I was watching a show on Netflix this evening and a strange image flashed on the screen like a subliminal message ... I scrubbed back a few seconds and found the frame in question.

strange image

This does not look like any encoding error I have ever seen before ... is this some type of anti-piracy protection? If so what all information is encoded in it?

EDIT: Netflix The Iron Fist S01E08 around 29:33s in 25:55s left

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    Could you give us the name of the show, and your country, so we can see if it also occurs to us? – Silver Bebs Apr 12 '17 at 7:40
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    Please tell us your country too. I checked in Netflix France and I couldn't see this frame.Also my version of the show is in color and it seems yours is in black and white. – Silver Bebs Apr 14 '17 at 14:01
  • @SilverBebs country is US, and no my version is in color that frame is just kinda dark in comparison to the green stuff in the foreground – CaffeineAddiction Apr 14 '17 at 14:20
  • I also checked, nothing abnormal here from The Netherlands. – Denny Apr 14 '17 at 18:36
  • The macro blocks make me think that it's some sort of corruption of the stream that probably went away with the next keyframe. – user1118321 Apr 15 '17 at 2:57

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