Opening Netflix movie from within Safari

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mrcalabash, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. mrcalabash macrumors member

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    I was browsing Netflix movies within Safari. You can do much more robust searches than within the Netflix app, which--I don't know why--allows searches only on movie titles.

    For the heck of it, I clicked play on one of the movies within Safari, and it opened up in the Netflix app.

    Anyone else notice this?
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

    saving107

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    The Safari browser version of Netflicks requires the Microsoft Silverlight plugin to be installed (which is not possible) for it to play videos, so that is why it is re-directed to the App, which I believe uses h.264 codec to play back movies.
     
  3. mechanopony macrumors member

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    Yup, it does the same thing in Safari when you click on a YouTube video.
     
  4. mrcalabash thread starter macrumors member

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    I understand the silverlight thing. It only seemed remarkable to because on my iPhone you get an error msg if you click on play in Safari.
     

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