HOWTO: Install Netflix/Pipelight in SOLYDXK

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HOWTO: Install Netflix/Pipelight in SOLYDXK

Postby vtpoet » 20 Feb 2014 15:14

This first HOWTO comes from here:

http://linuxg.net/how-to-install-pipeli ... -opensuse/

For details, why's and wherefore's, visit this thread:

http://forums.solydxk.com/viewtopic.php ... 7&start=20

Note: Be sure Firefox is closed during this procedure.

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sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
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wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/DarkPlayer:/Pipelight/Debian_7.0/Release.key
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sudo apt-key add Release.key
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sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/DarkPlayer:/Pipelight/Debian_7.0/ ./" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
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sudo apt-get update
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sudo apt-get install libjack0:i386

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If you have installed the 64bit version of SolydXK, do the following:

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sudo mv /usr/share/doc/libavutil52/changelog.Debian.gz /usr/share/doc/libavutil52/changelog.Debian.gz.bak
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sudo apt-get install pipelight
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Lastly, restart Firefox. You will have to trick Netflix into thinking you are on the Windows platform. This means for instance, if you are using Firefox, you will want to install something like UA Control. You can find this via Addons within Firefox.
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Re: HOWTO: Install Netflix/Pipelight in SOLYDXK

Postby civfreak » 22 Feb 2014 06:34

Netflix..hmmm...close! but this is what I get:
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Pulling a copy of Win 7 for Virtualbox...I give up :) if someone has Netflix running, I'd like to see a screenie! :lol:
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Re: HOWTO: Install Netflix/Pipelight in SOLYDXK

Postby civfreak » 22 Feb 2014 07:25

Netflix is working now! Here's how:

Follow the above instructions, all of them, then do this:

with the "opensuse.org" repo still enabled (per above) install this...I go root so for sudo'ers:

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$:  sudo apt-get install wine-silverlight5.1-installer
Now go into Firefox (won't work in Chromium or Chrome because the above only install to FF, and add as an extension:

User Agent Switcher: then set it to IE 8...

Whoa....I can't get working again....anyway, for now here's proof it worked "once" I quit (not)..it's late, gotta hang it up...

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Re: HOWTO: Install Netflix/Pipelight in SOLYDXK

Postby vtpoet » 22 Feb 2014 13:06

I didn't have to take that final step of installing the wine-silverlight5.1-installer at the command line. I do have a theory though. Did you close your browser while installing? I remember when I used Ubuntu the installation process required that Firefox be closed.
Before proceeding, it's strongly recommended to close your web browser. Without doing this, the plugin may fail to install or crash the browser (you can copy the instructions below to a text editor).
From here:

http://www.webupd8.org/2013/08/pipeligh ... linux.html

As for myself, I didn't shut down firefox but also didn't immediately try to use Netflix after the steps outlined above. I noticed that the silverlight wine installer didn't kick in until I had closed Firefox.

My advice is to delete your cache and all cookies. Edit: I'll mention closing firefox in the instructions above.
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Re: HOWTO: Install Netflix/Pipelight in SOLYDXK

Postby civfreak » 23 Feb 2014 22:52

Ok....the ultimate solution (for me) is to install Netflix Desktop with the opensuse.org debian repo (listed above in pipelight instructions) enabled. This requires as dependencies:

wine-silverlight5.1-installer
pipelight

When launched, Netflix Desktop will download and install "one" mono file, and "one" gecko file. I can't see how this will mess with a Debian install. Team members please chime in here :) But it appears to be a very "benign" install with a huge payoff if you have a Netflix account.

It's no hassle, and works everytime. Done! :D
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Re: HOWTO: Install Netflix/Pipelight in SOLYDXK

Postby mauroc » 17 Mar 2014 02:20

My experience:

This tutorial made Netflix work with Chromium, using an agent-switcher (option "firefox - windows").

Something curious: Netflix, in the preferences, has an option to use HTML5 instead of silverlight. Altough this option, if silverlight is not installed, in doesn't play the movie. I don't know why.

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Re: HOWTO: Install Netflix/Pipelight in SOLYDXK

Postby fkef » 17 Mar 2014 10:47

mauroc wrote:My experience:

This tutorial made Netflix work with Chromium, using an agent-switcher (option "firefox - windows").

Something curious: Netflix, in the preferences, has an option to use HTML5 instead of silverlight. Altough this option, if silverlight is not installed, in doesn't play the movie. I don't know why.
Yeah, you are right. I just found this option under "Playback settings"

What I noticed was the label "Prefer HTML 5 player instead of silverlight"

Maybe HTML 5 is just available for new content or certain selected content.

I am very curios to see the development of this. Maybe soon we can watch Netflix without Wine. Would be very interesting if anyone had found a pure HTML 5 movie/show on Netflix and also if it plays on Linux without agentswitcher and Pipelight

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Re: HOWTO: Install Netflix/Pipelight in SOLYDXK

Postby multilinuxuser » 10 Apr 2014 23:47

I have a problem with it gives a error about active x beening disabled.

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Re: HOWTO: Install Netflix/Pipelight in SOLYDXK

Postby PendragonUK » 13 Sep 2014 21:37

I get an error at step 5
sudo apt-get update

Runs as normal but ends with this.

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W: GPG error: http://download.opensuse.org ./ Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 0134EBA3CAA5DFC8
As such step 8 also fails.
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Proceed with caution

Postby Refugee » 14 Sep 2014 00:46

Oof!

Breakage may occur:

The following packages will be REMOVED:
audacious audacious-plugins extremetuxracer gstreamer0.10-plugins-good jackd
jackd2 jackd2-firewire jamin libasound2-plugins libcanberra-pulse
libfarstream-0.1-0 libfluidsynth1 libjack-jackd2-0 libjack-jackd2-0:i386
libpurple-bin libpurple0 libsdl-mixer1.2 mplayer mplayerthumbs opera pidgin
pokerth pulseaudio pulseaudio-esound-compat pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
pulseaudio-module-gconf pulseaudio-module-x11 pulseaudio-module-zeroconf
python-pygame qjackctl tuxfootball
The following NEW packages will be installed:
jackd1 jackd1-firewire libjack0 libjack0:i386 libzita-alsa-pcmi0
libzita-resampler1
0 upgraded, 6 newly installed, 31 to remove and 2 not upgraded.

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Re: HOWTO: Install Netflix/Pipelight in SOLYDXK

Postby PendragonUK » 14 Sep 2014 16:22

Well I'm not going to be having anything to do with that much breakage. I'm quite conservative with in respect to how I want this workstation to be. It's my laptop that gets messed about with, I'm currently testing Ubuntu-Mate at the mo. I should be able to get Netflix working on it in quick order. It's just a shame I can't watch on my big computer monitor. Hunched over a small laptop screen is never a good movie watching experience. Next stop will be the whole wine silverlight set thing...
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Re: HOWTO: Install Netflix/Pipelight in SOLYDXK

Postby PendragonUK » 20 Sep 2014 19:22

Only a matter of time really once the DRM features were added to HTML5, that said it's good to see it working out of the box with no command line Fu.
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