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News Netflix uses Silverlight to support Mac, Linux

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 28 Oct 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

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    Not installing - pointless as so little uses it. Having the flash plugin is bad enough.
     
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    Such a pity that as bad as Flash is in general, everything I have seen of Silverlight is far, far worse.
     
  4. bowman

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    Flash is bad enough, we don't need another one, no thank you.

    Besides, if I actually pay for a movie, do I want to download it in 1080p and view it with the media player and platform of my choice or do i want to view it in some gimped stupid browser plugin? I think you already know the answer.. And we're back at the old 'pirates give their non-paying "customers" better service than vendors do to their paying customers' adage.
     
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    At least it's something guys. It's not like Silverlight is going to slow down your browser, it is just a plug in. Would you rather they not support Macs?
     
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    I rather use JQuery to make some nice effect ;)
     
  7. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    They can stick there DRM infested s**t where the sun dont shine, i agree that flash is bad enough, but 10-14 year olds love it and older more casual users seem to love it as well
     
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    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    According to PDC, Silverlight is already on 20% of net-connected computers, which ain't all that bad if you ask me.
     
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    Yeah, I have no problem with this. The online service is not meant to be for downloading movies, its more of a rental instant gratification type thing. I like the idea of being able to rent a movie, watch it with mediocre quality online quickly, and then use the rest of my netflix allocation to have high quality movies sent to my home when I have a larger audience to view it with.

    I think this was a great choice, as long as Microsoft keeps up with silverlight, and works to improve it over time.
     
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