Netflix Movie Fans

Why can't Netflix just use Flash Player for Watch Instantly like Hulu?

Flash player gives me better picture quality, and less network lag. And the best part? It work on Windows, and Mac OS, and Linux. Everyone wins. Why won't Netflix ditch the proprietary "Silverlight" plugin that barely works, and just use Flash? Everyone has Flash! Flash works out of the box on most PCs. Flash works on Macs! Flash works on Linux!

Hulu.com seems to be doing a bang-up job providing me with higher quality content for free using less bandwidth to my linux box than Netflix (a service I pay for) does streaming to my less-desirable Windows XP machine.

Netflix, you should really switch to Flash!!!

Tags: Adobe, Flash, Linux, MacOS, Silverlight

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Its just sad that most ads in the internet are using flash which slows down the loading time. Besides, Not all supports flash. I cant play flash in most of my browsers but i hate it when i need to see some files in flash!

I was just forced to opt-in to this SilverBlight thing. I was given no choice. Streamed videos looked fine on the old browser, but now, after having upgraded Windblows, in order to make SilverBlight even play, the movies are sputtery and the "Internet has slowed" message comes on every 15 minutes. I have Windblows installed on a spare computer just for NetFlix. I use Linux when I want to get anything done rather than dink with the OS all the time and pay Anti-virus companies... which probably write all the virus' themselves. Anyway... if NetFlix doesn't fix this thing soon I'll be dropping them like I dropped Vongo when they went to a Microsoft propriety. I've watched most of the crap they offer on stream already, anyway.
I used Microsoft for 8 years. I know people that make their living fixing it for people. It is bloated code and fraught with bugs. It's registry allows for the existence of virus'... which of course keeps the anti-virus companies in business. Linux has it's problems, true... mostly Microsoft ass-kissing developers, like NetFlix, that won't program for it. But at least I don't have to pay HUGE fees to have a license for Linux. And it works great. I haven't had a virus or had to reinstall because the registry is fouled in three years. People pay companies like Microsoft to advocate propriety software and capital gains before service to customers... Microsoft is all about greed. This is why some of us advocate Linux... it works, it's stable, and it's FREE!
I also have not had a problem with XP since it first came out and I gave up my beloved 98SE2. I use standard freebies and one paid for (Norton Pro) virus and malware defenders and have never had a problem. I also use the free MS "scrubber" about once a year, but not their AV system.

And yes, if you click on that girl that wants to chat with you, you're in trouble.
I like my OS light... one that does not require me to run 4 programs just to keep viruses out.
But the bulk of those could be stopped dead in their tracks, even without antivirus software if "PEOPLE" stopped clicking on stupid crap while they browse the internet.

And a very large chunk of the rest could be stopped if people logged on as users and not administrators! Everybody I know logs on as admin and that open up a slew of vulnerabilities you just don't have to worry about if you're logged on as user instead. But no, people need to have the power to adjust the clock whenever they're logged on.
so true!
Wow... Microsoft certainly rules around here... but then of course Linux users can't use NetFlix... and now thanks to Silverlight nor can those of us with older XP systems, apparently.
Because Hulu preps your brains for the consumption of Alec Baldwin.


Eliza Dushku


Seth MacFarlane

I'm still using the old Netflix player, but the one website I can't stream is Hulu. It's a total mess. Amazon, ABC, NBC, CBS, SciFi, you name works fine, even the HD streams but Hulu is unwatchable. So, go figure what works and what doesn't?
Is it possible to go back to the old player? I see that many are using it, but how?!
I have canceled my account at NetFlix. Until they wish to cater to the rest of us I'll find something better to do... maybe I'll go back to reading books.

This new MicroSoft SilverBlight does not work on my computers, and I'll be damned if I go out and buy a new computer because something that worked fine has been messed up by idiots. I'm pretty angry about this... they could have kept the option to use the old player... but no... so it's over.

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