Netflix Embarks Upon A Bandwidth Diet

Streaming video service Netflix currently accounts for about one third of Internet traffic heading to our homes, and they are looking to significantly slim that down by using smarter compression. 
Netflix has already started testing the new encoding system with customers, pushing out some popular videos with re-encoded titles and monitoring their bandwidth usage and streaming duration.
The company aims to have a thousand re-encoded titled in its catalog by the holidays and the entire process completed by the end of 2016, Variety reports.
Consumerist

 

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