Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Oct 2010 20:48 UTC
Microsoft Most websites glossed over this, but we didn't. Silverlight, once touted as Microsoft's answer to Adobe's Flash, has been retooled from its original purpose. Microsoft is betting big on HTML5 instead, turning Silverlight into the development platform for Windows Phone, and that's it. So... Silverlight is dead - long live Silerlight?
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Netflix and Silverlight
by dukes on Sun 31st Oct 2010 14:34 UTC
dukes
Member since:
2005-07-06

If DRM is a barrier to HTML5 and Netflix, then I wonder how Netflix is on so many devices.

iPhone = not using Silverlight
iPad = not using Silverlight
Mac = Silverlight
Wii = ??
PS3 = ??

Anybody know how it's being technically implemented on the iPhone for instance? The streams have to be H.264 I'm thinking, but how is it being delivered.

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RE: Netflix and Silverlight
by Nelson on Sun 31st Oct 2010 15:14 in reply to "Netflix and Silverlight"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Those devices are closed by nature, so I think they can do it without much risk.

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RE: Netflix and Silverlight
by Deviate_X on Mon 1st Nov 2010 14:03 in reply to "Netflix and Silverlight"
Deviate_X Member since:
2005-07-11

There no point in implementing software DRM when the device and firmware DRM.

iPad,iPhone,Wii andd PS3 are all sealed DRM'ed devices.

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RE: Netflix and Silverlight
by dukes on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 01:42 in reply to "Netflix and Silverlight"
dukes Member since:
2005-07-06

My question is mainly technical. Does anybody know what codec/mechanism Netflix uses for those devices? Why bury my comment? I'm just asking. ;)

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