Netflix’s new algorithm reduces bandwidth consumption up to 20%



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Netflix has developed a new algorithm that saves about 20% of bandwidth when watching a movie or serie. The reduced bandwidth consumption is possible due to a new technology that Netflix uses on its streams. The company worked for more than four year on the technology.

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so is it in use all the time now?


Don’t pay any attention to that man behind the curtain…

Seriously, less detail is less detail no matter how you dress it up.


It occurs to me that this should have been implemented a long time ago. Seriously, it sounds a lot like how variable bit rates have always worked: give more bits to sample that need more bits, while giving fewer bits to samples that are easier to compress (or mask). Animation videos have always used fewer bits than live-action videos, so has Netflix not been taking advantage of this? If so, then why?