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Netflix has 120 encodes of each film offering

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 31 Dec 2012 17:50 User comments (5)

Netflix has 120 encodes of each film offering Netflix movies and TV shows will soon be available to nearly all different screen sizes and bandwidth needs.
The company will prepare 120 different encodes for every piece of video content it offers its streaming subscribers making sure they look optimal on hundreds of different devices.

Netflix is available on 910 different devices, including smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, Blu-ray players and Smart TVs.

The company says it has a "Netflix Delivery Specifications" guidebook that includes instructions for the kinds of audio and video they can accept from content partners. Into the future, the company will now also certify production houses that will support their guidelines.

Digital Supply Chain VP Kevin McEntee adds: "Frequently Netflix finds itself looking for opportunities to grow its streaming catalogs quickly with budget dollars that have not yet been allocated. Increasingly the Netflix deal teams are considering the effectiveness of a content owner's delivery abilities when making those spending decisions. Simply put, content owners who can deliver quickly and without error are getting more licensing revenue from Netflix."

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5 user comments

131.12.2012 17:58

Is it just me, but it seems really stupid to have 120 different encodes? Sure i can see the stream and the compression/size of the video will greatly impact users, but having 120 different encodes just seems like Netflix has no clue.

231.12.2012 18:20

Yet you still can't stream it on linux without a work around.

331.12.2012 18:40

So I tried Netflix for the first time the yesterday.

Does anybody feel that the quality looks like...well...those classic pirated dvdrips? Man...I haven't seen those dvdrip quality in ages. I always go for bluray rips and the occasional BXE. I found the quality to be very off on my laptop. And what is up with the movie selection? They are horrible. The movies are from like 10 years ago and they are in the "featured films".

Canceled my subscription.

431.12.2012 20:52

Originally posted by PraisesToAllah:
So I tried Netflix for the first time the yesterday.

Does anybody feel that the quality looks like...well...those classic pirated dvdrips? Man...I haven't seen those dvdrip quality in ages. I always go for bluray rips and the occasional BXE. I found the quality to be very off on my laptop. And what is up with the movie selection? They are horrible. The movies are from like 10 years ago and they are in the "featured films".

Canceled my subscription.

It's fantastic for TV series. I'd say i've watched 70-80 percent of all my TV via Netflix via full seasons. The movie selection is lacking, yes.

531.12.2012 22:25

The only thing I never liked about Netflix, particularly on the Xbox 360, is the removal of the Party feature. Other than that, great service. Finally watched Breaking Bad thanks to Netflix, great series!



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