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Netflix-desktop

Postby jjaythomas on Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:27 am

I've been searching/googling for...

has anyone found a deb for the netflix-desktop package for debian/LMDE. I found only a ubuntu one (ppa) and arch also has I believe.
And if so...
hows it run (using a modified wine) on a 64bit with multiarch?

Thank You
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Re: Netflix-desktop

Postby cmorsanchez on Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:50 pm

I recently installed it via ppa on Mint Nadia Cinnamon 64 with multiarch, had to force open i386 architecture. Here's a blurb on it:

http://serverfault.com/questions/442792 ... pendencies
( Thanks to the orig author who said "ia32-libs was really just a hack to get 32 bit libs onto 64 bits as a hold over waiting for multi-arch, which we now have, making ia32-libs obsolete. You can now install i386 packages directly into and amd64 install, once you enable it. I'm assuming that now you are on amd64.
To verify, run dpkg --print-architecture and expect it to return amd64.
Then you can check if i386 is listed as a foreign architecture with dpkg --print-foreign-architectures.
If it is not, you can enable i386 with dpkg --add-architecture i386.
Then after apt-get update, you can install a i386 version of a library by appending :i386 to the package name, for example, to install the i386 build of ncurses, you'd run apt-get install libncurses5:i386."

I found a deb for 'part' of the Netflix-desktop at http://www.compholio.com/wine-compholio/#download
;but not entire netflix-desktop yet.

I am experiencing a faster than normal vid and audio play when I open a Netflix movie, not sure why yet, looking into it. Some others had this situation also. Searching/ Trying for results. Other than that, the program looks and runs nice.
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Re: Netflix-desktop

Postby yonnie on Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:03 am

http://www.iheartubuntu.com/2012/11/ppa ... p-app.html

Have you looked at this one? Might be the same thing as pieces aren't mentioned.
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Re: Netflix-desktop

Postby jjaythomas on Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:07 pm

Thank you both for answering

I have tried multi-arch but still prefer using I32lib because of issues of wine (I use a Crossover product) (legally purchased :lol: )

I've use the PPA under Ubuntu (actually Xubuntu) but was't sure if package will work in LMDE(debian) and afraid might screw up install :oops: .

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P.S. although my installs never last long anyways (distro hopper and experimenter) :lol:
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Re: Netflix-desktop

Postby jjaythomas on Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:19 pm

I'm a LMDE user

Multi-arch I understand now (I'm behind on reading :lol: I guess) the default. So my option made for me. :shock:

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Re: Netflix-desktop

Postby cmorsanchez on Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:07 am

i already had multiarch on my system during attempting to install, and installs failed. had to force architecture change and add ia32libs. then i got closer to a successful install. Next I had to downgrade xserver from 1.13 to 1.12 and my ati radeon drivers from the new default mint radeon drivers (~'gallium cedar'?, i forget what it was called) to the fglrx (i also first tried fglrx-legacy but that failed) with amdccc and set up the new driver configs. Reboot and ....

After that, the NETFLIX desktop install was complete and I commenced playing movies perfectly.

I did notice sometimes that occasionally the firefox window which netflix plays in would temporarily freeze at the initiation of a movie, but I resolved this by grabbing the window edge (the vertical axis and the horiz axis) to change its size and then goto full screen (f11/escape) and back out of full screen again. This change in window dimensions would 'reset' the graphics within the window resulting in a normal viewing of a movie with perfect audio and visual.

Thanks for everyone's insight, I appreciate the help.

The ATI Radeon part was tricky like usual with various distros because its easy to get stuck with a 'no display' environment, so had to be careful and take my time. But there is beneficial docs available to guide this process. See below for help.
****************AWESOME *******************
http://ubuntuxtreme.com/howto/how-to-fi ... ntu-12-10/
http://www.ubuntuvibes.com/2012/10/how- ... egacy.html
http://askubuntu.com/questions/203232/r ... pported-wh
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Re: Netflix-desktop

Postby jjaythomas on Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:31 pm

Thanks for answer

Think wait to find proper package for Deb (long wait maybe) I have netflick on TV right next room anyways :mrgreen:

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Re: Netflix-desktop

Postby traysalter on Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:31 pm

to get the netflix-app working on LMDE I followed these instructions....

you need to add this line to /etc/apt/sources.list

#deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ehoover/compholio/ubuntu precise main

then you will need to make a text file and copy this and put it in there..and then import the key from this link

http://keyserver.ubuntu.com:11371/pks/l ... 381F691896

although this will install the rep to add the app, and the ttf-mscorefonts-installer is already installed, but the netflix app will tell you it isnt or you havent agreed to the EULA so you need to run these lines in the terminal


#sudo echo ttf-mscorefonts-installer msttcorefonts/accepted-mscorefonts-eula select true | sudo debconf-set-selections
#sudo apt-get install --reinstall ttf-mscorefonts-installer

after this you can then run the netflix app and it will run and install silverlight and mono. All of this is assuming wine is installed. which will need to be. the netflix app is a full screen "firefox" instance in wine that will use mono and silverlight.

this is an edited version of instructions I found Here: http://www.skybert.net/debian/netflix-o ... ezy-64bit/
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Re: Netflix-desktop

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

I used these instructions and was able to successfully watch Netflix on LinuxMint Debian : http://pristinesource.blogspot.com/2013/03/netflix-for-linux-httpwww.html
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