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    Phoronix: Netflix Should Now Play Nicely On Fedora, Other Linux Distributions

    Those trying to run Netflix from Chrome/Firefox on different Linux distributions should now see broader compatibility for this popular streaming service without having to alter your HTTP user-agent strings...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...Distro-Strings

  • #2
    Is there a way to stream Netflix in mpv or vlc?

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    • #3
      Comparing User Agent string? In 2017?...

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      • #4
        Nice to have, I guess, but it doesn't fix the (lack of) content.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bug77 View Post
          Nice to have, I guess, but it doesn't fix the (lack of) content.
          only 2 seasons of bleach...

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          • #6
            Lack of content? My list is extremely long, not going to finish it any time soon.

            What is bleach?

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            • #7
              Netflix is such a screwup... they can't even keep their OWN client software working right. A few days ago, got a message from the wife saying "netflix doesn't work". Got home to error "could not communicate with netflix servers -111". This, of course, is on a NEXUS PLAYER running THEIR OWN CLIENT SOFTWARE.

              The solution? Wipe the data for the netflix application, and sign back in. Their application screwballed its own data and broke itself.

              Add to that how they bend over to regulators, and I'm getting so fed up with them that it isn't worth the $10 (canadian) per month that it costs.

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              • #8
                OK, but it is SD only, right?
                Probably no HD or 4K because of lack of HDCP support in Linux drivers (even in proprietary nVidia driver)...
                4K even on Windows require Intel newest processor and works only in IE12/Edge browser...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Danniello View Post
                  OK, but it is SD only, right?
                  Probably no HD or 4K because of lack of HDCP support in Linux drivers (even in proprietary nVidia driver)...
                  4K even on Windows require Intel newest processor and works only in IE12/Edge browser...
                  It goes up to 720p. Netflix does not yet make higher streams available in widevine even on Windows.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Danniello View Post
                    OK, but it is SD only, right?
                    Probably no HD or 4K because of lack of HDCP support in Linux drivers (even in proprietary nVidia driver)...
                    4K even on Windows require Intel newest processor and works only in IE12/Edge browser...
                    It should be up to 720p or 1080p (depending on the policy for each video), which is the max most SWDRM is typically allowed, at least on Netflix.

                    Most 4K has ridiculous amounts of restrictions including requiring specific HDCP versions (if your monitor/TV doesn't support it, too bad for you) and requiring specific HWDRM, that would require co-ordination of "securing" the Video HW from secure boot, to the kernel, to the browser (hence the need for Intel+Windows+Edge).

                    Other HW will likely support it in the future, but no distro in their right mind is going to build and enforce that. The closest it will get to Linux will be in embedded Linux (i.e. like a Roku or something) or an embedded Unix-like system running on a game console or bluray player.

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