Pipelight is a NPAPI wrapper plugin for using Windows plugins in Linux
browsers and therefore giving you the possibility to access services
which are otherwise not available for Linux users. Typical examples of
such services are Netflix and Amazon Instant, which both use the
proprietary browser plugin Silverlight. These services cannot normally
be used on Linux since this plugin is only available for Windows.
Pipelight helps you access these services by using the original
Silverlight plugin directly in your browser, all while giving you a
better hardware acceleration and performance than a virtual machine.
Besides Silverlight, you can also use a variety of other plugins that
are supported by Pipelight.
Pipelight will take care of installing, configuring and updating all
supported plugins. From the perspective of the browser these plugins
will behave just like any other normal Linux plugin after you have
For further information about all supported plugins, their installation,
configuration and usage, please visit http://pipelight.net/.