is silverlight a memory hog?

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  1. namethisfile macrumors 6502a

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    i use silverlight to watch instant netflix but i didn't know it is such a memory hog. i should have noticed that when i watch instant netflix on one window and browsing regularly on the other that the movie would hiccup each time i click on a link in a website or each time i visit a new web page. it doesn't slow down the computer or anything to make it unusaeable. but, i am concerned of the page outs since i don't want my harddrive to work overtime. is this something i have to live with?

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  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    In Firefox I haven't ever seen it get that high. In fact I've never seen anything every use up that much. Are you using the latest version, I think it's 4.0 now.
     
  3. namethisfile thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    huh. i don't have firefox. and yes i have the latest safari.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Do you have the latest Silverlight, it's version 4.0? You might want to try Firefox. If only for playing Netflix.

    An other thing I would try is running Safari in 32-bit mode and seeing if the ram usage goes down.
     
  5. namethisfile thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That is odd. I'm guessing you have Snow Leopard. I don't have my SL Mac with me right now but I will test this out on Leopard.


    Edit: After testing this by watching a 2 hour movie I got similar results on Leopard, Safari 4, and Silverlight 4.
     

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  7. namethisfile thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for doing the test. i wonder why silverlight takes up so much memory for just being a media player.
     
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