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Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

December 20, 2011 at 1:45 PM

Streaming Netflix movies: a follow-up

Thanks to all who responded to yesterday’s blog post, in which I passed along the concerns of a reader who’s finding that movies streamed from Netflix seem to be cutting out the last few moments, before the end of the credits (or, in the case of older movies without end credits, before the end of the movie’s dialogue or music). Most who replied said they haven’t experienced the problem, but a few said they had; others wondered if it was the platform that was the culprit. I asked the reader to elaborate; here is her reply:

This happens on every browser (IE, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari) on XP and Windows 7. We’ve also seen in on XP, Vista, and Mac OS. People have duplicated it on Roku 2 XS, Playstation 3, and Logitech Revue.
Movies on which it is particularly noticeable that are currently available for streaming are:
Thief of Baghdad (1924 Douglas Fairbanks)–cuts off the final tonic
Carmen Jones (1954)–ends before the music ends
But it actually happens on every single movie–if you’re paying close attention.

Any other thoughts on this? Is anyone who works for Netflix reading this, by any chance?

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