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Pipelight Brings Widevine Support For Linux Web Browsers

Pipelight, a project that allows you to install Silverlight to any Linux browser that supports the Netscape Plugin API (Firefox, Chrome, Midori), allowing you to use video streaming websites such as Neflix, has been updated yesterday, getting Widevine support and Linux windowless mode.For those not familiar with Pipelight, this is a WINE browser plugin that was initially created to allow you to access services that require Microsoft Silverlight such as Netflix, LOVEFiLM, Maxdome and more, using native Linux web browsers. The plugin has evolved and besides Silverlight, it now allows using the Windows Adobe Flash Player in Linux browsers and, with the new 0.2.4 release, it also adds Widevine support.Widevine is a browser plugin designed for viewing premium video content, used by websites such as HBO Go, Cinemax and many others. It is currently fully supported only on Windows and Mac OS X. On Linux, Widevine is bundled with Chrome browser but it’s not largely used by websites as it’s only compatible with a single browser.According to the Pipelight 0.2.4 release announcement:”The plugin itself does not work standalone and instead just offers DRM capabilities to the normal Flash plugin. While the Widevine plugin itself does all DRM related stuff like

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