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Silverlight, via Moonlight, comes to Linux

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If you're like me, you don't like proprietary video and audio codecs. Be that as it may, some sites, like NBC's Olympics site, use Microsoft's proprietary Silverlight streaming technology. Until recently, if you were using Linux that meant you couldn't watch videos from these sites at all. Until now The Mono Project, a Novell sponsored open-source initiative to bring .NET code to Linux, has just released an open-source, Firefox add-in Moonlight 1.0 that enables Linux desktop users to view Moonlight content.

Moonlight not only brings Silverlight content to Linux users, though, it also brings Microsoft's WMV (Windows Media Video), WMA (Windows Media Audio) and MP3 files to Linux via the Microsoft Media Pack. This is a Microsoft blessed set of Microsoft's proprietary media codecs.

To get Moonlight, you download it as a Firefox add-on from the Go-Mono site.

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proprietary codecs

steven wrote:

If you're like me, you don't like proprietary video and audio codecs.

Didn't he just say the included proprietary codecs are the very reason he likes Linux Mint?

Yeah, the first paragraph of an article is often the hardest, but dang, don't contradict yourself the very next day.

Big Grin

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