Netflix max 540p

Discussion in 'AnyStream' started by FredmanF1, Apr 6, 2021.

  1. FredmanF1

    FredmanF1 Member

    Since yesterday there are a lot of shows & movies that offer me 540p as maximum resolution (I tried all the Anystream versions). I never saw that before, everything I downloaded was always 1080p.

    I live in the Netherlands with Gigabit connection and have a 4k Netflix account,so that shouldn't be the problem. Also in EDGE browser I get the 1080p resolution.

    Any idea what is going wrong?
    Thank you.
     
  2. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    Please upload a log file and that will help the developers see what your issue is.
     
  3. 0x0x0x0x0

    0x0x0x0x0 Well-Known Member

    I went fishing when this was brought up in another thread so here's my part. I wonder if flix detect the Edg/... part of the UserAgent, I'm only getting 540p in AS.
     

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  4. Prospere

    Prospere RedFox Development Team

    And I am getting 540 in Chrome
     
  5. 0x0x0x0x0

    0x0x0x0x0 Well-Known Member

    What if you fiddle the UserAgent in Chrome to appear as Edge? :cautious:
     
  6. Prospere

    Prospere RedFox Development Team

    Then I, most likely, would get a different protection scheme
     
  7. 0x0x0x0x0

    0x0x0x0x0 Well-Known Member

    Do you mean the play ready variety?
     
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  8. FredmanF1

    FredmanF1 Member

    Thanks.
     

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  9. sanjiyan

    sanjiyan Member

    Same issue, all netflix video sizes are only listed at 540p.

    An example attached is Despicable Me 2.

    I am using version 1.1.0.2_64bit

    EDIT: Even downgrading to an older AnyStream, 1.0.9.3_64bit version still only displays up to 540p.
     

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    Last edited: Apr 8, 2021
  10. Prospere

    Prospere RedFox Development Team

    Thank you for your reports. The problem seems to be on Netflix' side, but we are looking into our options.
     
  11. sanjiyan

    sanjiyan Member

    I've done a quick google, and it appears that this is not the first time Netflix, has dropped the quality rate to 540p for Firefox/Chromium based browsers and applications that identify as such via the UserAgent, whereas the MS Edge UserAgent works as intended, due to the Netflix App in the Windows Store, and the WebApp being built to use the Edge browser as a wrapper.

    What is the possibility of recompiling/building the QTWebEngine agent to identify as Edge? Yes, I understand that the lastest iteration of Edge is based upon Chromium.

    For example, the version of Edge on my machine identifies as: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/89.0.4389.114 Safari/537.36 Edg/89.0.774.68
     
  12. lifegpc

    lifegpc Well-Known Member

    Edge can use playreday DRM on windows 10. I think that is why edge have 1080P even 4K on Netflix.
     
  13. 0x0x0x0x0

    0x0x0x0x0 Well-Known Member

    I think the problem is that flix on edge uses a different protection method
     
  14. lifegpc

    lifegpc Well-Known Member

    Yea. Because both chrome and Firefox not support Playreday DRM. But Edge support that.
     
  15. FredmanF1

    FredmanF1 Member

    But the weird thing is that not all shows or movies are listed as max 540p, some offer also 1080p.
     
  16. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    That’s not weird at all, some videos offer 1080 P and others our only picked up at 540P
     
  17. FredmanF1

    FredmanF1 Member

    Ohh ok, sorry I don’t have the technical knowledge for that. But when I start the same movie in Edge browser it is 1080p.
     
  18. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    Yes I believe that was explained above, Thanks for reporting
     
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  19. Pedro Ladeira

    Pedro Ladeira New Member

    We should expect a solution of this soon or is far away?
     
  20. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Redfox doesn't do ETA's. It'll be released when it's ready.