Maximum selectable resolution (Netflix)

Discussion in 'AnyStream' started by SmegHead, Oct 11, 2020.

  1. SmegHead

    SmegHead Well-Known Member

    Discovered a weird problem, but I'm going to start my stating I think this is probably an issue with Netflix rather than yourselves, but it's very strange nonetheless...

    I've been looking at downloading episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Voyager, and noticed a really odd problem. Started with DS9 and almost all of the seasons had a fixed download resolution of 576x432, except for the fifth season which had a maximum resolution of 720x480 (other selectable resolutions were 512x384, 384x288 and 320x200).

    I thought this was just an encoding mistake on the part of Netflix, but I noticed EXACTLY the same behaviour on Voyager, namely all of the seasons were restricted to 576x432 except for season five (720x480)!

    As a side note, I'm certain versions of AnyStream prior to displayed the maximum download resolution to something like 640x400 instead of 720x480, so I was just curious if there's something peculiar going on, and maybe this issue might not be restricted to these two TV series.

    Anyway, probably not an issue with AnyStream, but I thought it was worth mentioning...
  2. testiles

    testiles Well-Known Member

    576x432 is what I've been seeing for Voyager all along.

    Those are older TV series that have strange lower resolutions.

    Same for Charmed (the original) and a few others I've encountered.

    Right, definitely not AnyStream, just what Netflix is offering for those series.

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  3. SmegHead

    SmegHead Well-Known Member

    It's just weird that the same seasons of both shows are presented in the superior 720x480 resolution. I'm experimenting with AI upscaling, so the higher base resolution makes all the difference.
  4. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    They may not be superior. They might as well just have cropped the black bars away in the other seasons and left them intact on the 480. Just guessing here.

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