Oh Silverlight, how I hate thee so! August 23, 2011Posted by truthspew in Uncategorized.
I’m getting rather annoyed by Microsoft Silverlight.
Apparently it’s a dead product within Microsoft. But they forced Netflix into using it and I must say it’s even WORSE than Netflix’s Flash based player of old.
And now that they’re quietly sweeping it under the rug I hear they are doing so because of HTML 5′s video capability. That would be fine and dandy except there are very few fully HTML 5 compliant browsers out there. Sure, Firefox supports a limited set at the moment.
So please, please, speed the development on HTML 5 compliant browsers and to Netflix, get your web site coded up for HTML 5 and be done with that CPU hog Silverlight. It should be called Red Light because that is the color I see when your player stutters along.