iak92
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Re: Netflix on Pi 2

Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:38 pm

Hi
sparka I tried your solution with alarmpi. Saddly it does not work for me. I tired it with different libwidevine* files. But with one netflix send the classical error, with other ones the plugin broke. Are the any news? Did anyone test sparkas solution and got a positive result?

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Re: Netflix on Pi 2

Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:07 am

Does not exist windows to RP2, this Windows Iot is a platform for developers and not a desktop operating system.

I sold my cubieboard2 to buy this RP2, that repentance...

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Re: Netflix on Pi 2

Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:24 am

@Quote iak92

I did get this to work on the Odroid C1+ https://jiffyshop.com.au/SBC/22-odroid-c1

but so far I have the same problems you have on the Raspberry Pi2 I will keep playing as I believe there Is a way :roll:

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Re: Netflix on Pi 2

Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:57 pm

On Ubuntu Mate 15.10 Netfix works with these libs (http://odroidxu.leeharris.me.uk/xu3/chr ... pkg.tar.xz) and a ChromeOS user agent, but there's no hardware acceleration. I'm not sure if these libs would work on Raspbian, but it's worth a shot. It would also be interesting to see if we could compile Chromium with OpenMAX video decoding for full acceleration

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Re: Netflix on Pi 2

Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:27 pm

At what frequency ia the DRM library called?

If it is like the CAMs for Digital TV (called every few seconds), it would be possible to host the DRM as a service on a remote x86-computer.

Just an idea that could work, if the frequency of the authentication is low enough and one can queue the data while this is done. Someone that has more knowledge regarding how DRM applications are usin the APIs are welcome to comment on my idea! I couldn't find it discussed anywhere else though, probably because everyone that is knowledgable is already ditched it.

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Re: Netflix on Pi 2

Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:11 am

I have a method of watching netflix (or anything else) with free software, so you dont need playon.tv

You do need a pc to keep running constantly though, so that part still applies.

1) Install this on your desktop: https://obsproject.com/
-> With this you can stream your screen to many services like youtube, twich.tv, but also you own custom server
2) Have a server running to broadcast the stream to
-> I used nginx with RTMP support on my fileserver, but you can probably run something similar on your desktop, or maybe even the RPi itself.
3) Connect the streaming software to that server
4) Have the RPi stream from the server (omxplayer can stream RTMP)

You may need to play with the obs settings for optimal performance/quality.
Since I also own a chromecast, I dont actually use this method, but it works.

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Re: Netflix on Pi 2

Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:47 pm

sparka wrote:Snip found this on the net I have not had a chance to test this

Netflix with Raspberry Pi2 on Ubuntu.
Installation
Chromium v43.0.2357.134 or higher is needed to run Netflix, which is available for most ARM Linux distributions. You can check the version of Chromium
by typing “chromium-browser --version” in a Terminal window. Make sure to
upgrade Chromium if the version is lower than the requirement.
1. download the chrome OS recovery package at https://dl.google.com/dl/edgedl/chromeo ... mp.bin.zip, then extract the .zip file.
2. Install the qemu-nbd package via the package installer available for the operating
system that you’re using. for example, here is the Ubuntu command for installing
qemu-nbd:
$ sudo apt-get install qemu-nbd
3. register the nbdprotocol:
$ sudo modprobe nbd max_part=16
4. mount the recovery image using qemu-nbd:
$ sudo qemu-nbd -r -c /dev/nbd0 /path/to/chromeos_6946.86.0_daisy-skate_\
recovery_stable-channel_skate-mp.bin
$ sudo mount -o ro /dev/nbd0p3 /mnt/an/empty/folder
5. copy the libwidevine files into the chromium library directory:
NETFLIX
uNDERLINuX
NETFLIX ON LINUX
$ sudo cp /mnt/an/empty/folder/opt/google/chrome/libwidevine* \
/usr/lib/chromium/
6. launch chromium with the following parameters from a Terminal window:
$ chromium --use-gl=egl --user-agent=”Mozilla/5.0 (X11; CrOS armv7l
6946.86.0) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/43.0.2357.134 \
Safari/537.36”
You should now be able to visit the Netflix site and play any movie or TV show
of your choice.


Is anyone aware if this is working?? I want to buy a Pi 3 for this reason to watch Netflix on my HDMI tv and the Pi 3 is at a perfect price.

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Re: Netflix on Pi 2

Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:21 pm

nasnoy wrote:I want to buy a Pi 3 for this reason to watch Netflix on my HDMI tv and the Pi 3 is at a perfect price.
Nothing has changed the RPi is still not Secure Platform / DRM compatible......
Retired disgracefully.....

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Re: Netflix on Pi 2

Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:59 pm

fruitoftheloom wrote:
nasnoy wrote:I want to buy a Pi 3 for this reason to watch Netflix on my HDMI tv and the Pi 3 is at a perfect price.
Nothing has changed the RPi is still not Secure Platform / DRM compatible......
Did you try what nasnoy wrote? viewtopic.php?p=917077&sid=830632f9eb51 ... ba#p917077

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Re: Netflix on Pi 2

Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:17 pm

rom1 wrote:
fruitoftheloom wrote:
nasnoy wrote:I want to buy a Pi 3 for this reason to watch Netflix on my HDMI tv and the Pi 3 is at a perfect price.
Nothing has changed the RPi is still not Secure Platform / DRM compatible......
Did you try what nasnoy wrote? viewtopic.php?p=917077&sid=830632f9eb51 ... ba#p917077
Why not try it yourself and report back to help the Community. :?:
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Re: Netflix on Pi 2

Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:45 pm

I'm sorry, I didn't mean to be rude!

I just would like to know if this solution works because that determines if I buy a raspberry or not. I don't have one at the moment ;)

If someone could confirm that a raspberry can play Netflix from chromium (especially with the solution mentioned above), that would be very useful! Thanks

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Re: Netflix on Pi 2

Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:31 pm

If all you want to do is have Netflix on your TV, buy a Chromecast or a FireTV Stick, they're about the same price as a Pi and will definitely work.

Netflix on a Pi is still a work in progress (and probably won't work because of the DRM issues).

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Re: Netflix on Pi 2

Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:48 pm

radug612 wrote:If all you want to do is have Netflix on your TV, buy a Chromecast or a FireTV Stick, they're about the same price as a Pi and will definitely work.

Netflix on a Pi is still a work in progress (and probably won't work because of the DRM issues).
.......or buy an Android Tablet with HDMi Output :D
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Re: Netflix on Pi 2

Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:07 am

Thanks for the answers but I'm looking to use Netflix and other less known channels/video services that use the same technical stack browser-wise and unfortunately don't provide iOS/Android apps. So that's why I'd like to know if the libwidevine hack does work or not?

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Re: Netflix on Pi 2

Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:53 am

Snip found this on the net I have not had a chance to test this
It works on Raspian & RPi3, however the frame rate is a disaster. I haven't tweaked the Raspbian GPU memory settings though.

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Re: Netflix on Pi 2

Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:30 am

Thanks oxygala for your answer!

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Re: Netflix on Pi 2

Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:40 am

oxygala wrote: It works on Raspian & RPi3, however the frame rate is a disaster. I haven't tweaked the Raspbian GPU memory settings though.
Does setting
framebuffer_depth=32

in config.txt help with the framerate?

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Re: Netflix on Pi 2

Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:00 pm

oxygala wrote:It works on Raspian & RPi3, however the frame rate is a disaster. I haven't tweaked the Raspbian GPU memory settings though.
I got chromium. Working on "qemu-nbd" I gt the following error:
E: Unable to locate package qemu-nbd
Is there a workaround for this. Google searches arn't getting me anywhere.
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Re: Netflix on Pi 2

Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:29 pm

qemu-nbd is installed with qemu, just do

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sudo apt-get install qemu
Netflix errors out on " C7702-1003" for me though
(raspbian Jessie, chromium 50)

Widevine does show up in chrome://plugins
From elsewhere on the net it seems the best version to use is chromium 47
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Re: Netflix on Pi 2

Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:27 am

I don't know if it will have any effect on Netflix, but the GPU is disabled by /etc/chromium-browser/default. It probably won't work but it doesn't hurt to try.
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Re: Netflix on Pi 2

Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:27 am

mikerr wrote:qemu-nbd is installed with qemu, just do

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sudo apt-get install qemu
Netflix errors out on " C7702-1003" for me though
(raspbian Jessie, chromium 50)

Widevine does show up in chrome://plugins
From elsewhere on the net it seems the best version to use is chromium 47
i get the same error, so i got there to
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Re: Netflix on Pi 2

Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:20 pm

mikerr wrote:Widevine does show up in chrome://plugins
From elsewhere on the net it seems the best version to use is chromium 47
If someone can describe how to get Netflix running (but playing poorly due to lack of acceleration) on Chromium we may be able to look into getting it to play better.

I have attempted it (including installing the winevine libs) but just manage to get a range of different errors when trying to play videos.

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Re: Netflix on Pi 2

Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:34 pm

If you want to experiment with different Chromium versions, my repo includes all of them from v45 up, except v46 which was never really released. I'll see if I can get it running later in the week.
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Re: Netflix on Pi 2

Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:47 pm

kusti8 wrote:If you want to experiment with different Chromium versions, my repo includes all of them from v45 up, except v46 which was never really released. I'll see if I can get it running later in the week.
Cool. Ideally running with raspbian and with the newest version of Chromium possible (but I'll take whatever works).

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Re: Netflix on Pi 2

Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:50 pm

dom wrote:
kusti8 wrote:If you want to experiment with different Chromium versions, my repo includes all of them from v45 up, except v46 which was never really released. I'll see if I can get it running later in the week.
Cool. Ideally running with raspbian and with the newest version of Chromium possible (but I'll take whatever works).
The Chromium versions vary a lot in stability, especially with Web video. I had to disable GPU for youtube to work right (not that it works on a Pi in the first place expect for the OpenGL driver). V47 if I remember correctly had some sort of youtube display error. I don't remember exactly.
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