Streaming movie won't play

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Streaming movie won't play

Postby greyowl » Fri, 02 Feb 2018, 01:51

I am trying to get a movie to stream from the hoopla website. The little processing wheel turns but it never starts to play.

I tried it on Firefox 52 ESR and I got a message that DRM needs to be enabled. So I enabled DRM, then it said that it was downloading some necessary files for video. Then it played the movie.

On the basis of the above information, is there any idea on how I could get PM to play the movies on hoopla?

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Re: Streaming movie won't play

Postby Nigaikaze » Fri, 02 Feb 2018, 03:46

greyowl wrote:On the basis of the above information, is there any idea on how I could get PM to play the movies on hoopla?

Probably not, because Pale Moon does not include/support DRM.

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Re: Streaming movie won't play

Postby bgstack15 » Sat, 03 Feb 2018, 04:05

Pardon my ignorance, but does the no-DRM condition mean that Palemoon will not work with Netflix?

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Re: Streaming movie won't play

Postby rabnbeinn » Sat, 03 Feb 2018, 11:37

Netflix plays just fine in Pale Moon

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Re: Streaming movie won't play

Postby stevepusser » Sat, 03 Feb 2018, 19:45

How is that possible if Pale Moon does not support DRM on Linux?

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Re: Streaming movie won't play

Postby rabnbeinn » Sat, 03 Feb 2018, 19:58

Apologies, failed to notice your question was in the Linux section. Sorry bout that.

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Re: Streaming movie won't play

Postby gracious1 » Mon, 05 Feb 2018, 10:18

stevepusser wrote:How is that possible if Pale Moon does not support DRM on Linux?

rabnbeinn wrote:…failed to notice your question was in the Linux section.

Wait... Pale Moon supports DRM on Windows? :wtf:
I thought PM was never going to support DRM ??
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Re: Streaming movie won't play

Postby rabnbeinn » Mon, 05 Feb 2018, 10:50

That is not what I said Gracious.

I was implying that Netflix will play in Pale Moon on a Windows machine. I have no idea if Netflix will or won't play on a Linux machine.

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Re: Streaming movie won't play

Postby stevepusser » Mon, 05 Feb 2018, 21:16

Since Netflix video is always DRM-protected, it follows from your statement that if it plays in Windows, DRM is somehow working in Pale Moon for Windows. I don't know if it's falling back to some sort of Silverlight or Flash DRM, or if it indeed is using widevine somehow for the HTML playback, but this seems odd.

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Re: Streaming movie won't play

Postby New Tobin Paradigm » Mon, 05 Feb 2018, 22:02

Pale Moon has no eme in the Tycho codebase so if it works it must be using silverlight still..
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