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Publius

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#173372 20-May-2015 20:36
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Hard to believe, but its true. If you want the best Netflix experience only Internet Explorer can deliver on Windows:
Linux is out of luck. No 1080p for you.
Mac 1080p only with Safari.

https://help.netflix.com/en/node/23742

Resolution: Stream in HD if your Internet connection supports 5 megabits per second or more.

 

  • Google Chrome up to 720p
  • Internet Explorer up to 1080p
  • Safari up to 1080p on Mac OSX 10.10.3 or later

Low and behold, trying IE and yes indeed an obvious improvement in movie quality from what I was used to in chrome. In IE can see individual hairs in Watchmen, in Chrome its dvd quality.
No, my internet connection isn't the problem. 100mbps UFB. No silverlight installed (really, who uses that!).

Let the rioting begin laughing

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  #1308841 20-May-2015 20:38
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What about Firefox?

I detest using IE and avoid it like the plague.





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  #1308843 20-May-2015 20:39
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IE11 really isn't that bad.  

Publius

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  #1308848 20-May-2015 20:43
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grant_k: What about Firefox?

I detest using IE and avoid it like the plague.


Netflix doesn't work at all on Firefox. It prompts you to install Silverlight.
That said this may change as latest Firefox just released now supports HTML5 drm video.



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  #1308850 20-May-2015 20:46
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5 Mbps for 1080p is awful anyway

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  #1308853 20-May-2015 20:53
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Is that because it is using PlayReady DRM? It might require installing Silverlight for the DRM.

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  #1308858 20-May-2015 20:58
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I just use the app. The windows machine is only connected to a crap 768p panel so no idea what stream it is choosing, but on that machine and small tv it looks good enough to me.




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  #1308901 20-May-2015 22:00
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Rioting? Hardly :-)

Not really a big deal. As mentioned, the App is fine. Sure if you use that commie 'Linux' thing then you're outta luck but wot-evs.

Cheers N

ps. Jokes. :)




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  #1308903 20-May-2015 22:01
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If you really wanted to get upset, you'd be upset that even IE can't deliver 5.1 sound (but the App can)... That in and of itself is enough to make me use the (pretty good) app.

Cheers - N





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  #1308920 20-May-2015 22:15
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gehenna: IE11 really isn't that bad.  


SOMEONE who understands! PremierLeaugePass.com performs very well as well on IE ! 

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  #1309001 21-May-2015 01:11
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Okay, so IE has two uses now:

 

  • Downloading Chrome, and
  • Playing Netflix in 1080p




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  #1309032 21-May-2015 07:51
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interesting, I thought browsers were limited to 720p, time to change to IE for netflixbmc then :)

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  #1309072 21-May-2015 08:50
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I moved to the app a few months back, superior performance all around, DD5.1 was the main reason though. I had all kinds of issues with the app (Win 10 tech preview) at the start but seems to be stable now

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