- Apr 4, 2014
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This time officially confirmed Yesterday they did not provide comment - it was based on sources.We know - you told us yesterday. http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php/765394-New-Netflix-competitor-for-SA
Tried showmax free trail on my media pc. The web interface is quite slow. Streaming stutters. This is not network lag but cpu lag since the atom cpu cannot cope since it does not use my Asus EEEbox's hardware decoding. It plays fine(other issues) on my other pc's however it needs to run on the media pc.
Also since the interface is web based I doubt it will work with my MCE remote control.
On my other pc's there is no CPU lag but sometimes the screen will corrupt(go half green) and freeze. I could not make it through 20 minutes on a single episode of their rubbish free content. Also the controls of the video player were missing at first and the few visible ones were totally misplaced. I had to clear cache to make it work.
I also tried Vidi 7 day trail. It is also slow on my media pc, suffers from CPU lag due to lack of hardware decoding and does not support MCE remotes. Otherwise it seems more robust than Showmax.
Unfortunately I wont be using these streaming services due to these problems.
I am on a 10Mbit ADSL connection.
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Media PC should be AMD based... That's your issue.