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Netflix apk

Discussion in 'NEO X8-H, X8 Plus & X8' started by MINIX - Ken, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Dear all,

    This is by far the best apk we've tested, and it's same as the latest one on Play Store.
    Here is a quick link for your evaluation:
    http://minix.com.hk/downfile/Netflix_com.netflix.mediaclient_3.7.2.apk

    Picture is clear, no caption issue,
    we tested in Berlin through VPN to San Francisco and it's working really well.
    They keep improving it and we believe it's a good sign.




    ***quality is highly dependent on network performance.
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2014
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  2. bovoro

    bovoro Member

    Works Fine , im on 002 Beta8,I can realize the changes between the video qualities , its a sort of microFreze in video , but only the first seconds.
  3. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Quality is good, provided that the network is smooth. :)
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  4. Igloo

    Igloo New Member

    What is the difference between this one and the one in the play store? Better video quality?
  5. handroid

    handroid New Member

    Berlin? You are at the IFA right? Too bad I cannot go there.

    I tested this Netflix apk on Beta 8 and I must say the quality of the picture has improved. Nice and sharp. No HD probably but good enough.

    One little thing though. There is still some stutter with horizontal movement and pan shots.

    Try Fargo (The Movie) . The restaurant scene at 52:30 where the camera pans over the fricassee and such is great for detecting stutters. Try it and you will see what I mean. If you still have a copy of your Beta 5 firmware, try the same scene again. With Beta 5 no stutter, smooth as butter.
  6. portmac

    portmac New Member

    I am on Beta 7 with tweaker for beta 7 installed and I found that surprisingly after I installed this version from playstore I could get to the main front page of Netflix but when I went to watch a show it took an endless time to load and quite often

    would not load at all. Went back to the 3.7.1 APK and all was good again everything just loaded up quickly although there is still stutter for the first minute or so until it appears to reach 720p and then it is rock solid. All other APK,s are working

    perfectly eg BBC iPlayer, ABC iview, SBS catchup, RedBull TV, UTube, HuluPlus etc.
  7. Dimitri

    Dimitri Member

    Installed that package - unable to move cursor, i.e. I can scroll the pages up and down, but can't select anything.
    I am on stock version of F/W.
  8. bovoro

    bovoro Member

    I have the same problem here, i cant select anything
  9. Dimitri

    Dimitri Member

    However, the stock Netflix which came with the box - did not work either. I was getting a server connection error.
    The only Netflix, which I was able to get to work on stock F/W was from found here:
    Oops, can't insert a link :)
    File name from Netflix site: netflix-3.1-41-1142-release
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  10. bovoro

    bovoro Member

    in that version , can you see on HD?
  11. Dimitri

    Dimitri Member

    Well, I know that Netflix is hard to get the full HD in general, but my TV shows 1050p may be because that's set by screen resolution and not movie itself. I do not know. To be frank, I an unable to see big difference from 720p and 1050p from 5 meters away on my 42' screen, so for my personal taste the quality is quite acceptable. However, with this version I did notice some stuttering - hope will be resolved in new official F/W release - soon.
  12. handroid

    handroid New Member

    You need to use the mouse to start playback and drag the thumbnails of the movies to the left. The Netflix app is designed for touchscreen.
  13. Dimitri

    Dimitri Member

    Well, it is not true for netflix-3.1-41-1142-release version, anyway...
  14. bovoro

    bovoro Member

    there is a version in Google TV devices , may be compatible with minix?
  15. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    It's the same at this moment before their next update.
  16. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    The problem of the Netflix app is that it's designed for touches but not ordinary remote controller, therefore an airmouse or a mouse is required to navigate the options.
  17. Has anyone managed to hex edit it to display the 3000kb and 16x bitrate like the old tweaked versions floating around sometime 2013?
  18. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    It is not that simple anymore. First of all, the app will check for DRM implementation. It also checks whether the device is in Netflix's approved list. There are possibly many other checks.
  19. OK.

    Is there a chance of sending them a few dev kits and have them custom make an app for these..

    I did the 3.7.1 and it was shockingly bad.. Hoping this has been revised in the new edition.
  20. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    Again, it is not that simple. It is a very elaborate and long drawn out process. Apparently, Minix has initiated the process to get Netflix certification.
    What do you exactly mean by "shockingly bad"?