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The Wise Wizard
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Posted 1/30/13

Special-Ed wrote:
#1 reason, the selection. Now I'm sure you don't need to hear what you're missing, but it really bugged me that there was a lot of shows that you had the final seasons of but not the first seasons.

#2, the price. If you're going to have a service that's like Netflix (but with less selection, balanced by a focused category), it should be the same price per month.

What country are you in? For the US and Canada, I would classify the shows that had final seasons but not earlier ones as "few", not "a lot". At the moment the only example that comes to mind is The Familiar of Zero (Zero no Tsukaima). If you were referring instead to drama, then you can disregard my comment, as I have little knowledge of that side of the business.

As to #2, you may want to clarify what you mean by "it should be the same price per month". Were you referring to the all access membership ($11.95 if paid monthly)? If you want only either anime or drama, those are only $6.95 per month (and even less with a 12 month plan, something Netflix doesn't offer).

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could you make it so we don't have to see the video bar like in full screen but on the normal screen it would be very helpful
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Posted 1/30/13

Special-Ed wrote:

#2, the price. If you're going to have a service that's like Netflix (but with less selection, balanced by a focused category), it should be the same price per month.



Netflix and Crunchyroll do not compete and do not offer the same service. YouTube is also a video streaming site, but it of course does not compete with Netflix.

The majority of the shows that Crunchyroll has are not available on Netflix, or on any other legal streaming sites for that matter. Netflix also does not offer social services or free viewing. Plus, if you get just an Anime or Drama membership, and buy a 12 month subscription, the cost comes out to be a lot cheaper than Netflix.

Since Netflix is paid membership only, they can spread their costs across all members, plus they have tens of millions of members. Crunchyroll offers free viewing and most of the extra costs that the advertisements don't cover are spread across the paid subscribers. They have to set the membership prices so that it will be enough to let the company make enough in profits to keep aquiring new shows. In just a couple years Crunchyroll has gone from only having about 15 simulcast shows to having over 40 simulcasts shows per season, all of which are not available on Netflix.


If you look at sites that do compete with Crunchyroll (Funimation, Neon Alley, The Anime News Network) you will see their prices are the same, yet they do not offer the same amount of features that Crunchyroll offers.


Crunchyroll complements a Netflix subscription. It is not meant to replace it. Just like how Hulu compliments Netflix.





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-Chris311- wrote:


Special-Ed wrote:

#2, the price. If you're going to have a service that's like Netflix (but with less selection, balanced by a focused category), it should be the same price per month.



Netflix and Crunchyroll do not compete and do not offer the same service. YouTube is also a video streaming site, but it of course does not compete with Netflix.

The majority of the shows that Crunchyroll has are not available on Netflix, or on any other legal streaming sites for that matter.


Sorry, but that's what I meant by "a focused category". What I meant by that bracketed section was that Crunchyroll's service is equal in $value to Netflix. What it lacks in selection is made up for by the fact that it's a specialty service (all anime). If there was something like Crunchyroll that offered as many titles as Netflix only they were all anime, the service would be worth far more. More value to me anyways as anime is all I watch.
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Posted 1/30/13 , edited 1/30/13

Special-Ed wrote:


-Chris311- wrote:


Special-Ed wrote:

#2, the price. If you're going to have a service that's like Netflix (but with less selection, balanced by a focused category), it should be the same price per month.



Netflix and Crunchyroll do not compete and do not offer the same service. YouTube is also a video streaming site, but it of course does not compete with Netflix.

The majority of the shows that Crunchyroll has are not available on Netflix, or on any other legal streaming sites for that matter.


Sorry, but that's what I meant by "a focused category". What I meant by that bracketed section was that Crunchyroll's service is equal in $value to Netflix. What it lacks in selection is made up for by the fact that it's a specialty service (all anime). If there was something like Crunchyroll that offered as many titles as Netflix only they were all anime, the service would be worth far more. More value to me anyways as anime is all I watch.


I'm not quit sure I follow. Are you saying that Crunchyroll is not charging enough per month? For just Anime, Crunchyroll is $1 per month cheaper for the monthly plan, or $3 per month cheaper with the 12 month renewal plan than Netflix. If you say that it should be the same price as Netflix, are you saying that Crunchyroll needs to increase the price to $7.99 per month?

EDIT: I thought I had included the below text the first time, but it looks like it didn't get posted.

It is impossible for Crunchyroll to offer as many titles as Netflix with all of them only being anime. Even if Crunchyroll had every single anime series/movie/ova/ona/special/ect... ever made in the history of the world, it still would not be able to match the number of titles that Netflix has to offer. Surprisingly, there are not as many anime titles as one would think. MAL only has around 7,700 titles listed, and that includes music videos. I'm sure that is not all of the titles, but it is most likely the majority of them, and the ones that are missing are probably series that you would never want to watch anyways.

Just by what can even be theoretically possible in this universe, Crunchyroll will never come close to offering the same amount of titles as Netflix if they were all anime.
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WX175380 wrote:

could you make it so we don't have to see the video bar like in full screen but on the normal screen it would be very helpful

In normal operation in full screen, the video bar disappears after a few seconds when you move the mouse cursor away from the bottom of the screen. Keep in mind any movement of the mouse cursor will bring the bar back.

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Posted 1/30/13 , edited 1/30/13
Suggestion for the forum - Option to choose to sort topics by first post date/time or last post date/time. Newer posts tend to get buried by active - older posts.
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Posted 1/31/13

TheAncientOne wrote:


WX175380 wrote:

could you make it so we don't have to see the video bar like in full screen but on the normal screen it would be very helpful

In normal operation in full screen, the video bar disappears after a few seconds when you move the mouse cursor away from the bottom of the screen. Keep in mind any movement of the mouse cursor will bring the bar back.



is there any way to make the bar disappear without going in to full screen???
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Posted 1/31/13 , edited 1/31/13

WX175380 wrote:
is there any way to make the bar disappear without going in to full screen???

None that I am aware of.

I assume if you are not going full screen, you have other application(s) open, so the best workaround might be to just move the top of another window over it.

You may want to try the "Turn Off the Lights" extension that is available for Chrome, Firefox, and even Opera, but I am not certain if it dims the player controls, since those are part of the Flash window.

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Posted 1/31/13


I'll pass this suggestion to the engineers.
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thank you
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At first I was surprised that this suggestion wasn't already listed on the front page, but I guess a goodly number of people don't watch with commercials playing. Personally, I kinda like having commercials again, however there is a real problem with having the same commercial play multiple times back to back.

So my suggestion is thus: There should be a fairly easy way to set up the system to randomize what commercials get shown, which will both heighten the impact of individual commercials by making them less repetitive and show any given viewer a larger variety of ads. I suppose it make require some work with the ad companies, though.

The repetitiveness of the adds became particularly egregious to me when I had the same two and a half minute ad play twice both before and after the one and a half minute opening of the show I was watching, so I had ten minutes of the same ad for less than two minutes of show. I don't even remember what the add was about, other than it talking about San Francisco being some sort of creative hot spot.
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Okey, so it appears to me that there are dozens of people who don't bother/Haven't noticed/don't understand what the "spoiler" checkbox is for. It is rather annoying when a message describes good 5 minutes of the ending of the episode (or events later on in the series) and isn't even tagged as a spoiler.

Currently, its rather hard to do anything about those (unless I am seriously missing something here), other than try to neg it or report it to a mod.

What I suggest is:

SpoilerSystem
1) Each message has a spoiler value
2) Every user can upvote a message to be a spoiler (but not downvote, only withdraw their vote) contributing to the messages spoiler value.
3) Every user can set their own spoiler-tolerance-config for displaying messages as regular messages, or displaying messages as spoiler messages (click-to-open)
4) (Optional) On top of default config option for sitewide spoiler tolerance, each video could have quick-access-temporary spoiler tolerance slider, incase the target audience of a certain show are more/less eager to tag spoiler messages.

Ofc, everyone should still be able to mark their own messages as spoilers, this is just to combat the people actually trying to SPOIL.
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Please port the crunchyroll android app over to blackberry 10 (or if you fancy the work write a native blackberry 10 app ) i'm sure you guys are up to the challenge
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Please don't show banners for free trial memberships to people who already have paid memberships! On my tablet it takes up valuable screen real estate and if I accidentally (touch screen fail) press it, it takes me to a page which says sorry I don't qualify for a trial membership, um, yeah.... show me an ad for the marketplace if you must or, since I pay, no ad banner for the site. Thanks!
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