Linked by weildish on Tue 20th Jan 2009 02:13 UTC
In the News Those up top (the Presidential Inaugural Committee) chose to utilize Microsoft's Silverlight technology to stream the upcoming inaugural events for the new president of the United States. Though Microsoft certainly likes this idea, this leaves out thousands of people in the US and elsewhere who still cannot run Silverlight or an open source alternative on their systems from viewing the streamed video online. Update by Thom: Linux and PowerPC Mac fans rejoice, as they can watch the inauguration as well using Moonlight. Migel De Icaza wrote: "Microsoft worked late last night to get us access to the code that will be used during the inauguration so we could test it with Moonlight." Microsoft and the Moonlight team fixed this issue in one afternoon, so it might be a little rough.
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It works!
by abraxas on Tue 20th Jan 2009 15:21 UTC
abraxas
Member since:
2005-07-07

I now have moonlight installed for both firefox and epiphany and it works for both. I will be watching the silverlight stream of the presidential inaguration on Linux with moonlight.

http://www.pic2009.org/

Edit: Missing codecs were automatically detected and downloaded from Microsoft and they work.

Edited 2009-01-20 15:23 UTC

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RE: It works!
by mariuz on Tue 20th Jan 2009 16:37 in reply to "It works!"
mariuz Member since:
2006-02-21

hmm interesting their website is on apache

http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/graph?site=www.pic2009.org


I have installed the moonlight but i don't feel very comfortable with the drm or whatever codecs they have installed on my machine

http://mapopa.blogspot.com/2009/01/silverlight-on-jaunty-64-moonlig...

Edited 2009-01-20 16:39 UTC

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