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Netflix on Ubuntu

From: Randy Yates 
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If you want to watch Netflix in Ubuntu, give this a shot. It works well for
me.

http://www.webupd8.org/2013/08/pipelight-use-silverlight-in-your-linux.html

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=============================================================== From: Sean Brewer ------------------------------------------------------ This works *perfectly*. Thanks!

=============================================================== From: Wil Wade ------------------------------------------------------ This reminds me of the days of ndiswrapper... So glad those are gone.

=============================================================== From: Unkmar ------------------------------------------------------ let silverlight die

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ It will be soon. Netfli X is switching to HTML5

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Unfortunately, their switch to HTML5 only works with Internet Explorer's edition of HTML5 extensions. It will only work in IE11 and higher browsers. They are calling it "HTML5 Premium Video Extensions" Now, that does'nt mean that in the near future that the FOSS world may see those extensions. But I will he honest and say that I am not very hopeful this will happen soon. http://techblog.netflix.com/2013/04/html5-video-at-netflix.html Which sucks. There are alot of Microsoft board members that also sit on Netflix's board.

=============================================================== From: James Nylen ------------------------------------------------------ I'm willing to avoid consuming services from businesses like this, even if they do provide useful features. Netflix seems to think they have a lot to lose by allowing the Linux crowd to view their content. I think they're wrong. If they would provide a quality subscription that used open standards and worked on Linux, I'd give them money each month. As it is, I'm missing out on such quality programming as "True Justice" starring Steven Seagal, "The Secret Life of the American Teenager", "Melrose Place", and "The Cleveland Show".

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ Give it time Lynn, Netflix has put out apps for Roku (*nix), with the Steam Machine on its way, if it takes off Netflix will want a piece of that pie, and that is *nix as well.

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ James, Netflix has been the single best legal source for childrens shows for my son, including a lot of Sesame Street and other PBS programs, tons of excellent scientific documentaries, BBC shows. Its kind of sad just just say it comes down to a bunch of B grade shows...

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ I have given it time....several years. heh. Sure, NetFlix has released apps for Roku and even Android, but those are very tightly controlled environments. They don't have to release the source. I don't see this happeneing anytime soon, in at least 3 years.

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 +2 to this. Both of our girls love Netflix on their Kindle tablets, and we prefer what they watch there vs what is on Nick. In almost a year, neither my wife nor I have found anything worth watching for ourselves. Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJSW/jbAAoJEMP+wtEOVbcdgcYH/2zLlNHBN31MO9qFuz2qfvfz W/3OT55vgwC6TZJn0xzLr4f8KA8nMzA/002xqeeYhfFW4zpg4WM9HtvRT21gkSW2 KYVlgA9O/7kCk0f/tD1JkCJj06TIZoKwnwsglUIeYsVlrZGzb7sp4m9BrLMhqkrG NLGumw8lqYOHbzn+satnhDENjHQsrhoIFkI68EaL7TWE03paybO+qiDdeTxnuisM AiRgfQUeMcYR0du/Bg2aruPL0k7opOg/uQrAE7/z8uK6Ouhvt+sQTfweiwFh+UN5 Rucnjsf3LHnyxOceIRKy90ZXGNkevrYDNj8t9cMMuMwUtxMa5l/NFD2BQ9XJaio= =uXU0 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: James Nylen ------------------------------------------------------ That was mostly snark, or maybe justification for my avoidance of their business model. I took this list and sorted by rating: http://www.imdb.com/list/oPFlva67m0k/

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ Dave, check out Black Adder, Monty Python, Top Gear UK, Downfall, Blacks Books, Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy....lots of good BBC shows for adults. Lynn, you are right....hopefully Netflix will get their head out of the sand soon. But yes, I suppose I shouldn't hold my breath

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 That's not the point. My TV viewing requirements in a year are as follows: Game Of Thrones The Walking Dead Every Green Bay NFL game Show me a service that offers the first two in 1080p at my leisure and offers the last broadcast live. That's what my TV service should look like. Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJSXAtMAAoJEMP+wtEOVbcduIoIAKeeRVvD6BuokH/JQzjV4+oe qWpVBdPEeFvhXvYu013gn7JHNHxhRfJDebTdf+LEu7ANjL/SfuI9bDWWdaYp9Fa0 L2CgxEKjleOC+LPjqfM4x++1TdA31UCINtQIT0nmHhvJf3jpmqZZog9mkK5uXBzb b6EZhCqwp4HGvAhCOiB+ep5A5Jb0kRg7gjgvxAf9+mMQ1ofL/4gxdpvdrnUrufoP M3rJMDyDYEw4OYjidjqjUNYlODjV1oitaMfykwO8oBl8MjxsjEkrg1920N+Llthk cYhOATWeBn2Vu/fs4wQN2XVBT358vuHr/4pCAKkrTyJw3gXQd+Z7dQIXmhRyTUw= =NuBs -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ I loves me some Netflix.=A0=A0 Halloween is my favorite holiday and I alway= s look forward to all the spooky movies on tv, but...=A0 they play the same= old shit that I've seen a million times.=A0 Netflix to the rescue!=A0 Idah= o Transfer, Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Last Broadcast, Head Trauma, The Ot= her (not The Others), Manhunter, Lets Scare Jessica to Death, Bloodsucking = Freaks, Deathdream, The Machinist, American Psycho, Carrie (the original), = The Man Who Fell to Earth, Sisters, And Soon the Darkness, Trick 'r Treat, = Black Christmas...=A0 and so many more...=A0=A0 thank you Netflix for such = quality entertainment ;)=A0=A0 Just what I need after a long day at McStasi= !=0A=0AI suppose I should care that Netflix doesn't stream to Linux w/o hav= ing to jump thru hoops... but...=A0 I don't.=A0 Most of the stuff I like to= watch isn't available via streaming.=0A=A0=0A=0A=0A=0A

=============================================================== From: James Nylen ------------------------------------------------------ 1. BitTorrent 2. BitTorrent 3. ????

=============================================================== From: Eric Wolf ------------------------------------------------------ ? = Plex + SickBeard + Couch Potato + sabnzbd + your favorite usenet provider -=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=- Eric B. Wolf 720-334-7734

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ Bittorrent is great and all...but I do tend to purchase shows I like, I'm not just surfing the high seas of piracy and screaming about anarchy and fighting the man. I use Bittorrent like a 'demo'. If I like it, I'll buy it, if I don't, I'll probably never watch it again.

=============================================================== From: James Nylen ------------------------------------------------------ Not that I'm advocating such activity. I'm just not aware of any official avenue for watching AMC or HBO shows that meet those requirements.

=============================================================== From: Randy Yates ------------------------------------------------------ HBOGo...you can watch Game of Thrones streaming right after it airs (or maybe even as it airs).

=============================================================== From: James Doepp ------------------------------------------------------ Now the City of Chattanooga requires Silverlight to view your sewer bill. Now that stinks (as do the daft 'convenience fees' for online payments)!

=============================================================== From: Wil Wade ------------------------------------------------------ Let's charge you money for something that is easier for us!

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ hmmm.=A0=A0 a few days ago someone at the County emailed me a screenshot of= an "application error" that the Country datacenter is dragging their ass a= bout fixing.=A0 I Google'd and it seemed to be a Silverlight error. =A0 I t= hought "wtf, why would a business app need Silverlight?" so I thought my Go= ogle-fu was flawed.=A0=A0 =0A=0A=0Apurely hypothetical situation and any re= lation to actual people is purely coincidental: =A0=A0=A0 Mr Microsoft Repr= esentative visits Chattanooga, takes the "decision maker(s)" to lunch, sale= s pitch about why Silverlight is the new "industry standard" to provide a "= rich user experience", and voila, Silverlight invades government business a= pplications.=0A=0A=0A=0A=0A