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Maybe old news, but it was news to me yesterday in regards to the requirements of 4k video let alone 1080p. If this does not belong here, go ahead and move it, I was shocked at the lack of clarity they provide to the users.

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Supported Browsers:

  • Google Chrome version 37 or later on Windows 7 or later and Mac OS X 10.9 or later (Snow Leopard)
  • Internet Explorer 11 or later on Windows 8.1 or later
  • Microsoft Edge on Windows 10
  • Mozilla Firefox version 47 or later on Windows Vista or later and Mac OS X 10.7 or later
    [.] Supported on stable, official release builds from Mozilla. Non-Mozilla builds are not supported.
  • Opera version 33 or later on Windows Vista Service Pack 2 or later and Mac OS X 10.9 or later
  • Safari on Mac OS X 10.10 or later (Yosemite)
    [.] Supported on all 2012 or later models and select 2011 models


Resolution:

  • Google Chrome up to 720p
  • Internet Explorer up to 1080p
  • Microsoft Edge up to 4K*
  • Mozilla Firefox up to 720p
  • Opera up to 720p
  • Safari up to 1080p on Mac OS X 10.10.3 or later


*Streaming in 4K requires an HDCP 2.2 compliant connection to a 4K capable display, Intel's 7th generation Core CPU, and the latest Windows updates. Check with the manufacturer of your system to verify specifications.

Source

Soo.... If your using chrome... your stuck with 720p. Why... i have no idea. How many of you actually knew that?
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What may be the easiest way around this is to just cast to a chromecast ultra. Stick a chromecast in your monitor HDMI port and cast from chrome to your monitor tongue.gif

$70 for a chromecast is cheaper than a 7th gen Core upgrade.
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Chromecast will stream Netflix TV shows and movies in 1080p; titles with an HD symbol will stream in high definition with an Internet connection speed of 5 megabits per second or more.

Chromecast Ultra will stream Netflix TV shows and movies in 4K; titles with an UltraHD symbol will stream in ultra high definition with an Internet connection speed of 25 megabits per second or more.

https://help.netflix.com/en/node/23924
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Originally Posted by rcoolb2002 View Post

What may be the easiest way around this is to just cast to a chromecast ultra. Stick a chromecast in your monitor HDMI port and cast from chrome to your monitor tongue.gif

$70 for a chromecast is cheaper than a 7th gen Core upgrade.
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Chromecast will stream Netflix TV shows and movies in 1080p; titles with an HD symbol will stream in high definition with an Internet connection speed of 5 megabits per second or more.

Chromecast Ultra will stream Netflix TV shows and movies in 4K; titles with an UltraHD symbol will stream in ultra high definition with an Internet connection speed of 25 megabits per second or more.

https://help.netflix.com/en/node/23924

I want to say that is dumb, but it does make sense. They know exactly how to interface with their decoder chip, and they dont need to worry about AMD or Intel, which generation, this and that. Kinda like the first time i trans-coded some h264 video on my Pi3, it was 20% of the speed as my laptop. I recompiled it to use a codec that utilizes the hardware and then it it trans-coded that video 10x faster, and ran in half the time as my laptop. Also probably has something to do with license agreements for the h264 stuff, where these chromecast sticks have a low cost license agreement.
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I just got Netflix for the first times in years and this kinda ticked me off and the lack of 21:9 support and no 1440p. I was hoping it could downsample 4k to allow me to stream at higher than 1080p somehow.
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LOL Failflix forcing people to use certain browsers and hardware. I'm glad I don't have to put up with these anti consumer practices.

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All this effort and at the end of the day there's still really high quality rips on the net.

Legit customers are screwed over.

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All this effort and at the end of the day there's still really high quality rips on the net.
Legit customers are screwed over.
A friend of mine spent four years in the US studying and one day he made the mistake of watching Terminator 2 on TV. Two hour film lasted 5 hours because they showed three hours of adverts. I asked him whether he watched the film or the adverts and he finally realised the film was the distraction, the adverts were the main things he watched. I would ask who in their right mind would waste their life away watching this tripe but on Soviet USA the corporations own you so either  you bend over for Big Brother voluntarily or you are forced to bend over for Big Brother.

Do... you actually read what you're saying? No movies here are 60% ads.

Also watch out in that glass house of yours. Might break something.
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Do... you actually read what you're saying? No movies here are 60% ads.

Also watch out in that glass house of yours. Might break something.

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All this effort and at the end of the day there's still really high quality rips on the net.
Legit customers are screwed over.
A friend of mine spent four years in the US studying and one day he made the mistake of watching Terminator 2 on TV. Two hour film lasted 5 hours because they showed three hours of adverts. I asked him whether he watched the film or the adverts and he finally realised the film was the distraction, the adverts were the main things he watched. I would ask who in their right mind would waste their life away watching this tripe but on Soviet USA the corporations own you so either  you bend over for Big Brother voluntarily or you are forced to bend over for Big Brother.

Do... you actually read what you're saying? No movies here are 60% ads.

Also watch out in that glass house of yours. Might break something.

Why don't you read the links I posted in that thread before you attempt to derail the thread?

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Why don't you read the links I posted in that thread before you attempt to derail the thread?
Why don't you actually realize you're the one derailing the thread? rolleyes.gif
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