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NETFLIX does it work on LINUX Debian?

Postby barmosen on Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:33 pm

Hi i do need some new inputs now.....I am trying to have netflix running in my LMDE version.....I have searched in many places and tryed lots of difference solutions..but without success !!
Does any one have some good useful hint?
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Re: NETFLIX does it work on LINUX Debian?

Postby phlux on Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:14 pm

Have you tried running Chrome or Firefox with Wine yet? That's how I used to do instant streaming on my laptop. I can give it another go and see if I run into any problems. If not, I'll walk you through the steps to reproduce.
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Re: NETFLIX does it work on LINUX Debian?

Postby Adelante on Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:26 pm

Have you tried this?

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop

Edit: Be sure the system is fully updated and that ttf-mscorefonts is installed beforehand.


It might work on LMDE. I haven't had luck with Mint 14 Cinnamon or Lubuntu or Voyager or Netrunner, the problem being the same on all, that the screensaver keeps kicking off whether disabled or not. I figure in time it will be worked out. In the meantime, Netflix does stream without issues on SolusOs 1.3 and Elementary Luna Beta if you wanted to test those out.
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Re: NETFLIX does it work on LINUX Debian?

Postby cwwgateway on Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:14 am

Have you tried this: http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=23958? I have this working on all of my Debian installs. It has a step that's required for licensing handling on Debian. You need multiarch enabled if you have LMDE 64-bit.
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Re: NETFLIX does it work on LINUX Debian?

Postby barmosen on Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:19 am

phlux wrote:Have you tried running Chrome or Firefox with Wine yet? That's how I used to do instant streaming on my laptop. I can give it another go and see if I run into any problems. If not, I'll walk you through the steps to reproduce.



I have crome and wine installed, but no luck :(
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Re: NETFLIX does it work on LINUX Debian?

Postby barmosen on Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:25 am

Adelante wrote:Have you tried this?

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop

Edit: Be sure the system is fully updated and that ttf-mscorefonts is installed beforehand.


It might work on LMDE. I haven't had luck with Mint 14 Cinnamon or Lubuntu or Voyager or Netrunner, the problem being the same on all, that the screensaver keeps kicking off whether disabled or not. I figure in time it will be worked out. In the meantime, Netflix does stream without issues on SolusOs 1.3 and Elementary Luna Beta if you wanted to test those out.


:) Yes i tried it ...line 1 and line 2 whas OK, for the most of the content, but line 3 reply that "netflix desktop" is not available... i am new within Linux so i could be mi lags of knowledge :shock: ......Any way i will try to remove all the things i have done so fare and start over again...
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Re: NETFLIX does it work on LINUX Debian?

Postby Dngrsone on Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:55 am

I'm thinking that the repository was removed or something... I had installed it some time ago, but within the last month and a half or so, the repository was unavailable for updates.

Netflix may have blocked it?
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Re: NETFLIX does it work on LINUX Debian?

Postby anthonywrainer on Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:31 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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Re: NETFLIX does it work on LINUX Debian?

Postby W4nderer on Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:59 am

anthonywrainer wrote: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

Install close to 500MB worth of garbage just to watch Netflix?? I don't get why Netflix won't support Linux. They support Android, which is also open source and Linux-based...
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Re: NETFLIX does it work on LINUX Debian?

Postby barmosen on Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:25 am

Hi All, i have had some problems with my hardware lately, not related to Linux mint, bad power supply and battery...my conclusion on this is that it is not "just" to have it to work in Debian.. :D - lets hope that Netflix will come up with a solution to a awesom platform... :)
I have tryed it "netflix" in Ubuntu, and there it is working, so when i need to streammovies i use Ubuntu.. :?:
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Re: NETFLIX does it work on LINUX Debian?

Postby squig on Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:59 pm

There is a workaround for netflix using wine: http://www.compholio.com/netflix-desktop/
Its primarily for ubuntu but works on debian as well. To install it on debian theres an extra step needed to circumvent this bug
https://bugs.launchpad.net/netflix-desktop/+bug/1089976

Here are some installation instructions for debian: http://www.skybert.net/debian/netflix-o ... ezy-64bit/
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