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yellow19man 12-28-2007 07:38 PM

Microsoft Silverlight
I was just on and I was about to watch some sports highlights and it asked me to install Microsoft Silverlight. I had never heard of this program before and I was wondering if someone here could provide some review for this new piece of software from Microsoft.

Thanks in advance.

Eric559 12-28-2007 07:48 PM

Sort of like Microsoft's version of Adobe's Flash.

bubba 12-28-2007 07:49 PM

schweb 12-28-2007 08:00 PM

I can't wait for Silverlight 1.1 which supports DRM. That's what Netflix is waiting for to finally have a Mac solution for watching downloaded movies.

yellow19man 12-28-2007 08:57 PM

Are any of you using Silverlight?

cwa107 12-28-2007 09:13 PM


Originally Posted by Eric559 (Post 557145)

Right, because life simply would not be complete without a competing Microsoft product for every product that's ever been made. Can't wait for MS-Toilet-Paper </sarcasm>


MacHeadCase 12-28-2007 09:14 PM

< More sarcasm>Well you know... they have so much market share, they can do whatever they please. ;D </ More sarcasm>

mraya 12-28-2007 09:22 PM


Originally Posted by MacHeadCase (Post 557192)
< More sarcasm>Well you know... they have so much market share, they can do whatever they please. ;D </ More sarcasm>

Sarcasm or sad reality?

Anyway, i have never seen a website using Silver Light yet.

Let's try it (i'm bored)...

yellow19man 12-28-2007 09:40 PM

Just downloaded Silverlight and well I'm not impressed. I am not saying it is a terrible product but it doesn't do anything special for me. Just another nuisance having to install another piece of software. Life isn't perfect.

Nothing negative to report as of today.

mraya 12-28-2007 09:55 PM

The Netflix demostration looks very good, i still choose to rent/buy the DVD for the extra features, this seems to integrate all very well. After looking at the resources it seems like you don't need a specific program to make the animations, that is good IMHO.

2Hit6 03-17-2008 08:29 PM

Is anyone having problems getting the Silverlight plug-in installed for Firefox 2? I installed Silverlight, but it's only detected as installed on Safari, but I'm a FF user :|

CoMo 09-09-2008 01:34 PM

A lot of the radio station streams require Silverlight, but I'd prefer not to install another app. Is there any way around using Silverlight? And if there isn't, have any of you had problems with it?

SpinDoc 12-05-2009 04:13 PM

I'm having issues with Silverlight, too. I'm trying to watch the NCAA DIII Soccer Finals today and it keeps asking me to reinstall Silverlight over and over. Annoying.

This is through CBS: CBS College Sports All-Access

bobtomay 12-05-2009 04:38 PM

Are you on 10.5 or 10.6?

10.6 installs Silverlight as part of it's default installation.

First thing I'd try would be to delete the Silverlight preference files - two of them, located at:

Users / youruser / Preferences / com.Microsoft.Silverlight....

Just move them to the desktop, log out and back in, give it another try.

SpinDoc 12-05-2009 04:53 PM

I'm on OS X 10.4.11 (iBook G4 PPC). Thanks for the reply.

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