Resolved Why Do I Still Need Silverlight for Netflix in El Cap?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by HappyDude20, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

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    Just wondering, I thought it went to HTML5 a long time ago.

    ??
     
  2. FNH15 macrumors regular

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  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    IIRC Silverlight helps out with the DMCA stuff to prevent unauthorized copying.
     
  4. westonm macrumors member

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    You need a Sandy Bridge or better CPU. If memory serves that's 2011 or newer, and it's because of a built in video decoder (quick sync).
     
  5. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Safari 9.0.2
     
  6. sbuntin macrumors member

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    It is hardware dependent. I just found myself puzzled by this last night. I'm temporarily (I hope) using my old 2010 MBA, which is just old enough not to do HTML5 Netflix.

    https://help.netflix.com/en/node/23742
     
  7. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Wow there it is. Thank you so much.
     
  8. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Hmm... I have a late 2013 13" MBP and Firefox will no deal with Silverlight. Chrome has no problem, and I do have the addon installed.
     

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