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(04-22-07) Video Streaming Bandwidth Limit
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starfruits wrote:

I don't know if anyone's read the previous posts, but Shinji is doing his best to keep crunchyroll (a *free*) anime viewing site by spening over 20,000 dollars out of his own pocket ..and he's a colledge student too... If all you people are here, then it's obvious you really care about crunchyroll ^-^ It's only 6 dollars a month!


we don't care how much shinji pays if he pays 20,000 dollars do you think he would give a fck about $6 that you people donate?..... and i thought crunchyroll was supose to be Free forever except for those 'generous people' who wants to donate.... God what is so hard about making a god dam web site!

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^ I know you're only 14 but get the hell off of this site you ungrateful leech.

The site is still free. There's just a limit to how much you can watch.
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All right, I'm groggy but after reading some responses, I have to make mine here.

CR is a direct video streaming site, not a torrent site. That's what makes it different from "Bit torrent, IRC, DDL..." Let's compare CR with other video streaming sites, yeah?

Veoh = restriction: five minutes' preview of video (to watch it in its entirety, you have to download it), which doesn't make Veoh a direct streaming site any more. It's basically a shop window now.
YouTube = restrictions: a few loops to jump through to watch a banned series, e.g. befriend an uploader before you can watch what you want on their private playlist; uploaders who are found guilty of violating Terms & Conditions get their videos removed and accounts revoked, and each video lasts roughly 10 minutes.
azntv = restriction: a limited number of videos (to watch anything you want on this site, you have to make a donation).
Stage6 = restriction: uploaders who found guilty of violating Terms & Conditions get their videos removed and accounts revoked; no licensed and unlicensed materials are allowed; and all videos uploaded to S6 are re-encoded as divx-compatible only.
the list is endless.

Almost all direct video streaming sites are great, but each has its own restrictions and limitations as, usually, a result of dealing with bandwidth demands, server costs and other factors. CR is no exception, bearing in mind that CR doesn't have corporate investments like Veoh, YouTube, etc.

That said CR is also different from these sites: CR was created as a hobby. It's a damn expensive hobby for Shinji who originally started it to share videos with his mates. Something has to give. Shinji seems to have chosen to put a daily limit on how much non-donaters can watch, rather than ban them from seeing any outrightly or shut the site down, to control bandwidth costs. I think it's a good move.

To make CR "free" for all, Shinji will have to turn CR into a direct download site. The downsides to this are:

a) not everyone has the manners to seed as long as possible after finishing their leeching (no seeders = no download)
b) not everyone has the means to download via a torrent
c) not everyone has the patience to download via a torrent

Gah. Got long-winded there. That's how annoyed I am with guys who complained. It's fucking common sense, guys. If you have friends over at your house and drink and eat whatever you have in the house almost every day, who are paying for food and drinks? Do you keep paying for it to keep your guests happy or restrict how many can visit your house? You can't keep bugging them to make a contribution cos some say they will but don't. So what do you do? That's a dilemma Shinji has to face.


Quoted for it being awesome in comparison to some of the whiny posts.
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starfruits wrote:

I don't know if anyone's read the previous posts, but Shinji is doing his best to keep crunchyroll (a *free*) anime viewing site by spening over 20,000 dollars out of his own pocket ..and he's a colledge student too... If all you people are here, then it's obvious you really care about crunchyroll ^-^ It's only 6 dollars a month!


we don't care how much shinji pays if he pays 20,000 dollars do you think he would give a fck about $6 that you people donate?..... and i thought crunchyroll was supose to be Free forever except for those 'generous people' who wants to donate.... God what is so hard about making a god dam web site!



you have been here only 5 days and you are the one who is bitching the most. sigh, if you don't like CR then leave already. Just tell me when and I'll delete your account ok?
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BasouKazuma wrote:

^ I know you're only 14 but get the hell off of this site you ungrateful leech.

The site is still free. There's just a limit to how much you can watch.


oh.... i'm sorry then....


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sigh, if you don't like CR then leave already.


i'm afraid i can't do that i'm too addicted to this site it is literally sucking the life out of me
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ok then please understand the situation.
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does shinji really paying 20,000 dollaRS A MONth??man tnx for the sacrifice...his doing all he can and paying that amount just to run crunchyroll..!!really tnx man..!!
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does shinji really paying 20,000 dollaRS A MONth??man tnx for the sacrifice...his doing all he can and paying that amount just to run crunchyroll..!!really tnx man..!!


God you actually belive it... jeeez
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^ Do you know anything about maintaining a website?
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^ Do you know anything about maintaining a website?


nope i got no idea but don't tell me it actually take 20,000 dollars thats just lame!
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Suggestions for the minors ... perhaps you can do odd jobs or when relatives want to give you money (birthday, Christmas, etc.), ask them if they can pay you through PayPal. PayPal sends money to anyone with an e-mail address in 103 countries and regions in 16 different currencies. With this, you can set up your own account. Then you can donate to CR. Or, like in an earlier post from someone else, they were able to send the money to Shinji by mail. If you can't find someone to write a check, the US Post Office has money orders for $0.75 that you can purchase.

Please check with PayPal first since I don't know if they have any age restrictions for their accounts.

Perhaps if bandwidth were free, Shinji might be able to keep this site free, but since he has to pay others to do what he has been doing.... how else could he do it?

Wishing you all the best in your quest!

And Shinji, thank you for doing all of this.
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^^ Then you're a dumbass and should stfu.

Seriously don't start a rant that you know nothing about. It's people like you that make younger people look bad. Reading and studying increases intelligence DRAMATICALLY. You should try it sometime.
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^ wow i'm sorry for not being a total nerd/geek
Posted 4/23/07
^ No jamehze is right.
I think you need to get that attitude of yours checked.
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Ok I wont be harsh. Support our great place. Jus go up 2 your parents and tell them support my website with your credit card. I support with my own credit card so i`m in the clear. But seriously the more people join and the less support will cause this site to be disbanded due to lack of funds. This always happens. So please stop being so STINGY and put some money into the pot.
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