Moonlight PC v0.7.5

@cgutman cgutman released this May 22, 2016

This version uses a new OpenGL-based renderer which seems to have compatibility issues on some PCs. If you have performance or rendering issues, please try the previous version (0.6.x).

This client will soon be discontinued in favor of the Chrome client. The Chrome client is generally higher performance and capable of using hardware video decoding on the client PC. Please use Moonlight Chrome if possible.

This version of Moonlight PC requires Java 8 JRE installed. If you have issues with input not working, make sure you have Java 8 installed.

Please report any broken functionality. Performance will vary by PC. Streaming 1080p at 60 FPS requires a powerful client machine because decoding is done in software. This port is not nearly as functional or high performance as other Moonlight clients.

Use Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Q to quit the stream. Pressing Ctrl+Alt+Shift toggles mouse capture in the streaming window.

If you've started a stream from another device, you will probably have to terminate it manually on the PC or end it from the device you started it with before you can start a new one to a different device.

If you're running 64-bit Windows, you'll want to get the JAR that corresponds to the architecture of the JRE you're running which might not match architecture of your Windows installation. I'd suggest trying the win32 version unless you explicitly remember installing a 64-bit JRE. An error message will appear telling you the proper JAR to download if you pick the wrong one.

Users running Windows XP must install the DirectX End-User Runtime before running Moonlight. It can be found at

If you a running Linux, you must not have /tmp mounted with the noexec flag. The Moonlight JAR needs to extract native libraries in the tmp folder to run correctly.


  • Fixed RTSP handshake error over some Internet and VPN connections
  • Fixed video stream initialization hang on Windows
  • Improved streaming reliability and performance