I gave two raspberry pi 4s (8 GB RAM) as a gift (I generally use Linux but am fairly new to these :) ), and wanted to watch Netflix and Youtube on them (for example). Yet Youtube has a lot of screen tearing (I think that's the word). I've tried both of the answer's from here on Raspberry Pi #1, but neither fixed the issue.
Next, I found Netflix straight doesn't work. I looked up the Netflix issue and found this Tom's Hardware page (and many of the same exact solution) - this installs an alternative Chromium supposedly more apt for media. But trying it on Raspberry Pi #1 (which I've modified according to the first link) yielded this message:
"Error: Invalid desktop entry file: '/usr/share/applications/chromium-media-browser.desktop'"
(If I go to that file, there doesn't appear to be anything too strange, of course I can share its contents if needed)
(and no fixes to the original Chromium)
On Raspberry Pi #2, which is pretty much vanilla Raspbian, I ran the Media Edition installer, and it's there and I can run it... except still Netflix doesn't work, and neither does Youtube.
Not only that, but if I try to go to
chrome://plugins, for example, it brings me to the "Aw, Snap!" mage for the former, and "This site can't be reached" for the latter; I'm not sure if it did that before, but it seems very odd. I can't even access the settings (the same I guess as
I'm wondering what is going on here, and how to get these to work.