Originally Posted by byronmhome
Not what i've heard.. people have told me Netflix used to be vc1 but since going multi platform has more h264
I'm simply relaying what the rep told me. The only thing I can add is the Rep mentioned her information was a from a 2010 document. We also only discussed Instant on the PC with Silverlight. It is possible the other platforms might have some H.264 streaming.
I'm sure if we look at all the Netflix devices that aren't computers including the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Roku, WD Live TV, TVs, BD Players - that list is growing. All of them may not equally support VC-1 as Netflix would like, so it makes sense that on certain devices they might be sending H.264
Further evidence points to some discrepancies between PC vs other devices on their website.
Signing into Netflix, and going to Instant -> High Definition
Top left I see, Gallery View, Sortable List, All HD, and HD for PC / Mac
All HD has 77 pages, yet HD for PC / Mac only has 60 pages. Seems odd they don't have the same amount of content available. I haven't tried playing something on the PC in the All section that ISN'T in the PC section. I'm curious though to see what happens. Certainly those 17 pages might be H.264 content available to the other devices but not on PC + Silverlight. I don't know.