Trouble with online video players
Has anyone else noticed numerous online video players requiring Windows or Mac to play videos? Netflix and ABC specifically require Windows or Mac OS to view videos. Firefox is listed with each one as an acceptable browser. However, I have tried to play videos there in Firefox, using Dreamlinux as my OS. I get a message saying something like, "oops, your operating system is not supported."
Is there any way around this, using FOSS? I don't want to be stuck paying for an OS that I don't like, and don't want in order to watch videos online.
I don't understand why a certain OS would be required. I can play videos in Adobe format, YouTube, etc, without any problems. So it appears to me to be a website decision, rather than a technical issue. Am I wrong?