[arch-general] Netflix in Arch?

Doug Newgard scimmia at archlinux.info
Tue Oct 14 06:40:41 UTC 2014

On Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:28:46 +0200
Sebastiaan Lokhorst <sebastiaanlokhorst at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2014-10-14 8:13 GMT+02:00 Hugo Osvaldo Barrera <hugo at barrera.io>:
> > There would be little point in getting it to work with Chromium
> > anyway. Why would you care if you're using an open source browser
> > if you're gonna add a propietary DRM plugin onto it?
> > Just pick Chrome and avoid the hastle. That is, after all, what
> > Chrome is: Chromium + propietary addons (+ some rebranding).
> >
> A proprietary plugin can be sandboxed, to be sure it doesn't do
> anything it's not supposed to do. That's at least the idea that the
> Firefox people want to implement.
> Besides that, just using Chrome is indeed the easiest solution right
> now. The only problem is that it is not in the official Arch
> repositories, leading to more hassle.
> Would it be possible to move it there from the AUR? We have lots of
> closed-source software in the official repositories, and I think
> Chrome (with EME and Flash Player built in!) would be very useful for
> people. We already have the old NPAPI Flash Player, so I don't see
> why this would be a problem.
> Sebastiaan

I believe the closed source portions are non-redistributable.

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