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Netflix upgraded: How does new encoding tech affect you?

Netflix upgraded: How does new encoding tech affect you?

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Netflix has done it again, helping to change the internet with its algorithm writing smarts. This time it's changed the way videos stream, to cut down on file size and therefore required bandwidth, while improving quality. The new Netflix algorithms... >>

Netflix upgrades site for first time in 4 years: Here’s what you need to know

Netflix upgrades site for first time in 4 years: Here’s what you need to know

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If you've logged onto your Netflix account via a web browser anytime recently, you may have noticed a change. For the first time in four years Netflix has updated its website. That sounds like a long time to go without an update but if it ain't broke... >>

Why are we seeing ads on Netflix? Should we be worried?

Why are we seeing ads on Netflix? Should we be worried?

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Adverts on Netflix are starting to appear for more and more users. Initially trailers were run at the end of shows, now they're appearing before them also. Obviously people paying for the Netflix service have taken to the interwebs to explode with outrage.... >>

UK tax change could hike up the price of downloaded apps, music and books

UK tax change could hike up the price of downloaded apps, music and books

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Music, book and app downloads may jump in price in the UK soon after VAT changes were announced in the annual budget. Chancellor George Osborn pointed out in his annual budget speech that companies are currently charged tax at source on digital downloads,... >>

Brand new Vimeo player is 50 per cent faster, uses HTML5 and adds new creator tools

Brand new Vimeo player is 50 per cent faster, uses HTML5 and adds new creator tools

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Vimeo has gone back to the drawing board and redesigned its video player from scratch to create a future-proof platform. The result is a faster and more accessible Vimeo. The new Vimeo player is an impressive 50 per cent faster than it was before, meaning... >>

What is HEVC and h.265? The future of 1080p movie streaming explained

What is HEVC and h.265? The future of 1080p movie streaming explained

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Video compression is essential for home entertainment. Without it, we'd be stuck in a world with just a few dozen TV channels. Since digital was first introduced in the UK, we've had compressed TV - it's a really great way of getting a lot more out of... >>

Amazon tried to buy Netflix for $12 million in the late 1990s

Amazon tried to buy Netflix for $12 million in the late 1990s

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Amazon offered $12 million to buy Netflix in the 1990’s but was turned down by the video streaming company, according to a new book about to go on sale.  “Netflixed” claims Jim Bezos, Amazon CEO, originally met Netflix founders Reed Hastings and... >>

VIDEO: Sky Go in action

VIDEO: Sky Go in action

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Sky's revamped mobile offering - Sky Go - is all set to go live next month and the broadcaster has published this video of director of product design and development Brian Lenz, talking through the platform's new features. And whilst that's all well and... >>

YouTube movie rental service goes live

YouTube movie rental service goes live

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YouTube is maturing, and hopefully about to start making some serious money for Google, as its movie rental service is now live in the US and planning to bring around 3,000 movies to users. Pocket-lint brought you news of the plans, that will see YouTube... >>

YouTube Live: Video giant takes live streaming mainstream

YouTube Live: Video giant takes live streaming mainstream

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YouTube plans to take on services like Qik and Justin.tv with a new live streaming service launched on Friday. The new offering, called YouTube Live will promote live content streaming on YouTube. “With over 2 billion views a day, it's easy to think... >>