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Re: netflix on linux with chrome works now?
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2014, 05:07:52 am »
No, it will make no difference at all.  Or, I seriously doubt it.  Google have already stated it will only work with the present "beta" or "dev" version of Chrome.  If you ever need to retrograde, (for whatever reason  :-\).  Follow the instructions provided in the following link: How to Retrograde Google Chrome/Chromium Browsers.   Obviously, substitute the version you need rather than using the version provided in the link.  I hope this helps  ;).
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Re: netflix on linux with chrome works now?
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2014, 11:37:33 am »
i tried beta and it made my computer crash so im assuming this WILL NOT work as soon as i load up beta and try to add an extension (the user agent switcher)
the computer shiuts off instantly.
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Re: netflix on linux with chrome works now?
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2014, 04:34:53 am »
got it to work thanks to this amazing article with step by step instructions
http://itsfoss.com/watch-netflix-in-ubuntu-14-04/
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Re: netflix on linux with chrome works now? SOLVED
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2014, 06:52:11 am »
Nice find!   ;)

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Re: netflix on linux with chrome works now? SOLVED
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2014, 08:13:18 am »
Nice one  ;).  It's Murphy's Law that it requires a minimum of Google Chrome version 37 to work.  Yup, the one that messes up my system - Grrrrr  >:(!!
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Re: netflix on linux with chrome works now? SOLVED
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2014, 08:50:38 am »
So what was it that worked ? .. the User Agent string ?

What's the output from:
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dpkg -s libnss3 | grep Version
and
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dpkg -l | grep google-chrome
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Re: netflix on linux with chrome works now? SOLVED
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2014, 09:47:13 am »
Hi, when I run Google Chrome version 37, the SSBs I created won't recognize site favicons.  If I revert to version 36, everything works hunky-dory.   My backup browser is Qupzilla.  That has just been updated to version 1.8.0.  That also won't recognize site favicons.  The previous version was fine.  That's not a problem because there are no SSBs.  I just thought I would mention it as a reference.  Here are the outputs you asked for.
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andy@AMILO-Li3710 ~ $ dpkg -s libnss3 | grep Version
Version: 2:3.17.1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
andy@AMILO-Li3710 ~ $ dpkg -l | grep google-chrome
hi  google-chrome-stable                                        36.0.1985.143-1                        amd64        The web browser from Google
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Re: netflix on linux with chrome works now? SOLVED
« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2014, 10:39:06 am »
Sorry AndyInMokum, those questions were for iamesperambient

I'm trying to figure out what he did differently this time that made it work .. because those instructions are the same as the ones I provided and linked to.  :-\
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Re: netflix on linux with chrome works now? SOLVED
« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2014, 10:50:08 am »
Sorry AndyInMokum, those questions were for iamesperambient

I'm trying to figure out what he did differently this time that made it work .. because those instructions are the same as the ones I provided and linked to.  :-\
I was trying to figure out why you were interested in those outputs  :-\.  I'm also intrigued to know what he did differently too.  My issues are solely in the hands of Google and their definition of "Stable"  ;D.
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Re: netflix on linux with chrome works now? SOLVED
« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2014, 06:46:29 pm »
what worked was setting the options in the ua switcher and that its not beta version of chrome its actually stable 37 the one that works well for me
beta crashed my system with in seconds.
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Re: netflix on linux with chrome works now? SOLVED
« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2014, 06:48:01 pm »
i dont recall you mentioning changing the options and didn't tell me what to put in for those options.
this guide was very descriptive and had all the info i need.

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Re: netflix on linux with chrome works now? SOLVED
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2014, 06:56:42 pm »
User Agent Switcher settings were contained in the link I posted here:
http://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,1056.msg9110.html#msg9110
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Any chance you can post the outputs I asked for please ?
(so future readers can see exactly which versions work .. TIA)
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Re: netflix on linux with chrome works now? SOLVED
« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2014, 03:29:01 am »
sorry guess i didn't see.

iamesper@justin-Latitude-D630 ~ $ dpkg -s libnss3 | grep Version
Version: 2:3.17.1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
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iamesper@justin-Latitude-D630 ~ $ dpkg -l | grep google-chrome
rc  google-chrome-beta                                          38.0.2125.77-1                          i386         The web browser from Google
ii  google-chrome-stable                                        37.0.2062.120-1                         i386         The web browser from Google
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basically all i did was download the user agent and change the options they listed and that was it to get it working.
works much cleaner and the video isn't choppy like netflix desktop. I also made a perm spoof so as soon as it loads up
netflix it changes the user agent.

also just curious why do we still have to spoof or pretend were not linux to use netflix on linux if its based off html5
which has no connection to microsoft?

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Re: netflix on linux with chrome works now? SOLVED
« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2014, 06:45:00 am »
Thanks for the output :)

The reason you have to spoof that you're running Windows is that Netflix (for whatever reason) have set their servers to actively NOT serve to a PC that identifies itself as Linux.

Originally they wanted to wait until the majority of distros have the version of nss that allows their anti-piracy stuff to work .. and maybe they've just set a date for the "turn on".
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Re: netflix on linux with chrome works now? SOLVED
« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2014, 11:00:52 am »
thanks for the info. i wonder if they will ever allow netflix to work with firefox.
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