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Netflix, Rofi and more

Tags Grind My Gears  Rofi 


Yesterday somebody made a nice post mentioning that we might be able to get native (so no wine running silverlight) Netflix working under linux. This uses html-5 DRM enabled video playback. It requires the latest chrome beta, specific libraries and user-agent tweaking. For some reason I had a very hard time to get the latest part working, this is also why I am making this blog, to keep this one around:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/38.0.2114.2 Safari/537.36

The big change is the chrome version (from previous link):

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/37.0.2049.0 Safari/537.36

Do not ask me why, I had to do this a couple of times before Netflix took it… It works now, not touching it anymore.

The playback is pretty stable and my aging pc seems to have little problems with it.

Rofi 0.14.8

Also yesterday I released Rofi 0.14.8. I won’t repeat the previous blog posts, but in short the changes are:

I have probably forgotten 1/2 the changes.

You can download the latest version here.


Trying out hoedown for Notes.CC. Hoedown only produces a body, not the rest of the HTML page and CSS. So I am going to need a nice template to fill in. So far it seems to be working fine, it seems to be actively developed. If anybody is willing to make a nice looking template?

So what is Notes.CC? It is a rewrite of Notes.txt in C++. It tries to be faster and more integrated then the previous bash hack. It uses libgit2 to handle the git repository and hoedown/discount for parsing the markdown file. I will release the thing when it is mostly feature full and reliable.

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