Open Bug 1392037 Opened 5 years ago Updated 2 days ago

No option to play DRM content on GNU/Linux armhf

Categories

(Core :: Audio/Video: Playback, defect, P3)

52 Branch
Unspecified
Linux
defect

Tracking

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UNCONFIRMED

People

(Reporter: danillo.alvarenga, Unassigned)

References

Details

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/52.0
Build ID: 20170808215255

Steps to reproduce:

I've just upgraded to Raspbian Stretch on a Raspberry Pi 3. I've installed Firefox 52 ESR, the same version I'm using on my Debian 9 laptop, and then I tried to play a video in Netflix.


Actual results:

The "play DRM content" option is not available, so it was not possible to watch DRM-restricted videos. It appears that the Winedevine module Firefox uses has not been compiled for the armhf architecture.


Expected results:

The "play DRM content" option should be also available on armhf architectures, so that using Chromium is not the only way available for Raspberry Pi users to watch Netflix.
Component: Untriaged → Audio/Video: Playback
OS: Unspecified → Linux
Product: Firefox → Core
(In reply to Danillo from comment #0)
> The "play DRM content" option should be also available on armhf
> architectures, so that using Chromium is not the only way available for
> Raspberry Pi users to watch Netflix.

Is Widevine available for ARM in Chromium?
Flags: needinfo?(danillo.alvarenga)
(In reply to Anthony Jones (:kentuckyfriedtakahe, :k17e) from comment #1)
> (In reply to Danillo from comment #0)
> > The "play DRM content" option should be also available on armhf
> > architectures, so that using Chromium is not the only way available for
> > Raspberry Pi users to watch Netflix.
> 
> Is Widevine available for ARM in Chromium?

Yes, and it's in the Debian repositories:
https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=chromium-widevine
Flags: needinfo?(danillo.alvarenga)
I guess I'd vote for this one too, theoretically, since DRM is sometimes something I need (even if I'm still on DVD netflix for the huge content library).

I guess the bigger puzzle for me that prompted commenting here...

I was hunting around to see what the status of H.264 acceleration in Firefox on ARM was, since even 480p youtube is about 1 frame every 15 seconds in Firefox.   Plays smoothly-ish in chromium.

This seems true on Pinebook and Raspberry Pi.

I was curious if the bug filer was able to play youtube videos usable in Firefox, or if they hadn't tried.

'cause that would probably be a more fundamental problem with the netflix streaming...
See Also: → 1612995

Chromium currently bundles the widevine plugin in the main package in Debian, so everything works out of the box. Firefox still no easy way to get it running on Pinephone...

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