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Netflix HD [DISCONTINUED]

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1st June 2013, 09:34 AM   |  #1  
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Because of lack of time this has been discontinued. I will leave these apk's here for anyone interested to study, hoping that someone will pick up where I left off.

Long time, no see. I just made a hack that I feel I should share with you all.

Attached is a hacked version of the Netflix app, I've modified it to try to raise the bitrate. On my galaxy nexus it brings the bitrate up from 750 kbit/s to 1750 kbit/s (3000 kbit/s in Netflix 2.4.1). I've also modified the seeker behaviour to be better matched for Android TV systems by changing the sticky seeker to 10 seconds instead of a value based on the movie length, which could make the seeker snap minutes away from where you wanted to be.

Notice that this app isn't signed with the Netflix private key, but the default key that came with apksign, so you will have to remove that app before using this one.

Enjoy!

Netflix 3 is out, but I still recommend Netflix 2.4.1. You can read why and download Netflix 3 here.

Netflix 2.4.1 (build 950)
Here are some exciting news. Super HD support for Nexus 7. I've modified the files to unlock that to all 4.3 phones, but there's a performance issue on my phone so I cant test it. Therefore I will upload three files this time. One that should be capable of Super HD and two more limited.

16x maximum bitrate
This should be capable of Super HD, if your phone can handle it and uses Android 4.3.


Maximum 3850 kbps
I haven't been able to test this much, it's more than Galaxy Nexus can handle.



Maximum 3000kbps
This is what the Galaxy Nexus can handle. For image comparison, please visit the link in the second post.



Netflix 2.4.0 (build 939)


Older versions


edit: I've added a few changes, because on my Netflix device it takes a couple of seconds before the image quality goes beyond 56K modem quality. I therefore set the previous maximum bitrate as the new minimum bitrate. I have only tested this on a single device and it may buffer forever or lag. Please let me know how well it works if you use it.
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1st June 2013, 10:27 PM   |  #2  
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Colder interest than I expected. Here's some screenshots :P
Comparison
This is actually the movie that made me do this hack, because this very scene felt so extremely sluggish. I find the extra bitrate does more justice to the stars
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2nd June 2013, 10:03 AM   |  #3  
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5th June 2013, 12:25 AM   |  #4  
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Add rotation and make it black and we have a deal.
5th June 2013, 07:29 AM   |  #5  
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Add rotation and make it black and we have a deal.



I hope that's what you meant
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5th June 2013, 07:41 AM   |  #6  
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I hope that's what you meant

Exactly what I wanted. Thanks

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25th June 2013, 10:14 PM   |  #7  
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Exactly what I wanted. Thanks

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I've added an upgrade that you might like. It increases the minimum bitrate to what was previously the maximum bitrate, to avoid too low bitrates. It has the rotation fix you asked for too.
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30th July 2013, 07:47 AM   |  #8  
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please modify the latest netflix (2.4.0) and post it here for us.. I really really liked your modification, its superb.. keep it up
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please modify the latest netflix (2.4.0) and post it here for us.. I really really liked your modification, its superb.. keep it up

Also it would be great if you can set the minimum bitrate to 1750 and max bitrate to 6000 or something..
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Also it would be great if you can set the minimum bitrate to 1750 and max bitrate to 6000 or something..

Actually, that forced a bug where the video wouldn't load, but I added the last netflix app (2.4.0 build 939) anyways. It has the previous hack where the minimum bitrate is set to the previous maximum bitrate and maximum bitrate is 16 times the previous maximum bitrate.

Enjoy!

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