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post #1261 of 1270 Old 06-20-2014, 12:25 PM
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I see I thought the eyeIO codec was a Netflix exclusive. I do find Amazon 480p SD and 720p HD video blows away Netflix in picture quality.

Really notice that Netflix eyeIO looks great but when it drops down to sub 720p amazon blows them away.

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Compatibility. You open all kinds of issues with compatibility using newer codecs that they probably don't have the resources to cover compared to Netflix.
You mean compatibility with the rest of their encoding tool chain?

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You mean compatibility with the rest of their encoding tool chain?
No.
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No.
Then what do you mean? Incompatible with what?
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You are thinking too much like an engineer. Try thinking like marketing, sales or a CEO. Compatibility with ALL the devices that are out there. Netflix's chief business is more and more streaming and less and less discs. Amazon Instant is only a small part of their business so they are going to keep things simple as far as compatibility goes. You want as few support problems as possible in that situation. Netflix uses SuperHD as a marketing "whiz bang" to attract more subscribers even if they can only get a show in it part time.
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The whole point of eyeIO's encoder is that it gets more visually fidelity from H.264 at any bit rate as compared to other AVC encoders; it's presumably compatible with every AVC decoder out there. Most devices decode video in hardware which couldn't be updated to handle an incompatible encoding.

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VISIONARY VIDEO DELIVERY
Raising the bar: unprecedented video compression, unparalleled video quality.
eyeIO delivers HD Pro quality video to millions of H.264 connected devices that works with all CDNs without any special software downloads or plug-ins. Amazingly, we can do this with bandwidth savings of up to 50% compared to other encoders.
See it and you’ll believe it.

Through a unique application of how the eye perceives color, detail and motion, eyeIO has gone beyond traditional video compression to develop a breakthrough software capable of delivering brilliant video over any network to any device—all at unheard of bandwidths.
eyeIO’s artificial-intelligence-based software system
  • Runs locally or in the cloud
  • Produces fully H.264 compliant video
  • Delivers the best quality picture at the lowest bitrate and playback latency
  • Provides additional benefits for already encoded H.264 material
  • Scales from mobile to full 3D, 1080p and UltraHD
  • Integrates quickly and easily into existing encoding operations and workflows
  • Transparent to DRM, encryptions and watermarking solutions delivers video more efficiently under provider data caps while maximizing storage capacity on consumer devices
  • eyeIO software gives you the ability to expand into global markets.

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Just discovered Rubicon on Amazon Prime Instant

The first three episodes definitely got us hooked - unfortunately it is showing it will expire in 10 days on Amazon Prime Instant - so we'll probably binge watch the rest of the series.

Episode 2 & 3 were 46 and 42 minutes and streamed on a FireTV with a total of 6,440.43 MB and average of ( 6,440.43 * 8 / 88 * 60) = 9.75 Mbps.

It looked really good - now here is the strange thing the 1080P logo never lit up - so maybe it was streaming 720P at 9.75 Mbps!

Titles that light up the 1080P logo on Amazon Instant on a FireTV (eg Marvels Avengers) seem to average an even higher 12 - 13 Mbps. When I have time I'll steam one of these shows and check the total for the show/movie,
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Just discovered Rubicon on Amazon Prime Instant

The first three episodes definitely got us hooked - unfortunately it is showing it will expire in 10 days on Amazon Prime Instant - so we'll probably binge watch the rest of the series.

Episode 2 & 3 were 46 and 42 minutes and streamed on a FireTV with a total of 6,440.43 MB and average of ( 6,440.43 * 8 / 88 * 60) = 9.75 Mbps.

It looked really good - now here is the strange thing the 1080P logo never lit up - so maybe it was streaming 720P at 9.75 Mbps!

Titles that light up the 1080P logo on Amazon Instant on a FireTV (eg Marvels Avengers) seem to average an even higher 12 - 13 Mbps. When I have time I'll steam one of these shows and check the total for the show/movie,
Great series! I'm still annoyed with AMC for canning this one, very intelligently written and had a great cast, just not enough viewers.
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As one TV reviewer said, a TV show with a character named Truxton Spangler should not be cancelled.
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As one TV reviewer said, a TV show with a character named Truxton Spangler should not be cancelled.
Absolutely, it's simply unforgivable that a TV show with a character called Truxton Spangler gets cancelled, it's blasphemy!
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