We were just as excited as anyone when we heard about Roku’s Linux based Netflix Player, but not being ones to spend money on hardware, even $99, we’d much rather use something that’s laying around that’s not living up to its full potential. Lifehacker has a guide for using vmcNetflix to stream Watch Instantly movies to the Xbox 360. vmcNetflix is a Media Center plugin. When the 360 was originally released, you could only get Media Center by buying a new PC, now it’s included with Vista, meaning people might actually use it.
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Netflix is great, Instant Watching is awesome, but wait…IW doesn’t work in Linux. How can the Roku by running Linux?
From what I understand, IW requires Internet Explorer, ActiveX and DirectX. Please, someone, correct me if this is not the case, but I understand people haven’t even got IW working under Wine in Linux.
Why the heck does this site look like total ass when I view it in Firefox, but looks terrific when I view it in IE6? Am I the only one with this problem?
The Roku is a hardware box made to connect directly to the TV. Being linux based mainly means it runs off Linux. Sorta like Tivo, I guess.
You could probably use it to stream videos to Linux since it supports RCA, S-Video, component, and HDMI cables. You just have to have the ability to view TV input.
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