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Microsoft Silverlight required

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Digital Doctor, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Using Chrome:
    Tried to stream some Olympics ....


    It is ? Really ?
    WTH for ?

    Should I install Silverlight ?
    Isn't that kind of so 2009 ?
    Why would someone use Silverlight ? Microsoft paid them ? They didn't take HTML 5 classes yet ?
    Will I run into this alot ?
  2. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    Silverlight is being phased out but several sites still use it.
    Yes, you can install it.
    It's similar to a flash player.
  3. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Silverlight was actually discontinued by Microsoft, but it still very popular because it has Digital Rights Management protection built right inside. And a lot of the time prevents people from recording what is on their screen (showing up a black, green, or blue box when you try).

    So I'm not surprised The Olympic games took this route.
    Darkimmortal likes this.

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