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Is it possible to export your Netflix queue? [closed]

I'm about to cancel my Netflix account and I'd like to be able to keep the list of movies in my queue. Is there an easy way to export the list in plain text so I don't have to resort to printing it ...
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Netflix streaming: how much bandwidth does it use?

Title more or less says the question. I'm thinking about getting netflix, but want to make sure that our connect is fast enough to watch movies streamed. So: what is the bandwidth used by netflix, ...
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Silverlight hardware-accelerated playback is greyed-out - How do I enable it?

I am trying to play Netflix videos (which only play via Silverlight), but they play choppy because Silverlight's hardware-accelerated playback is disabled. (video playback on WMP11 and VLC is ...
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1answer
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Is there any way to play Netflix (stream) in Windows Media Player 11?

Googling for a solution yields a ridiculous page on eHow that instructs to insert a DVD from Netflix. But I am not interested in the DVD option. I am only interested in streaming and unfortunately ...
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How does Netflix know my password?

Whenever I go to the Netflix main page in Firefox, I'm automatically logged in. However, when I open up Firefox's list of saved passwords, I notice that Netflix is not among the sites Firefox is ...
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Is there any software that can play a subtitle file without a video file? [closed]

My friend likes to stream movies through Netflix on her 360, and the problem with this is that Netflix does not usually provide subtitles or captioning on anything but foreign films. A few select ...
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How to watch Netflix from Europe with an US account and without VPN

When I open the Netflix website from Europe I get: "Sorry, Netflix is not available in your country yet." However, there is still the Member sign in button. If Netflix is blocked in Europe ...
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Why does Netflix perform better (more efficiently) in full-screen mode?

I noticed the other day that when watching a movie on Netflix in Chrome on my Retina MacBook Pro, the fans would spin up more quickly when I was just watching the video in a single tab in a regular ...
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Watch Netflix “Instant Watch” in Linux

I'm having trouble finding anyone who has successfully been able to watch Netflix Streaming in Linux, which is a bit surprising. I had trouble installing WM11 under Wine because of the Windows ...
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How can I run a speed test for Netflix and Hulu? [closed]

Since the FCC rules were struck down I have noticed that Netflix and Hulu often stall on my Time Warner home connection. I've heard others are experiencing the same delays. I use Speedtest.net ...
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XMBC Flicks missing from plugin list

I have just installed XBMC on a Windows XP machine, and would like to use it to play Netflix. The XBMC Flicks plugin is not in the list of video plugins. The version of XBMC is 11 (Eden). The machine ...
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Will this hardware handle Netflix View Instantly? [closed]

I know Intel Atom cpus are limited in their performance. This model seems to have a Nvidia 9400 graphics card. It supposedly plays 1080p video and blueray quite nicely. Will this be able to stream ...
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Streaming Netflix through Wifi kills all other devices

I have a "Belkin N150" Router. My current setup is wired connection to my personal tv and xbox with wireless going to the Wii and Bedroom laptop. Anytime I try streaming Netflix Instant Queue on the ...
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1answer
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What port does Netflix device streaming use?

What port does Netflix device streaming use? Is this port also used by the website direct streaming in the Silverlight app? What is the HTTP Content-Type if it uses port 80? Thanks.
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Alternatives to Boxee

I have a mac mini that I'm using as a media hub. After hearing about Boxee I was quite excited. After installing it, however, I am far less excited. It's current state is... well... broken. 90% of ...
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Watch Netflix with Windows 7 Media Center

Is this possible? I've heard that there's an extension or something for Vista's Media Center, but I can't figure out how to enable this in Windows 7.
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Problems with Netflix Streaming, DDWRT, and Xbox 360

Basically, I have been having problems getting Netflix Streaming to play on my Xbox 360 with my DD-WRT router. The thing is, it will play some movies, sometimes. For example, the other day, I could ...
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Preventing NetFlix from saturating my internet connection

I am watching videos streamed from NetFlix using Chrome and Windows 7 over a Wi-Fi connection to a Belkin N150 (F6D4230-4) router. NetFlix appears to completely flood my internet connection, and other ...
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windows 8 compatablity issues with netflix

Has anyone encountered the DRM error with netflix in Windows 8 and found a fix for it. I consistently get prompted to install silverlight, and am informed of its successful installation, yet like a ...
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Netflix or Hulu maxing out bandwidth at Airport? [closed]

I work at a smaller international airport and recently the airport authorities are claiming that the network bandwidth is being maxed out due to employees (no more than say 7 personal computers at any ...
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1answer
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Video on demand requirements [closed]

I am wondering how can Netflix get the needed upload bit rate to sustain their service. I would like to start my own Netflix-like service, what type of infrastructure, internet service I am going to ...
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2answers
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Using OpenVPN, yet netflix.com blocks access

I have set up an OpenVPN server on a VPS in the USA and configured it to route all clients traffic through it. Everything seems to work fine regarding the VPN connection in gerneral. All ip lookup ...
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3answers
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Watching Netflix through a VPN

Recently I bought a VPS from DigitalOcean. I setup a PPTP VPN so I could watch us Netflix content from outside the US. Now that I have it setup and all my traffic is going through the VPN, Netflix is ...
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1answer
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How to remove Netflix from Windows 7 Media Center menu?

I'd like to remove the Netflix menu item in Windows Media Center 7's Movies section. I saw recommendations for Windows Media Center Studio, but at the time of writing, the website is down.
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Netflix streaming stops loading at 98% on Revo 3700

I'm trying to stream Netflix on an Acer Revo 3700 running Windows 7 Home Premium, but it hangs on the loading screen at 98% (after it has formatted the player to the right aspect ratio and added the ...
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1answer
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How can I throttle Netflix' bandwidth usage?

My ISP enforces a monthly bandwidth cap of 250GB. Normally, that would be plenty, but Netflix is burning through my month's supply in about three weeks! How can I force Netflix to use less bandwidth?...
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Netflix not working in Windows Vista Media Center two icons, and won't play

Two part question. Why does Windows Media Center display two Netflix plugins on the main home screen? Why does Netflix have a popup saying "there was a problem retrieving data, please check your ...
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What could be the reason for Netflix proxy false positive?

After recent Netflix worldwide launch I gave it a try. I can watch it fine from office, but when I go home, it gives me error: Streaming Error. You seem to be using an unblocker or proxy. ...
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1answer
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Cannot run the Netflix Modern app on Windows 8.1

I'm trying to run the Netflix Modern app on my PC running Windows 8.1. To be clear, this is the app that you can install in the Modern interface using the Microsoft Store. I'm not trying to run ...
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Netflix (Silverlight) Crashing after 30 seconds

For some reason Silverlight is crashing when I watch Netflix. It plays about 30 seconds then just stops, about 30 seconds later I get an alert saying the plugin stopped responding. I have tried: Un-...
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Netflix app System Configuration error

When I try to watch a movie or TV show on Netflix, this is the error I get, after it is done loading: System Configuration Problem An unexpected error occurred when trying to play video. ...
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Consolidated queue for video on demand?

It's great having lots of video on demand options, but actually choosing something to watch is turning into a mess - I have to jump from one website or application to another. I'd like to have a ...
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1answer
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Netflix Metro App Desktop Shortcut Icon Missing

I am not understanding why this would be happening and can't seem to fix it. What it looks like: I've tried deleting the shortcut and creating a new one and it worked once, not any more. I've ...
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Truly terrible streaming video (Netflix/Skype) quality over fast wi-fi

I have Verizon FIOS with a 50/25 plan. Speedtest.net reports 21/28 over my 802.11n wi-fi connection. I can reliably pull over 4MB/s when downloading Ubuntu. But watching Netflix on my wi-fi enabled ...
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Limit Netflix bandwidth

Netflix massacres my ping whenever I play online games. Preferably, I'd like to be able to monitor and limit/assign priorities to any applications using my home network, but if it's a Netflix-...
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How to stream netflix on fixed space on screen

I'm wondering if it's possible through any browsers or software to stream Netflix with a set size, minimal screen space used, but most importantly the "Always on top" functionality. Currently I just ...
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Play Button Disappeared From Netflix in Windows 7 Media Center

For the last year and a half I've enjoyed watching Netflix movies in Windows 7 Media Center. Within the last few days I've encountered a problem where the play button no longer shows up reliably. I ...
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Why does my HTPC's HDTV refresh rate go to 23hz when powering on (sometimes)?

I have an HTPC connected with an HDTV through a receiver, and sometimes when turning the TV on, the refresh rate is set to 23hz instead of my setting of 60hz OS: Vista Home Premium (32bit). Graphics ...
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Why do video streaming services buffer when I plug in my headphones?

I've noticed while using Netflix, Xbox Video, and Amazon, when I plug in my headphones the video will buffer as if the audio output change affects the streaming services. Can anyone explain why this ...
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Netflix lags on my laptop

I just got an Acer Aspire 5250 and have been trying to run Netflix on it with little or no success. The laptop has Windows 7 as the OS and Verizon Fios as the ISP. The picture is fine is just that it ...
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Removing Netflix From WMC8 And Adding Online Libraries?

I just installed Media Center on my 8.1 Pro laptop earlier and I am trying to figure a few things out. I looked for a good online guide to MC but I couldn't find one... First question, how do I get ...
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Macbook Pro Fall 2010 (i7): Excessive Heat with Netflix playback

When I watch Netflix on Safari or Chrome on OS X Snow Leopard (with the latest version of Silverlight), the computer gets fairly hot. Is this a problem with the way Silverlight is programmed for OS X?...
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How to connect to my US network overseas via VPN?

I purchased an Apple TV for my parents and I have a netflix account. My parents live overseas, and I was wondering if they could use my account to get it to work. I read that it won't work unless ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to play Netflix Watch Instantly on a PS3 Slim without the DVD? [closed]

I was shipped a Netflix DVD but lost it. Is there any way to stream Netflix "Watch Instantly" without the DVD?
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Getting 1080p to Work on Netflix [migrated]

As of recently, I've been having trouble getting HD to work on my Neflix. I use IE so I can stream in 1080p, but it seems the "HD" button on the Silerlight player has vanished and I evidently cannot ...
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What causes monitors to turn fully green while 'Netflixing'?

I noticed that when I watch Netflix and turn off all monitors but the one I'm using to watch and turn them back on, they turn solid green, or just are black. I can fix this by restarting or unplugging ...
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Netflix and apple tv resolution

Is it possible to force netflix to play standard definition when using apple tv? Or do the in browser netflix settings apply to apple tv streaming of netflix also. By settings I mean the play back ...
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Netflix on Kali in a crouton chroot

Hi I have been playing with Kali as a secondary chroot to my Ubuntu one, both are hosted under the Chrome OS shell. It is a c270 and has an Intel® Celeron. I swapped out iceweasel for Firefox, and ...
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Single Queue for Multiple Streaming Video Services

I use multiple streaming video services (iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, YouTube), and I'd like to create a single, consolidated streaming queue across all services instead of having to jump from service to ...
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Netflix is not loading properly in chrome on mac with ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE for most requests

Every time I try to load netflix on chrome I get an almost empty black and white page. It seems all assets on the webpage are failing to load with an ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE. It works fine on Safari ...