[mythtv-users] Wahoo, Netflix coming to Chrome on Linux
raymond at wagnerrp.com
Tue May 10 19:04:38 UTC 2011
On 5/10/2011 14:06, Matt Emmott wrote:
> Good news Chrome users: A Netflix plugin for Chrome and Chrome OS is
> ready to be released. This is based on the reports that are coming in
> over at the Chromium site.
> This upcoming Netflix plugin will enable the streaming of movies via
> HTML5 technology, rather than Microsoft’s Silverlight software, which
> requires the user to download and install it onto
> their computer -something you’ll only be able to do in limited
> functions with Chrome OS.
> Can I get a hooray? Or more importantly, can I get a MythNetVision
> plugin? :-)
You have to remember that HTML5 has no concept of DRM. All video is
unencrypted, and freely available to any application. Such a thing
would not be acceptable by Netflix. The plugin will function as an
intermediate layer, and will likely use some secure channel into
Chrome's video code, meaning there's a good chance this will only
function with Chrome and not Chromium.
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