[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Netflix on Debian Linux

On 11/20/2012 11:13 AM, Mark Allums wrote:
Hi Guys,

Last month I signed a netflix account just to be amazed it did not
work nor give support to linux.

It requires Silverlight, which Microsoft never ported to Linux.  Silverlight requires Dot Net, and while Mono works really well, it can't (yet), as far as I know, support Silverlight, even under Wine.  There is a project called Moonlight that was trying to create a Mono and Linux counterpart, but I think it has stalled.  Microsoft is deemphasizing Silverlight in favor of HTML 5 and Javascript, so a lot of the motivation for it is gone.  Anyway, Moonlight can't run Netflix.

After calling the call center and get the news, I just canceled it,
very frustrated.

Today, a friend sent me this link:

Anyone knows about this? Anyone tried it on debian somehow? Is it
possible? Any thoughts?


It works.  I have done so.  However, It was not ideal.  Installing Silverlight in Wine was painful, and Firefox runs not well for me under Wine.  Javascript, in particular, is very slow, and requires much patience.  Other than Netflix, I can't think of a good reason to ever want to use it instead of native iceweasel.  I'm sure that it will run in Virtualbox, but who wants to install Windows on their Linux box?

To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-REQUEST@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org
Archive: http://lists.debian.org/002701cdc753$308d9310$91a8b930$@allums.com

I've been using my dual boot laptop for Netfix for some time and am not completely satisfied with the results. My suggestion is to buy a Visio Blue Ray player that has a builtin receiver for netflx and several other sources for about $150. I think you will need a wifi connection to make it work.

Gary R.

Reply to: