Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Pipelight is a browser plugin which enables the use of Microsoft’s close-source Silverlight, in order to have access at video streaming services, like Netflix, for example.
Pipelight needs both a Linux library and a Windows file called pluginloader.exe, that loads the Silverlight DLLs via Wine. Many popular television services, including Netflix can be watched only via Silverlight / Pipelight, so this workaround is quite useful.
Pipelight has been updated to Pipelight 0.1-4, coming with support for Flash Player 11.8.
In this article I will show you how to install Pipelight on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna and Pear OS 8.
Follow these instructions exactly, in order to get a successful installation:
$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio
$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mqchael/pipelight
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install pipelight
After you have successfully installed Pipelight, go to this link to test if everything went smoothly.
In order to get support for Adobe Flash Player 11.8, do the following:
$ wget http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/11.8.800.168/install_flash_player.exe
$ WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-pipelight/ /opt/wine-compholio/bin/wine install_flash_player.exe
$ cp /usr/share/pipelight/pipelight ~/.config/pipelight
$ sed -i 's|^[^#]*dllPath.*$|dllPath = C:\\windows\\system32\\Macromed\\Flash\\|g' ~/.config/pipelight
$ sed -i 's|^[^#]*dllName.*$|dllName = NPSWF32_11_8_800_168.dll|g' ~/.config/pipelight
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