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  • #11
    Originally posted by Danniello View Post
    Netflix has some strange deal with Microsoft that only IE/Edge browser could play 1080p (and more) resolution, so officially will nothing change even with HDCP support in Linux.
    IE/Edge are only for 4K, 1080p works just fine with Chrome and Firefox on Windows.

    Same on Mac, Safari get's 4K, and Chrome and Firefox just 1080p.

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    • #12
      Originally posted by ThoreauHD View Post
      So this might open up higher than 720p on drm streams for linux(ala netflix). That would be useful.
      Lol, no. This will only be used on Chromebooks and other devices using AMD GPUs. They'll never support this for desktop Linux, not without a bunch of other restrictions and closed source software running with root (or even kernel mode) privileges.

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      • #13
        Originally posted by Danniello View Post
        Netflix has some strange deal with Microsoft that only IE/Edge browser could play 1080p (and more) resolution, so officially will nothing change even with HDCP support in Linux.
        It plays 1080p on Chrome on Windows. I believe only 4K is limited to Edge.

        Originally posted by Danniello View Post
        The problem is that many materials require HDCP protection that is not available in Linux - so resolution is blocked to about ~480p/540p and this limitation cannot be bypassed by addon. For bigger resolution - HDCP support in Linux is needed (or cracked version of Widevine DRM, but even if such crack exists - no one will publish it because Google will update/fix Widevine in short time).
        Yeah, that's always going to be true. They'll only play on systems where the user has no control whatsoever.

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        • #14
          Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
          Trusted?

          Why not just call it "secret"?
          afair fsf calls it treacherous

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          • #15
            Originally posted by sandy8925 View Post
            Lol, no. This will only be used on Chromebooks and other devices using AMD GPUs. They'll never support this for desktop Linux, not without a bunch of other restrictions and closed source software running with root (or even kernel mode) privileges.
            what makes you think chromebooks are not desktop linux?

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            • #16
              Originally posted by ObiWan View Post
              IE/Edge are only for 4K, 1080p works just fine with Chrome and Firefox on Windows.

              Same on Mac, Safari get's 4K, and Chrome and Firefox just 1080p.
              Originally posted by sandy8925 View Post
              It plays 1080p on Chrome on Windows. I believe only 4K is limited to Edge.
              I do not have access to Windows to check it manually (Ctrl+Shift+Alt+D), but according to official Netflix system requirements page - nothing changed for Windows and Linux. In my opinion ChromeOS is just like Android - commercial, locked-in product that should not be considered as "real Linux".

              https://help.netflix.com/en/node/23742

              Resolution:

              • Google Chrome
              ◦ Up to 720p on Windows, Mac, and Linux
              ◦ Up to 1080p on Chrome OS
              • Microsoft Edge up to 4K*
              • Internet Explorer up to 1080p
              • Mozilla Firefox up to 720p
              • Opera up to 720p
              • Safari up to 1080p on macOS 10.10 to 10.15
              • Safari up to 4K on macOS 11.0 or later

              *Streaming in 4K requires an HDCP 2.2 compliant connection to a 4K capable display, Intel's 7th generation Core CPU, and the latest Windows updates. Check with the manufacturer of your system to verify specifications.

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              • #17
                I wish all DRM just would just die, they have been proven inefficient at best, and at times even harmful to paying customers.

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                • #18
                  AMD doesn't have the time to create a control panel for Linux, but if has to time de develop DRM crap that no one wants ???
                  Fuck DRM and the ones that are supporting this anti-user / guilty-until-proven-innocent technology !

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                  • #19
                    Originally posted by Danny3 View Post
                    AMD doesn't have the time to create a control panel for Linux, but if has to time de develop DRM crap that no one wants ???
                    Fuck DRM and the ones that are supporting this anti-user / guilty-until-proven-innocent technology !
                    The DRM is for Chromebooks, so it's more for the sake of businesses than consumers. Not surprised that they worked on that.

                    It's not that they don't have the time to create a control panel, it's that they don't care and don't want to.

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                    • #20
                      Don't confuse AMD proper with Radeon Technology Group (ATI). RTG is still located apart from the CPU group so doesn't benefit from the good software engineers in the CPU side. Of course AMD CPUs have had weird issues in the past at least the Ryzen line has been relatively trouble free.

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