ferrari wrote:Let us know how you get on. I'm interested in the results (as I'm sure others will be).
Eureka! I finally got it to work! I'm not entirely sure what combination of things made it work but it does. This is roughly what I did (in Ubuntu 12.04 with Wine installed):
I just discovered that this actually works for Netflix as well as Sky.
1. Linux Firefox - installed User Agent Overrider 0.21 (website is https://github.com/muzuiget/user_agent_overrider
). I tried installing Pipelight but I don't think it worked properly anyway. I then set the User Agent to "Firefox 22/Windows".
2. Wine: Installed Firefox for Windows. Then from this I downloaded and installed Silverlight. It took quite a bit of messing around but it did finally installed - I think that was largely due to me not being very familiar with Wine.
NOTE: I couldn't actually get Sky to work in the Windows version. I'm running Sky through the Linux version of Firefox, so it may not be necessary to install Firefox but I definitely think you need Silverlight.
3. I tried to install Flash in Windows Firefox but it wouldn't install. I thought of this because Sky appears to use an odd mix of Flash and Silverlight. I do have Flash installed in Linux Firefox though.
4. Finally I got to a point where Sky was telling me that the Device I was using was not registered for use. I deleted my Windows device, then tried to play Sky Sports and Sky registered my Linux device. Sky Sports then played perfectly!
5. My localhost reports a name of G72 (same as in Windows). However, Sky registered "richardaustin19-PC" as the name! I have no idea where this is set. It doesn't seem to be in Wine. The Wine computer name is set here: Run Wine Regedit from command line and search for ComputerName. I renamed the device to G72 and tried again and Sky Sports still worked okay.
I really hope this helps someone else because I found it really maddening to get it to work but ultimately worth it! Sorry I can't be absolutely accurate about how I got it to work but I did so much messing about that I'm really not sure which steps are crucial and which were a waste of time.