Microsoft Silverlight

Microsoft Silverlight

Average User Rating:
out of 55 votes

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  • Date Added:
    July 10, 2009
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  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista

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1 stars

"If only there was a negative star rating scale..."

December 08, 2013  |  By XLR8EDLiving

 |  Version: Microsoft Silverlight 5.1.20513.0


Cannot think of any pros for Silverlight. I only know about it because Netflix made the unfortunate decision to use it.


I don't know if it's the cause of the daily hiccups with video playback on other sites, but on Netflix, Silverlight is a clusterf*ck.

Every five minutes, the video playback lags about 5 seconds behind the audio. When I can tolerate that annoyance long enough, it catches up in a second or two of mildly amusing Charlie Chaplin-esque fast motion. When I cannot tolerate it, having to click and drag the slider to sync video and audio every thirty seconds or so is an annoying distraction.

Seems to get better for a day or so right after I re-download Silverlight, but today makes more than ten times I have had to do so in the past six months; the third time in two weeks. I have tried using Chrome, Firefox and IE, with no discernable difference in performance, regardless of the browser used.

Don't know if Silverlight has anything to do with video playback regularly not working on other sites, but I'm inclined to believe it does, because Silverlight bites.

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2 stars

"Tends to load slowly"

July 24, 2013  |  By elderbarryl

 |  Version: Microsoft Silverlight 5.1.20513.0


Workx eventually.


Too bad it's too slow.


Please give me a replacement.

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Full Specifications

Publisher Microsoft
Publisher web site
Release Date July 10, 2009
Date Added July 10, 2009
Version 3.0.40624
Category Browsers
Subcategory Other Browser Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.64MB
File Name Silverlight.exe
Total Downloads 555,286
Downloads Last Week 1,000
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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