Netflix will increase the compression of its videos in 1080p
Netflix is one of the most popular streaming digital content platforms on the planet, and in order to reach all households equally it is necessary that they carry out various video compression tasks so as not to harm those who use an ADSL network lower. These theoretically smaller files allow users to get more out of their bandwidth and using less device memory, however, is something that Apple is not too focused on, this kind of compression so good would have good results in iTunes, however, Apple continues to turn a deaf ear to the efficient compression of digital content.
The Netflix spokesperson takes into account that for years the media and customers have been obsessed with the number of megapixels of the cameras and have not been with the quality of the sensor. The same has happened with music, where the bit rate has been the center of the advance without thinking about the codecs and their advantages.
Netflix is focusing on the bitrates of its 1080p videos to lower them to 2000 Kbps in content that is not focused on the action. This is less than half of the 5500 Kbps that have been used on average in the platform, without a perceptible loss of quality (at least they promise).
He has ventured to say that consumers are stupid for having focused so much on a series of aspects that consume a large amount of data and network load without worrying about compressing them to make them more efficient, as if it has been done in other areas. This has led to a time when storage memory is totally exploded in terms of quantity, when perhaps a greater compression in digital content would not harm us in terms of quality but would benefit us in terms of space.