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Author Topic: Why is it so slow to 'rewind' on Netflix?  (Read 671 times)

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Why is it so slow to 'rewind' on Netflix?
« on: 24 April, 2017, 01:38:26 PM »
I use a host of devices to access Netflix, and whilst it is great for most things, fast forwarding and rewinding are a bit pants all round.  Why is this?

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Re: Why is it so slow to 'rewind' on Netflix?
« Reply #1 on: 25 April, 2017, 10:34:23 PM »
It may well depend on your Brisbane bandwidth, but what is trying to do is fetch a still image from a video stream as you search. Video codecs are complicated beasts and this information will not all be available at one point in time in the video, so it has to download more than one frame of footage.