Pipelight, a project that allows you to install Silverlight to any Linux browser that supports the Netscape Plugin API (Firefox, Chrome, Midori), has been updated today, receiving multi-plugin support.
Pipelight combines the effort by Erich E. Hoover (the Netflix Desktop developer) with a browser plugin (unlike Netflix Desktop which requires a Windows version of Firefox to run under Wine) which lets you access services that require Microsoft Silverlight, such as Netflix, LOVEFiLM, Maxdome and more, using native Linux web browsers.
With this release, Pipelight doesn't only handle Microsoft Siverlight but also the Windows version of Adobe Flash, which is a mandatory step to get Widevine (a browser plugin designed for viewing premium video content, supported only on Windows and Mac OS X and only with Chrome under Linux) DRM working in future releases.
The new version also brings the posibility to enable plugins on a per user basis instead of system wide as well as other changes such as:
- easier Silverlight version switching;
- added several wine patches to fix deadlocks and race conditions when using hardware acceleration with Silverlight;
- added possibility to read plugin path from the registry, so that it is not necessary to update the configuration on a plugin update;
- other bug fixes.
Ubuntu users can follow the updated instructions from our initial Pipelight article: Pipelight: Use Silverlight In Your Linux Browser To Watch Netflix, Maxdome Videos And More
For Arch Linux, Debian Wheezy / Jessie / Sid, openSUSE or if you want to compile Pipelight, see the official instructions.