Relevant info : http://fds-team.de/cms/articles/2013-08 … wsers.html
Install this https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/pipelight
one of the dependencies is https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/wine-silverlight (a patched version of wine with silverlight support) which is not the fastest compile in the world but can't be helped.
* Please ensure you close firefox before you install this package, or you might run into this issue : https://answers.launchpad.net/pipelight/+faq/2357
Once you're done with this, there are two more steps that you need to do :
1) Initialize the plugin for the first time by running /usr/share/pipelight/wine-silverlight5.1.installer. You don't need to change permissions or use sudo for this. Ignore the wine warnings that pop up, just click through.
2) Change the user string of your browser as described here : https://answers.launchpad.net/pipelight/+faq/2351. This is required because even though you are now capable of running netflix, netflix won't stream if it detects you are on linux.
That is all you need to do. You can verify that the plugin was installed correctly even before change user agent by visiting this page : http://bubblemark.com/sl3/TestPage.html
Thanks, done at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pipelight
Hi, I'm interested on this. Could someone report quality, cpu process, mem, etc? I'm working right now and cannot probe by myself. Probably I'm going to affiliate to NEtflix next week if this works as Windows version. . .
Thanks in advance
cpu/mem usage is pretty low, but that just might be because my machine is pretty new. Works on feature parity with the windows version, it is using the same silverlight backend after all
Just noticed this thread and decided to make the switch from Netflix-Desktop to Pipelight following the wiki instructions. Works great! :-)
"A problem well stated is a problem half solved." - Charles Franklin Kettering
Glad it was a smooth setup for you, guy