Silverlight
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5.1.50901.0

2.5

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Silverlight5.1.50901.0

12 October 2016

Cross-platform plug-in delivers interactive applications for the Web.

Overview

Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. Silverlight offers a flexible programming model that supports AJAX, VB, C#, Python, and Ruby, and integrates with existing Web applications. Silverlight supports fast, cost-effective delivery of high-quality video to all major browsers running on the OS X or Windows.

What's new in Silverlight

Version 5.1.50901.0:
  • Security update for Silverlight to address information disclosure

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76 Reviews of Silverlight

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anonymous-squirrel-4040
23 September 2010
Version: 4.0.50826.0

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Clean, elegant multi-use plugin. Microsoft got it right here. They're really no more the Evil Empire than any other scarcity-based, fear-mongering capitalist outfit, i.e., all U.S. businesses, including Apple. This is superior to Flash in every way
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gregg-hillmac-com7300
24 December 2019
Version: 5.1.50901.0
On a Mac I can't get it to work . I have 2011 Mac Book Pro 10.13.6 Why not ?
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brunette34655
27 December 2016
Version: 5.1.50901.0
THANK YOU REVIEWERS. Silverlight and this site is unnecessary and confusing how it brings you to this malware.
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RougeCheese12
16 January 2016
Version: 5.1.41212.0
The beauty of Silverlight and why you should have uninstalled this crappy software years ago: https://securelist.com/blog/research/73255/the-mysterious-case-of-cve-2016-0034-the-hunt-for-a-microsoft-silverlight-0-day/
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Derekcurrie
08 January 2016
Version: 5.1.41105.0
Microsoft themselves recommend that people NOT use Silverlight. They're going to discontinue it in time. Therefore, if you have it installed, ask yourself whether you actually need and want it. If not, then UNinstall it and save yourself from the potential security risks of having it installed.
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Sanchai
07 January 2016
Version: 5.1.41105.0
Oh again. Installer ofvMicrosoft Silverlight downloaded from Macupdate contains malware that Virusbarrier block and alert. Why Macupdate decide to do all this inclusion of adware IR malware in the installer without notice to user?ni am a paid subscriber to Macupdate, and even I have set to block ad from Macupdate profile, the malware skill sneak in without notice I have to be very careful now with download from Macupdate. After all trust is hard to build but easybtondestroy. Think about this Macupdate!
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0.5
Panocha
15 August 2015
Version: 5.1.40728.0
Thank god I got rid of Netflix and don't need this crap anymore.
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0.5
starsizzle
22 May 2015
Version: 5.1.40416.0
Uninstall and gain security. This is not needed anymore.
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Nitroxer
13 May 2015
Version: 5.1.40416.0
Version 5.1.40416.0, dated 12 May 2015 can't be opened under Yosemite without changing default security settings. Humm...Miscosoft fixes their security problems by delivering a non-conforming package? Is there a technical reason that justifies this? No README in disk image - just Silverlight.pkg. Will not be installing until clarified.
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0.5
Dgeo
10 February 2015
Version: 5.1.30514.0
A closed source plugin for your browser. From Microsoft. Deprecated since 2011. Enough said. Sadly a few (usually very badly written) web pages and web apps still use it for some reason.
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Nick-Collingridge
06 June 2014
Version: 5.1.30317.0
I have recently been getting some highly suspicious dialogs apparently relating to a Silverlight update appearing on my Mac without doing anything to trigger them (like checking for updates, for example). The title is "Microsoft Silverlight Update Available" and it carries on with some text encouraging me to install it. There is a very generic application icon within the dialog but nothing else, and certainly nothing that gives me any confidence that this is genuinely from Microsoft. Every sinew of my body is telling me this is bogus - surely Microsoft of all people would not issue an upgrade prompt that is one of the least believable I have ever seen? There are only two alternatives at the bottom of the dialog - "Remind Me Later" or "Update Now". What is the verdict of others?
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MartinW3784
29 May 2014
Version: 5.1.30317.0
It needs too many resources on mac's.
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MacUpdate-Lon
18 April 2014
Version: 5.1.30317.0
Silverlight works fine on my MBP (early 2011) with OS X 10.8.5. I use it frequently as I am a Netflix subscriber. Never had an issue with it, although it does make my fans accelerate.
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xgman
18 April 2014
Version: 5.1.30317.0
it's silverlite.exe ( windows link)
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Boysetsthefire
12 March 2014
Version: 5.1.30214.0
You can roll back to the previous version with Time Machine. Files are located in main library/application support/microsoft, main library/internet plugins, and user library/application support/microsoft.
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0.5
Boysetsthefire
12 March 2014
Version: 5.1.30214.0
Silverlight 5 Build 5.1.30214.0 Released March 11, 2014, as Pender stated, this version will not run on Safari7.0.2 in Mavericks. Must resort to Firefox for Netflix and other sights that use silverlight. I was unable to install an older working version of silverlight. Hoping for a quick fix.
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2.5
PenderW5374
11 March 2014
Version: 5.1.20913.0
Silverlight 5 Build 5.1.30214.0 Released March 11, 2014 (KB2934150) is now the latest version. This update was supposed to fix a security vulnerability but causes "Plugin Failure" error in Safari 7.0.2. Recommend not updating your Silverlight if you have a working situation. If you are already stuck like I am, temp workaround is that it works for Netflix in Mozilla Firefox 27.
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Neal
15 November 2013
Version: 5.1.20913.0
Silverlight 5.1.20913.0 does not work with Mavericks (10.9) Safari 7, Chrome, Firefox or any other numerous Mac browsers when attempting to use the NowTV.com website. No amount of fiddling with the Safari 7 Plug-ins Security settings will allow the site to work. An update is urgently required.
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Maveric1968
31 October 2013
Version: 5.1.20913.0
no comments. it just works.
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Macgecko
08 October 2013
Version: 5.1.20513.0
FYI the current version of Silverlight as of October 8th 2013 is 5.1.20913.0.
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MacUpdate-Lon
29 August 2013
Version: 5.1.20513.0
I'm a Microsoft basher from way back. I'm also a Netflix subscriber. I have a 2 year old MBP running 10.7.5 and Silverlight works flawlessly and has for more than a year. Installing Silverlight does not put a bunch of crap all over your system installation. It installs an internet plugin, a folder in Application Support, and preferences file(s). Silverlight has in no way compromised my OS installation nor my web browsing experience.
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MacHow2-Com
26 April 2013
Version: 5.1.20125.0
If you're having problems with streaming Netflix using Silverlight for Mac, here's how to fix the problem: http://machow2.com/netflix-for-mac/
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gofy
28 March 2013
Version: 5.1.20125.0
Hmm, the download link on Microsoft's site always redirects me to Silverlight V1 from 2008 … Current version is V5 I think. If you are experiencing similar issues, you could try this mirror in germany: http://www.chip.de/downloads/c1_downloads_hs_getfile_v1_37234602.html?t=1364481689&v=3600&s=97ea93073c41a5ee5d2a8e73eb96a30f
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Cowicide
15 March 2013
Version: 5.1.20125.0
To this day, the Microsoft Silverlight installer package that comes in the dmg download says NOTHING about what it installs on my system and where. No "read me" file, NOTHING. Just a generic package installer and my fingers crossed Microsoft doesn't install crap onto my system that causes instability and/or slowdown my CPU? I don't think so. To this day, Silverlight stays OFF my computer. Trust Microsoft? Hahahaha... good one! Same idiots who bought out and borged Virtual PC back in the day and their first accomplishment was to screw up the code and have it cause a kernel panic to my entire system (which had literally NEVER happened before on that system, EVER). Then after ruining Virtual PC for Mac, they discontinued it. Microsoft cost many small businesses a loss in competition for a product and lost time/revenue dealing with their ineptitude and greed. And, THIS just scratches the surface. So, am I going to install Siverlight on my Mac when there's OPEN alternatives? HELL NO.
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4.5
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
14 March 2013
Version: 5.1.20125.0
I don't understand all the bad reviews and low marks for Silverlight. The fact that Silverlight enables the VLC Media Player should be worth three stars at least. As for Netflix streaming difficulties, can one be sure this is the fault of Silverlight and not an Internet connection/modem/router issue? How would you test that?
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freiheit
14 March 2013
Version: 5.1.20125.0
Does anyone know whether this release fixes the sluggishness and general system unresponsiveness while streaming Netflix on the Mac (using Firefox browser and Silverlight plugin)? I no longer have my Netflix account because it was so bad, but would go back if performance is improved.
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Sean-Smith
13 March 2013
Version: 5.1.20125.0
' "Silverlight.pkg" can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.' Really? Are you serious, Microsoft? In SIX AND A HALF WEEKS OF TESTING (the installer disk image is dated 25th January) you didn't notice that you'd neglected to sign your installer? It's not that Microsoft is too cheap to pay Apple the $99 per year it costs to sign software; Microsoft's Mac Business Unit has been signing their software for months. (Silverlight comes from a different group at MS.) And to be fair to Silverlight's developers, even though Apple informed developers of Gatekeeper's signing requirements one year ago, this is the first update to Silverlight since the release of Mountain Lion last July. But that Microsoft's release process evidently does not include bothering to test that their installer ACTUALLY OPENS on the current OS with default settings... the mind boggles.
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Chrischram
13 March 2013
Version: 5.1.20125.0
I can count on two or three fingers sites I've encountered that wouldn't work properly without Silverlight. My solution has been to leave the site and assume they don't want my business. Same goes for Flash. Same goes for Java.
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Islandmacman
01 January 2013
Version: 5.1.10411.0
Beggars can't be choosers, so I'm glad this is still available. That said, Silverlight is a resource hog, like Flash, and has a few quirks (coming out of full screen mode sometimes keeps the menu bar hidden). This app can certainly use an update if large companies require its use. Alas, it is a Microsoft product and we are Mac users.
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0.5
limies
21 November 2012
Version: 5.1.10411.0
It's non-standard microsoft technology There are many normal and standard Internet plugins or technologies like HTML 5, Adobe Flash.
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1.5
Cuneyt
20 October 2012
Version: 5.1.10411.0
I've found out that it wasn't Flash slowing down my computer, but Silverlight. Removed it. Will install it temporarely only if I need to watch a Silverlight video on the Web.
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Bray-Mitchell
23 August 2012
Version: 5.1.10411.0
worst thing ever cant believe i have to use for work
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Jeff-H-
19 August 2012
Version: 5.1.10411.0
You know I've watched my poor PC unenlightened friends rip their hair out every time they have to install Microsloth garbage...I've watched the circular endless loop that Microsloth in their infinite wisdom puts them through...maybe MS does it as a goof? Then after they're all installed them making 8 moves to my one to get the same thing to happen. I've never had to experience this myself until Silverlight...they make it next to impossible to even download this c**p!
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-rick-v-
22 May 2012
Version: 5.1.10411.0
Like most people here, I too hate that we’re required to have Silverlight install, just because of Netflix. As is “best practice”, I run with as few plugins as possible, as each one represents a real or potential security hole. (You can physically remove plugins by looking here: ‘/Library/Internet Plugins/’ and here: ‘/Users/YourUsername/Library/Internet Plugins/’). Netflix chose Silverlight because at the time it was the only cross-platform codec that supported DRM at the time. (And, as you can guess, DRM was required by the movie studios so that Netflix didn’t turn into a movie-downloading site). Speaking objectively, Silverlight does have some really nice features that are unmatched by Flash or Quicktime. Namely, not only the ability to throttle down due to bandwidth congestion, but more importantly the ability to throttle back up as congestion loosens. I also like Silverlights way of handling scrubbing thru a movie. And, as others have pointed out, it looks like Microsoft has depreciated Silverlight in favor of supporting the industry-adopted h.264. This, of course, is a good thing. Hopefully those Silverlight-developed features will be rolled into the next version of h.264 (h.265?). Yes, it sucks that we have to have Silverlight installed for essentially the one website on the entire planet that uses it. But, as far as the plugin itself is concerned, it’s not all that bad. It doesn’t suck down your machine like Flash does, for example.
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2.5
Magosilvan
22 May 2012
Version: 5.1.10411.0
I already have this version installed since April 11. I just use it to see some TV. Is this really a new version?
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FTBZ
22 May 2012
Version: 5.1.10411.0
I use this software to watch TV with my ISP. Generally the software is stable, I never encountered a major problem.
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Penguirl
22 May 2012
Version: 5.1.10411.0
I seem to remember reading somewhere lately in an article about Microsoft's roadmap that development of Silverlight was dead or all but dead. Regardless, I don't have Flash installed on my Mac Pro (I use Chromium instead) and I'm not going to install Silverlight either. If I could dump Java I would do that too. Flash, Java, and Adobe products are full of security holes. I wouldn't be surprised if Silverlight were the same.
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Mac5
22 May 2012
Version: 5.1.10411.0
I was quite surprised when I found that I needed Silverlight installed on my iMac before I could effectively run Netflix. Surprised, because I was under the impression that damn few people ever ran this piece of troublesome software on the PC's, far less on Mack's.. Its pretty useless in todays world.
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0.5
umaromc
30 April 2012
Version: 5.0.61118.0
Keeps crashing. I wouldn't have this pos installed if it weren't for Netflix... time to walk over to my Roku... >:/
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Satcomer
04 April 2012
Version: 5.0.61118.0
Hopefully Microsoft will continue this!
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Davekct
14 March 2012
Version: 5.0.61118.0
I installed Silverlight on my MacBook Pro and now i'm not able to view a slideshow of pictures that are attached to an email in hotmail. Prior to this a slideshow screen would pop up and I could sort through the pics. Now a blank screen pops up and freezes my hotmail. Any suggestions on what to do about this?
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Big-Mac-XXL
17 February 2012
Version: 5.0.61118.0
Silverlight? Deader than a Zune!
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Darren-Grant
15 February 2012
Version: 5.0.61118.0
I have managed to keep this rubbish off of my mac until I subscribed to LoveFilm that requires silverlight. It causes the mouse pointer to disappear and sometimes doesn't even play videos so I have to quit the browser and reopen it. Just give it up Microsoft you couldn't make worse software if you tried.
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umaromc
02 January 2012
Version: 5.0.61118.0
The only thing I use this for is Netflix and video plays in HD when available and plays well (using via Firefox Nightly Build 12.0a1 as of this writing). Yep. Oddly enough when I was redirected to the Silverlight page it stated I already had this version installed. Go figure.
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Jeff-H-
16 November 2011
Version: 4.0.60831.0
So Microsloth...cant even find a proper download link!!!
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Cerniuk (Captcha H8r)
06 September 2011
Version: 4.0.60531.0
Is marginal at best and offers no intrinsic benefit from STANDARD MPEG-4 AVC? Not impressed with the netflix delivery of blurry macro blocks over a 1.3Mb/s line. (they force Silverfish) Someone explain why we need another proprietary "me too" sub standard technology from the Microsoft hegemony factory?
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Culture-Of-One
26 June 2011
Version: 4.0.60531.0
I needed this update in order to keep using Silverlight in 64-bit mode on Firefox 5. So far so good. Since the upgrade I haven't seen any screen flashing problems like I did on the previous version on Netflix (used to have the upper 1-2 inches of screen flash in a lighter colour on occasion). I'm hoping this means that they've eliminated the bug, but only time will tell. For those looking for a way to configure Silverlight to maximize bandwidth, etc., there is a series of menus for configuring the software. Sadly, it's not as simple as right-clicking on the screen (so I give it a slightly lower ease-of-use rating). When Silverlight is running in regular windowed screen mode (ie not full screen): For menu: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+M For the a/v status: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+D For stream manager: Crtl+Alt+Shift+S For player info: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+P The first one is the crucial one to memorize, as it will get you to the others. Supposedly the following work as well, but I've never managed to get them to function: For download history: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+H For frame rate histogram: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F For bandwidth history: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+B For buffer level history/prediction: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+V I highly recommend experimenting with the stream manager if you're unhappy with the quality of streamed video on Netflix. You'd be surprised how much just tweaking the buffering can improve picture quality!
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Doug-Engelbart
31 May 2011
Version: 4.0.60310.0
Where can we download Silverlight 1.0 for our Non-Intel-Macs?
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Caleb-Gilbert
15 February 2011
Version: 4.0.60129.0
This now works with FF4 Beta 11 as of today.
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trungpt
17 January 2011
Version: 4.0.50917.0
Easy to install, run smoothly. I should learn how to write Windows Phone 7 apps with this technology.
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outer
31 October 2010
Version: 4.0.50917.0
It would seem, according to this article, http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-our-strategy-with-silverlight-has-shifted/7834, that SilverLight is already a dead-deal so far as Micro$oft is concerned, except as regards its Window$7 phone platform.
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OSX-FTW!
30 October 2010
Version: 4.0.50917.0
Adobe should buy Silverlight from Microsoft and replace Flash with it.
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JD-1
30 October 2010
Version: 4.0.50917.0
Yes,I agree this software wouldn't cause this hardware failure. However, it's obvious that Windoze lemming is troll baiting as usual!
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anonymous-squirrel-4040
23 September 2010
Version: 4.0.50826.0
Clean, elegant multi-use plugin. Microsoft got it right here. They're really no more the Evil Empire than any other scarcity-based, fear-mongering capitalist outfit, i.e., all U.S. businesses, including Apple. This is superior to Flash in every way
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Jeff-H-
18 May 2010
Version: 4.0.50401.0
I pretty much agree with what you say but in order for me to stream Netflix movies through Plex you have to install this plugin. I do agree though that MS has some bloated sw...
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Chas-m
18 May 2010
Version: 4.0.50401.0
I'm fully prepared to believe that MS has come up with a Flash-like substitute that runs better (entirely possible). And I'm open-minded enough not to lock it out automatically JUST because it comes from MS. But I've chosen to avoid Silverlight for now for two reasons: 1. MS tries (very sneakily) to install it in your system without your knowledge via the Windows Components for QuickTime (in which it is an optional install done by default). 2. The web needs *another* proprietary-but-mandatory web plugin like it needs a hole in the head. If MS had brought this out five years ago, we'd probably all be loving it (or at least tolerating it). Proprietary stuff on the web is OUT, ms. Didn't the ActiveX debacle teach you anything?
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Lylehm
24 April 2010
Version: 4.0.50401.0
I have to give MS credit for Silverlight. Installation was simple and it didn't force me to quit or restart anything - one of my pet peeves. From a user standpoint, Silverlight appears to be pretty flexible. It can embed some fairly sophisticated apps into your browser or enhance the browsing experience by transforming the interface with a bunch of interactive eye-candy. Google "silverlight 4 samples" and take some for a spin. You might be pleasantly surprised. I can't speak to development ease or security. But, I did note that one app asked permission before it accessed my webcam (and then sadly failed - perhaps not liking my Dell cam). I noticed in the more graphics intensive samples that the 4 physical cores of my i7 chip were approaching 30%. I was surprised that it was so power-hungry AND that it was using 4 cores. It does not appear to be able to take advantage of the multiple threads of the i7. So, nice work MS. If this was in the wild a few more years ago, we might have never seen the rise (and possible fall) of the ubiquitous flash.
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Veðrfölnir
17 April 2010
Version: 3.0.50106.0
Just works. (As of now running v.4)
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Cowicide
19 November 2009
Version: 3.0.40624
Hmmm... just a package installer thrown into a dmg without any accompanying read me file about what gets installed and how to uninstall or release notes. There are alternatives to Netflix. Screw this. This disease will not infest my Mac.
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Dalisllama
29 October 2009
Version: 3.0.40624
I will prefice this review by saying that I have been working with Flash since it was called FutureSplash and had not yet been purchased by Macromedia. I have used Silverlight on several Mac/Intel systems and have found it to be great. As a developer of Flash and Java applications I have to say that I have noticed that Silverlight provides much better video streaming as well as including features such as Deep Zoom (check out the Hard Rock Memorbilia web page to see that in action). Furthermore, Silverlight seems to have been designed from the ground up to be a much more secure plug-in. Flash has and continues to be riddled with security issues and updates. To the users who are concerned about people using VB or C# to express their applications you must understand that these are simply languages. What matters is how the application is implemented using the language.
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Leoofborg
10 July 2009
Version: 3.0.40624
Agreed. I do not want ANYTHING running VB on my Mac. Why bring Windows problems over to the Mac?
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Splig
18 April 2009
Version: 2.0.40115
I agree with most of the comments: a: We do not need yet another protocol b: Privacy is an issue the installer does warn that it will update automatically, but there is no choice given. Review: I installed this solely to watch Netflix streams. A previous version did not work, but this one does the job and has not crashed for me. I wish Netflix had chosen another protocol, BUT the software does appear to work as advertised, so I can't give it as low a score as others have done. I may need to adjust my stability score after further use.
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Surfspirit
12 April 2009
Version: 2.0.40115
One more "protocol", as if aren't already enough of them, anyway, it crashes safari a few seconds after using it in a web page. I just can't understand how Microsoft is such a big company with so bad software!
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Ronl
08 April 2009
Version: 2.0.40115
MacUpdate... Is this you or Microsoft? It shows that VERSION 2+ will run on PPC/Intel but there is no way the installer will run on a PPC. Please change your system requirements... and yes I do know that version 1 will run on a PPC but the download is for version 2+.
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Aeschylus
08 April 2009
Version: 2.0.40115
Does Microsoft purposely try to make their software infuriatingly complicated to use on a Mac, or is this just the best they can do? Even though this is supposed to be seamless, when you finally discover something that needs Silverlight, it doesn't seem as easy or smooth as Flash. It crashes my Intel Mac too.
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Dalahast
22 March 2009
Version: 2.0.31005.0
I'm not so sure that a logo on a background, however beautiful and reminiscent of flame fractals, qualifies as being a screenshot, but the product itself is fine.
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Threedee912
02 November 2008
Version: 2.0
The NBC Olympics thing was horrible. NBC put a ton of DRM and region-locking and service provider checks in place, which really made everything, well, suck. However, that was NBC's fault, not really Microsoft's. I'm gonna try an post an honest review. Silverlight installed without any problem. It's function is similar to flash, displaying interactive content online. I'd say its about the same speed as Flash too, maybe only slightly faster at certain things. However, not many sites use Silverlight so it's hard to tell.
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Pirx
17 October 2008
Version: 2.0
Down with things Micosoft!
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Aeschylus
15 October 2008
Version: 2.0
During the Olympics, Silverlight was required by MSNBC to watch their expanded coverage. They would NOT recognize a Mac with Silverlight, so we were shut out. Now we should help them to promulgate their proprietary "standard" why??
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Raynehem
20 August 2008
Version: 2.0b2
I have a Dual Quad Mac Pro and the dumb installer tells me that it will not install on a PPC.
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Snowlprd
07 August 2008
Version: 2.0b2
The only reason I installed this was to test video playback of the 2008 Summer Olympics from nbcolympics.com. I can't say the results were very pleasing. Pros: * Uses standard Installer.app * Mostly self-contained in /Library/Internet Plugins/Silverlight.plugin -- the only other installed files are in ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Silverlight Cons: * Crashed Safari (3.1.2) every time I tried to play back a video on NBC's site * Required me to use Firefox 3, which did work * Lackluster video quality While I applaud M$ for at least attempting to create a cross-platform solution (unlike WMV), they predictably haven't spent too much time making the Mac version work well. That being the case, I'm going to vote with my mouse fingers and find another source for Olympic video coverage.
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Trondah
27 June 2008
Version: 2.0b2
Doesn't look very good. Silverlight uses a LOT of CPU, and is having real problems playing the VC-1 video demo on the MS site. I'd love to see a replacement for Flash, as it's very heavy on the CPU and constantly crashes my Safari. Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to be it for the time being.
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iGaucho
27 June 2008
Version: 2.0b2
This version is Intel only.
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Mori57
02 January 2008
Version: 1.0.21115
I'm no Microsoft apologist, but you -do- realize that you're eschewing a product that offers possibly the ONLY serious commercial competition to Adobe? Does anyone here keep track of software prices, or see how dangerous it is to have the most prevalent tools in the industry all owned by one company? Adobe owns imaging, desktop publishing, and web publishing tools that have no seriously-credible competitors. I'm not trying to discount apps such as GIMP, RapidWeaver, or their kin ... I own TextMate and Cyberduck for most of my general editing purposes ... more power to the small players, but I doubt any of them would seriously contend that they play on equal footing within the same mass market that "Macrodobia" now owns. Now, Microsoft's tools have all the stamps of Microsoft's previous attempts to get a foot in the door. I probably won't buy any of them. I'm born, bred, and raised on Adobe products. Still, the higher Adobe raises the prices for Dreamweaver and Flash, the more often I start looking for lower-priced alternatives. If Microsoft offered Silverlight editing tools on the Mac that were decently priced, I would be tempted to give it a shot. Be careful that you don't discount Microsoft's efforts. If Adobe is not cautious, and believes it can bilk its developers because it's the only game in town, Microsoft could end up surprising them.
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Dalahast
01 January 2008
Version: 1.0.21115
A friend of mine (who is a geek like me) said something about Silverlight once. Intrigued, I asked him "What's Silverlight?" His reply called it yet another "MS crap product". I agree.
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Aeschylus
01 January 2008
Version: 1.0.21115
WARNING: THIS PROGRAM INSTALLS UPDATES WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT. You do not need to agree to download updates, it is configured to do so automatically. Further, it DOES download Personally Identifiable Information, although their privacy policy states that it "generally" [but not always] does not. Think over the implications of sending all sorts of websites your IP address, computer configuration, and other data about yourself. Besides, WHY do we need this? Is it better than QuickTime or even Windows Media files? Better than Flash? The Mac community does not need to follow along like sheep with our Windows brethren. Let's see what the informed consensus is regarding this program before jumping in.
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Ean
01 January 2008
Version: 1.0.21115
Hmmm, might be cool, but no cross-platform development tools are available. Oops.
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