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Old 06-12-2012, 06:22 PM   #1
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Moonlight Alternative for Fedora 17


Recently read somewhere that the Moonlight project is no longer active. Need to find an alternative. For what ever reason my cable provider has 2 options for the pc. 1 is HBO on the go which works fine, the other is basically TV to PC were I can view programming live on my pc. Problem is this option requires Silverlight, and moonlight does not work. So therefor I am hoping there is something else that works. Any ideas? or am I beating a dead horse.

Henry
 
Old 06-12-2012, 07:46 PM   #2
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Greetings,

Well, from what I've been gathering, Silverlight's days are numbered, too. The preview for Win8 has put emphasis on HTML5 over Silverlight. You can read the article on "The H" here.

So, instead of worrying about Moonlight, I think your time is better spent just getting up to speed on HTML5.

HTH. Let us know.
 
Old 06-13-2012, 12:38 PM   #3
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Guess I don't have much choice, will have to wait for html5 to become the defacto standard. So far I been only using html5 with you tube. I don't know if or when Time Warner Cable in NY will use it, right know the beta site for TV to PC is attempting to install silverlight/Moonlight.

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There is no way I have read to get silverlight working on linux in anything less than a virtual machine.

Cable and Netflix companies LOVE silverlight as it makes them feel secure. Until they feel secure with html5 they won't change no matter how old silverlight gets.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/23/g...tion-in-html5/

Or exactly this. http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/html-media/raw...ted-media.html

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Old 06-13-2012, 11:12 PM   #5
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Guess I don't have much choice, will have to wait for html5 to become the defacto standard.
that will be years and years yet

all those companies spent MEGA $$$$$$$$$ cash on silverlight and it will be years to come before they change

you DO have the only option left
install windows 7 to the hdd or in a VM

or boycott the MS only sites
 
  


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