Netlfix darks look wrong and oily with waves no matter the brightness on a13

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nickpatellis

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Examples below
My widevine is L1 I have tried reboots ,changing colors from vivid to natural or cinematic etc.
I have tried factory resets.
I have tried custom roms.
Ever since a11 to a12 and a13 the problem persists.Im out of options

Edit: YouTube HDR on the other hand looks stunning....no issues at all nor prime or Disney plus, (I also tried changing quality and downlaoding) , if you take as example episodes that are very dark like warrior nun season 2 ep 4 the problem is in every scene and in 15:35 whilst the girls head is out of focus it becomes oily like in the above pictures. The only part that isn't oily I'd a part of the "angels" face
 

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V0latyle

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This is caused by a low color depth - the "resolution" of the color spectrum used by the encoding algorithm. Try adjusting your quality settings for something higher. Lower bitrates use a lower color resolution to save data at the expense of quality.

Menu > Account > Profile & Parental Controls > select profile > Playback Settings > select Medium or High
 

nickpatellis

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This is caused by a low color depth - the "resolution" of the color spectrum used by the encoding algorithm. Try adjusting your quality settings for something higher. Lower bitrates use a lower color resolution to save data at the expense of quality.

Menu > Account > Profile & Parental Controls > select profile > Playback Settings > select Medium or High
Right.
Apologies.
I wasn't clear enough .
I tried everything sort of buying a new phone (as far as I know)
Thank you very much for replying to me but I have tried that before (other ideas would be welcome of course).
Whether it's streaming or doelaoding whether it's auto or low or high or standard.
The problem will persist.
The exception are cartoons for now like archer....haven't seen a problem but I don't think they have HDR for a cartoon (I don't even know if that's possible)
 

V0latyle

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Right.
Apologies.
I wasn't clear enough .
I tried everything sort of buying a new phone (as far as I know)
Thank you very much for replying to me but I have tried that before (other ideas would be welcome of course).
Whether it's streaming or doelaoding whether it's auto or low or high or standard.
The problem will persist.
The exception are cartoons for now like archer....haven't seen a problem but I don't think they have HDR for a cartoon (I don't even know if that's possible)
Sign into your Netflix account on a computer and see if the same thing happens.

I suspect it might be something to do with their HDR encoding. It's not a problem with your device.
 

nickpatellis

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Sign into your Netflix account on a computer and see if the same thing happens.

I suspect it might be something to do with their HDR encoding. It's not a problem with your device.
Actually it only happens on my device....I use 3 more phones one tv and on laptop and on ps4....
I don't see the problem in any of them
 

V0latyle

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Actually it only happens on my device....I use 3 more phones one tv and on laptop and on ps4....
I don't see the problem in any of them
Considering that YouTube works properly it still doesn't sound like it is a device issue, but rather how the Netflix app is displaying things. Open a ticket with Netflix to see if they have a suggestion.
 

nickpatellis

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Considering that YouTube works properly it still doesn't sound like it is a device issue, but rather how the Netflix app is displaying things. Open a ticket with Netflix to see if they have a suggestion.
So update.
I used msm to roll back to Android 11.
That fixed it.
Although I suspect that even though I was l1 the HDR didn't kick in...very weird...
After I updated to a12 the problem came back again
 

V0latyle

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So update.
I used msm to roll back to Android 11.
That fixed it.
Although I suspect that even though I was l1 the HDR didn't kick in...very weird...
After I updated to a12 the problem came back again
Odd. Since it doesn't happen with YouTube I think it has something to do with how the Netflix app works with Android 12 on your device. For example, maybe it's the graphics/display API in Android 12, or maybe it's DRM requirements.

I wonder if it has something to do with integrity/security attestation as Netflix requires DRM. If you're willing to do more testing, roll back to Android 11, and use this app to check your Play Integrity attestation. Do the same thing for Android 12. I assume your bootloader is unlocked? Are you using Magisk?
 

nickpatellis

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Odd. Since it doesn't happen with YouTube I think it has something to do with how the Netflix app works with Android 12 on your device. For example, maybe it's the graphics/display API in Android 12, or maybe it's DRM requirements.

I wonder if it has something to do with integrity/security attestation as Netflix requires DRM. If you're willing to do more testing, roll back to Android 11, and use this app to check your Play Integrity attestation. Do the same thing for Android 12. I assume your bootloader is unlocked? Are you using Magisk?
I rolled back to a11 yesterday.
I didn't use your app cause I hadn't seen the message...I must have done so around 3 times.... Every single time my Netflix issues were replaced by a green tint all over the screen no matter the brightness.
I am using magisk in fact now I am using Android 13 custom ROM evolution x.
The problem persists
 

nickpatellis

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Odd. Since it doesn't happen with YouTube I think it has something to do with how the Netflix app works with Android 12 on your device. For example, maybe it's the graphics/display API in Android 12, or maybe it's DRM requirements.

I wonder if it has something to do with integrity/security attestation as Netflix requires DRM. If you're willing to do more testing, roll back to Android 11, and use this app to check your Play Integrity attestation. Do the same thing for Android 12. I assume your bootloader is unlocked? Are you using Magisk?
Welp.
Nevermind.
I have the same problem with YouTube now...
Ex.
(I would think display issues wouldn't appear on a Screenshot right?
 

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V0latyle

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You really don't see that?
Anyway whatever you see here on Netflix its 10 times worse.
And I'm not exaggerating
Yeah, I see it. It only seems to be in the background though, I think that's normal because it helps keep the bit rate down. Notice how the foreground subject (facial features) don't show the same blotching. I have noticed this with not only streaming services but with most 720p video. I don't know if there is any way to fix it, sorry.
 

nickpatellis

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Yeah, I see it. It only seems to be in the background though, I think that's normal because it helps keep the bit rate down. Notice how the foreground subject (facial features) don't show the same blotching. I have noticed this with not only streaming services but with most 720p video. I don't know if there is any way to fix it, sorry.
Actually in Netflix faces have the same issue as the one above only it's almost the whole face sometimes (I believe I sent a photo of a face originally)