Port Request: Mono Moonlight

Paul Pathiakis pathiaki2 at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 27 10:38:15 UTC 2014

Thank you, Anton.

I'm now enlightened.

I guess my main request for a port is the ability to watch Netflix.  Yes, I know Silverlight is dead, however, this hasn't stopped Netflix from it's continued use.  :-)

I didn't know how to request a port that plays Netflix video. ;-)

Thank you, again,


On Thursday, March 27, 2014 2:28 AM, Anton Afanasyev <aasoft at gmail.com> wrote:
On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 4:32 AM, Paul Pathiakis <pathiaki2 at yahoo.com> wrote:

I'd like to see moonlight ported to FreeBSD.  It's software to allow the use of Microsoft Silverlight.  It would be very useful to allow streaming of Netflix videos (Silverlight format) to a FreeBSD desktop.

I'm not sure if the latest version of Moonlight is good enough 
to support Netflix as I have not used it for this purpose.
 Moonlight development is dead, and Silverlight itself seems to be just as dead.
(at least some
 of) Our Linux brethren are using Pipelight, e.g. see here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pipelight. I think porting Pipelight would be more beneficial than reviving Moonlight, as it, at the very least, would provide full Silverlight functionality instead of the subset offered by Moonlight.


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