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Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-10-2016, 12:15 PM
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Posted By Brian Conrad
"Spectral" on Netflix was more sci-fi than...

"Spectral" on Netflix was more sci-fi than horror. I was not that impressed and not much of a storyline mainly action. This is what our increased fees are paying for?
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-10-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2,136
Views: 192,768
Posted By Brian Conrad
And no plans to anytime soon! :D

And no plans to anytime soon! :D
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-10-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 25,208
Posted By Brian Conrad
One thing is that not all shows are produced...

One thing is that not all shows are produced using surround and of those that are not all are sound designed but instead run through a filter that produces artificial surround. Real surround...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-09-2016, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2,136
Views: 192,768
Posted By Brian Conrad
Be ready for wallet shock! :laugh:

Be ready for wallet shock! :laugh:
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-09-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 25,208
Posted By Brian Conrad
My experience last night: I started watching...

My experience last night: I started watching "Designated Survivor" and the picture was soft obviously 720p but after a couple minutes wanted to back up and check guest star credits. When I did that...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-09-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 119
Posted By Brian Conrad
BTW, if you have doubts about VP9 use here's a...

BTW, if you have doubts about VP9 use here's a short talk by Viacom's SVP Tech about why he likes it:...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-09-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2,136
Views: 192,768
Posted By Brian Conrad
I had that happen recently with an item over $50...

I had that happen recently with an item over $50 I ordered from Amazon. Guy rolled up in Enterprise van and delivered it. I also see U-Haul vans doing same. I believe it's a Uber like idea.
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-09-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 119
Posted By Brian Conrad
Companies seem to be waiting for AV1 which will...

Companies seem to be waiting for AV1 which will have surround audio. They have to pay Dolby to use DD+. They don't like to do that and AV1 is open source and royalty free. There has been a project...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-09-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8,502
Views: 670,534
Posted By Brian Conrad
I'm one of those weirdos who often is looking for...

I'm one of those weirdos who often is looking for information in the end credits maybe someone I recognized in the cast so get annoyed when those wind up in an unreadable box in the upper left. Yup,...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-08-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22,451
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Posted By Brian Conrad
"The Devil's Dolls" is a new Netflix addition I...

"The Devil's Dolls" is a new Netflix addition I watched last night. Maybe a bit too predictable though well done to be given much more than 3 drill bits.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E6AKBZZMMs...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-08-2016, 12:09 PM
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Views: 670,534
Posted By Brian Conrad
Yup, part of maintaining a platform is to reduce...

Yup, part of maintaining a platform is to reduce support calls and email responses. So people bring up the debug info and see the picture is supposed to 1080p yet they're watching a show that is...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-08-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 25,208
Posted By Brian Conrad
Yeah, an indicator would help but they haven't...

Yeah, an indicator would help but they haven't bothered to implement one and you only get the indicator on Netflix with certain devices. But I think many of the members here can tell the difference...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-07-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 25,208
Posted By Brian Conrad
Yes, I can get 1080p streams from Hulu on the...

Yes, I can get 1080p streams from Hulu on the Shield TV as well as Roku TV and my Sony BD player. But not consistently as I mentioned above. No 5.1 yet.
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-07-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 25,208
Posted By Brian Conrad
4K Info on Hulu (mentions 1080p too): ...

4K Info on Hulu (mentions 1080p too):
https://help.hulu.com/articles/57083698
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-07-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 229
Posted By Brian Conrad
Sorry, I used the term "folder" for...

Sorry, I used the term "folder" for understandability when I was referring to a CDN URL one which says "mobile" in the path and the other which does not. I'm not referring to where the file is put. ...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-07-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 25,208
Posted By Brian Conrad
I had trouble getting "Shut Eye" last night* to...

I had trouble getting "Shut Eye" last night* to play in 1080p if that was what was happening. I'll have to see if they have a minimum bandwidth for 4K. If they are using VP9 don't count on 5.1...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-06-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 229
Posted By Brian Conrad
The Android TV SDK has a function to determine if...

The Android TV SDK has a function to determine if the device is connected to a TV. I don't know if Apple has anything similar in their SDK but I suspect so. I know with one smaller streaming...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-06-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8,502
Views: 670,534
Posted By Brian Conrad
You might want to read up on how CDN's work. ...

You might want to read up on how CDN's work. There are a number of articles on the web ranging from basic to deep tech. A method Hulu developed 5 years ago is open source and can downloaded off...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-05-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 25,208
Posted By Brian Conrad
Last night's episode of Showtime's "Shameless"...

Last night's episode of Showtime's "Shameless" had stunning PQ and weighed in at around 5.5 Mbps. No doubt now that some of their shows are 1080p but I think whether you get that stream or not...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-05-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 229
Posted By Brian Conrad
On Android with KitKat and up they can use h265...

On Android with KitKat and up they can use h265 or VP9 which would cut the h264 file size about in half. That is if they have prepared to do so. Those devices have those decoders in hardware.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-03-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22,451
Views: 471,046
Posted By Brian Conrad
OK not horror though a bit of an element in it...

OK not horror though a bit of an element in it but "Yoga Hosers" was added to Netflix yesterday. This is Kevin Smith's latest comedy starring his daughter and Johnny Depp's daughter. It is...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-03-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 3,800
Posted By Brian Conrad
I have AT&T U-Verse and they announced last...

I have AT&T U-Verse and they announced last spring they would start enforcing caps but then they also announced they would raise them too. They couldn't originally do any caps because apparently the...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-02-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22,451
Views: 471,046
Posted By Brian Conrad
We have a winner in "A Christmas Horror Story" a...

We have a winner in "A Christmas Horror Story" a Canadian SuperChannel movie from last year available on Netflix. The William Shatner bit is even a homage to "Pontypool". Some good scares in this...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-01-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22,451
Views: 471,046
Posted By Brian Conrad
That was last year's big film. I don't think a...

That was last year's big film. I don't think a sequel for it released. This is an Uncork'd film:
https://youtu.be/JT3ALa9sVFY

Look's cheesy so serve with fondue and cabernet.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-01-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22,451
Views: 471,046
Posted By Brian Conrad
I will be looking for Christmas horror. Anyone...

I will be looking for Christmas horror. Anyone seen the latest Krampus film? It comes to the box in a week or two only on DVD. Seem to recall I actually like the low budget Krampus film last year...
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