Silverlight 5 RC for Mac (Any Netflix Users?)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Littleodie914, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000


    Jun 9, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Hey guys, I don't know how long this build has been available, but there's a release candidate version of Microsoft's Silverlight 5 plugin available for installation:

    Silverlight Downloads Page

    The primary new feature is hardware-accelerated video decoding.

    I'm sure they are still working out the kinks (so install at your own risk), but for anyone who is a heavy Netflix watcher, this is a pretty big improvement.

    CPU usage on my 15" Macbook Pro with the 4.x version of Silverlight hovered around 180%, but with the 5.x version it sits closer to 80-90%. Fans are quite a bit quieter, and battery life is improved significantly.

    Just thought I'd let you guys know :)
  2. heyloo macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2006
    Thanks I'll check it out! :) Is the RC Developer Runtime x64 for Mac what I'm looking for?

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