Methods of watching CR streams; Streaming to Devices via UPNP Server? (XBOX360, PS3, etc...)
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Posted 4/15/09
Hey all, first post, be kind, etc...

So I've been a CR subscriber for over a month now and I'm enjoying it, plus I'm getting exposed to a lot more Anime than I knew was out there. I'm not looking back, but I do have a question:

Is anyone able to stream the CR video streams to any devices other than a computer / PS3 via browser? For example, an XBOX360?



Here's some background:

Before I knew this site existed, I watched Naruto like most everyone else I knew, by downloading the weekly Dattebayo rip/sub and watching it directly on the XBOX360 through a UPNP server called "TVersity" (http://tversity.com/) (or by directly playing the file on an original Xbox loaded with XBMC, or Xbox Media Center) and it looked fantastic. TVersity stresses playing content already downloaded on your hard drive, though with some tweaking it can play streamed content.

Now, I have to plug a laptop into my television to do the same. It's a small disruption, nothing worth canceling CR and heading over to the HorribleSubs crowd, I'm happy paying for content I enjoy. But I just discovered something else.

PlayOn (http://www.themediamall.com/playon)is another UPNP media server that focuses more on playing streamed content and it has Hulu. I mention this because they have a near complete library of Naruto and Naruto Shippudden episodes available (US only unfortunately) for free streaming.
Downsides to watching anything, including Naruto via Hulu?
- Commercially interrupted streams
- Highest quality video is 480P, but not a very good 480P
- The audio is terrible quality
Upsides?
- It just works
- Using PlayOn, it works on my XBOX360 and my original XBOX using XBMC

So, I'm in a bit of a bind;
I love CR's 720P video streams, and I love the selection. But I have to plug a laptop into my television to watch it on a big HD screen.
Or, rely on the Hulu 480P substandard video, that "just works".

Ideally I'd love to use a plugin to watch CR via PlayOn on my XBOX360, hell I'd even pay for a plugin. Having sharp hd video playable in a convenient way is worth it to me... and a few other people that introduced me to the anime world. I just want to know if someone's already made it happen.


Thanks!
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