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jbocean
May 31st, 2010, 01:52 AM
I just installed 10.04 today and I wanted to watch highlights from
www.mlssoccer.com
but their site requires Silverlight I was wondering if there is a work-around to that or will I just have boot into XP when I want to go to that website.

Thanks.

wojox
May 31st, 2010, 01:57 AM
Moonlight (http://www.mono-project.com/Moonlight)

jbocean
June 3rd, 2010, 03:16 PM
I downloaded and installed 'moonlight' and the site still wants me to install Silverlight. Is there some other step I have to do?

magikfute
July 25th, 2010, 06:56 PM
I've had this problem with mlssoccer.com as well. I think the core issue is that the site is requiring some newer version of Silverlight that Moonlight isn't up to emulating yet. So, I think for now we're stuck with booting into Windows when we want to view highlights or use match day live.

vanquishedangel
July 25th, 2010, 07:29 PM
Also there is a codec that Microsoft didn't include in moonlight that silverlight has and I believe it is called DRM, it is a special codec that stops copying of media and alot of places like netflix require that codec To play their media. Mostly places that require that codec are forced to by the companies the they get the media from. This maybe your issue and maynot be fixed for a long time, windows has this codec in it in silverlight but why they didn't put it in moonlight is anyones guess check this out

http://forums.silverlight.net/forums/t/94992.aspx

petition for netflix

http://www.petitiononline.com/Linflix/petition.html