Monitor Your Netflix Bitrate & Resolution

Dave Zatz —  December 20, 2013 — 2 Comments

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While I’d been aware that Netflix has populated their catalog with a variety of test clips, I didn’t realize they display dynamic details on video resolution and bitrate. TUAW’s identified “Example Short 23.976″ as the one to seek out. And, as you can see above, I fired it up myself. In addition to enjoying a man moonwalk with laptop in hand, I’ve once again confirmed LTE is more reliable than free café Internet. Beyond the web browser, this hack also works within a variety of Netflix clients, including Apple TV and is something you may want to take for a spin when analyzing playback issues. (Thanks Rajiv!)

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2 responses to Monitor Your Netflix Bitrate & Resolution

  1. Related, Roku used to have a little Super Contra-esque button sequence to display similar data (and force a bitrate.) Not sure if it still exists…

  2. If you select the 5.1 DD+ track there are also audio tones to test out the audio channels.

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