Good news in the form of a fact that has gone unnoticed by all movie and tech fans who have Apple products in their living room. TvOS 14.5 beta revealed a few days ago that it will support videos at exact 24 fps and 23,976 fps., correcting an error that has been in the industry for years.
The origin of this problem dates back decades, when the NTSC broadcast standard changed from black and white broadcasts to color. At that time, there were already these shows at 23,976 fps, and no company or organization dared to standardize the exact 24 fps. The result is that to this day, the content is still playing at those 23,976 fps, which equates to a framerate
An error that the most attentive warns every 41 seconds
It might seem like a tiny bug, but it shows. If you are playing video created at 23.976 fps at 24 fps, every 41 seconds the video will skip one frame. If you do it in reverse, every 41 seconds an image will be skipped. This, in the long run, causes synchronization problems with the audio tracks.
But tvOS 14.5 will correct this decompensation by being compatible with both video formats. The source confirms that Netflix has already updated its app to accommodate this compatibility, and it will be necessary for the rest of the tvOS apps to make the same improvements. For the more demanding when it comes to watching videos, this is a good step that will put Apple TV ahead of other companies’ media centers.
The release of TvOS 14.5 is planned at the end of the month at the earliest, side by side with iOS 14.5, macOS Big Sur 11.3, and other new versions of Apple’s operating systems.