How to Download Streaming Silverlight Video With Firefox

By Matt McGew

Microsoft Silverlight is a free plugin for the Firefox browser that allows you to view, and in some cases download Silverlight streaming video content from various websites. It is not, however, possible to download all Silverlight streaming content. To view or download this type of streaming video, you will need to download and install the Silverlight plugin for your Firefox browser from Microsoft.

Step 1

Go to the Microsoft Sliverlight home page.

Step 2

Click the "Download Now" button.

Step 3

Click the "Continue" button to confirm that you want to install the Silverlight plugin.

Step 4

Click the "OK" button.

Step 5

Click the "Close" button to exit the Silverlight installer.

Step 6

Close and then reopen your Firefox browser.

Step 7

Go to the website that contains the Sliverlight streaming content.

Step 8

Click the "Play" option to begin streaming playback of the video. Click the "Download" option to download the streaming video to your computer.