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Anyone Tried Ms Silverlight


marlinsinger

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Just wondering if anyone has been brave enough to try the MS Silverlight for IE and supposedly Firefox? Impressions? Problems? A better description than the usual MS propaganda on what it does?

 

NO, but I know every time I go to the MS wbsite they are sure advertising it a lot.

 

Frank...

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I installed it on my test system a few nights ago but never got much further due to a problem I'm trying to fix on my regular system. From the little I saw, I wasn't blown away but I'll reserve my comments after I've seen more of it.

Marlin, I gather you've not been brave enough yet. Take the dive and let me know what you think. I'm guessing it'll take a while to catch on.

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Definitely not brave enough just yet. Especially with MS and the fact I have not seen or heard anything about it. I will try a beta of Firefox or some other softwares in a heartbeat, just not MS.

Careful on the FF beta. About a week ago I tried FF B3 and though I knew most of the 'good stuff' wasn't in it, it was poor quality. I quickly removed it.

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They say it's

a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web.
however that sounds like a car salesman talking, and your guess is as good as mine about what it really does. :(
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I installed it and have no problems with it on the few sites that use it (with IE 7 on XP), such as:

 

http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/

 

http://www.microsoft.com/beta/downloads/Default.aspx

 

or

 

http://www.vertigo.com/SlideShow.aspx

 

http://www.etonline.com/silverlight/globes...mpaign=globes65

 

Microsoft® Silverlight™ is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web.

 

You don't 'use' it as such, just that if you visit a web page that has silverlight embedded, you can see the clip. Think of it as MS equivalent to adobe flash player.

 

For developers wanting to publish material using Silverlight

 

http://silverlight.net/

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The ones I retrieved from my temporary internet files were just .wmv files. Play fine in WMP or Videowave :-)

 

They came from

 

http://www.etonline.com/silverlight/globes...mpaign=globes65

 

As I understand it, developers have quite wide choice of format.

 

Here is another site, showing what can be done.

 

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/earlyamericas/maps/

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Collection and Use of Information About Your Computer

Internet enabled features in software will send information about your computer ("standard computer information") to the websites you visit and web services you use. This information is generally not personally identifiable.

 

YEAH RIGHT !!!! :lol::lol:

 

Frank...

 

 

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That would be Sonic Copy & Convert, by then!!

 

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Quite probably :(

 

They do seem to be replacing the tried and true Roxio applications with their 'simplified' versions, taking out the good utilities, and generally sticking their pudgy fingers where they shouldn't. [sigh]

 

 

Brendon

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Well with all the at least not negative replies, I may have to give it a try. Anyone try to uninstall? Have had problems in the past doing that with MS products, (read IE7). Never was able to uninstall, so was stuck with it.

 

I did uninstall Silverlight on one occasion. Then reinstalled. No problem.

 

On XP if you want to uninstall IE7 (which rolls back to IE6), check if you have the folder

C:\WINDOWS\ie7 (probaly shows in blue in Windows Explorer, as it is a compressed folder)

If so, run spuninst.exe from C:\WINDOWS\ie7\spuninst

that ought to do it. But create a restore point first.

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If so, run spuninst.exe from C:\WINDOWS\ie7\spuninst

that ought to do it. But create a restore point first.

 

I had a add/remove listing, but when I tried it it would not uninstall. As this happened months ago, I have since done some cleanup and removed the uninstall files. If they do not work, there is no point in keeping them.

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