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Guspaz
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Re: Netflix Super HD: Will Start support this ?

All those third-party platforms are probably very similar in implementation; HTML5 interface using h.264 to stream. The Win8 app has more in common with the PS3 version than the Silverlight browser version.
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pnjunction
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said by Guspaz:

All those third-party platforms are probably very similar in implementation; HTML5 interface using h.264 to stream. The Win8 app has more in common with the PS3 version than the Silverlight browser version.

Hmm. But why do they use Silverlight for the browser version? I thought it was the DRM these companies love about it (although it is a capable streaming platform..for clients with silverlight support anyways).

So what do you think is holding them back from using HTML5 in the browser, or at least offering at as an option? Perhaps browser support just isn't there yet? Or perhaps the fact that many browsers are more open than closed-source apps and it would be easier to divert the stream?