[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2012/03/ExUwOS.jpg[/newsimage]Netflix announced on Wednesday that a mission to bring captions to its entire streaming library has hit a new milestone. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/netflix-adds-captions-to-80-percent-of-streaming-content-59558/](http://www.myce.com/news/netflix-adds-captions-to-80-percent-of-streaming-content-59558/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
And for those whom still use DVD/BD…nada…not a thing new but the prices are sure to guarantee they will come back…not…
Streaming only works if you can afford broadband without sacrificing food/rent/mortgage and your car to be able to get the internet…and not all places have broad band access in the US there are places out there I call the Boonies…for a lack of better description.
I just re-crunched my Netflix Captioning Stats page and as of today, if you count Number of Movies + Number of TV Episodes, the count is only 51.73% of titles with added captions. If you count MINUTES of programming, that number DROPS to 46.37%. BOTH stats are no where near the 80% number. Where is the data that this *0% number comes from?? (Their 30% Figure from last February 2011 was not actually reached until JUNE 2011)
Where are they getting their numbers???
Please share this with others!!
I just got clarification. Netflix is counting VIEWED minutes, not
minutes of content. So if a 3 hour movie is never watched during the
time period they do not count it. If a 2 hour movie is watched 10,000
times and it is captioned, they count it as 20,000 hours of VIEWED
Another example: if a 2 hour movie is watched 10,000 times and it is
captioned, they count it as 20,000 hours of VIEWED captioned content.
Likewise, if a 2 hour movie is watched 2 times and it is NOT
captioned, they count it as 4 hours of VIEWED NON-captioned content.
My method would say 50% of the 2 movies are captioned, their method
would say 99.98% of the VIEWED MINUTES of the 2 movies are captioned.
This is VERY misleading.
Also it is very convenient that this method of counting, unlike my
method, is NOT available with their API so there is no hard data to
PROVE that they are not just “making it up.”