[Am I dreaming?] Microsoft Silverlight

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by m00nbl00d, Mar 15, 2012.

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  1. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    OK... I truly never paid enough attention, but moments ago in the add/remove programs, I noticed that Microsoft Silverlight installation size is 160 MB?

    Is this for real? o_O :eek: :eek: :argh: Poor Flash Player only has 6 MB... to put it into perspective...

    WTH?
     
  2. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    99% of that is DRM.
     
  3. m00nbl00d

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    I actually didn't think about that. But... that's one massive jungle for DRM... :argh:
     
  4. Hungry Man

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    I mean, only joking of course, but Silverlight is a MS product designed for DRM streaming so I wouldn't be surprised if it's full of it.

    It runs like crap compared to flash for me and it bumps my CPU usage up a ton too.
     
  5. pirej

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    I just checked my install apps, and Microsoft Silverlight v. 4.1.10111.0 is taking 40,46 MB
     
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    My v5.0.6.1118.0 Silverlight is 50.5 Mb.
     
  7. funkydude

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    Hardware acceleration and 64bit wasn't introduced until v5. In my limited experience with v4 it ran better than flash.

    I don't have it installed on my current Win8 drive nor do I plan on installing another crappy plugin, so no idea how large it is.
     
  8. Hungry Man

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    I've been using V5 for a while, though 32bit.

    32bit Flash as well.

    I'm not saying Silverlight is objectively bad or something but in my experience Flash outperforms it by far while delivering the same content. It's just been around longer.
     
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