Install Silverlight alternative Pipelight in Linux Mint 16

Play Silverlight videos in Linux Mint 16 with Pipelight

By , ITworld |  Software, Linux, linux mint

Pipelight is a plugin that lets you view Silverlight videos in a browser in Linux Mint 16. Here's how you can install it. Pipelight will let you watch Netflix and other services on your Linux system.

1. Open a terminal window.

2. Type in the following commands then hit Enter after each.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pipelight
sudo pipelight-plugin --update

sudo pipelight-plugin --enable silverlight

Pipelight project team is focuing on Flash, Silverlight, Shockwave and the Unity Webplayer. In order to run Silverlight DLL in the Linux this project needs a patched version of WineHQ, which is downloaded automatically during pipelight installation. Using Pipelight plugins in Linux you can use services such as: Netflix and so on.

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