Netflix now supports HTML5 in Safari...

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  1. Twimfy macrumors 6502a

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    ...on Mavericks at least. Will this finally allow us to tune in on PPC sometime soon?
     
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    Unlikely, the DRM decryption is not present in either TenFourFox or WebKit for Leopard. Adding them would be rather difficult and PowerPC machines may not have enough power to decode and playback the media properly or at all.
     
  3. chrfr macrumors 603

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    I'm on Mavericks and can't watch Netflix without Silverlight. Do you have a link to an official confirmation of this?
     
  4. Twimfy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope other than in the playback settings you can choose HTML 5 as a preference.

    I deleted the Silverlight plugin (as it's constantly saying it's not installed in 10.9.2 even though it is) and Netflix is playing just fine without it.

    I only stumbled across the option as it was mentioned in a reddit comment by someone.
     
  5. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Strange. Netflix's own HTML5 documentation states that IE 11 on Windows 8 or later is required and it definitely doesn't play anything for me in Safari, also with 10.9.2.
    What title were you watching, if you don't mind saying?
     
  6. Twimfy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Fringe season 2
     
  7. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Doesn't work for me. Are you sure you don't have a copy of Silverlight still installed?
     
  8. HereBeMonsters macrumors 6502

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    Does LoveFilm work at all?
     
  9. davidg4781 macrumors 68000

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    It might depend on what you're watching.

    I recently restored my MBP. I'm almost certain I've watched something on Netflix since then. Either way, I was trying to watch the last episode of House of Cards before the next season starts and I was forced to install Silverlight.
     
  10. Zxxv Suspended

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    resurection I know :)

    if you use systems preferences /security and privacy /firewall / and block silverlight it will force html5
     
  11. chrfr macrumors 603

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    I don't even have Silverlight installed and it doesn't work.
     
  12. Zxxv Suspended

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    yea I think I was wrong. I uninstalled silverlight and it wouldn't use the html5 player so I went searching and found someone said install silverlight but block it in firewall. Thing is looking at power usage information from top menu/battery its showing silverlight even when blocked and I can't get firewall to block the internet plugin in library, so sorry may have led people on a merry goose chase :(

    come on apple rid us of microsfot silverlight .... please :)
     

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