Thumbs Down to ctvolympics.ca

Submitted by jean-paul on Sat, 07/28/2012 - 13:08

This is my official F-You to the folks at CTV. I went to ctvolympics.ca to watch some of the olympics, but all of their videos require Microsoft Silverlight. I am a Linux user, so I went to go-mono.com and installed the silverlight plugin, as well as the codec packs that it offers. I did this in both Firefox and Chromium, but I still can't see any video. Is silverlight really so much better than flash that CTV needs to use it? The only advantage I can see is that they don't have to serve the video feeds to as many people.