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  • #16
    In North America...

    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
    Also, why should I pay AND get DRM and being limited to Windows and Silverlight?
    That is getting fucked in the ass twice or thrice!
    You're paying to get fucked in the ass.

    No thanks, I'll just use The Pirate Bay instead and get movies free, fast, convenient and without DRM. Play it at any device, at any system, at any time. Anywhere, whenever.
    In North America they pretty much have no choice.

    and drop the dirty language, does not help anyone

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    • #17
      Originally posted by damvcoool View Post
      In North America they pretty much have no choice.
      I guess you mean in Soviet North America.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by uid313 View Post
        Also, why should I pay AND get DRM and being limited to Windows and Silverlight?
        That is getting fucked in the ass twice or thrice!
        You're paying to get fucked in the ass.
        Yep, I don't understand this either.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by uid313 View Post
          Also, why should I pay AND get DRM and being limited to Windows and Silverlight?
          That is getting fucked in the ass twice or thrice!
          You're paying to get fucked in the ass.

          No thanks, I'll just use The Pirate Bay instead and get movies free, fast, convenient and without DRM. Play it at any device, at any system, at any time. Anywhere, whenever.
          Exactly this, I wish these companies would realize how fucking stupid and draconian drm is. here are the facts:

          Movies get leaked whether streaming services like netflix have drm or not, it does absolutely NOTHING to prevent movies and tv from leaking. 5 minutes after a tv show airs I can torrent it in 720p, there's no fucking reason to put limitations on the people that are actually PAYING to stream.

          DRM only limits the paying customers. A pirate can easily pirate any movie or tv show in hd quality, and watch it with no restrictions on any device they please, and can keep the movie as long as they please. A paying customer has to jump through more hoops. Even more so if they are on a platform that isn't "DRM-blessed", such as linux.

          You want to make things as convenient as possible for paying customers. Don't impose pointless restrictions, don't restrict what platforms they can use to watch things. If I could natively stream netflix as easy as it is in windows, I'd be glad to pay for it. As it is now there's no way in hell I'd pay for it.

          They need to adapt their business models to the digital age, instead of lashing out like a fish out of water.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by bwat47 View Post

            They need to adapt their business models to the digital age, instead of lashing out like a fish out of water.
            Agreed.

            And Silverlight? Who uses that? Lol.

            I get that Netflix are under pressure from the media companies to "protect" their products but surely there's a better way than freaking Silverlight. Unless M$ are throwing some $$$ in on the side.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by disi View Post
              Their problem is, they have to make sure the copyright is protected? So people cannot copy or do anything with the movies/series on the computer but watch it until they decide to delete it again.

              BBC uses flash to do that... which works fine on Linux. Not sure, how much MS paid them to use their Silverthingy...
              The Netflix CEO is on microsoft's board of directors. No great mystery as to why Netflix refuses to support desktop linux.

              I'm curious to see if they will now try to actively block this work-around.

              Has anyone gotten this to work btw? I've been at work all day and have a very busy week ahead of me so I don't intend to waste time on it if it's not legit. Nobody at reddit was having any luck with it the last time I looked.
              Last edited by psycho_driver; 11-16-2012, 06:24 PM.

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              • #22
                The official reason is that Moonlight doesn't support MS's DRM system for Silverlight. Basically the situation is this: The content providers demand that Netflix use DRM, as a result they have gone with Silverlight with comes with a DRM system by MS, that DRM system is not available for Moonlight on Linux, they would have to license it from MS. You can Google the specifics, there are lots of discussions about it out on the web.

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