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New video player quality?
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22 / M / Rego Park, NY
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Posted 12/18/07
its like... the quality pretty much suxs compared to the one version since i can barely make out anything, but then at other times on other animes or dramas the quality is better than the old version
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26 / M / Jersey Shore
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Posted 12/18/07
I didnt see any difference between the players at all they have good quality video
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27 / F / China
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Posted 12/18/07
I thought it was my imagination XD
But yeah, the quality is worse in the newer player than in the old one for me (but that's only when I enlarge the videoplayer), and I think the video's take longer to load in the newer player (at least for me)
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24 / M / surrey, united ki...
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Posted 12/18/07
the new player quality seems better atleast to me.and i like the look of the new player lot more than the old one.the videos load in about the same amount of time on both players for me.
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20 / F / nightmare
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Posted 12/18/07
the new player looks nicer, yet it load real slow..
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26 / M / Planet Novus: Any...
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Posted 12/18/07
I think the new player is GOOD.. It does not stop while loading unlike the old one the loading suddenly stops and the n you have to reload. Lastly the video quality is OK Theres not much difference in the OLD and new but I suggest the new player better.
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Posted 12/18/07
The new player is better, maybe the complains are because of those "frozen squares" that appear when there's to much movement on the screen
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27 / M / California
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Posted 12/18/07
When you zoom in by clicking "Larger", everything is more blocky looking for some reason as I've stated before. Without zooming, the video looks fairly normal.
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27 / M / Japan
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Posted 12/18/07
I'm going to run some of the LQ videos through some tests to bring out solid figures regarding video quality assessment. Honestly, this thread is sounding like a "he say" "she say" kinda thing, with people having their own two-cents worth, and no actual conclusion as to which player is better.

As far as video quality is concerned, everyone should see the same thing (unless they have a crappy graphics card). The real pincher is the loading speed, which will depend on the type of internet connection and other peripherals installed in each persons computer. I'll test a couple videos to see if there is really any improvement in terms of video quality, between the new and old players.




Test 1

~ I picked a random video from the Anime section and tested the video for visual quality. Here are some screen shots:

Video: Shakugan no Shana II - 11


Low Quality (Old Player)


Low Quality (New Player)

In these two screens, I compared the two players as seen in their normal aspect ratio. As you can see, the new player presents the image in sharper detail than the old player. In fact, when viewed here, the New Player exceeds in quality over the old player.



Low Quality (Old Player) | Larger


Low Quality (New Player) | Larger

When viewed in Larger mode, the new player look pixelated and "blocky" since the visuals are sharper than the old player. Here, the old player is much easier on the eyes, since the image is a bit blurred, and the distortions of the pixels aren't that apparent. It gives the Old player an "antialiased" appearance.


In both views, the new player seems to lack a little contrast, compared to the old player, making the image look a little pale. For this round, the Old Player wins.

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29 / M / Canada
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Posted 12/18/07
i don't really notice a considerable diff. but the new player works for me so it's all good
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24 / F / la la la.....
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Posted 12/18/07
shinji can you keep the link to the old player because, if there are videos that, to me looks better in the old player then i can switch

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Low Quality (Old Player) | Larger


Low Quality (New Player) | Larger


in the larger screen shot for the new player looks lower quality then the old player so i think the old one is better even if the new player has a timer i prefer better quality so please shinji either change it back to the old player or keep a link to view the vids in old player
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27 / M / Japan
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Posted 12/18/07
Test 2

~ This time, I picked out a random music video. Diagonals and other visible lines that are present in animations can easily be subject to antialiasing issues, which is why in the past test, the old player had better quality than the new one. In this test, diagonals and other geometric lines aren't as visible, so this test will see how the video quality fairs when compared between live-action images.

Video: Fahrenheit - New Home feat. SHE


Low Quality (Old Player)


Low Quality (New Player)

Just as in the first test, the new player has sharper visuals, and produces a higher quality image than the old player. The new player, again, lacks in contrast slightly to the old player, but in this case, it's not much of a problem.



Low Quality (Old Player) | Larger


Low Quality (New Player) | Larger

When viewed using the Larger function, the new player appears to give sharper images, especially since facial features aren't that recognizable in the old player, since the image looks a little blurry. The pixelation on diagonals isn't as apparent, and can only be seen on, for example, the collars of the shirts of these guys. When you look at it, the new player appears to provide more impressive images.


In this round, the new player wins in terms of quality.


On a side note, however, I noticed that the old player loaded the video much quicker than the new player. I'll let you decide on what that means.
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28 / M / Malaysia
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Posted 12/18/07
Since I'm not a Crunchy Supporter and only can view low quality videos. So here's my results/opinions/thoughts:

Well I've already test the 2 versions of CR Flash Player, but to me the new on it's really better than the old one. When I enlarged the video using the old player dang, it's kinda slow and blurry than the new one (more sharper and runs normal).

I dunno 'bout you guys but to me it's the new player it's better beats the old player in quality.
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26 / M / the 650
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Posted 12/18/07
i think im the only one who doesnt have a problem with the h.264 loading real slowly. mine buffers so quickly now. way faster than the old player lol
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25 / M / baguio city phili...
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Posted 12/18/07
although i seldom come here
i think the best way is to make the 2 players available and us the members should just choose which player is the best for us
so if i like the old one better then i can just *clicky to switch it to the old one but if not i can stream the video with the new one isn't that the best solution
and we'll all be happy hehe well... that's just in my own point of view
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