Pipelight an alternative to Silverlight for Ubuntu

Pipelight¬†an alternative to Silverlight for ubuntu, is a special browser plugin which allows one to use windows only plugins inside Linux browsers by embedding Silverlight directly in any Linux browser that supports Netscape Plugin API (Firefox, Google Chrome / Chromium, Opera…).

Pipelight consists out of two parts: A Linux library which is loaded into the browser and a Windows program started in Wine. The Windows program, called pluginloader.exe, simply simulates a browser and loads the Silverlight DLLs.

The latest release 0.2.6 comes with new features and bug fixes:

  • Update Silverlight to 5.1.30214.0
  • Add ViewRight for Caiway plugin
  • Update Flash to
  • Update Shockwave Player to
  • Update Roblox plugin
  • Added Vizzed RGR plugin
  • Add pipelight-plugin commandline switch –list-enabled-all
  • Silverlight now works even with less strict user agent settings
  • Made pluginloader 64-bit compatible and added experimental 64-bit version of Flash
  • Add implementation for NPN_PluginThreadAsyncCall
  • Fixed compilation of 32bit pluginloader with wineg++

Install Pipelight 0.2.6 in Ubuntu 14.04

– Run following commands to install Pipelight

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install pipelight

sudo pipelight-plugin --update

– Run following commands to enable Silverlight and Flash

sudo pipelight-plugin --enable silverlight

sudo pipelight-plugin --enable flash


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– To enable Shockwave

sudo pipelight-plugin --unlock shockwave

sudo pipelight-plugin --enable shockwave


– Enable Unity Webplayer

sudo pipelight-plugin --enable unity3d


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