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#1 2011-06-25 03:30:59

xxbonedaddy
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Registered: 2011-06-25
Posts: 16

Can I watch netflix on my computer

Hi all. I have been messing around with crunchbang for about a month now. I just tried to watch a netflix movie and it will not let me. Is there any way to do this? thanks

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#2 2011-06-25 04:52:04

mynis01
#! Die Hard
From: 127.0.0.1
Registered: 2010-07-02
Posts: 2,005

Re: Can I watch netflix on my computer

It's rumored that people have got netflix working by running IE in wine, but I doubt it's easy to do. Your best bet is installing windows xp in virtualbox or some other virtualization software, and this will be extremely hardware intensive.

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#3 2011-06-25 04:56:09

pvsage
Internal Affairs
From: North Carolina
Registered: 2009-10-18
Posts: 13,970

Re: Can I watch netflix on my computer

In fact, it's not just CrunchBang or Debian that can't get Netflix support natively; the problem is that Netflix uses a DRM module in Silverlight that is not (and quite possibly never will be) available in Moonlight for Linux.

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#4 2011-06-27 20:32:49

xxbonedaddy
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Registered: 2011-06-25
Posts: 16

Re: Can I watch netflix on my computer

Ok thanks. I just checked my pc with Ubuntu on it and same thing. So guess I will wait.

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#5 2011-06-28 00:54:20

pvsage
Internal Affairs
From: North Carolina
Registered: 2009-10-18
Posts: 13,970

Re: Can I watch netflix on my computer

I expect it will be a very long wait...

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#6 2011-06-28 04:38:10

Awebb
The Singularity
Registered: 2009-07-23
Posts: 2,812

Re: Can I watch netflix on my computer

Cool: Netflix is PS3 compatible,
Not Cool: It is limited to US inhabitants. Not US citizen. You have to live there. I can't remember the last time my dual citizenship had actual benefits.


I'm so meta, even this acronym

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