LM14KDE64)

Postby anthonywrainer on Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:15 pm

This did not work for me, instead I used the instructions here: http://pristinesource.blogspot.com/2013/03/netflix-for-linux-httpwww.html
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Re: This is how I got Netflix to work(LM14KDE64)

Postby KilUma on Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:16 pm

That link appears to be specific to the Cinnamon DE. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: This is how I got Netflix to work(LM14KDE64)

Postby caperash on Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:43 am

Since yesterday netflix wants me to upgrade to new version of Silverlight which is a DOS-Windows exe file, so now I can't play Netflix. Is there a new update or solution for this?

Also, has anyone got coding so that I could watch Netflix from a proxy server based in US as I used to do when in Windows?

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Re: This is how I got Netflix to work(LM14KDE64)

Postby shieldsy82 on Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:31 am

I'm having the same problem as caperash. I tried running the latest Silverlight installer under wine - it says it installed correctly but hasn't help.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: This is how I got Netflix to work(LM14KDE64)

Postby KilUma on Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:19 pm

Mine works fine. However, I do remember there was a big update from /compholio. Check your repositories(if you added the source in your repository). If you installed from source, then reinstall Netflix using one of the methods above.

Notice the first method, at the top of this thread, is for KDE. The second method is for Cinnamon. If you are using a different DE- like Mate, LMDE, XFCE, GnomeX.x.x.x.x- you may have to do something different.
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Re: This is how I got Netflix to work(LM14KDE64)

Postby shieldsy82 on Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:48 am

Here is the answer incase anyone else is having the same problem: https://bugs.launchpad.net/netflix-desktop/+bug/1164453

To summarize, wipe the wine browser profile

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rm -Rf ~/.wine-browser
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Re: This is how I got Netflix to work(LM14KDE64)

Postby caperash on Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:14 am

That worked for me. Thank you very much!

Is there a simple way for me to install a VPN with US i.p. address what would also work with this application?
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