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microsoft Silverlight

Postby paulfrottawa » 12 May 2009, 00:07

OpenSource Implementation of Silverlight

[CMD=" "]cd /usr/ports/multimedia/moonlight/ && make install clean[/CMD]


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Since I have never heard of silverlight until today. I thought this would be a useful post.
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Postby CmdLnKid » 25 Jul 2009, 00:38

You know until today I had not known there even was a port for that. Also I still don't get what kind of usefulness it brings to the table. I always end up blocking it from installing on my windows boxes.
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Postby dennylin93 » 25 Jul 2009, 02:55

I rarely see Silverlight on the web now. It's mostly Flash.
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Postby graudeejs » 25 Jul 2009, 10:29

I never install SilverLight on my Windows pc....
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Postby drhowarddrfine » 26 Jul 2009, 21:28

The only time you will see Silverlight is on Microsoft related sites or their partners. Almost everyone else uses Flash and, with HTML 5 introducing the video and audio tags, there will be even less need for either.
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Postby copypaiste » 26 Oct 2009, 07:11

I've installed moonlight-1.0.1_4, and the following text shows up in about:plugins page (firefox-3.5.3,1)
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Silverlight Plug-In

    File name: libmoonloader.so
    1.0.30401.0

MIME Type    Description    Suffixes    Enabled
application/x-silverlight    Novell Moonlight    scr    Yes


But I still can't get silverlight objects running. I.e. here : http://www.jibtv.com. It shows 'Install m$ Silverlight' button. x(

I'm running FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE-p4.

Any advices will be much appreciated :beer
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Postby tiko » 07 Dec 2009, 00:21

Anyone that might have a Netflix subscription will find this useful, all of their streaming movies use Silverlight. I for one appreciate this port as nothing beats having 10,000 movies available for $8 bucks a month.
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Postby cmc4bsd » 11 Dec 2009, 06:14

I get the same thing. I've installed Moonlight on FreeBSD 8.0.

about:plugins on firefox shows:

Silverlight Plug-In

File name: libmoonloader.so
1.0.30401.0

as enabled. But when I go to a sight like jibtv above I
just see a label that says

Install
Microsoft Silverlight

This doesn't seem to be much good :-).
Is there something I need to do to enable moonlight
to play on these sites?

Thanks for any advice,

Chris Conn
Austin, TX
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Postby Caliante » 14 Nov 2010, 11:13

I am poking around with this also. Aside from the fact that it installs a ton of packages (this can't be right, can it?) it doesn't yet work.

It installs so many packages that the forum says:
The text that you have entered is too long (55824 characters). Please shorten it to 10000 characters long.
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Postby Caliante » 14 Nov 2010, 13:37

After a quite impressive installation of packages (tons of them) as well as a port upgrade to the latest versions of these packages, I remain with two errors:

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Making install in sdk
gmake[1]: Entering directory `/usr/ports/multimedia/moonlight/work/moonlight-2.2/sdk'
gmake[2]: Entering directory `/usr/ports/multimedia/moonlight/work/moonlight-2.2/sdk'
gmake[2]: Nothing to be done for `install-exec-am'.
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c -m 644 buildversion /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0/buildversion
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../class/lib/2.1/mscorlib.dll /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0/mscorlib.dll
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../class/lib/2.1/mscorlib.dll.mdb /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0/mscorlib.dll.mdb
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../class/lib/2.1/System.dll /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0/System.dll
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../class/lib/2.1/System.dll.mdb /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0/System.dll.mdb
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../class/lib/2.1/System.Core.dll /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0/System.Core.dll
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../class/lib/2.1/System.Core.dll.mdb /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0/System.Core.dll.mdb
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../class/lib/2.1/System.Net.dll /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0/System.Net.dll
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../class/lib/2.1/System.Net.dll.mdb /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0/System.Net.dll.mdb
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../class/lib/2.1/System.Runtime.Serialization.dll /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0/System.Runtime.Serialization.dll
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../class/lib/2.1/System.Runtime.Serialization.dll.mdb /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0/System.Runtime.Serialization.dll.mdb
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../class/lib/2.1/System.ServiceModel.dll /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0/System.ServiceModel.dll
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../class/lib/2.1/System.ServiceModel.dll.mdb /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0/System.ServiceModel.dll.mdb
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../class/lib/2.1/System.ServiceModel.Web.dll /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0/System.ServiceModel.Web.dll
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../class/lib/2.1/System.ServiceModel.Web.dll.mdb /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0/System.ServiceModel.Web.dll.mdb
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../class/lib/2.1/System.Windows.dll /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0/System.Windows.dll
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../class/lib/2.1/System.Windows.dll.mdb /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0/System.Windows.dll.mdb
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../class/lib/2.1/System.Windows.Browser.dll /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0/System.Windows.Browser.dll
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../class/lib/2.1/System.Windows.Browser.dll.mdb /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0/System.Windows.Browser.dll.mdb
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../class/lib/2.1/System.Xml.dll /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0/System.Xml.dll
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../class/lib/2.1/System.Xml.dll.mdb /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0/System.Xml.dll.mdb
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../class/lib/2.1/Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0/Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../scripts/smcs /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0/smcs
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../class/lib/2.1/smcs.exe /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0/smcs.exe
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../class/lib/2.1/smcs.exe.mdb /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0/smcs.exe.mdb
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../class/lib/2.1/Mono.CompilerServices.SymbolWriter.dll /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0/Mono.CompilerServices.SymbolWriter.dll
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../class/lib/2.1/Mono.CompilerServices.SymbolWriter.dll.mdb /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0/Mono.CompilerServices.SymbolWriter.dll.mdb
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../tools/respack/respack.exe /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0/respack.exe
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../tools/respack/respack.exe.mdb /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0/respack.exe.mdb
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../class/lib/2.1/System.Windows.Controls.dll /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0-
redist/System.Windows.Controls.dll
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../class/lib/2.1/System.Windows.Controls.dll.mdb /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0-
redist/System.Windows.Controls.dll.mdb
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../class/lib/2.1/System.Windows.Controls.Data.dll /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0-
redist/System.Windows.Controls.Data.dll
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../class/lib/2.1/System.Windows.Controls.Data.dll.mdb /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0-
redist/System.Windows.Controls.Data.dll.mdb
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../class/lib/2.1/System.Xml.Linq.dll /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0-redist/System.Xml.Linq.dll
/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -c ../class/lib/2.1/System.Xml.Linq.dll.mdb /usr/local/lib/moonlight/2.0-redist/System.Xml.Linq.dll.mdb
gmake[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/ports/multimedia/moonlight/work/moonlight-2.2/sdk'
gmake[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/ports/multimedia/moonlight/work/moonlight-2.2/sdk'
gmake[1]: Entering directory `/usr/ports/multimedia/moonlight/work/moonlight-2.2'
gmake[2]: Entering directory `/usr/ports/multimedia/moonlight/work/moonlight-2.2'
gmake[2]: Nothing to be done for `install-exec-am'.
gmake[2]: Nothing to be done for `install-data-am'.
gmake[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/ports/multimedia/moonlight/work/moonlight-2.2'
gmake[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/ports/multimedia/moonlight/work/moonlight-2.2'

[b]ERROR: The "libmoonplugin-ff3bridge.so" in WEBPLUGINS_FILES is either a typo or no longer exists. Please make a bug report to [email]mono@FreeBSD.org[/email] (maintainer).[/b]

===>   Compressing manual pages for moonlight-2.2_2
===>   Registering installation for moonlight-2.2_2
===>  Cleaning for moonlight-2.2_2
--->  Cleaning out obsolete shared libraries
[Updating the pkgdb <format:bdb_btree> in /var/db/pkg ... - 795 packages found (-0 +1) . done]


I will inform the maintainer per the above.

And secondly, after going to:

http://www.go-mono.com/moonlight/download.aspx

To add the Firefox plugin I get:

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Novell moonlight could not be installed because it is not compatible with your Firefox build type (FreeBSD_x86-gcc3)"
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Postby drhowarddrfine » 15 Nov 2010, 12:37

Note that Microsoft confirmed it has had a "change of direction" with regard to Silverlight and will now focus on using Silverlight for mobile/phones instead of the desktop. Silverlight was not even brought up at the PDC conference they held a couple weeks ago.
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Postby Caliante » 15 Nov 2010, 13:24

drhowarddrfine wrote:Note that Microsoft confirmed it has had a "change of direction" with regard to Silverlight and will now focus on using Silverlight for mobile/phones instead of the desktop. Silverlight was not even brought up at the PDC conference they held a couple weeks ago.


The thing is, for my work I have to watch clips with interviews and stuff. Half the web does this in Flash, half does it in Silverlight. Flash I have working under FreeBSD, Silverlight I have not. If I want to completely ditch XP for FreeBSD (which I really want) I will have to find a way to view these 50% of the video clips that I currently can't view.
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Postby Caliante » 30 Nov 2010, 11:06

I informed the developer twice, but no response :(
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Postby drhowarddrfine » 30 Nov 2010, 16:18

Caliante wrote:Half the web does this in Flash, half does it in Silverlight.
Actually, about 95% do it in Flash. Silverlight is a minor player.

With Microsoft moving away from Silverlight on the desktop, I don't know how that will affect the maintainer's interest in this. Especially with the probability of HTML5's video element progressing rapidly over the coming months.
If I want to completely ditch XP for FreeBSD (which I really want) I will have to find a way to view these 50% of the video clips that I currently can't view.

What I do is have a cheap notebook that has Windows on it. I don't have Flash installed so, if I need to view something, I just turn that on. I'm a web dev so that's my only real need for Windows, for testing in IE (the worst browser on the planet!).

As far as Silverlight goes, I don't know anyone who develops with it or uses it for anything.
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Postby richardpl » 30 Nov 2010, 17:36

I can watch HTML5 and flash videos with mplayer. Never tried Silverlight.
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Postby Caliante » 27 Dec 2010, 07:51

Hmmm.

After a patch that has been made available this error is now gone:

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ERROR: The "libmoonplugin-ff3bridge.so" in WEBPLUGINS_FILES is either a typo or no longer exists. Please make a bug report to mono@FreeBSD.org (maintainer).


However, installing the plugin itself in Firefox still isn't possible because of the mentioned second problem:

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Novell moonlight could not be installed because it is not compatible with your Firefox build type (FreeBSD_x86-gcc3)


Now, if I look in:

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About:plugins


The moonlight plugin is not shown, however, when I look in Tools/Add- ons/Plugins it is listed.

So I thought this is perhaps some error with the Firefox-profile, so I thought I'd try to install the plugin from within a fresh profile (since I have no clue how to delete the plugin that is listed from this profile).

However: how on earth do you invoke the firefox profilemanager in FreeBSD? Firefox -profilemanager does nothing, and

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 /usr/local/bin/firefox3 is not a directory


so where is the Firefox executable hidden, would anybody know this?

Thank you :e
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Postby fanbass » 06 Apr 2011, 07:00

richardpl
I can watch HTML5 and flash videos with mplayer. Never tried Silverlight.

how to play the video stream from mplayer?
Example: http://itv.1tv.ru/
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