Open Bug 1392037 Opened 4 years ago Updated 1 year 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
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