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I know about moonlight but it doesn't work on an italian web site I need:

I'm running chromium browser on ubuntu 11.10, Novell Moonlight - Version:

I cannot see a way to solve this problem other that reboot on windows 7, if anybody can help.

I wonder if there's a way to install the original microsoft silverlight on linux.


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There is a workaround to use Silverlight by using a custom version of wine, follow the instructions here: – alfC Dec 13 '12 at 21:47
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Moonlight at the current time is the Silverlight client for Linux; there are no alternatives that I am aware of, and Microsoft does not have an official Silverlight client for Linux.

Moonlight should in general be compatible with Silverlight, except in cases where the Silverlight application in question uses Microsoft PlayReady DRM. It is possible the website you are trying to use is protected by this DRM scheme.

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I understand. It's just sad that cause of this I have to remove ubuntu to friends of mine and install windows xp. I tried to go through wine but the browser didn't work good, finally tried with a virtual machine but the pc is too old and the video is resulting slow. Thanks. – giuspen Nov 27 '11 at 13:50

Silverlight unfortunately doesn't work on Ubuntu, it's Windows-specific.

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I guess only in Italy the public television websites force users to use microsoft windows :( – giuspen Nov 26 '11 at 15:11
In Poland to watch sport (by official website - HD for free ) it's the same :/ – Patryk Jul 31 '12 at 20:56

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