Silverlight Choppy in Mac OS but not Windows.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by acepaul, May 15, 2013.

  1. acepaul, May 15, 2013
    Last edited: May 15, 2013

    acepaul macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2010
    Since day one I have had issues with choppy video in Silverlight with both Netflix and Amazon streaming video. I have a MB Pro 2012 with plenty under the hood. Decided to try it in Bootcamp with Windows 7 and the playback was flawless. Yes, on the exact same machine. This automatically rules out internet connection, slow server, bad router, etc. I really don't want to reboot my machine out of OSX every time I want to stream a movie. Any ideas?

    Hating Microsoft,
    Paul :mad:

    Edit: After a complete uninstall and reinstall, in firefox I have now achieved smooth video out of fullscreen mode. It is still choppy in fullscreen. Safari is smooth in both. I would rather use firefox, but can live with this.
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    I dunno. Maybe it was developed with Windows in mind?
  3. Moonjumper macrumors 68000


    Jun 20, 2009
    Lincoln, UK
    I removed Silverlight from my Mac several years ago as it was causing crashes, and it slowed Safari down all the time, even when there was no Silverlight content around. I haven't missed it. There have been a couple of video streaming websites I wanted to use, but I found alternative sites instead.

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