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(04-22-07) Video Streaming Bandwidth Limit
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Posted 4/22/07
I don't watch anything here either unless I'm previewing new series for myself. I upload and help out in the forums. I'm just pointing out that you people have no right to complain about a free service.

Bandwidth really isn't cheap at all. Here's the recent statistics of the traffic at cr:
http://www.statsaholic.com/crunchyroll.com

As you can see there has been an ever increasing trend of new users. Every month, Shinji pays for a set amount of bandwidth, if he goes over, the service provider charges pretty harshly for every mb/gb over the limit. The average episode is around 200-300 mb. That means for every user who watches just ONE show, about 250 mb is used up. With a couple thousand users watching multiple shows each day that definitely reaches into terrabytes probably.

Last month he paid about $20,000 ( I think?). To support, you only need to pay $6 and there's probably only a couple hundred of them on this site (way overestimating here). That won't account for nearly 1/4 of the total so come on people. Stop complaining when a college student is trying to provide some sort of help to people all over the world.

Just to let you guys know, I didn't pay for this star. The great ClassicalTwist gave it to me.
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Posted 4/22/07

redgarnettk wrote:


MagicalPoof wrote:

Uuugh. No way in hell can I convince my parents to pay for anime online. The only reason they put up with my watching it is because it's free... -sighs-

If we just got rid of the AMVs it would cut down on the bandwidth a ton, you know... It's not like they can't be on youtube or anything. Or even the video game section. Does anyone actually watch those things?


*amused* You don't use bandwidth if you don't watch the videos. If anything, popular series like Naruto and Bleach need to be taken down.
I completely agree you can get these two anywhere anyways

Posted 4/22/07
everyone's life as a freeloader is totally shattered man
damn friggin bank if only i can use their money
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Posted 4/22/07

snowtea wrote:


swat902 wrote:

there wasnt a problem before werent there enough ppl helping to donate i would donate if i can but its the same reason for me my parents wont allow for me to pay a site just becuz i wanna watch something plus they r not in english dub -_- i can deal with reading the subs as long watching it for free


me too... what's the point if we can only watch 10 epis a day?
Is there another way to pay? I could mail the cash or something... xD
I really really really REALLY hate this =(

anyways, I'm going to bed, I hope this problem gets resolved soon ^^



^ You know, I'm going to support CR by donating (I just got some money, woot). You know how often I watch series? I'll watch one film MAYBE once a week. 10 episodes a day is sure a lot of bandwidth.

Doesn't seem like you've even tried to donate because you CAN donate using snail mail.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/showforumtopic?id=2141
Posted 4/22/07

redgarnettk wrote:


MagicalPoof wrote:

Uuugh. No way in hell can I convince my parents to pay for anime online. The only reason they put up with my watching it is because it's free... -sighs-

If we just got rid of the AMVs it would cut down on the bandwidth a ton, you know... It's not like they can't be on youtube or anything. Or even the video game section. Does anyone actually watch those things?


*amused* You don't use bandwidth if you don't watch the videos. If anything, popular series like Naruto and Bleach need to be taken down.


What would be the point of this site then, if all the popular animes get taken down? I think we could save more bandwidth if we got rid of some of the AMV's. Some people just like to browse randomly though those =.=

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Posted 4/22/07

snowtea wrote:


swat902 wrote:

there wasnt a problem before werent there enough ppl helping to donate i would donate if i can but its the same reason for me my parents wont allow for me to pay a site just becuz i wanna watch something plus they r not in english dub -_- i can deal with reading the subs as long watching it for free


me too... what's the point if we can only watch 10 epis a day?
Is there another way to pay? I could mail the cash or something... xD
I really really really REALLY hate this =(

anyways, I'm going to bed, I hope this problem gets resolved soon ^^



when u wake up tommorow u would be able to watch the videos again but theres still a limit on how many vids u can watch which will suck
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Funny thing is, yeah this sucks for alot of us but i guess it's to be expected in the long run. Nothing worthwhile is free forever except breathing lol. Gotta say thanks to the crunchyroll crew for keeping this site running so far and tip my hat for all the effort that's been put into it. Just to get an idea of how things like this work, i setup my own streaming anime/whatever site and it's a huge pain in the neck. takes forever to upload new content, then ya gotta wait for the vid to be re-encoded, etc... makes ya feel like ya lost a week of your life doin a whole lot of nothing in the last 2 hours imho lol
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Posted 4/22/07

snowtea wrote:


redgarnettk wrote:


MagicalPoof wrote:

Uuugh. No way in hell can I convince my parents to pay for anime online. The only reason they put up with my watching it is because it's free... -sighs-

If we just got rid of the AMVs it would cut down on the bandwidth a ton, you know... It's not like they can't be on youtube or anything. Or even the video game section. Does anyone actually watch those things?


*amused* You don't use bandwidth if you don't watch the videos. If anything, popular series like Naruto and Bleach need to be taken down.


What would be the point of this site then, if all the popular animes get taken down? I think we could save more bandwidth if we got rid of some of the AMV's. Some people just like to browse randomly though those =.=



Exactly. Maybe you should donate so that we don't have to take those popular anime series down.
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sigh here we go again:

1. The administrator is a college student
2. He pays about 16-20 thousand dollars of bandwidth cost per month just so you guys can watch tons of videos for free. I'm pretty sure most of it comes from his own pocket and not much from donations ( oh did you see that word? Donations not fees, donations, this is not a pay site.)
3. Look at how rapidly the traffic has increased
Posted 4/22/07
look everyone heres glued to their pc's do you think they had the time to go send a letter with some cash
the reason why they watch here is because they aint got no money
and or their all couch potatoes freeloadin off some anime's

dont group me with them ive got some money
but its the damn banks fault or the exchange rate
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Posted 4/22/07
i hate this....i love bleach and naruto... i hate banwidth
Posted 4/22/07

mauz15 wrote:

sigh here we go again:

1. The administrator is a college student
2. He pays about 16-20 thousand dollars of bandwidth cost per month just so you guys can watch tons of videos for free. I'm pretty sure most of it comes from his own pocket and not much from donations ( oh did you see that word? Donations not fees, donations, this is not a pay site.)
3. Look at how rapidly the traffic has increased


:sweatingbullets: why didn't you tell us this sooner?
I thought he was getting the money for himself. :(
sorry. I'm really really sorry for thinking selfish thoughts like that :(

okay, really gotta go now, xD got a science test first thing tomorrow! =3


Posted 4/22/07

mauz15 wrote:

sigh here we go again:

1. The administrator is a college student
2. He pays about 16-20 thousand dollars of bandwidth cost per month just so you guys can watch tons of videos for free. I'm pretty sure most of it comes from his own pocket and not much from donations ( oh did you see that word? Donations not fees, donations, this is not a pay site.)
3. Look at how rapidly the traffic has increased


i think thats because most people here tries to load many anime in one pc i also tried that
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CR is going down fast well not actualy well its more like its increasing the more the ppl the more shinji has to pay but if ppl dont start donating more bad result will happen for us free loaders and ppl will start to abandoned cr if this continues on so help up ppl im just saying this as my opinion
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Posted 4/22/07

snowtea wrote:

:sweatingbullets: why didn't you tell us this sooner?
I thought he was getting the money for himself. :(
sorry. I'm really really sorry for thinking selfish thoughts like that :(

okay, really gotta go now, xD got a science test first thing tomorrow! =3


It's been said like 50 times, however, since it doesn't seem like you have ever visited the forums, I wouldn't be surprised that you haven't seen it.

Edit: Am I the only one who's actually pretty excited for this? I mean we'll probably lose like hundreds of members, but that means bandwidth goes down again, leechers leave, spamming probably reduces and more supporters.
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