[ubuntu-us-mn] Netflix March of the Penguins

Colin Harrington colin.harrington at gmail.com
Thu Aug 12 14:05:10 BST 2010


Linux specific support might not be a financially winning position right
now, but including Linux in the next version of their streaming service
would be a good move - and not just by the numbers.

Colin Harrington


On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 8:01 AM, Eric Honaker <
songwindapogee at dragonseptarts.com> wrote:

> I'm curious how much it's actually in Netflix's hands.
>
> I know the content providers usually require DRM for these sorts of
> services.  In Windows, NF is leveraging the Windows Media Player for DRM
> license management.  Under Linux they would probably have to write something
> that handles it themselves, which would probably mean licensing the
> technology from the DRM providers.
>
> Linux support of Instant Streaming is probably just not a financially
> winning proposition.  Which sucks, but there you go.
>
> Eric
>
> On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 6:13 AM, Irv Risch <irv at wabashaweb.net> wrote:
>
>> Every time I call Netflix I tell them I am not getting the support I want,
>> and the support I want is for them to support Linux customers. They have
>> heard it from me many many times, but it seems to be falling on deft ears. I
>> agree with a petition. Maybe if they hear it from a group they might start
>> to really hear us.
>>
>> Irv Risch
>>
>> On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 5:27 PM, Nicholas Omann <alphacluster at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> They are trying to overload the support lines. Personally I find that to
>>> be very rude to other netflix customers that may be having issues with their
>>> account and just want tech support. So I agree with why not today. Your
>>> better off starting a petition If you want to show volume instead of harming
>>> netflixes customer service.
>>>
>>> On Aug 9, 2010, at 9:10 AM, malix001 at umn.edu wrote:
>>>
>>> > Why August 20th and not today??
>>> >
>>> > On Aug 5 2010, Stu Keroff wrote:
>>> >
>>> >> For those of you who love Netflix Watch Instantly and also love your
>>> >> Linux (Ubuntu or otherwise), I have an announcement.  As many of you
>>> >> know, Netflix Watch Instantly does not work on Linux, even though
>>> >> Netflix has it working on a variety of other platforms.  I move that
>>> it
>>> >> is time for Linux users to get to use Netfllix on OUR favorite OS.
>>> >>
>>> >> On Friday, August 20th, I am trying to get as many Linux users as I
>>> can
>>> >> to call Netflix customer service at 1-866-716-0414 to let them know
>>> that
>>> >> you love Netflix Watch Instantly, but it would be even better if it
>>> were
>>> >> available for Linux users like yourself.
>>> >>
>>> >> Hulu, Hulu Plus, Youtube, Veoh, Slashcontrol, and Amazon.com VOD all
>>> >> work with Linux.  It's time for Netflix to join in.  It is the Netflix
>>> >> March of the Penguins.
>>> >>
>>> >> I'll be calling.  How about you?
>>> >>
>>> >> Stu Keroff
>>> >>
>>> >
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