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Re: [vox-tech] Netflix



You might look at a roku.

http://www.roku.com/

It runs linux and uses very little power.  Current versions also allow 
you to write/install your own apps (for instance to stream from a local 
network server)

Cheers
-Mark

On 03/06/2011 11:24 PM, Alex Mandel wrote:
> Some Android...
> http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/android_owners_netflix_has_good_news_and_bad_news.php
>
> It's all about the DRM
> http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/opensource/the-netflix-linux-conjecture-how-netflix-snubs-the-linux-community/1745
>
> You may also consider Hulu Plus or Amazon Prime which are flash based as
> opposed to Silverlight, and don't seem to be as caught up on the DRM
> nonsense.
>
> Enjoy,
> Alex
>
> On 03/06/2011 11:05 PM, Lance Geroso wrote:
>> oh and android has a netflix client, go figure
>>
>> On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 11:04 PM, Lance Geroso<gero3977@gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> sorry bud netflix DOES NOT work with Linux only systems natively yet.
>>> I know, I have netflix, you can however use nextflix on most game
>>> systems like the wii, apple devices like the iphone, in winblows via
>>> virtual box, and of course in winblows running natively off your comp.
>>>   You can also try wine with firefox, but I had some issues with that,
>>> including system freezing, and I have a decent system too. Netflix
>>> keeps saying they will eventually release something for Linux users,
>>> but no one knows when. Good luck with netflix on Linux.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 2:21 PM, jimbo<evesautomotive@wavecable.com>  wrote:
>>>> My wife and Iwas renting oscar winner and nominee movies starting from 2009
>>>> until our neighborhood blockbusters closed.  This is our only entertainment
>>>> as we have cut back severly.
>>>>
>>>> Netflix looks like a great fit.  At 9.99/mo. this is a great deal.  I am
>>>> however behind the times as far as streaming.
>>>>
>>>> Does anyone stream netflix with Linux programs?  I think xbnc does this.
>>>> Using Linux would have huge advantages over Windblows, I think.
>>>>
>>>> I also need to find an option to stream to my non wifi tv w/o hooking my pc
>>>> to it.
>>>>
>>>> One last thing.  I can use an older spare pc and hook it to my tv  but what
>>>> about quality?  Can I get away with a so so gpu but get 1080p pumping out of
>>>> my set?   What would be a light weight Linux distro that will let me do
>>>> this?  Maybe I can come to the next installfest and not only have this but a
>>>> dvr?
>>>>
>>>> Jim
>>>> GM
>>>> http://evesautomotive.com
>>>>
>>>>
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