Howdy. I just went through the addition of Netflix-desktop For Linux (NFL) to my 2 month old install of Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon system on a SSD that is tweaked for performance and that has the following specs listed below. Yet I'm still searching for a means to resolve Netflix-desktop from playing videos faster than normal and also with botched (staticky) sound. Seems like the program runs fine until a vid is played, then it goes double time on the vid speed and audio and even throws in a dash of white noise in the speakers. No other issues in the multimedia presentation department on my daily use of Linux Mint Cinnamon. No explicit errors stated from NFL.
SO If Anybody sees anything that sticks out from my data/info below or has insight to the speed of play issue, please show me the light. I was disheartened last spring when I looked into getting netflix instead of cable/satellite and found no quick or easy way to rely on it with my linux (that Ive been using solid for almost 7 years). I really dont see how netflix can operate just dandy on my android 4.0.4 E4GT Phantom Rom ICS using way < than a Gb o ram on ARM,,,well I actually DO see how they do it with all that drm jazz, but can't believe we (lilnux) are restricted like that....still.
So when I recently learned of the ppa netflix-desktop remedy I was,,,well, flabbergasted. I had some hardships along the way of installing it but nonetheless got it done and it looked Superbly Awesome,,,until I actually played a vid. Then Whamo, the gods put the kaibosh on it and I said to myself "self- this aint gonna fly, we (linux) are better than this stuttering tihs." So I started digging. I aim to find a resolution and not have to default to a clean install. Not that its hard, I just dont wanna. I wanna Fix it so others can be helped by the info if needed.
Well, Im going back to looking into the 1) sound/vid/GL drivers choices (or Forces) w/in the NFL/Wine/Sliverlight/Mono lang and 2) plugin container lags and draws...THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR INSIGHT O Minty Gods of Linux.
Check the Specs for CMORSANCHEZ
Release 14 (nadia) 64-bit, GNOME 3.6.2, Kernel Linux 3.5.0-19-generic
Processor 2x AMD Phenom(tm) II X2 555 Processor
Resolution 1920x1080 pixels
OpenGL Renderer Gallium 0.4 on AMD CEDAR
X11 Vendor The X.Org Foundation.
ATT Network download of 6 Mbps, solid.
CMD CHECKS FOR 3d GL on my ATI RADEON INFO:
mac@mac-A780L ~ $ glxinfo | grep direct
direct rendering: Yes
mac@mac-A780L ~ $ /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p
OpenGL vendor string: X.Org
OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on AMD CEDAR
OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 9.0.1
Not software rendered: yes
Not blacklisted: yes
GLX fbconfig: yes
GLX texture from pixmap: yes
GL npot or rect textures: yes
GL vertex program: yes
GL fragment program: yes
GL vertex buffer object: yes
GL framebuffer object: yes
GL version is 1.4+: yes
Unity 3D supported: yes
mac@mac-A780L ~ $cat /proc/asound/cards
0 [SB ]: HDA-Intel - HDA ATI SB
HDA ATI SB at 0xfe8f4000 irq 16
1 [Audigy2 ]: Audigy2 - SB Audigy 4 PRO [SB0380]
SB Audigy 4 PRO [SB0380] (rev.4, serial:0x20071102) at 0xe800, irq 20
2 [Generic ]: HDA-Intel - HD-Audio Generic
HD-Audio Generic at 0xfe9bc000 irq 45
mac@mac-A780L ~ $ lspci | grep -i audio
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
01:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Cedar HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5400/6300 Series]
03:05.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 04)
mac@mac-A780L ~ $
Thanks Again if you read this far!!!!