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joyrder50
February 19th, 2011, 09:46 AM
I would like to be able to watch Rocktelevision.com using the Boxee Box but it says I need to have Microsoft's Silverlight to be able to watch it. Does anyone have any idea if that will be possible in future?

Thanks,
Ryan

judgeschambers
February 19th, 2011, 10:31 AM
No, not at the present as silverlight is only for windows machines and bbox is linux based.

kungfu71186
February 19th, 2011, 11:35 AM
http://go-mono.com/moonlight/

joyrder50
February 19th, 2011, 03:42 PM
Moonlight is an open source implementation of Microsoft Silverlight for Unix systems. With Moonlight you can access videos, applications and content created for Silverlight on Linux.

Moonlight is Silverlight for Linux...a free plug in.

darcilicious
February 19th, 2011, 03:48 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/53310480@N02/5438159621/ But it doesn't do DRM; not sure if some/any/all websites using Silverlight require DRM for viewing their streams but if they do, then it's a no-starter for the Boxee Box.

wittemus
March 4th, 2011, 05:28 AM
But it doesn't do DRM; not sure if some/any/all websites using Silverlight require DRM for viewing their streams but if they do, then it's a no-starter for the Boxee Box.

I just bought a Boxee Box yesterday and noticed that online tv in Holland also requires Silverlight.

1. Installing Moonlight won't harm Boxee Box? So I can install it anyway, just in case .....?

2. To install Moonlight I do this directly from the internet on Boxee Box?

xmcnuggetx
March 4th, 2011, 05:40 AM
There is no way to install native apps/plugins.

RXWatcher
March 4th, 2011, 06:45 AM
ok..so how does netflix stream then? We know netflix streaming requires silverlight which is why the linux app doesnt have netflix.

You can get root on this thing so if you could find a writeable partition and symlink..you should be able to get moonlight loaded but it doesnt have the drm support.

stevo81989
March 4th, 2011, 08:13 AM
ok..so how does netflix stream then? We know netflix streaming requires silverlight which is why the linux app doesnt have netflix.

You can get root on this thing so if you could find a writeable partition and symlink..you should be able to get moonlight loaded but it doesnt have the drm support.

Boxee Box access the VC-1 hardware decoded stream. The same stream all the TV's, BluRay players, and Roku accesses. Its only available to CE devices. This is why there is no(and probably will be no) linux support. The same happens with Vudu, MLB, and NHL. Essentially Netflix is wrapped in a silverlight container for PC/Mac use as its a little more secure.

Moonlight is wonderful and has semi support from from microsoft which is pretty cool. Your right though, it has no DRM and (please correct me if im wrong) is not hardware decodable. So video would jitter and lag.

cptbrw
March 4th, 2011, 07:09 PM
No, not at the present as silverlight is only for windows machines and bbox is linux based.

Just to clarify, there is a version of Silverlight available for Apple Macs (OSX).

Prospero424
March 4th, 2011, 11:01 PM
Moonlight does not support current content protection mechanisms, but it does in fact support GPU acceleration of h.264 and VC-1.

But yeah, without content protection, you may as well just use HTML5 for video, which is why Moonlight isn't a very high priority for most people (Boxee included).

stevo81989
March 5th, 2011, 09:34 AM
Moonlight does not support current content protection mechanisms, but it does in fact support GPU acceleration of h.264 and VC-1.

But yeah, without content protection, you may as well just use HTML5 for video, which is why Moonlight isn't a very high priority for most people (Boxee included).

Thanks for the clarification! Yeah, I would wager that a high percentage of silverlight content is DRM'd. Unfortunately I also dont see Microsoft handing over the keys to the DRM content.