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BBC bypasses Linux kernel to make streaming videos flow

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Re: This is why I love the bbc

Well, my Chromestick and my Now TV puck really never switches from 60Hz.

These are designed by USA people, who really only care if SOMETHING comes out on a PAL TV, not that it looks good. I bet every single film on Now TV, Amazon and Netflix is done with 3:2 (probably stored as such) and fed out to 60Hz devices. Hence we get 60Hz here too. We certainly don't get 24p films and 50Hz PAL video.

Since the very same devices contain the iPlayer software, it too will use 60Hz. Apparently it would be a major disaster if the TV flickered for a second or so changing to 50Hz, according to US techies I have complained to.

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