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    Has anyone managed to get BT Sport going?

    http://sport.bt.com/

    Am using Ubuntu 13.04, Firefox 23 with Moonlight 3.99.03. Before installing moonlight it asked to install silverlight which obviously I cannot do. Now it simply does not play - no errors.....

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    Re: Has anyone managed to get BT Sport going?

    You could try with Pipelight.

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    Re: Has anyone managed to get BT Sport going?

    Tried it - in both Chromium and Firefox. Showed the Silverlight test OK but didn't show any video.......

    Thanks for the suggestion - did you get it to work?

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    Re: Has anyone managed to get BT Sport going?

    Hi,

    did you install a user agent switcher? Otherwise most streaming websites will detect that you are using a wrong operating system and refuse to work.
    Please take a look at this FAQ: https://answers.launchpad.net/pipelight/+faq/2351

    Unfortunately I cannot test http://sport.bt.com/ myself as this page isn't available for my location.

    Sebastian

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    Re: Has anyone managed to get BT Sport going?

    Hey @mfundisi2 have you got bt sport working with pipelight + user agent switching?

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    Re: Has anyone managed to get BT Sport going?

    I guess I figured this would happen sometime. Netflix is the only website I know that actually uses Silverlight (that I use anyways). I had canceled my Netflix subscription long ago due to it not working and re-enabled after the wine fix by ehoover/compholio WINE.

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    Re: Has anyone managed to get BT Sport going?

    Quote Originally Posted by mashedbear View Post
    Hey @mfundisi2 have you got bt sport working with pipelight + user agent switching?
    Nope - I installed the user agent switch as well as pipelight but BT Sport still shows a black rectangle and no video...

    I can watch it on my Nexus 7 fortunately.
    Last edited by mfundisi2; August 24th, 2013 at 10:40 AM.

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    Re: Has anyone managed to get BT Sport going?

    Hi,

    someone on our IRC channel (don't know if he's also active in ubuntuforums) got BT Sport working by doing a downgrade to Silverlight version 5.0. (The same trick is also necessary for SkyGo.)

    How to do this is described in our FAQ: https://answers.launchpad.net/pipelight/+faq/2358

    This page moreover requires setting windowlessmode to true as described here: https://answers.launchpad.net/pipelight/+faq/2361
    (this will not be necessary anymore when we've released our next update!)

    Sebastian

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    Talking [Solved] Re: Has anyone managed to get BT Sport going?

    Hello Sebastian

    Downgrading to Silverlight 5.0 worked (I somehow managed to get two IDs with this new login system!)

    Thanks very much for your help.

    JonPaul aka Mfundisi2

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    Re: Has anyone managed to get BT Sport going?

    Thank you folks...........I am digesting your comments and taking it all in. I really appreciate the time you have taken to help, and in doing so it helps me with my inexorably slow learn.

    But I enjoy.

    Geoff

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