[CentOS] Watching Netflix movies on CentOS

Sun May 4 14:23:22 UTC 2008
Matt Shields <mattboston at gmail.com>

On Sun, May 4, 2008 at 6:31 AM, Kai Schaetzl <maillists at conactive.com> wrote:
> Ralph Angenendt wrote on Sun, 4 May 2008 10:22:11 +0200:
>  > In other words: They don't want your money. If I were you, I'd respect
>  > that. Make yourself heard over at Netflix, though.
>  I remember about the Netflix format from before 2000. It's a very low
>  bandwidth format with really bad quality. AFAIK it was mainly porn sites
>  using it. I thought it had died out since long.
>  Kai

Netflix only started doing on demand movies about a year ago, and from
what I remember when I had the service it wasn't all that bad.  It
looked great on a laptop, and on my 720p 37" HDTV it looked better
than normal tv, but not as good as an HD program.

I agree with Ralph, complain to them, I know I did.  Unfortunately
they probably don't think there are enough Linux users to justify
providing service to us.  I'm just really surprised they haven't
provided service to Mac users, the new Quicktime format actually has
better compression rates than any of the WMV/WMA formats.