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Keychar

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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.

[QRCODE]http://www69.zippyshare.com/v/iGk8sKCx/file.html[/QRCODE]
 
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Keychar

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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!
 

Shrooma

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This is great, quality is much better. No android 4.3 here yet so cant test superhd unfortunately.

Any way of checking the bitrate? Example short 23.x doesnt show the bitrate overlay..
 

neosree

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Version 2.4.1 is out, with the HD and Super HD limits removed if you have Android 4.3.

If you try this out and have Android 4.3 please let me know if which one works best.

Don't have Android 4.3, but this version should definitely give the best possible quality on 4.2.2
Thanks a lot.. Will try tonight..
 

Keychar

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Any way of checking the bitrate? Example short 23.x doesnt show the bitrate overlay..

Well, no, not on the binary I've shared here. You have to check the Netflix logs for that and having that enabled in production build costs a lot of performance. I could maybe fix a debug build for you when I have time over, but I can't say for sure when that'll be.
 

Dblfstr

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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 :)

The cold interest is because there have been plenty of "HD Netflix" apps that have all proven to be false. I am sending you a PM.

Not saying that yours is. :D
 
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titooo7

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Keychar can you please let me know which part of the apk did you modify to change the bitrate?
I already decompiled it but I can't find it. I'd like to test the SuperHD one on my Galaxy Note 2, which is running 4.1.2
 

Keychar

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Keychar can you please let me know which part of the apk did you modify to change the bitrate?
I already decompiled it but I can't find it. I'd like to test the SuperHD one on my Galaxy Note 2, which is running 4.1.2

That is a change in the file called bitrange, if I recall correctly. I would recommend that you use a diff program to find out exactly what I've changed, that's a lot easier than for me to go through the changes.

edit: For 4.1.2 it's not in bitrange, that is only for non-HD and non-SuperHD bitranges. Still, I recommend that you use a diff (such as WinDiff) to find my changes.
 
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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.

    [QRCODE]http://www69.zippyshare.com/v/iGk8sKCx/file.html[/QRCODE]
    16
    I've modified the Netflix 3 client now, but I want to give a warning about it. All references to SuperHD have been removed, and at no time have I been able to reach above 1750 Kb/s. I have also found out why SuperHD doesn't work for all devices on 2.4.1. It requires a locked bootloader to have a seperated and secure space in memory where it can store the Widewine keys. You can read about it under Level 3 here.

    Here's the Netflix 3 apk for download, but I still recommend 2.4.1 if video quality is a priority for you.
    [QRCODE]http://rapidshare.com/share/11D48B3E697A0AB4B5FDF56B41645D50[/QRCODE]
    8
    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 :)
    4
    Does anybody have an APK that still works? If so, please post it. I'd be much obliged!

    +1 i'm looking for the 3000+ apk as well :)

    Dropbox, firedrive, zippyshare

    Does anyone still have the apks, if so can you please upload them. Those links do not work.
    Thanks

    I've reuploaded it, link in first post.
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