Description of the issue:
Even after enabling Widevine, Netflix doesn’t play under Linux Brave even with the “shields” down… The main Netflix menu comes up, clicking on a content tile brings up the controls and the title information, some data seems to be pre-fetched, but then it freezes. Clicking the Start triangle has no effect. It does this on two of my computers, so it’s not related to just one of them, and Netflix works fine on Firefox but fails the same way on vanilla Chrome.
Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.
- Go to netflix.com
- Sign in
- Some preview audio/video may start
- Pick something and click it.
Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):
Screen goes black but video controls show up if you mouse over it. Progress bar red dot sticks at zero but progress pre-load indicator shows some preloading, but the Start button has no effect. Volume controls etc respond to the mouse.
Video should play.
Reproduces how often:
Operating System and Brave Version(See the
About Brave page in the main menu):
Linux 5.14.18-100.fc33.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Nov 12 17:38:44 UTC 2021 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Brave Version 1.32.115 Chromium: 96.0.4664.93 (Official Build) (64-bit)
HTML5 Disable Autoplay extension installed but deactivated. Youtube, Curiositystream, news site videos, etc, all work.