Don't get me started on how long Netflix Instant hasn't been available for Linux. I'm (reluctantly) ok with using VirtualBox for the time being, but even inside a VM, for some reason, Netflix Instant Player randomly stops playback. The video is still buffered to a point but the video just stops. The only way to start it up again is to reload the page. Not too bad, until it starts happening every 2 minutes.
If I can remember correctly, a while ago I was watching on Netflix and it froze and I said "Screw it" and continued to go about my business leaving it frozen. A while later (like 30 minutes to an hour), it randomly starts playing again.
I know that my network isn't the greatest, but I never had this problem while using Windows and it doesn't seem like a VM should make a difference. Maybe I'll run a cable and see if a wired connection is any better, but it seems more like a Linux-connection to VM-Windows-connection problem to me.
If anyone has any clues, let me know. Or Netflix would just hurry up on its Chrome Plugin...
I upped the RAM and that all but solved the problem; now it freezes maybe once an hour. It's still a stupid problem, but alot better than it used to be.
So if you happen to be having this problem in a VM, make sure you're giving it plenty of resources.