Greetings, this is my first contribution to this blog, this time I want to share a program that I found very interesting for those who view content with Silverlight in a different way
Silverlight is an application designed by Microsoft for multimedia playback and functions similar to Abobe Flash, it is used in various services.
In my case it bothered me to have to switch to Windows to be able to view content on Netflix and although it exists «Netflix desktop«. On my Netbook, even though I was using XFCE, it didn't have a good performance, causing my computer to not respond or the video to freeze.
Pipelight works using Wine-silverlight like Netflix Desktop, but unlike it, Pipelight No. It uses a modified windows version of Firefox, but instead installs a plugin in our browser that calls Silverlight from Wine.
It may not be very clear but basically we can see Silverlight content from our browser without having to emulate another from wine.
Its operation is more or less like this:
It is an alternative to Netflix Desktop but this is not only limited to that since it can play Silverlight content on any page that uses it
I will show a screenshot of my computer in which we can see that it is my native browser and not one emulated in WIne, despite this the video is shown at normal speed
We must add the following repositories that are necessary for the installation with the following commands:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mqchael/pipelight
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pipelight
For these users we have available the package from AUR
yaourt -S pipelight
Once installed we must execute one more command (with the browser still closed)
The source code package is available and to download it we must use git
git clone https://bitbucket.org/mmueller2012/pipelight.git
git clone git://fds-team.de/pipelight.git
It requires the following packages as dependencies:
libc6-dev, libx11-dev, mingw-w64, g ++ - mingw-w64, make, g ++, sed
For the installation we need to enter the following commands
sudo make install
Once installed we can test if it works by visiting the following link:
If we see the animation the plugin is working correctly
1.- Always have the browser closed during installation so that our browser does not have errors with the plugin
2.- In some web pages (Netflix for example) it is necessary that the platform be Windows, for this we will modify the user agent (with extensions such as User agent Switcher or manually) of the browser by Firefox in Windows or Chrome in Windows
I use this:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:21.0) Gecko/20130401 Firefox/23.0
And with this I no longer have problems when viewing content on that page
Hope it works for you.
Greetings and do not be too harsh with criticism this is my first contribution