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Aquinus

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-Amazon. This company hates Linux and its HD audio and Prime Video HD will only work on Windows/mac. On linux you are stuck with SD.
I never had any issue watching video on Prime in Linux to be honest. In fact my daughter uses my laptop with Ubuntu to watch video on Prime on a regular basis and it looks and behaves fine.
-Ray tracing games, in particular, I play minecraft a lot and am really looking forward to the upgrade
The only way you're getting ray tracing is if you're in Windows 10 with the right updates and the right games. I know of no ray traced games support RT in Linux or OS X. They just don't exist and I can live with that.
 
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I never had any issue watching video on Prime in Linux to be honest. In fact my daughter uses my laptop with Ubuntu to watch video on Prime on a regular basis and it looks and behaves fine.
Pretty sure you are watching in SD quality all along. You could look it up and see how people tried different ways to trick the browser but now nothing works, except maybe some customized media player (never tried).

That's missing a functional API for it mostly. Vulkan is really the only hope there. You'll never get minecraft though, the ray tracing one is a Windows Store exclusive.



Amazon actually loves linux, at least on their sever end. The DRM is the issue there. No one likes a platform they can't control, DRM wise. Linux is just that.
Basically everyone else uses Linux for servers LOL
Yes it's DRM, but I just want to point out Netflix has no problem showing HD content on Linux, but Amazon has this:
Prime Video playback is supported on these web browsers. If you are running an operating system other than Windows or Mac OS, playback is restricted to standard definition.

update: on checking, for Netflix whether it plays HD on Linux is show-dependent, so it sucks too.
 
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Pretty sure you are watching in SD quality all along. You could look it up and see how people tried different ways to trick the browser but now nothing works, except maybe some customized media player (never tried).


Basically everyone else uses Linux for servers LOL
Yes it's DRM, but I just want to point out Netflix has no problem showing HD content on Linux, but Amazon has this:


update: on checking, for Netflix whether it plays HD on Linux is show-dependent, so it sucks too.
That's a bit odd. I would have guessed many smart TVs are running on Linux (kernel).
 
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update: on checking, for Netflix whether it plays HD on Linux is show-dependent, so it sucks too.

It's all about whether the program requires HDCP 2.2 or not. I don't think linux has that setup yet.

That's a bit odd. I would have guessed many smart TVs are running on Linux (kernel).

They are but they also use signed kernels/bootloaders where they control what you can run. This pleases them over an open ecosystem like PC.
 
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That's a bit odd. I would have guessed many smart TVs are running on Linux (kernel).
I should have been more specific: It's linux PC that doesn't work. TV/Android Phone is not (necessarily) affected.
 
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