Download movies and series as the media marketFiled under: Interesting;
Madame Linux recently and I wanted to see necessarily a special film, the cinema and he is no longer the way to the video store was too far and also ran it rained. So it was the perfect time once an online video test. The choice fell on the Video Download Store the media market, to which I have a few weeks ago read somewhere something.The Media Markt offers its services only for Windows and MacOS X, so I was curious how such times suggests an online video in Linux.
Order to check whether their system is capable of a complete movie stream via play, media market has to offer at each film one “of the film run on my PC?” to check. Under Linux, flamed that Microsoft Silverlight was not installed, but installing the Linux implementation of Moonlight is accepted the check as well. The service needs Silver-/Moonlight with security measures for DRM, but that seems to be fascinating Silver-/Moonlight that time probably will not really needed. Under both Linux and Windows ran as the rented movie, without the respective plugin was installed.
Now back to the subject. Paying the rental fee on ClickandBuy was an EXTREMELY annoying procedure. Access will be devised, a security code will be generated and so on … Well, it is supposed to serve their own security, but I was longer with the payment, when engaged in the search version of the film.
Given that Adobe Flash for Linux is still no hardware acceleration knows, I've viewed the film as a precaution the same under Windows, so once the “Windows experience”. My system is a middle aged AMD Athlon 64 X2 3200 + with an Nvidia 7600GS graphics card. Nothing cutting edge, but the minimum requirements of …
Met … loose my system. The picture quality is ok, although the image resolution is only 688 × 512 pixels you realize – as I said, even under Windows – distinct jerkiness in the picture.
For testing, I have looked at the video store MediaMarkt still considered briefly under Linux. As I said above, Silverlight is declared as a prerequisite. Regardless of whether I have enabled under the Linux Moonlight plugin or disabled, the film also runs under Linux. However, the film degenerates into a full-screen slideshow. Adobe knows this for years, but they would rather complain about the various video APIs for Linux, as time to do something concrete.
Finally, I've still seen as “nice” is the media market with the DRM. Once hired, you can play a movie 24h or 48h long as often. Here, the call is neither a computer nor an IP bound. I could start the movie at another place on another computer. Overall, I consider this to be fair.
Complacent? The lean-celled picture quality and jerky are not buying the movie quickly and watch online, but if you want to move consumers to often times be considered “properly licensed” copy, then you should have been more. Where the culprit is actually not the vendor media market, but Adobe. Even under Windows, and with a sufficiently high-performance computers regularly is a jerk in the image to determine which should not happen at the price really matter who “fault”.
For Linux users remains to be seen how long the media market flips the switch is not really DRM. Silverlight is required, but not well used. Once this hurdle is active can the streams under Linux probably watch that stuff, because Moonlight is missing the part of Silverlight DRM.
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PS: The purchase of a video I have not been tested. Strengthens I guess, that the work of DivX videos from home, yes it is the codecs work there and also the available demos. So I guess times that it goes on it, although as always the innocent answers to questions about their service and Linux again responded completely haphazard.
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