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Ubuntu/Linux/Firefox/Netflix/Amazon Video viewing

@geekbling65: ( )
Any room under that rock? I was excited when saw the start of that thread, albeit four years old. Sad to see it fall into disarray with the weenie-goober-ramblings.

I am in need of a portable version of firefox that will run netflix on our home theatre laptop. It is an old Lenovo Thinkpad now running FireFox 53 on Ubuntu 14.04LTS-x64, but for the life of me I cannot get Netflix to run.

My desktop (also same Ubuntu etc) runs FFx53 fine but it shows the "Widevine" plug in installed. I cannot find a way to install widevine on the thinkpad and it does **not** install on demand as the FFx website wiki suggests. A portable version would solve this dilemma immediately? No?

Sooooooo, John T. Haller, (the apparent prime mover) is our movie watching, cord cutting family in for some happy enlightenment?


John T. Haller
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Don't Have Time

I don't personally have time to work on this. I mostly use Linux via SSH when working on server stuff. I don't run it on the desktop.

You can make Firefox semi-portable on Linux with the -profile command switch. A .sh containing:

./pathto/firefox/ ./pathto/firefox/firefox-bin -profile ./Data/profile

or similar would do the trick.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

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