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netflix on linux with chrome works now? SOLVED
« on: September 26, 2014, 02:57:58 am »
apparenly with the newest version of ubuntu which peppermint 5 is based off and using chrome the newest version
and updating NSS version 3.16.2 netflix will work with out netflix desktop (which i think is a great option than nothing
but runs very slow on my comp) how do i update the NSS version 3.16.2 to see if this will work? has anyone tried it yet?
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Re: netflix on linux with chrome works now?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2014, 10:19:40 am »
It has already been rolled out as a security update.

Run:
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dpkg -s libnss3 | grep Version
if it outputs
Version: 2:3.17.1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
you already have it

if it outputs:
Version: 2:3.15.4-1ubuntu7
you don't .. so run a full system update.
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Re: netflix on linux with chrome works now?
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2014, 12:28:17 pm »
i do have it but it still does the whole 'netflix is only for mac pc and chromebook' nonsense i even have html5 set in my preferences. i read their not
making it work fully until everyone has updated or something like that. Looking forward to beign able to use netflix is a more standard way.
I wish they would make support for firefox as im not the biggest chrome fan, but it will do for now.
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Re: netflix on linux with chrome works now?
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2014, 12:58:25 pm »
Try a user agent switcher .. so your browser reports it's running on Windows/OS X
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Re: netflix on linux with chrome works now?
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2014, 02:11:51 pm »
i get the error message on netflix you always get saying you need either windows, mac or chrome os to play netflix.
how does that switcher thing work? will netflix desktop always work, or once this happens that won't work anymore?
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Re: netflix on linux with chrome works now?
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2014, 02:13:32 pm »
oh so the switcher is basically the same thing as wine it pretends its running on windows interesting.
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Re: netflix on linux with chrome works now?
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2014, 02:18:03 pm »
chrome on windows tell sme i need a windows 8 app to work
and than the osx one tells me i need silverlight installed so ii assume this still does not
properly work.  netflix desktop seems to be the only option.
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Re: netflix on linux with chrome works now?
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2014, 03:10:18 am »
anyone have any new info on this?
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Re: netflix on linux with chrome works now?
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2014, 09:44:04 am »
OK, looks like you need the "beta" or "dev" build of Google Chrome, the latest libnss3, libnss3-1d, and libnss3-nssdb (which you should already have if your system is up to date), and to use a user agent switcher:
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/08/netflix-linux-html5-support-plugins

I'm guessing you have the Google Chrome "stable" release .. not the beta or dev release .. or haven't switched your user agent, or used the right user agent string.

I can't test this stuff as I don't have a netflix account .. but if set up correctly it should work.
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Re: netflix on linux with chrome works now?
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2014, 09:59:56 pm »
i believe i have the stable one is there a way to check that? also what is the recommend user agent i tried the 3 i could find neither worked.
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Re: netflix on linux with chrome works now?
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2014, 10:06:36 pm »
about chrome tells i have version Version 37.0.2062.120 is that not the correct version?
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Re: netflix on linux with chrome works now?
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2014, 10:36:11 pm »
i installed chrome beta and it basically causes my computer to just shut down. so i removed it. i guess its netflix desktop for life hopefully
netflix doesn't get rid of silverlight all together.
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Re: netflix on linux with chrome works now?
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2014, 02:17:39 am »
I very much doubt it is a problem with Netfilx.  From my experience, I would name Google Chrome "beta, dev" as the culprits.  I have never been able to get a current "Stable" version of Chrome/Chromium to work, let alone a "beta" or "dev" version.  They always do something ghastly  :'(.  At the moment I run Google Chrome Version 36.0.1985.143 because the current "stable" version 37 messes up all the SSBs I made with Ice.  Before that, it was a rendering issue.  The list goes on  >:(

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Re: netflix on linux with chrome works now?
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2014, 03:09:00 am »
thanks for the info. ya beta literally made my computer just turn off as if it hit shutdown.
i have chrome stable right now. netflix doesn't work with it i tried so netflix desktop i guess still for now.
when i make SSB's with ice i used chromium not chrome ( i prefer it) but when doing normal web surfing
and for most things i prefer firefox, its fast, clean supports open source and against the whole tampering
with your privacy thing which im big on. since i started using linux/firefox/duckduckgo i have had no bs ads
following me around on every site i go on like when i used mac >chrome> google. Nothing worse than being
on amazon looking at say a new watch than goign to last fm to find new music and seeing ads for the same watches
you just looked at.
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Re: netflix on linux with chrome works now?
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2014, 03:14:12 am »
I very much doubt it is a problem with Netfilx.  From my experience, I would name Google Chrome "beta, dev" as the culprits.  I have never been able to get a current "Stable" version of Chrome/Chromium to work, let alone a "beta" or "dev" version.  They always do something ghastly  :'(.  At the moment I run Google Chrome Version 36.0.1985.143 because the current "stable" version 37 messes up all the SSBs I made with Ice.  Before that, it was a rendering issue.  The list goes on  >:(

If you ever need to do a retrograde, here's a link to previous versions of Google Chrome : Google Chrome - Previous Versions.  When I see Google Chrome "Beta", alarm bells go off and I think Google Chrome "Experimental"  :-[.  It will work with Google Chrome/Chromium "stable"  The big questions are which version and when though  :-\?


would downgrading chrome help in anyway?
and how would i use that link to downgrade?
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