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Netflix on Debian Wheezy

Postby selene » 2015-03-30 01:09

Hi all,
I'm having a hard time trying to watch Netflix on my Debian Wheezy. I've tried using iceweasel, the latest firefox and google chrome (also chromium) without success.
I've been searching and some the solutions offered seemed contradictory or not very well accepted by other users.
http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/160465/netflix-on-debian-wheezy
To be especific, it seems that libnss 3.17 is required to watch netflix on Chrome but installing /upgrading libnss3 (as pointed out by some users)
is not the right way of solving the problem, leading to potential issues in the future.
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=117979
I've tried using backports tu upgrade libnss3 but I still have the 'newest version'
libnss3:
Installed: 2:3.14.5-1+deb7u4
Candidate: 2:3.14.5-1+deb7u4
Version table:
*** 2:3.14.5-1+deb7u4 0
500 http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates/main amd64 Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
2:3.14.5-1+deb7u3 0
500 http://ftp.ca.debian.org/debian/ stable/main amd64 Packages

So my questions is: Is there a way of watchign Netflix without doing a dist-upgrade ?
Will this render my system unstable? I have a bunch of programs which I use at work and doing a fresh install is the last thing I have in mind
Thank you in advance,
best!
Sebastian
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Re: Netflix on Debian Wheezy

Postby stevepusser » 2015-03-30 04:43

In Wheezy, to use Silverlight with wine-staging and either pipelight or netflix-desktop, you'll have to add the wine-staging Wheezy-compatible repository, then either use the Windows Firefox or pipelight in Linux Mozilla-type browser.

Google Chrome need a backported libnss3 and even more fraught with trouble: a newer libc6. We have a backported libc6 in the MEPIS experimental repo that has proved safe, as far as I know, that seems to be the only safe method that anyone has shown working.

Chromium lacks the widevine plugin for DRM, so can't use Netflix.

Again, you will have to add outside repositories for Wheezy. Wine-staging or the MEPIS CR for the Wine method, or the MEPIS CR for the backports to let Chrome work.
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Re: Netflix on Debian Wheezy

Postby selene » 2015-04-03 23:30

Thank you stevepusser.
I'll check your suggestions using MEPIS (with either Wine or Chrome). I'm a bit dissapointed that there is no native support, but I think that's because of how Netflix or other services implement their applications.
Thank you again,
best.
Sebastian
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Re: Netflix on Debian Wheezy

Postby stevepusser » 2015-04-04 01:33

Yes, MX 14 (the eerie result of the union of MEPIS and AntiX) draws from the MEPIS CR for its Wine (a rebuild of wine-staging) and netflix-desktop, and it ended up being dead simple. We have stable versions in the main MEPIS CR, and builds of the latest releases in the testing CR.
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Re: Netflix on Debian Wheezy

Postby Peppe » 2015-04-08 13:04

Another way but works great for me.
Use Google Chrome and libnss.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/08/netf ... rt-plugins

How to add Chrome;

http://www.google.com/linuxrepositories/

I have been running Debian 8 and viewing Netflix with outstanding results :D

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Re: Netflix on Debian Wheezy

Postby stevepusser » 2015-04-08 17:34

Peppe wrote:Another way but works great for me.
Use Google Chrome and libnss.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/08/netf ... rt-plugins

How to add Chrome;

http://www.google.com/linuxrepositories/

I have been running Debian 8 and viewing Netflix with outstanding results :D

Regards


Yes, but the thread concerns Wheezy, and maybe you did not see that it needs a newer libc6?
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Re: Netflix on Debian Wheezy

Postby Peppe » 2015-04-16 08:37

Yes, but the thread concerns Wheezy, and maybe you did not see that it needs a newer libc6?


I'm terrible sorry, I am running Debian Jessie - my mistake.
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Re: Netflix on Debian Wheezy

Postby stevepusser » 2015-04-18 03:42

Playonlinux is also now providing builds of wine-staging, which includes the patches which allow Wine to play Netflix content via Silverlight. I did not see any options to get Netflix running just by installing "Netflix", but maybe an update to playonlinux would provide that.
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