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NetFlix is 'problematic' in newest versions of Iron...

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:43 pm
by Mike_Walsh
Afternoon, all.

Up until Iron 69, getting NetFlix to run under Iron in Linux was easy. The WideVine modules just sat inside the main browser directory, and the browser picked them up from there. The Puppy Linux packages I build from the tarball for the 'Puppy' community (both architectures) were super easy to get running properly.

From v70 onwards, things have taken a downhill turn. I suspect internal coding changes over at the Chromium Projects, but of course, I can't prove it.

Trying to build the packages in the same way as previously now results in NetFlix complaining about 'missing components', and insisting I go to 'chrome://components' and 'update' WideVine from there. Only when you do go to 'chrome://components', there's no sign of it.....and nothing I can do will persuade it to appear..! I've even taken onboard a suggestion from a Google Product Forum thread, and duplicated the WideVine modules in /.local/lib within the user's 'home' directory..... Still no joy.

I don't know whether Chromium is now using the same 'proprietary' coding as Chrome, but if they are, then it rather looks like they've 'dropped the ball' and forgotten to pass that information along to developers.

Does anybody have any ideas on this one? Has anybody managed to get NetFlix to behave itself from Iron 70 onwards? Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

Mike. :wink:

Re: NetFlix is 'problematic' in newest versions of Iron...

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:59 pm
by Mike_Walsh
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Re: NetFlix is 'problematic' in newest versions of Iron...

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:47 am
by kadu
same issue here

Neflix is not working even when i copy mentioned file from Google-Chrome Version 77.0.3865.90 (Official Build) (64-bit)
cp -p /opt/google/chrome/ /usr/share/iron

anyone with same experience on Linux?