After using the new Netflix inteface for more than 9 weeks, I can still say it's just
as annoying as when the new interface was initially released. The auto-play of the
previews is just as distracting and I end up not being able to read the descriptions
This has prompted me to deal with some of the problems my own media has in
regards to BIF files and audio. For example, even though I can watch MacGuyer
on Netflix, I had bought the DVDs years before. But, my BIF file creation was not
as close as Netflix and my video monitor does not support AC-3 audio.
So, I have started fixing the 3,000 videos by creating new BIF files which are
closer to the proper place. And if the video has AC-3 audio, convert it to AAC,
(leaving a copy if the AC-3 audio was 5.1 channels).
This reminds me why I bought the DVDs in the first place. Freedom. Today it's
not freedom from T.V. commercials. Or freedom to choose something Blockbuster
did not have at present. But freedom from outside interferance.
Gee, got a bit ranting going
. At least I stayed polite.
Basically my point is, if you want something your way, be prepared to back it up
by doing it your way. So for me, it means occasional purchases of DVDs and
Blu-rays when I can't find them on streaming services. Then use those copies
even if they appear on the streaming services.