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    Default Netflix doesn't work, says there's a network error.

    Hi, download the Wine package for Netlfix from here but when I try to play a video I get this screen.

    Any ideas how to fix it?

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    Default Re: Netflix doesn't work, says there's a network error.

    Wild guess maybe you need to open a port in the firewall

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astralogic View Post
    Hi, download the Wine package for Netlfix from here but when I try to play a video I get this screen.

    Any ideas how to fix it?
    Yes there seems to be a bug which I haven't reported. Netflix Desktop is quite buggy and I got the same error. What you need to do is uninstall Netflix Destkop and then install Pipelight. After you do that then open up your Firefox and go to www.netflix.com and everything should be automated from there on, including installation of silverlight windows version in Wine.
    I got my netflix working through Pipelight so let us know if it worked for you.

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    Default Re: Netflix doesn't work, says there's a network error.

    I also recommend pipelight, it indeed works way better.
    Just post if you have any issues with installing it and using it as there are a few drawbacks to pipelight
    such as needing a user agent switcher for what browser you are using.

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    Default Re: Netflix doesn't work, says there's a network error.

    I'll try opening a port if this pipelight thing doesn't work.

    OK Suse as usual is awkward, I opened Yast, went into software management, found netflix desktop, clicked the green tick next to it until it became a red cross and click accept. IT said briefly onscreen that netflix was being removed but Silverlight and Firefox are still in my K Menu. Is that normal?

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    Default Re: Netflix doesn't work, says there's a network error.

    Quote Originally Posted by Astralogic View Post
    I'll try opening a port if this pipelight thing doesn't work.

    OK Suse as usual is awkward, I opened Yast, went into software management, found netflix desktop, clicked the green tick next to it until it became a red cross and click accept. IT said briefly onscreen that netflix was being removed but Silverlight and Firefox are still in my K Menu. Is that normal?
    They may be leftovers, I wouldnt worry about it.

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    Default Re: Netflix doesn't work, says there's a network error.

    I must be missing a step, I installed pipelight, now I need to reinstall Netflix Desktop right?

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    Default Re: Netflix doesn't work, says there's a network error.

    Quote Originally Posted by Astralogic View Post
    I must be missing a step, I installed pipelight, now I need to reinstall Netflix Desktop right?
    This is from my notes, works on my 13.1 installs. :

    Uninstall the netflix packages you've installed so far. Next, use this one-click
    http://software.opensuse.org/ymp/hom...uery=pipelight
    and perform the install.

    The package will also pull in some other packages. After the install restart your Firefox or Chrome, and you will be presented with a Silverlight installer. Perform the install, it will be done in ~/.wine-pipelight. Next go to your local netflix url.
    Contrary to other packages this also works for other Silverlight based applications.
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    Default Re: Netflix doesn't work, says there's a network error.

    Quote Originally Posted by MadmanRB View Post
    I also recommend pipelight, it indeed works way better.
    Just post if you have any issues with installing it and using it as there are a few drawbacks to pipelight
    such as needing a user agent switcher for what browser you are using.
    In Chrome yep, Firefox does the job ootb.
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    Default Re: Netflix doesn't work, says there's a network error.

    It didn't work, I get the exact same error.

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