randomghost
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Could someone help me with youtube and netflix to work on PI

Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:13 am

Hi All!

I am completely new to the PI world. I got my first Pi today, I am super excited, put in 8GB sd card and put wheezy on it.

I want to give this to my 5 year old niece (who is a total sweetheart), but youtube and netflix are not working on it.

I never worked with Linux before and not super computer skilled. I tried to do some stuff, but I can't even install chrome browser on the PI that I have. Another issue is that I do not know how much space free I have left, I might have not format the SD card right and have 52mb left. I have no idea how to check.

Really frustrated and not sure where to click to install everything. If there is a thread or a download for a 8GB sd card with youtube and netflix installed.

On a positive note, I am posting this thread from the said PI!

Cheers!

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abishur
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Re: Could someone help me with youtube and netflix to work o

Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:25 am

Netflix does not work on Linux (not just the pi). It requires silverlight (microsoft's "DRM" solution to flash), there's a quasi solution using moonlight (a linux alternative to silverlight) but it lacks the ability to stream video at a doable rate.
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randomghost
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Re: Could someone help me with youtube and netflix to work o

Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:18 am

Thank You for the information about the Netflix!

What about youtube? And how do I see how much space I have on the SD card?

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tonyhughes
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Re: Could someone help me with youtube and netflix to work o

Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:29 am

In a terminal window you can type

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df -Bm
to see how much free space you have.

Spid
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Re: Could someone help me with youtube and netflix to work o

Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:25 am

randomghost wrote:Thank You for the information about the Netflix!

What about youtube? And how do I see how much space I have on the SD card?
You will need a distribution with XBMC to undertake watching Youtube, try Raspbmc: http://www.raspbmc.com/
I will always assume you are running Raspbian for desktop and Raspbmc for XMBC !

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tonyhughes
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Re: Could someone help me with youtube and netflix to work o

Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:42 am

Spid wrote:
randomghost wrote:Thank You for the information about the Netflix!

What about youtube? And how do I see how much space I have on the SD card?
You will need a distribution with XBMC to undertake watching Youtube, try Raspbmc: http://www.raspbmc.com/
I have Raspbmc on my lounge Pi - Youtube works great.

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Re: Could someone help me with youtube and netflix to work o

Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:25 am

Youtube works very well through whitey , raspytube or
jojen's HTML5 userscript.

raspytube :
https://github.com/bbond007/raspytube

No need to switch distros.

Netflix only works if you buy the PlayOn server and
have it running on a PC.


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CalumJEadie
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Re: Could someone help me with youtube and netflix to work o

Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:21 am

I've updated the documentation for yt and raspytube - check out http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 22&t=37417

Hope that helps!

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Re: Could someone help me with youtube and netflix to work o

Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:54 am

Thank you very much , CalumJEadie.
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bbond007
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Re: Could someone help me with youtube and netflix to work o

Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:02 pm

CalumJEadie wrote:I've updated the documentation for yt and raspytube - check out http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 22&t=37417

Hope that helps!
merged :) THX!

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Re: Could someone help me with youtube and netflix to work o

Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:16 pm

bbond007 wrote:
CalumJEadie wrote:I've updated the documentation for yt and raspytube - check out http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 22&t=37417

Hope that helps!
merged :) THX!
You're very welcome, thanks for your great work with raspytube!


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