Watch sreaming Video on Netflix with Chromium

Added by sql python over 1 year ago

Using Chromium to Connect to watch sreaming Video on Netflix.

If you would like to watch movies on Netflix it is possible by following the
Gentoo Wiki entry for Netflix. As the Wiki entry was written during an earlier
portage version there will be a need for minor modifications. Read the text
below but before executing the Wiki steps read these additional steps for this
current versions of Calculate and Gentoo. My version from command

uname -r reads
 *
sqlpython@bobsdell ~ $ uname -r
4.4.1-calculate*

1. Place an empty file call it custom in /etc/portage/package.use directory
2. Intead of

root #echo -e 'www-plugins/chrome-binary-plugins widevine\nwww-client/chromium 
widevine' >> /etc/portage/package.use

enter

root #echo -e 'www-plugins/chrome-binary-plugins widevine\nwww-client/chromium 
widevine' >> /etc/portage/package.use/custom

enter

root #emerge www-plugins/chrome-binary-plugins www-client/chromium

Start up Chromium and head to https://www.netflix.com,

I noted that the firts package chrome-binary-plugins emerged correctly.
However the chromium package did not do so while an hour went by..
If I had waited longer the package chromium may have have eventually emerged.
Instead I turned to a system update. You can do so and Chromium will update.
A simple method would be to run cl-update.
..A note chromium package on my update took hours, make some coffee and wait.
Once chromium updated.
I restarted chromium. Navigated to www.netflix.com and Netflix videos ran fine.


Gentoo WIKI entry
https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Netflix
Using Chromium
See bug #547630.

Enable the widevine USE flag for www-client/chromium, as well as
www-plugins/chrome-binary-plugins in /etc/portage/package.use. This can be done
in one shot using the following command:

root #echo -e 'www-plugins/chrome-binary-plugins widevine\nwww-client/chromium 
widevine' >> /etc/portage/package.use

Next emerge the packages:

root #emerge www-plugins/chrome-binary-plugins www-client/chromium

Start up Chromium and head to https://www.netflix.com, Netflix should work
flawlessly!


Comments

Thank you!