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Can't get Netflix working on Fedora 29 (Firefox browser)

asked 2018-11-25 04:02:16 -0500

eeijlar gravatar image

updated 2018-11-26 13:32:01 -0500

I can't get Netflix to work on Fedora 29. I get the following error:

Oops something went wrong...

Netlflix Video Player Unavailable

We're having trouble playing Netflix in your browser. Please make sure you use an Official version of Firefox.

Error Code: F7355

I have searched for that error, and it says to clear browser caches and it also says there is a problem with codecs:

It doesn't say which codec specifically.

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answered 2018-11-26 15:05:01 -0500

eeijlar gravatar image

After reading half the internet :) and several hours of trying different things, the following worked for me.

Assuming you have already tried this:

And you have already done this:

dnf groupinstall Multimedia

Netflix will either use HTML 5 or Silverlight to play video. Since we are not on Microsoft, then it has to use HTML 5, so first off you have to check HTML 5 is working:

This was showing H.264 and MSE & H.264 as not working. This then led me to this answer:

which worked...

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answered 2018-11-25 18:35:46 -0500

davidva gravatar image

Are you using Firefox? well; Firefox will to download widevine plugin and plays finally netflix...

Other option; you can use "chromium-freeworld" available in UnitedRPMs...

dnf -y install chromium-freeworld
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I am using Firefox. I did 'dnf groupupdate Multimedia' which pulled in some things, and I followed this guide to enable widevine in the browser:

I also enabled DRM content in Firefox. It made no difference, same error. It looks like it's not possible with Firefox.

eeijlar gravatar imageeeijlar ( 2018-11-26 13:31:36 -0500 )edit

Here, I also had to open about:config at firefox URL bar and set this var: media.block-autoplay-until-in-foreground to false

mchehab gravatar imagemchehab ( 2019-03-18 21:35:23 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-11-25 14:04:21 -0500

ed209 gravatar image

You could either use chrome, or enable drm in firefox preferences and install Widevine and OpenH264 add-ons.

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answered 2018-11-26 15:55:49 -0500

pam987 gravatar image

Thanks for the information.

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