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(Some Guy)   Netflix is finally back up, but is still giving some people a DRM error when trying to view from Windows PCs. Here's the quick fix that should get you back up and running   (mike-thomson.com) divider line 33
    More: PSA, Windows PCs, DRM, Netflix, Error N8156, Silverlight, Windows Media Center, Windows XP, streaming media  
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2012-12-25 12:50:55 PM
I was half expecting this to be a link to the Pirate Bay. Anytime you have any sort of DRM error that's usually the best and easiest fix.
 
2012-12-25 01:00:48 PM
Yay, now I can commence with my Trailer Park Boys holiday marathon.  Stoopid silverlight.
 
2012-12-25 04:03:24 PM

TheOmni: I was half expecting this to be a link to the Pirate Bay. Anytime you have any sort of DRM error that's usually the best and easiest fix.


Netflix...who cares? Freeleech on What.cd!
 
2012-12-25 04:04:48 PM
No, everyone and their mom was watching various x-mas shows on netflix and it couldn't handle the traffic
 
2012-12-25 04:06:08 PM
I've been watching NF since the wee hours of the morning. Haven't had any problems... Maybe the Law and Order episodes are on a different server.

/Slooooooow day at work.
 
2012-12-25 04:07:48 PM
What's Netflix?
What's a Redbox?

;-)

/M$ $ucks
//Apple sux
///Mint and Gentoo ftw
 
2012-12-25 04:43:34 PM
diaphoresis: ///Mint and Gentoo ftw

Ubuntu for me, 10.04 (before the unity shiat started up).
 
2012-12-25 04:56:16 PM

Britney Spear's Speculum: No, everyone and their mom was watching various x-mas shows on netflix and it couldn't handle the traffic


B-b-but streaming!

/download first, watch later
 
2012-12-25 05:52:15 PM

lordargent: diaphoresis: ///Mint and Gentoo ftw

Ubuntu for me, 10.04 (before the unity shiat started up).


Try Xubuntu.... Xubuntu = Ubuntu 12.04 + Xfce4 desktop. Xfce4 is a good desktop environment IMO, pretty similar to gnome2.

I am not a fan of unity, KDE or the fedora desktop either
 
2012-12-25 05:58:03 PM
speaking of Silverlight DRM, when is Netflix gonna work natively in Linux?

it's a conspiracy I tells ya.
 
2012-12-25 06:15:03 PM
count chocula: I am not a fan of unity, KDE or the fedora desktop either

The last I tried was mint, but there were some specific things I wanted to do that their UI wouldn't let me do but gnome would.

I only have one main workstation right now, and I have it setup just the way, and I'm one of those super organized types, so I don't play around with my configs too much once I have things the way I want them (I keep my customizations in a folder, but I hate redoing configs, especially if something changed between versions).

I use my laptop or netbook as my testbeds :P

www.lordargent.com
 
2012-12-25 07:53:11 PM
Step one: get DVD version.
 
2012-12-25 07:54:09 PM

Britney Spear's Speculum: No, everyone and their mom was watching various x-mas shows on netflix and it couldn't handle the traffic


Not me. I was watching Robbie Coltrane self destruct on episodes of Cracker.

/Holidays put me in the mood for depressing entertainment.
 
2012-12-25 08:48:58 PM

count chocula: lordargent: diaphoresis: ///Mint and Gentoo ftw

Ubuntu for me, 10.04 (before the unity shiat started up).

Try Xubuntu.... Xubuntu = Ubuntu 12.04 + Xfce4 desktop. Xfce4 is a good desktop environment IMO, pretty similar to gnome2.

I am not a fan of unity, KDE or the fedora desktop either


Lubuntu. Ubuntu with LXDE. I have an Android root utility USB stick that runs Lubuntu.
 
2012-12-25 09:04:18 PM
Late lastnight I couldn't login to Netflix with my WiFi-TV but I got in this morning. I don't know what this has to do with anything but I felt compelled to offer something of a CSB so I can get a kick out of some replies.
 
2012-12-25 09:42:05 PM
A Netflix outage is what happens when everyone is trying to find something to watch that isn't A Christmas Story, It's A Wonderful Life, or the godawful NBA games that plagued the networks today.
 
2012-12-25 10:25:54 PM
They just put West Wing up on Instant.


Back in a couple of weeks.
 
2012-12-25 11:17:50 PM

Snapper Carr: They just put West Wing up on Instant.


Back in a couple of weeks.


Thanks, i missed the last season. Woohoo
 
2012-12-25 11:53:22 PM
Netflix is finally back up, but is still giving some people a DRM error when trying to view from Windows PCs. Here's the quick fix that should get you back up and running:

www.mobiletopsoft.com
 
2012-12-26 12:19:01 AM
I'm on Windows and its working for me
 
2012-12-26 02:21:38 AM
Amazon Prime's streaming is working just fine.
 
2012-12-26 04:04:34 AM

APE992: Amazon Prime's streaming is working just fine.


Perhaps its because Amazon architected their own solution to take advantage of ... ya know ... redundancy?
 
2012-12-26 07:35:02 AM
Netflix is hosted on Amazon Cloud services (AWS), that's what failed.
 
2012-12-26 08:37:46 AM

The_Time_Master: Netflix is finally back up, but is still giving some people a DRM error when trying to view from Windows PCs. Here's the quick fix that should get you back up and running:


Micro what? Micro machines? Game boy micro?
 
2012-12-26 09:21:19 AM
It kicked my wife out on the Xbox app a few times.

Strangely, the Amazon Instant Video was working just fine...hmm.  Shenanigans on Amazon's part perhaps?
 
2012-12-26 09:35:35 AM

count chocula: speaking of Silverlight DRM, when is Netflix gonna work natively in Linux?

it's a conspiracy I tells ya.


Considering that the Roku boxes run Linux and stream Netflix, it may be a little late for the tinfoil party hats.
 
2012-12-26 09:36:21 AM
I'm so sick of DRM and the endless legal mumbo-jumbo that nobody understands that dictates what you can and cannot do with media you own.

It's gotten to the point where I just want to pirate stuff because it's easier. There is no ambiguity, it's WRONG, but at least I know what's up.
 
2012-12-26 09:53:17 AM
I restarted my Netflix account last week and thankfully didn't have any issues on my AppleTV or Windows Media Center.

Psych season 6 and Sons of Anarchy season 1 under my belt over the holiday!
 
2012-12-26 10:18:54 AM

lordargent: diaphoresis: ///Mint and Gentoo ftw

Ubuntu for me, 10.04 (before the unity shiat started up).


I'm running 12.04 LTS, still using the classic desktop. Unity does indeed suck bollocks

But my K9Copy stopped working after one of the recent kernel updates. No amount of twiddling will fix it. I are a sad panda :(
 
2012-12-26 10:44:24 AM

FinFangFark: It kicked my wife out on the Xbox app a few times.

Strangely, the Amazon Instant Video was working just fine...hmm.  Shenanigans on Amazon's part perhaps?


That was my experience too on Christmas Eve night. Couldn't even log on to Netflix on my PS3 so watched Amazon Prime instead.
 
2012-12-26 11:35:03 AM

lordargent: diaphoresis: ///Mint and Gentoo ftw

Ubuntu for me, 10.04 (before the unity shiat started up).


Yeah, the trend to be more Windows8-ish sucks. MATE is the old Gnome2 desktop that's been taken over and brought up-to-date by another group of developers. Mint with the MATE desktop is an excellent distro. I've also installed Fedora17 and then installed the MATE desktop - pretty much Mint with RedHat support. Fedora18 is supposed to have MATE right out of the box.
 
2012-12-26 02:47:02 PM
I was able to Netflix my old school Star Trek as well as Sons of Anarchy on my PC over the last few days without difficulty. If you log in using Chrome does it connect you to different servers than in IE etc.? In any case I must laugh at any one using IE in situations where they are not forced to.
 
2012-12-26 02:48:48 PM

Crotchrocket Slim: I was able to Netflix my old school Star Trek as well as Sons of Anarchy on my PC over the last few days without difficulty. If you log in using Chrome does it connect you to different servers than in IE etc.? In any case I must laugh at any one using IE in situations where they are not forced to.


I try to avoid IE like the plague.  Unfortunately as a business manager, I'm coming across instances where I have to use it...some of the invoicing websites we work with are not configured properly with Firefox and Chrome, so we are having to use IE.  I cringe when I have to click on that stupid blue icon.
 
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