News Official Raspberry Pi Support Arrives For Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime

SonoraTechnical

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I have a Raspberry Pi 4B running NodeRed and some very heavy flows for measurement and control . I think I'll stress test it by adding this capability to see how it all works together...
 
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This will be a software DRM implementation (Widevine Level 3) which often means SD-only, or (sometimes) 720p. No 1080p, UHD, or HDR.

This is because software DRM is easy to crack.
 

SonoraTechnical

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that's fine.... my RaspberryPi4Bs are operating with the offical 800x480 touch display..... ;) Again, I'm just curious to really stress test the CPU and OS w/ my complex NodeRED installation and streaming media playback....
 

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It will be interesting to see how this plays out. I understand these will play (local) video and low quality YouTube in an acceptable way. I wonder where they are going to magic the oomph to run (even HD) titles along with their player?
 
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The rpi 4 has a fabulous little hardware video decoder that can do 1080p60 H.264 or 4kp60 HEVC in real-time with zero CPU. This is really great!

I don't see VP9 acceleration, but that would mostly matter for YouTube, and the software decoder is quite fast so that might not matter.

These premium services will mostly use H.264 anyway.
 

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