IPL on Hotstar - Heavy Pixellation

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by skoka123, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. mathrisk

    mathrisk .: deleted :.

    it's a 32" lcd !
  2. 6pack

    6pack Well-Known Member

    Even their pre recorded match clips are heavily pixellated in browser. Seems like their akamai cdn is over compressing the videos. Everything is in m2ts format which is like mpeg2 quality. Makes no sense when even android phones can decode 1080p h264 easily now.
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  3. vivek.krishnan

    vivek.krishnan If you cant see the green dot, I'm offline :P

    Just checked and its horrible. Every few seconds a small number of scenes have some pixellation and then some fewer scenesare completely distorted. Doubtful its an Internet issue from ISP/local and more to do with choked servers on Hotstar end. The video did not improve irrespective of free or if paid login was used. They need to setup dedicated servers?

    If this continues, I think JioTV is way better.
  4. rajil.s

    rajil.s Well-Known Member

    Are there any other apps for Shield TV focused on Indian content?
  5. OP

    skoka123 Well-Known Member

    Almost all apps like Zee5, Hotstar, Voot... You name it is there.
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  6. vivek.krishnan

    vivek.krishnan If you cant see the green dot, I'm offline :P

    Almost all Android apps will work, plus if not, sideload it.
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  7. Nolasco

    Nolasco Well-Known Member

    Yes, it seems to be hotstar compressing videos way too much. It doesn't look as bad on a 32" 720p TV but on a 55" Full HD set, it looks terrible. Switching inputs to my airtel HD connection and the difference is night and day! Doesn't seem to be related to Internet speed as all other content on hotstar looks fine.
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  8. adventureguy

    adventureguy Well-Known Member

    Its entirely hotstar fault I imagine. Even live tennis content looks fine. Only IPL/cricket sucks

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