Ubuntu: Netflix desktop not working [duplicate]



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Could someone help me with netflix on Ubuntu 14.04 desktop.
Pipelight does not work. When I go to the netflix desktop application it opens firefox, and shows the series, but when I click to play a screen appears telling me:

You're almost ready and only need to install the microsoft silverlight plugin.   

Pipelight itself is installed and enabled but I saw in the window on the desktop opens netflix portion plugins complements the pipelight appears with this error

Pipelight Error (silverlight5.1)!  Something went wrong, check the terminal output  libpipelight-silverlight5.1.so  application/x-pipelight-error-silverlight5.1    (Error during initialization: pipelighterror-silverlight5.1)  

If I open Firefox by other plugins and see the pipelight okay, this error does not appear.


Solution:1

I have successfully enabled netflix desktop with a customized wine version from:

http://pipelight.net/cms/install/installation-ubuntu.html

You will need to enable silverlight before start wine-browser Use two commands:

sudo pipelight-plugin --update  pipelight-plugin --update  

For some reason the first command was not enough, I have started wine-browser before ran it, and I had to remove the .wine-browser folder with:

rm -rf .wine-browser  

And then I ran it without any problem. (silverlight plugin).

There is also: A way to enable netflix-desktop using pipelight

With commands:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio  sudo apt-get update  sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop  

It seems to install a shortcut to the application so you just have to call Netflix from your dash or alt+f2 (krunner), etc.


Solution:2

You can try re-installing Pipelight. I used the following commands to install and update:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:pipelight/stable  sudo apt-get update  sudo apt-get install pipelight-multi  

Now enable silverlight plugin

sudo pipelight-plugin --enable silverlight  

the netflix app should work now. Also i has observed the same error where it asks to install silverlight even after enabling it using Pipelight. I rebooted ubuntu, this kicked in the silverlight and then the app works fine.


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