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.
A while ago, Pipelight 0.2.0 has been released, bringing support for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander and derivates like Linux Mint 16 Petra.
In this article I will show you how to install Pipelight 0.2.0 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, Pear OS 8, Pear OS 7 and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
For a successful installation of Pipelight 0.2.0 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pear OS and Elementary OS, add the needed ppas to your system, update the local repository index and install the pipelight package. Like this:
$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio
$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mqchael/pipelight
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install pipelight