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And yet still more contempt for SilverLight (And Netflix for being stupid enough to use it!) September 17, 2011

Posted by truthspew in Uncategorized.
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I’ve done everything. Updated all my plug-ins, dumped network cache, dumped regular cache, and yet, if I try watching Netflix I see PlugInContainer sucking up most of the CPU time on the machine and it’s a stuttering wonder.

I have to wonder why the hell Netflix chose to go with the SilverLight player. The Flash based player worked just fine, no problems whatsoever.

But what really irks me is that since Microsoft pushed this piece of shit player upon us, they pulled the plug on any future SilverLight development.

And I hear that the next version of IE won’t allow Add-In’s like Flash player. What the fuck? I know Flash player has issues too, but none like that piece of fucking shit SilverLight.

So Netflix, please switch back. I’m not the only one of your subscribers having this issue. And I’ve replicated the issue in Firefox 6, Google Chrome 13.0.782.220 m, and IE 8. The only common factor among the three browsers, SilverLight. So please, I implore you at Neflix, go back to the Flash player.

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1. Mike Airhart - September 18, 2011

I believe that Flash and most other plug-ins are being banned from Windows 8 IE in tablet / Metro mode but not in desktop mode.

http://www.macworld.com.au/news/flash-banned-from-metro-windows-8-37033/

I agree, though, that it’s stupid that Netflix is forcing users to compromise their systems with Silverlight.

2. Brien - November 4, 2011

If my mother-in-law wasn’t paying for Netflix (as a gift), I would cancel and use Amazon or Hulu or whatever else that works perfectly on Linux. Right now I have to run Netflix in a Windows XP VM, and it is a bit crappy.

3. robyn - September 19, 2013

SILVERLIGHT IS A FUCKING PIECE OF TOAL SHIT! AND THE VATICAN IS FULL OF STUPID SHITHEADS WHO INSIST OF FORCING YOU TO HAVE SILVERLIGHT TO WATCH ANY ONLINE VIDEO ON YOUR SMARTPHONE. HOWEVER, FUCKING SILVERLIGHT DOES NOT WORK ON ANY ANDROID, IOS, OR WINDOWS SMARTPHONE OR TABLET! WHAT A TOTAL BUNCH OF FUCKING IDIOTS! WHERE THE FUCK IS YOUR BRAIN!

4. Susan Christian - January 15, 2014

Several months later and Silverlight is still a complete and utter piece of shit. I am not going to order anything from Amazon till they dump it. Neither should you.

5. truthspew - April 29, 2014

Meant to mention – I ditched Windows. Pure Linux (well, Ubuntu) now. You need three things to watch Netflix on Ubuntu:

1) Pipelight – you need to authorize the PPA but pretty easy to obtain.

2) Firefox

3) User Agent Switcher for Firefox.

Install those three and no need to run a Windows VM or even Wine. It just work.

6. MicrosoftSucks - July 23, 2014

silverlight (like microsoft) is a joke.

i have never once been impressed with a single new product from microsoft. Its as if the entire company is run by morons who have no idea what they are doing.

All of their programs dont work how they are supposed to and are so full of bugs, by the time they work them out (after release) the software is dated and worthless.

I guess thats microsofts marketing strategy. Just release whatever they can, get people to buy it and THEN start developing. Its not like microsoft has recently started this strategy. Its a problem with every single thing they make. Even every version of windows has been like this.

Microsoft you are a joke :) You are just lucky that there is no other widespread OS otherwise you would be buried in days lol.


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