NEWS: Netflix tests variable playback speed in Android app

Reyreyrey

Active Member
Much needed for some of their own drawn out slow moving shows.
As soon as one of their originals gets really interesting 5 or 6 episodes in it takes a nonsensical detour for a few episodes before wrapping up the season. I struggle to remember the season finale for any of their own shows.
 

THX1138UK

Active Member
I'd rather they would concentrate their development activities on supporting native frame rate in their App, across all the various platforms. 60 Hz for everything does not make for a happy viewing experience :-(
 

Makemebad1978

Active Member
I don't really get it either, no chance of getting the general public to care about 24fps or properly calibrated cinema modes on tv's if they are willing to completely destroy how something looks and sounds by altering the playback speed.
 

Sonic67

Distinguished Member
Even more odd, why would you watch at half speed?
 

dante01

Distinguished Member
Even more odd, why would you watch at half speed?
In order to be able to keep pace with Japanese subtitles :lesson:



Believe it or not, this could effectively be a serious use for such a feature given that the Japanese language has far fewer words in it than English, meaning that English subtitles invariable take longer to read than the associated Japanese dialogue takes to say. If wanting an example of the issues this can cause to those attempting to follow on screen action or actors while having to read Japanese subs then take a look at the BBC/Netflix thriller Giri/Haji.

Many BBC viewers have commented on the difficulty they've had trying to both follow the on screen action while also trying to read the rather rapidly changing subs.

While slowing the video down may make the subs easier to follow, it is also likely to make the watching of such content less enjoyable as a whole. What you ultimately have to consider is is it worth you taking the time to learn Japanese?

Not sure about how useful it would be in association with Japanese porn? Porn doesn't really include that much dialogue and or subs.
 

494930

Distinguished Member
Not sure about how useful it would be in association with Japanese porn? Porn doesn't really include that much dialogue and or subs.
Japanese porn is all censored anyway, allegedly.
 
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