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clay weber claydoh at midmaine.com
Fri Jul 17 15:15:56 BST 2009


Paul Lemmons wrote:
> 
> 
> clay weber wrote:
>> Michael wrote:
>>  
>>> Dotan Cohen wrote:
>>>    
>>>>> I called Netflix cust svc.  Nice lady, pleasant, had no idea why 
>>>>> Netflix
>>>>> doesn't provide Linux compatibility.  I couldn't find an email address
>>>>> for their cust svc but I google for one later.
>>>>>
>>>>>             
>>>> The Netflix site has a Contact Us link:
>>>> http://www.netflix.com/ContactUs
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>         
>>> I have been to that link.  I didn't see a link for sending email to 
>>> customer service though.  I looked again this morning and still 
>>> didn't see one.  When Pastor Tim told me that if I didn't stop, I'd 
>>> go blind, I thought he was joking.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>     
>>
>>  From what I found from searching on this subject is that as it uses 
>> Silverlight, it is theoretically possible to have it work using Mono, 
>> but the problerm is the DRM netflix needs to use. And Microsoft are 
>> not likely to port that over to linux :(
>>
>> clay weber
>>   
> I tried the mono/moonlight track and it lead to a dead end. Keeping 
> linux DRM free (which I support with all my being) will likely mean that 
> it also stays NetFlix free... unless someone figures out how to get 
> around the DRM...Stranger things have happened :)
> 

Unfortunately, drm is sort of necessary in a movie *rental* situation, 
and I grudgingly agree with its use in a case like this. Imagine how 
many movies I could save to my drive for my $17.95 per month 
subscription, then cancel after a month or so.

clay



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