Netflix "Super HD" (1080p @ 5800kbits/s) possible on Linux?

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Yesyesloud

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W8/10 native Netflix client streams videos in 1080p (1920x1080 pixels) @ 5800 kilobits per second.

However, Chrome/Chromium doesn't, irrespective of OS. It's locked to 720p (1280x720) @ 3000kb/s. So, that's about our limit in Linux until patched otherwise.

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Netflix is using DRM to restrict its highest quality streams to few devices/applications. 'Tis a shame, dear Netflix developers (in case any of them ever read this).

The thing is... I don't want to reboot into Windows when I plug my laptop to my TV. I just wanna roll Netflix 1080p @ 5800kbps on Linux.

Does anyone know of any workaround/"patch"/whatever achieves this rather simple wish?

Thanks, pals
 
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ryanvade

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I wasn't aware of this issue though it has been some time since I used Netflix. Does Firefox work any better? I thought Mozilla was adding DRM HTML5 support to Firefox.
 
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Yesyesloud

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Netflix is keeping most web browsers from streaming more than 720p[email protected], server-side, meaning they still need DRM support for playback but won't stream the highest quality.

Detailed client ID is probably used in DRM validation. I hope someone manages to mask that.

Only select software seems to stream 1080p @ 5800kbps. On Android, few devices are allowed to do so (regardless of how high-end), although all use the same app. Crazy stuff.

Let me know if you have any luck with that, windows shouldn't be my main Netflix OS.
 
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