Silverlight Support

  • Is Opera ending support for Silverlight the same time Google ends it? I just noticed on an internal Silverlight based page I got the message that it will soon be unsupported.

  • Silverlight - and many other plugins - is NPAPI-based, which is soon to be deprecated and not supported any longer. So, the answer is yes; if you download and install the preview version of Opera developer, you will notice that under opera:plugins no NPAPI-based plugin can be seen.

  • I'm very sorry to see Opera step away from NPAPI completely. For me it is the loss of support for Unity Player, another NPAPI plug-in. It is too bad there is not some sort of optional support you could maintain. I just want to be able to play some Unity based games via my web browser.

    Can I keep an older version of Opera on my system just for that? I left Chrome due to their lack of support for NPAPI and their becoming bloat ware. I guess I can go back to them for my primary browser and keep an older Opera for games? Sad that we can't optionally keep some of the older tech that many of us enjoy.

  • Well… I agree to the point that it would leave us users for a while without popular plugins (it's about Java being deprecated too AFAIK). Please note however that it was finally decided in order to address numerous NPAPI-related security risks. The biggest one of them is that, basically, NPAPI can use (and often uses) direct access to the operating system and there is virtually no way to prevent that (which roughly means that unauthorised NPAPI installed by mistake or accident can do a lot of harm).

    One can only hope that soon, non-NPAPI secure versions of popular plugins (at least Unity and Java) would start to emerge. No hope regarding Silverlight though; it won't be supported by MS and definitely won't be rewritten, at least according to their own info.

  • Thank you for the replies.

  • I recently switched from Chrome to Opera. Now Netflix will not load Silverlight. MS says Opera is not a supported browser for Silverlight. So...does this mean that I cannot watch Netflix on Opera?

  • Is Opera ending support for Silverlight the same time Google ends it? I just noticed on an internal Silverlight based page I got the message that it will soon be unsupported.

    Opera uses the same engine as Google Chrome does, aka Chromium. The current version of the Chromium engine on Opera 32 is Chromium 45, the Chromium version that permanently removed NPAPI support from Chrome. Now, since NPAPI plugins still work on Opera, I gotta wonder if NPAPI will still be a part of Opera. My hunch tells me that it won't stay on Opera for long. My advice is to stick with the current Opera version, that is unless your Opera auto upgrades. Mine doesn't auto update, thankfully.

    EDIT: As of right now, I don't know of any third party extension that has a workaround for this IF NPAPI support is removed from Opera. There's IE Tab but Opera doesn't support that extension. :(

  • So.... does this mean Netflix doesn't work with Opera? After 15 years of avoiding it, I guess it's back to IE!?!? Or is there another work-around?

  • This article from 2014 says otherwise:

    https://gigaom.com/2014/11/26/netflix-silverlight-chrome/

  • I'm still having Netflix problems. Netflix says "We cannot find all the required components to play Netflix on this device. Please visit chrome://plugins, ensure that the "Widevine Content Decryption Module" plug-in is enabled and that the "Always allowed" setting is checked." However under Opera->Developer->Plugins the PPAPI Widevine Content is there and enabled. I tried disabling and enabling again but no effect.
    Is there a way to "uninstall" a plugin and then reinstall it?

  • Well.... I had same problem with this version 32.0 curiously I had installed version 10.53 I realize that with this version and silverlight installed netflix works ok.

  • I am using Opera 32.0 and have no issue with Netflix. My "Disable NPAPI Plug-ins" under flags is set to "standard (disabled)". In fact I have all flags set to standard. No issue whatsoever with Netflix.

    Maybe try install silverlight again: http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/Get-Started/Install/Default.aspx

    Good Luck!

  • Hi folks, I'm looking for a solution to this. I think the problem is clearly with Opera and to support that, here is my personal situation: Under my user I get the error "We cannot find all the required components to play Netflix on this device. Please visit chrome://plugins, ensure that the "Widevine Content Decryption Module" plug-in is enabled and that the "Always allowed" setting is checked." However, when my partner is logged on Netflix works fine. Same computer, same operating system, same version of Opera, etc. Something in the user settings or ???? has gotten switched and now my user has to use IE to watch Netflix. How do I reset this without losing all my other personalized settings?
    The "uninstall then reinstall solution" is getting old.

  • Under my user I get the error "We cannot find all the required components to play Netflix on this device. Please visit chrome://plugins, ensure that the "Widevine Content Decryption Module" plug-in is enabled and that the "Always allowed" setting is checked.

    Your issue seems unrelated to the topic's subject so please open another one.

  • I receive the following message when login in to my PayPal account.
    T"this site uses a plug-in (Silverlight)that will soon be unsupported".

    Unfortunately there sdoesn't seem to be any helpful solutions.

  • Afaik PayPal doesn't use any plugins on its site.

  • I receive the following message when login in to my PayPal account.
    T"this site uses a plug-in (Silverlight)that will soon be unsupported". ...

    +1 to what @leocg wrote. I just now successfully logged in to PayPal on a system that has no Silverlight installed at all. Are you trying to log in directly from a known-good PayPal login link or from a link in some eMail or referring website?

    I'm in the US, so it's possible there are some server variations for different world regions, though I strongly doubt that for a company operation the size of PayPal.

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