Cheap Intel Apollo Lake SoCs Play Netflix 4k Ultra HD

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Funny, I was just working on a new Apollo Lake Celeron based NAS unit from Asustor, when this news popped up. The lads from heise noticed that the new Apollo Lake SoCs can manage Netflix 4K playback...

    Cheap Intel Apollo Lake SoCs Play Netflix 4k Ultra HD
     
  2. rl66

    rl66 Ancient Guru

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    it's like my old Atom that for 1/3 of the price of the core2 was able to play HD... fanless.

    this is quite nice.
     
  3. wavetrex

    wavetrex Master Guru

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    Just to let you know... it has been cracked.
    There are Netflix 4K torrents out there, original bitstream (not HDMI capture)

    The only ones that are suffering from these shenanigans are paying customers. Pirates can play on anything, even a basic HEVC enabled smartphone and tablet...
     
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    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    Except for the single fact that we do not support piracy. This is not up for debate as well.
     

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    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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    What's the point? Anyone who would be interested in it would find it for himself.
    +Torrents? It is being done on much more sophisticated level, because people doing it want money for themselves.

    To Topic:
    4k on this is OK, and it looks like it is more about those added converters than capability of CPU itself. And I guess that people who do own 4k screens tend to have bit more capable HW or dGPU with HDMI as well as DP.
     
  6. wavetrex

    wavetrex Master Guru

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    You misunderstood me.
    Let me clarify.

    These are complete artificial bogus restrictions from Intel and Netflix, probably Intel paying money to Netflix to boost their sale of the crappy quad cores.

    The video stream itself is perfectly usable on ANYTHING, including lower-end chips that have integrated HEVC decoding, so you don't NEED the latest generation Intel stuff to play them... which was proven by the copied "pirate" Netflix streams, which simply play on anything.

    But they are shoving this idiotic hardware DRM up legal paying customer's a$$es... for no good reason, other than Intel being monopolistic.

    "You want Netflix, buy INTEL" - This is what angers me.
     
  7. Agonist

    Agonist Ancient Guru

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    I think you missed his point. I do not think he is pro piracy here.

    Just stating legal people who pay for the service are being shafted to with so much to do just to have something that is easily stolen and used in a much easier way ironically.
     
  8. bemaniac

    bemaniac Master Guru

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    is a 1080ti and a hdcp 2.2 4k telly with hdmi 2.0a enough to watch 4k netflix once the drivers are out?
     
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    pegasus1 Maha Guru

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    Forgetting encoding and DRm for a moment, whats the minimum spec required for playing back 4K content. What laptop CPU for instance, i currently use an old laptop attached to a 55" 4K TV, its great for 1080 but struggles with 4K.

    Thanks
     
  10. wavetrex

    wavetrex Master Guru

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    @pegasus, CPU decoding requirements are somewhat high, however recent generation GPU's (Maxwell, Pascal and AMD's Polaris) have hardware HEVC (H.265) decoders in them, which means your cpu will be almost idle while the videocard will do all the work.

    ..... That is, unless it's artificially DRM restricted by greedy Intel .....
     

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    Thanks, so something basic in the CPU department is ok as long as i add in something like a 1050gtx??? I have a AMD FM2 CPU based system im thinking of using.
     
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    wavetrex Master Guru

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    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    So, does that mean the Pentium J4205 will support 4K streaming from Netflix?
     

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