Netflix HD\UHD with Chromium Edge?

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  1. MonarchX

    MonarchX MDL Expert

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    #2 rcstar6696, Mar 24, 2019
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  3. MonarchX

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    The link no longer works, ends up downloading 1KB file...
     
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  4. quesitosricos

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    Don't work now... Widevine and DRM problems?
     
  5. MonarchX

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    Any news on this? It's hard to believe nobody here has a Netflix account. BTW, just because a browser supports PlayReady DRM playback does NOT mean Netflix will allow 1080p and 4K playback. Firefox supports it, but Netflix won't allow 1080p and 4K playback on Firefox. Its very strict - IE or Old Edge and still no word if this new Edge is supported.
     
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  6. MonarchX

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    I just had a chat with Netflix tech support. 720p is the highest resolution supported by Netflix for Chromium-based Edge...
     
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  7. JeanYuhs

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    I have Netflix, but my display resolution is limited to 1366x768. In a few weeks I'll be getting a ThinkPad with a 2880x1620 display (aka fake 3K resolution) and I can do more testing but by then we could have an actual release of "Edgium" I suppose.

    I loaded a 1080p test video on Netflix and it played fine without issues, I can't say if a proper 4K (fake 4K at 3840x2160) will play but whatever. The 1080p stream does play and it is in 1080p mode even in spite of my display resolution so that's something. I'm not limited to 720p with Netflix.
     
  8. MonarchX

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    OK and HOW exactly do you know that playback was at 1080p and 720p? All of 1080p content has 720p versions or just gets downscaled during playback. I verified with Netflix tech support, even waited until they escalated the question to a higher-level tech. To know for sure that was 1080p and not 720p you have to access Netflix playback options and look at data buffering streaming values. If I remember correctly ctrl+alt+shift+D is what you press during playback to get to those options.

    720p ONLY:
    - Firefox
    - Chrome on Windows
    - Chromium/Canary, Chromium/Canary-based Edge

    720p + 1080p ONLY:
    - Chrome/Chromium on Chrome OS (NOT Windows) - I think this how you get 1080p playback via Smart TV's that use Chrome OS
    - Internet Explorer
    - Non-Chromium Edge
    - MS Store Netflix App

    720p + 1080p + 4K*:
    - Non-Chromium Edge
    - MS Store Netflix App

    *** 4K also requires HDCP 2.2 and Intel i7 7XXX series CPU.

    This is the main reason I canceled my subscription. I can get the same exact content sooner than Netflix and watch it the right way, the madVR-way :D. It just takes a bit more effort.
     
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  9. MonarchX

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  10. MonarchX

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    Thanks, but I must be missing something because first two shots show 1280x720p. The 1080p-displaying screenshots show black blank image, no pattern displayed...
     
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  11. JeanYuhs

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    Because of the way Windows 10 handles screenshots, the Edge builds won't "capture" the entire screen, they just capture the overlay which is that technical info, it opens an overlay window on top of the background (the actual video playing in the browser). I've tried 4 different screen capture tools and I cannot get it to capture the full display of the background video playing + the technical data.

    The data you see is accurate; if you could see the background of the video playing with the overlay window it would show you 1920x1080 in the upper right hand corner area - I get 1080p streams from Netflix using native Edge or "Edgium," either way. I do not get 1080p streams from Netflix with any version of Chrome, Chromium, Brave, Firefox, or Vivaldi.

    Only the two versions of Edge are showing me 1920x1080 streams, it's that simple.
     
  12. MonarchX

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    Awesome! Thank you for testing!
     
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  13. MonarchX

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    It isn't the latest anymore.
     
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  14. Hadron-Curious

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    HD works pretty well for me. Even better than Google Chrome.