Watching netflix on 18.2

Questions about applications and software
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
avinator
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:58 pm

Watching netflix on 18.2

Postby avinator » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:32 am

How does one watch netflix on Firefox? I can t seem to get it to work.
I tried it on both Opera and Vivaldi without success ... something about missing codecs..and silverlight

mr_raider
Level 6
Level 6
Posts: 1209
Joined: Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:50 am
Location: Montreal, QC

Re: Watching netflix on 18.2

Postby mr_raider » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:50 am

chrome works
Image

avinator
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:58 pm

Re: Watching netflix on 18.2

Postby avinator » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:28 am

mr_raider wrote:chrome works


How come the others don’t? Just curios

User avatar
Flemur
Level 13
Level 13
Posts: 4548
Joined: Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:41 pm
Location: Potemkin Village

Re: Watching netflix on 18.2

Postby Flemur » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:55 am

avinator wrote:How does one watch netflix on Firefox? I can t seem to get it to work.
I tried it on both Opera and Vivaldi without success ... something about missing codecs..and silverlight


I got it to work with FF >= v50.

Poke around in the "Preferences" ("Content", I think), until you see "Play DRM content"; turn that on. Then it's supposed to automagically download the "Google Widevine" plugin, which might take a minute or so. Check your addons/plugins to see that it's installed (plugins = icedtea and flash, etc., not regular addons). You don't need silverlight.

Edit: with "Play DRM" checked and "Widevine" showing up in "plugins", you should be ready to see netflix movies.

I'm back to running v47, which doesn't have the "DRM content", so I'm kinda guessing at where the DRM stuff was.

Here's a poor article about it:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-drm
Mint 18.2 Xfce/fluxbox/pulse-less - Xubuntu 16.10/fluxbox/pulse-less
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
Your data and OS are backed up....right?

tomljones0000
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:36 pm

Re: Watching netflix on 18.2

Postby tomljones0000 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:47 am

have all that... but it seems like Netflix (Firefox 32bit) will work for a month or so then stops and works again i think it is when Firefox upgrades


Return to “Software & Applications”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 13 guests