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Netflix on Linux Mint

Postby laukce01 on Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:31 pm

Without using a virtual Windows operation system, how can you run Netflix on Linux Mint?
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Re: Netflix on Linux Mint

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:07 pm

You can't simple as that, end of story. Linux doesn't have Silverlight.
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Re: Netflix on Linux Mint

Postby 3fRI on Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:35 pm

You can access Silverlight and Netflix via Linux. :D

See: viewtopic.php?f=58&t=117827&p=652199&hilit=Netflix#p651748
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Re: Netflix on Linux Mint

Postby laukce01 on Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:19 pm

When I try that, my computer runs REALLLY slow and all I get is audio from Netflix and no video.....ugghhhh. I'm not sure if I like Linux or not. It fells like 1985 and I'm dealing with DOS.
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Re: Netflix on Linux Mint

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:18 pm

3fri, like I said, there is NO Netflix for Linux. That method uses WINE (extremely buggy and inefficient method--even on a quadcore, a person will lagg like hell).
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Re: Netflix on Linux Mint

Postby laukce01 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:45 pm

Thanks guys for your responses and doing so in a timely manner. These forums are helpful.
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Re: Netflix on Linux Mint

Postby Jim1938 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:25 pm

I haven't tried this yet, but IMHO:
Watching Netflix can be a resource hungry situation,
so keep out the non esentials for better sound/video sync.
1. Install Virtual Box.
2. Install WinXP in Virtual Box with plenty of RAM.
3. Strip WinXP to the bone. No WP, no SS, minimum services, no startups, etc.
BlackViper is an excellent source for reducing services.
4. Install SilverLight.
5. Don't use WinXP for anything else.
6. When you startup Linux for watching Netflix, don't have anything running in Linux except Virtual Box.
&. Sit back and enjoy.
9. Report back.

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Re: Netflix on Linux Mint

Postby laukce01 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:46 pm

Jim,

I sort of tried that in the past using XP virtual box. Not sure if I stripped it all down like you said. It sort of worked on my computer (better than the Wine method). The video was a little jittery thought to the point you couldnt enjoy what you were watching. I think a lot of it has to do with my older (2008) computer. I have a Celeron CPU, 2 Gig of ram, etc. I think if I had a better mobo and cpu and about 4 to 8 gig of ram it would work a lot better.
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Re: Netflix on Linux Mint

Postby 3fRI on Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:32 am

Sagirfahmid3,

I think you're splitting unnecessary straws. My point is that you can access Silverlight AND Netflix via Linux--yes using WINE. For those who complain that the connection lags or is sluggish, I suspect that your hardware might be the source of the problem. I can watch a Netflix film on the Linux partition of my iMac as well as on the Mac one. Moreover, it runs as well as when I watch films on my Roku box in the living room. :D
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Re: Netflix on Linux Mint

Postby 3fRI on Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:55 am

You can get Silverlight via WINE AND access Netflix with Linux. :D

See: viewtopic.php?f=58&t=117827&p=652199&hilit=Netflix#p651748
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Re: Netflix on Linux Mint

Postby Kellkore on Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:45 pm

How to geek had a wonderful tutorial for running this...and I'm using Linux Mint 15, Olivia. It works so here is the link:
http://www.howtogeek.com/130372/how-to- ... sktop-app/
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