Samsung NU7470 Strange Issue

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thekorngear

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Hi all,
First, my apologies if rips are not allowed to be discussed here. My NU7470 cannot play the NETFLIX Rips (both 1080p and 720p) properly. There are intermittent stutters, frame drops etc. It all started with Enola Holmes NF rip back in October. But then the recent Korean The Call NF rip shows the exact same problems. Other rips for same movie play just fine (named just WebRip). Hulu, 1080p Bluray rips play just fine. Is it coincidental, or is there a problem? Before Enola Holmes all the NF rips played just fine.
 

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Hi all,
First, my apologies if rips are not allowed to be discussed here. My NU7470 cannot play the NETFLIX Rips (both 1080p and 720p) properly. There are intermittent stutters, frame drops etc. It all started with Enola Holmes NF rip back in October. But then the recent Korean The Call NF rip shows the exact same problems. Other rips for same movie play just fine (named just WebRip). Hulu, 1080p Bluray rips play just fine. Is it coincidental, or is there a problem? Before Enola Holmes all the NF rips played just fine.
Use Plex and it will solve all your issues. Most of the movie formats refuse to play due to encoding codec (H.265 for example) or due to higher level encoding. H.265 at L5 will be noticeably harder to play than L4 for example. Since these newer formats are much more efficient and take lower size, more and more rips will get encoded in these.

If you don't want to bother with transcoding on your PC, I recommend setting up a plex server and playing through plex client on your TV. If Plex determines your hardware can't play the format, it transcodes the video to simple H.264 in real-time and lets you play basically anything.

Another solution is to get something like Mi Box 4k and attach your HDD to that.
 

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I have a bit of an update. I found out all the previous Netflix Rips that were released before and were played without any hiccups are now showing the exact phenomena described above. Could it be possible that a recent software update might have broke this?
 

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@lightgamer
I have a bit of an update. I found out all the previous Netflix Rips that were released before and were played without any hiccups are now showing the exact phenomena described above. Could it be possible that a recent software update might have broke this?
Can't say for sure. You'll need some sort of debug info to figure out if it's decoding in hardware or not.

Again, please try Plex. That will give you all the info you need.
 

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@lightgamer sure. It is just that Plex seemed to very resource hungry on my previous laptop. My current laptop is a Swift 3 core i5 8th gen (Kaby Lake Refresh) with 8GB RAM which already is about to become a 3 year old one. I have not installed Plex on this machine before...
 

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@lightgamer sure. It is just that Plex seemed to very resource hungry on my previous laptop. My current laptop is a Swift 3 core i5 8th gen (Kaby Lake Refresh) with 8GB RAM which already is about to become a 3 year old one. I have not installed Plex on this machine before...
Use Direct Play on your Pixel Client (Here your TV), this way Pixel Server won't perform any transcoding which is damn resource hungry.
 

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@lightgamer sure. It is just that Plex seemed to very resource hungry on my previous laptop. My current laptop is a Swift 3 core i5 8th gen (Kaby Lake Refresh) with 8GB RAM which already is about to become a 3 year old one. I have not installed Plex on this machine before...
You ideally want a good desktop for it, but your laptop should be fine.
Use Direct Play on your Pixel Client (Here your TV), this way Pixel Server won't perform any transcoding which is damn resource hungry.
The problem he has is that his TV can't play some files. Plex client will automatically direct play most content it can anyway. But for the ones he can't, it will transcode it in real-time and hence allow his TV to play it.
 
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