Closed Bug 1265235 (widevine-linux) Opened 4 years ago Closed 4 years ago
Add Linux support for Widevine
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/43.0.2357.93 Safari/537.36 Build ID: 20160315153207 Steps to reproduce: Use an agent-switcher, setting the browser to google Chrome/linux, and go to amazon prime video / netflix, and try to watch a video with HTML5 enabled. Actual results: An error message will appear complaining about missing Widevine plugin. Expected results: This is a request to support Widevine CDM in the linux build of firefox. It says here that this is now supported under Windows and MacOS X: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-drm. Also, there exists a linux plugin that is distributed with Google Chrome and can be loaded in Chromium as well; some googling around will give more details. This bug is related to 872125.
Dupe of bug 1245789, I guess. cpearce, could you dupe it, please, I don't have the rights.
Not strictly a dupe, as bug 1245789 will end up only adding Windows and MacOSX support, and Linux support won't be coming until later.
Component: Untriaged → Audio/Video: Playback
Product: Firefox → Core
OS: Unspecified → Linux
Summary: Enhancement: Widevine linux support → Add Linux support for Widevine
Mass change P2 -> P3
Priority: P2 → P3
Release Note Request (optional, but appreciated) [Why is this notable]: Netflix on Linux? [Suggested wording]: Support of Widevine CDM through the EME API under GNU/Linux [Links (documentation, blog post, etc)]: do we have something about it?
I am using Firefox on Linux version nightly 51.0a1 (2016-08-09) from here: nightly.mozfr.org I activated widevine in about:addons, section plugins. I can't use Netflix; it is always asking Silverlight installation. Even if I switch user-agent to Internet Explorer, Netflix is always asking it.
eyome, please open a separate bug, thanks
cpearce says Widevine for Linux shipped in Firefox 49.
4 years ago
Depends on: 1310449
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