On May 4, 2008, at 9:23 AM, Matt Shields wrote: > 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. > Apparently the problem with the Mac is the DRM again. The studios are apparently all worried that people will keep copies of the old TV shows and movies downloaded. I have an old Mac Mini that I would like to use to watch some Netflix shows on (better than sitting in front of a computer, or watching it on a small laptop), but until it is supported I can't. The Mini is hooked up to my TV directly.