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I'm having alot trouble with video stuttering through the crunchy roll player, so I did a ton of research on it.

I've tried everything recommended in this forum,and other forums across the web. Nothing seems to fix it

For reference. I have used at least 5 different computers all with the latest version of Internet Explorer.

This was tested on my network as well as other networks.


I've come to the conclusion, after much searching through google ,that it has to do with drop frames when the camera moves or pans.

The videos seem to stutter at the exact same time on different computers. It's always when the camera is moving or panning.

Some videos are worse then others. We will take the video for the first episode of Cobra for example. Horrible amount of stuttering.

Is this a well known issue that is currently being looked into? It absolutely destroys my viewing experience.

I really want to stay legit,and help pay for anime instead of torrenting it. Unfortunately if crunchy roll is the only solution,and the video stuttering persists throughout my membership I guess I really don't have a choice ,but to support the torrent community.



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Posted 1/10/10 , edited 1/10/10
The first thing I'll tell you to get the hell away from Internet Explorer. Get a better browser like Firefox or Chrome.

Have the vids always been like this or did it start recently?

What are your system specs?

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killar wrote:

The first thing I'll tell you to get the hell away from Internet Explorer. Get a better browser like Firefox or Chrome.

Have the vids always been like this or did it start recently?

What are your system specs?





From what I've read on these forums as well as on the other forums.

Firefox and chrome are causing worse problems,like video freezing.

I will test those other browsers to see if they solve the problem,although I would prefer to use I.E.

IE is the supported browser

I used multiple specs of computers. All had 4 gigs of ram.

Both XP and Vista.

There is an extensive thread on this forum that has many responses from the mods on troubleshooting tips for this.

After much research and testing from various forum users it comes down to when the camera pans the video player drops frames causing the stuttering effect.

Unfortunately,camera panning and movement is all over anime.



I just watched Cobra episode one in 720p and 480p with zero lag or stuttering on my Macbook so I think the problem must be your connection or your computers.



Ithis is happening in mutliple locations, My connection rate is 55 megs down btw.

Macs are a whole diffrent ballgame then a PC. totaly diffrent operating systems
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Posted 1/10/10 , edited 1/10/10

ministry1 wrote:

From what I've read on these forums as well as on the other forums.

Firefox and chrome are causing worse problems,like video freezing.

I will test those other browsers to see if they solve the problem,although I would prefer to use I.E.

IE is the supported browser

I used multiple specs of computers. All had 4 gigs of ram.

Both XP and Vista.

There is an extensive thread on this forum that has many responses from the mods on troubleshooting tips for this.

After much research and testing from various forum users it comes down to when the camera pans the video player drops frames causing the stuttering effect.

Unfortunately,camera panning and movement is all over anime.


I just watched Cobra episode one in 720p and 480p with zero lag or stuttering on my Macbook with Firefox so I think the problem must be your connection or your computers.

Has it always stuttered for you?
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Ithis is happening in mutliple locations on multiple computers,My connection rate is 55 megs down btw with no firewall

Macs are a whole diffrent ballgame then a PC. totaly diffrent operating systems
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ministry1 wrote:

Ithis is happening in mutliple locations, My connection rate is 55 megs down btw.

Macs are a whole diffrent ballgame then a PC. totaly diffrent operating systems


I build PC's all the time, I know PC's and Macs very well, all I'm saying is that it may be something in your Windows install that's screwing it up.

I don't know how much you know about computers but the best way to find out if it's your OS is to download a Linux live CD (Ubuntu), burn it to cd, boot off of it then come back here and watch something in HD to see if it still stutters. If you can't do that, install Windows fresh on another system and see if it's still bad.

BTW I ran Windows in a VM just now on top of OSX and the vids still work perfectly so it has to be your install.
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ministry1 wrote:

Ithis is happening in mutliple locations on multiple computers,My connection rate is 55 megs down btw with no firewall

Macs are a whole diffrent ballgame then a PC. totaly diffrent operating systems


Need to know the following:
- Processor Type
- Processor Speed
- Amount of RAM
- Free space on your main Hard Drive partition
- When it stutters, does the play/pause button flicker between the play symbol and pause symbol?

Pretty sure stuttering should happen less on Macs but that's only if the computer is fast enough, unless the stuttering is on the network level.
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Killar this is off of multiple computers. Not just one haha

I have 3 diffrent computer sitting in front of me,one has vista,and 2 have XP

We tried it through my network and 2 diffrent wireless networks

The video is always stuttering in the same location using Cobra episode 1 as a test bed

That tells me there is an issue with the crunchy roll player itself not the computers or the network.

*update* we just tested Crhome,and it does the exact same stuttering in the same location . when the camera moves it stutters.
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I just tested the same vid on my trusty Linux netbook and it ran the vid perfectly, so I've tried Mac, Win, and Linux with no problems. And the netbook has horrible system specs, maybe your problem is with the flash player itself?

I don't know what to tell ya =/
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Posted 1/10/10 , edited 1/10/10

BasouKazuma wrote:


ministry1 wrote:

Ithis is happening in mutliple locations on multiple computers,My connection rate is 55 megs down btw with no firewall

Macs are a whole diffrent ballgame then a PC. totaly diffrent operating systems


Need to know the following:
- Processor Type
- Processor Speed
- Amount of RAM
- Free space on your main Hard Drive partition
- When it stutters, does the play/pause button flicker between the play symbol and pause symbol?

Pretty sure stuttering should happen less on Macs but that's only if the computer is fast enough, unless the stuttering is on the network level.


I'm going to list the computer I would like for it to work on that way if you have a fix I can at least get that one to work,

- Processor Type -AMD Atholon 64x2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ 2.40Ghz
- Processor Speed
- Amount of RAM - 2 GB windows xp
- Free space on your main Hard Drive partition - 100 gig
- When it stutters, does the play/pause button flicker between the play symbol and pause symbol? no
- Connection - 55 megs down on speedtest and no firewall
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I could be wrong but the first thing to jump out at me in your system specs is 64 bit. I hear the 64 bit flash player is a pos, are you running windows in 64 bit?
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Posted 1/10/10 , edited 1/10/10
Ok, I think I may be narrowing this down now.

For testing purposes I disabled subtitles on the machine I listed above,

Now it works. So it seems like when the subs are being rendered in they are causing the video to drop frames.

Any suggestions on that lol

Also I do not have subttle smoothing on which is listed as making the video work slower.

I'm using the latest flash player. Is there a supported flash version I can use that may be better?
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Our video player and the videos themselves are kinda CPU hogs. What is the CPU usage percentage at when you play a 720P video? If it's using near 100% of one core (need to check each individual core), that would be your problem.

Flash 10.1 will alleviate these issues though so that people won't need a high end computer as long as they have a supported Graphics Card. You can try Flash 10.1 Beta, though that still has many problems of it's own.

Uninstaller > http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html
Flash 10.1 Beta 2 > http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer10/

I'd only recommend trying it to see if it resolves your stuttering issue. For normal use, I would still suggest going back to the current stable release for now until Flash 10.1 is officially stable.
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This is what I got so far

Subtitles off at 720p - its running 35-45%
Subs on at 720p - running 45-55%

I'll try the beta flash player to see if that works. Thanks for the suggestion
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Ok tried the flash beta,and it did the same thing.

So if subs are on it will stutter.

man this sucks lol
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