So, last year I purchased Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 as my media consumption device of my choice. Primarily, I’m browsing the Internet, reading E-books and PDFs and I’m also watching Youtube and Netflix on it.
Now, I’ve always noticed that the quality of HD on Netflix wasn’t the best, but (and Youtube seemed better), but I assumed it was HD being “just” HD
A couple of days ago, when Netflix quality got really shitty, I wanted to re-install the app, but wasn’t able to find it in the PlayStore (anymore?).
As it turns out, the Mi Pad 4 isn’t Widevine L1 certified, only Widevine L3. For Netflix 720p and upwards, a device needs to be L1 certified. Xiaomi however, isn’t interested in getting a L1 certification since this seems to be a western thing. Interestingly enough, my Raspberry Pi 3 seems to be L1 certified, or at least the software decoder it uses for Widevine is. So, do you think there are chances that the XDA folks can/will provide a fix for this?
And since we’ve reached the topic of XDA, the tablet is sometimes a bit picky, when it comes to Google stuff and I thought about installing LineageOS or Havoc OS. I’ve used LineageOS in the past, but Havoc OS seems to be awesome as well.
That being said, some devices seem to lose L1 support when the bootloader has been unlocked. While I don’t have L1 support (yet), it seems I might be losing the opportunity of getting it altogether.
Do you have any kind of input concerning this issue?