Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr May Come With Pipelight Support

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. It 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.

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Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr May Come With Pipelight Support

Now, some Canonical developers are having discussions on wheather to make Pipelight available via the default repositories of Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr or not. For more information, read the mailing lists.

Now, if you want to install Pipelight on Ubunt 14.04 Trusty Tahr, 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, you have to add the pipelight ppa to your system (also, remove the other repos providing pipelight and related packages, in order to avoid issues), update the local repository index and install the pipelight package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:mqchael/pipelight
$ sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ehoover/compholio
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install pipelight

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