Raspberry Pi: Amazon Prime, Netflix, etc. and a DRM solution! #RaspberryPi @Raspberry_Pi @lemariva
LeMaRiva tech documents how to use a file from ChromeOS to add media DRM rights support to Chromium on Raspbian (Raspberry Pi OS) on Raspberry Pi!
You could install Kodi, LibreElec or OSMC, and you’ll be able to watch your series or movie without any problem (using some plugins). But, if you still want to use Raspberry OS (Raspbian), I can tell you: There is a solution! This means, your Raspberry Pi can still be a media center running Raspberry OS.
But first, let me explain the error. This simply happens because of Digital Rights Management (DRM). The Chromium browser on the Raspberry OS doesn’t support DRM.
…The solution is to extract the library Widevine (libwidevinecdm.so) from ChromeOS and add it to Raspberry Pi OS. That sounds quite complex, right? But, it isn’t at all! To do that, I found this script widevine-flash_armhf.sh, that fetches the latest official recovery image of ChromeOS for ARM, mounts it as a disk, and extracts the Widevine and Flash libraries, saving them in a compressed archive.
The post includes a shell script which automates the process and adds an extra link to the browser noting it has the DRM support. With this, you can use it to play videos from Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Disney+, Amazon Prime, Spotify, Pandora, and many others.
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