Hi Jan

Thanks for the detailed reply. I suppose having Google build a FreeBSD
binary is too much to ask (if it's now that simple..)?
Otherwise maybe the Foundation can work their magic.

On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 5:15 PM, Jan Beich <jbe...@freebsd.org> wrote:

> Johannes Lundberg <johal...@gmail.com> writes:
>
> > Hi
> >
> > How far away is this (if even possible) so that we can enjoy Netflix on
> > FreeBSD? :)
>
> Modern browsers use CDM adapter to make it look like a plugin: PPAPI on
> Chrome,
> GMP on Firefox. To use Linux plugins on FreeBSD it'd require patching IPC
> to
> invoke Linux version of plugin process (if linuxulator supports), proxying
> just
> libwidevinecdm.so (portable across Chromium/Firefox/Kodi) or proxying
> entire
> PPAPI (a la nspluginwrapper) to get Adobe Flash as well.
>
> # adapters are open source
> https://cs.chromium.org/search/?q=ppapi_cdm_adapter # aka
> libwidevinecdmadapter.so
> https://searchfox.org/mozilla-central/search?q=widevine-adapter
> # libwidevinecdm.so API
> https://cs.chromium.org/chromium/src/media/cdm/api/
>
> Another option is to ask FreeBSD Foundation to get Google to provide
> source for
> Widevine CDM under NDA, so the Foundation can build FreeBSD binary and then
> distribute it to users (a la Diablo JDK). The code has only few
> dependencies
> (glib2, nss) and may not even require porting to FreeBSD.
>
>   # for Chromium with enable_widevine=true, version 1.4.9.1070, built on
> 2018-03-06
>   $ fetch https://dl.google.com/linux/deb/pool/main/g/google-chrome-
> stable/google-chrome-stable_65.0.3325.146-1_amd64.deb
>   $ tar xOf google-chrome-stable_65.0.3325.146-1_amd64.deb --include
> data.tar.xz |
>     tar xvf - --include \*/libwidevinecdm.so --strip-components 4
>
> or
>
>   # for Firefox, built on 2017-08-03
>   $ fetch https://dl.google.com/widevine-cdm/1.4.8.1008-linux-x64.zip
>   $ tar xvf 1.4.8.1008-linux-x64.zip
>
>   $ readelf -d libwidevinecdm.so | fgrep NEEDED
>    0x0000000000000001 (NEEDED)             Shared library:
> [libpthread.so.0]
>    0x0000000000000001 (NEEDED)             Shared library: [libm.so.6]
>    0x0000000000000001 (NEEDED)             Shared library: [libstdc++.so.6]
>    0x0000000000000001 (NEEDED)             Shared library: [libdl.so.2]
>    0x0000000000000001 (NEEDED)             Shared library: [librt.so.1]
>    0x0000000000000001 (NEEDED)             Shared library:
> [libglib-2.0.so.0]
>    0x0000000000000001 (NEEDED)             Shared library: [libnss3.so]
>    0x0000000000000001 (NEEDED)             Shared library: [libnssutil3.so]
>    0x0000000000000001 (NEEDED)             Shared library: [libnspr4.so]
>    0x0000000000000001 (NEEDED)             Shared library: [libgcc_s.so.1]
>    0x0000000000000001 (NEEDED)             Shared library: [libc.so.6]
>    0x0000000000000001 (NEEDED)             Shared library:
> [ld-linux-x86-64.so.2]
>
>   $ nm --demangle --defined-only -D libwidevinecdm.so
>   000000000008bf40 T CreateCdmInstance
>   000000000008bf20 T DeinitializeCdmModule
>   000000000008bfd0 T GetCdmVersion
>   000000000008bde0 T InitializeCdmModule_4
>   0000000000069020 T VerifyCdmHost_0
>   0000000000000010 b tcmalloc::ThreadCache::threadlocal_heap_
>   00000000001be7bc T _fini
>   0000000000014a58 T _init
>   00000000000161c0 T calloc
>   0000000000016110 T free
>   0000000000016130 T malloc
>   00000000000163a0 T posix_memalign
>   0000000000016260 T realloc
>
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