I was thinking that using VP9 codecs for Netflix might be a good thing for those of us with slow internet connections. (My connection is between 0.05-3.3Mb/s, depending on time of day etc). My question is can we easily download/stream VP9?
I can't post links, but there's an interesting blog : "More Efficient Mobile Encodes for Netflix Downloads - Netflix TechBlog"
So I was hoping that my Android TV box (Nexbox A95X -Amlogic S905 ) would use VP9 for Netflix. And the answer is that I’m not sure…
When I downloaded the same show on the both the android and the windows Netflix app the file sizes were different (189MB and 218MB respectively). I’m pretty sure the windows download was H.264 because the cpu usage was low and the app said “Video Track Codec encv(avc)“ (Ctrl + Alt + Shift + D). On the android app I couldn’t find a way to show any codec info. Does anyone know how to show this info.
Any other thoughts for the internet (speed) challenged?