Install Moonlight (Silverlight) on UBuntu
Many times we happen to surf the internet and stumbled upon some movie or animation that requires the installation of Silverlight, a special technology developed by Microsoft that blocks us or rather prevents the display of the video or the page if not installed in the system.
Of course those who use UBuntu do not mean that uses a Microsoft. How do? Simple, the answer is Moonlight, an open source implementation of Silverlight available for Linux systems. To install it you have two choices: using packages or via the official website and I personally always use the second choice.
Installing via the official website
Open your browser and click on the official page of Silverlight. Select your architecture and download the plug-in. Now restart your browser and you will have Moonlight installed. If returning to a site that requires Silverlight, what types of RAI and you are asked to install "Moonlight Codecs Installer", and then click on "Install Codecs" and that appears after installation, reload the page and everything should work.
Installing packages using
Simply type in a terminal:
And that's it. Now to test the proper operation and correct installation of the plugin, open this page and choose a video. If you start will mean that all is well! Still do not see anything? Right-click inside the player and choose "Settings Moonlight"; click the last tab "Advanced" and remove the setting "Use Hardware Acceleration".
sudo apt-get install moonlight-plugin-core moonlight-plugin-mozilla