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Does anyone know if the WMC Netflix plugin will ever get updated to match the PS3/XBox/Roku versions? The WMC plugin makes me scroll through the episodes rather than sorting by seasons.
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That would be nice, but they don't seem too concerned about the current netflix WMC app from what I have seen. It also has issues where it will freeze up at then end of a show if you let it go all the way to the end (ongoing for 6 months), and that hasn't been fixed either...
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I've been playing with Netflix on my 3 PCs for the last 2 weeks, under WMC and Internet Explorer. I have an early Atom netbook, an E-350 HTPC and an Athlon II X4 645 desktop. We all know about the problems with Netflix/Silverlight so I won't go into that other than to say that I have achieved smooth playback at bit rates of 1050 on the Atom, 1750 on the E-350 and 3600 on the Athlon.

One thing I have noticed that I can't find mentioned on the internet is that regardless of the PC I am using, A/V Stats shows on the //HTTP line that when running Netflix under IE, Silverlight 5 is referenced:
(http://movies.netflix.com/layout/sil...2.1358.314.2-2)
while when running under WMC, Silverlight 4 appears
(http://www2.netflix.com/pages/watchn....xap?v=1315207).

I can only assume this proves that the WMC Netflix add-on has not yet been updated to utilize the capabilities of Silverlight 5.

Has anyone else noticed this?
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The chance of the WMC plug-in getting updated is slim to none. Our best hope is that Netflix releases a Windows 8 metro app for x86 systems.
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Originally Posted by mlm39 View Post

I've been playing with Netflix on my 3 PCs for the last 2 weeks, under WMC and Internet Explorer. I have an early Atom netbook, an E-350 HTPC and an Athlon II X4 645 desktop. We all know about the problems with Netflix/Silverlight so I won't go into that other than to say that I have achieved smooth playback at bit rates of 1050 on the Atom, 1750 on the E-350 and 3600 on the Athlon.

One thing I have noticed that I can't find mentioned on the internet is that regardless of the PC I am using, A/V Stats shows on the //HTTP line that when running Netflix under IE, Silverlight 5 is referenced:
(http://movies.netflix.com/layout/sil...2.1358.314.2-2)
while when running under WMC, Silverlight 4 appears
(http://www2.netflix.com/pages/watchn....xap?v=1315207).

I can only assume this proves that the WMC Netflix add-on has not yet been updated to utilize the capabilities of Silverlight 5.

Has anyone else noticed this?

You might add this info to this long thread to see if it helps anyone troubleshoot the issue: http://experts.windows.com/frms/wind...72.aspx#552472
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