Netflix does not play videos

Bug #1415945 reported by Florian Boucault
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Canonical System Image
Wishlist
Unassigned
Oxide
High
Unassigned
webbrowser-app
Invalid
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Steps to reproduce:

1. Go to netflix.com and login to your account
2. Try and play a video

Current result:

Refuses to even try playing saying:
"To watch instantly, you''ll need a computer that meets the following minimum requirements: [...]"

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Florian Boucault (fboucault) wrote :

It works with chrome on ubuntu 15.04 desktop and with chromium no error message is shown but when loading the video it fails to play.

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Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

I tentatively added an oxide task, until we can investigate where exactly the issue lies.

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Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Netflix depends on the proprietary widevine CDM (content decryption module) bundled with Chrome. I'm not sure what effort that would require to get it to work in Oxide, but so far nobody has managed to even get it working in Chromium. So we're probably out of luck here.

Changed in webbrowser-app:
status: New → Invalid
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Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
milestone: none → backlog
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Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :
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Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Given that Mozilla have Widevine working in Firefox with an adapter shim, there's no reason why we shouldn't be able to get this working in Oxide (although only for platforms where we have access to a widevine CDM)

Changed in oxide:
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
tags: added: bq-feedback
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