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Distinguished Guru
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Chrome to eventually drop Silverlight plugin support

This might be of interest to those using the BT Sport Player on the Chrome browser.

 

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57604242-93/google-begins-barring-browser-plug-ins-from-chrome/

 

The changes will take up to a year to complete, but eventually Chrome will no longer support Silverlight.

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evo4ever
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Re: Chrome to eventually drop Silverlight plugin support

Cant they use Flash or Java to stream? Surely they are more compatible / univsersal 

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siteguru
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Re: Chrome to eventually drop Silverlight plugin support

Or HTML5. There are lots of options for displaying video in a browser than just Silverlight.

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Re: Chrome to eventually drop Silverlight plugin support

Might be wrong but my guess is that it's a rights issue and that BT Sport (and Sky Go) use Silverlight because it supports PlayReady.

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cooperman
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Re: Chrome to eventually drop Silverlight plugin support

Flash especially has had its day, its been full of holes for exploitation for years which is why Apple wont allow it on the iOS platform. Even the slow to respond BBC has moved to HTML5 and this has to be the way to go for the future.

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