Feedback: Double Advertisement
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Posted 1/27/10
It seems like recently advertisement has been placed awkwardly twice in the beginning of an anime.

First 15 seconds. Commercial.
30 seconds; shows plays, then abruptly cuts off
15 seconds, another commercial.

Is that really necessary!? I rather have a long 1 minute commercial opening instead of being interrupted 30secs into the show by another commercial!

30 seconds. That isn't even long enough for most anime openings to finish playing.
30 seconds. Isn't even long enough for a comedy anime opening to finish its punch line.
30 seconds. That's the total time of the two commercials you've just played back to back.

That's my two cents.
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Posted 1/27/10
I believe the ad system is being fine tuned, so we'll see if it can be changed to be less annoying.
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Posted 2/14/10
I've noticed that at the beginning of each show, it tends to play the exact same ad 2 or 3 times in a row, sometimes before starting the episode and sometimes with the 30 second gap of play time inserted. It does the same thing every time an ad plays in the middle and at the end as well, always repeating the same ad at least once. This is getting really annoying, there is no reason to show the same advertisement twice within a minute, atleast vary it or something. Unless the ad problem is fixed, there are probably going to be a lot of people who end up going somewhere else to watch their shows or just not watching them at all.
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Posted 2/14/10
We're trying to work this out so if you would like to help us out further, please read the following and post what you would rather see:
- Number of ads before the video starts
- Number of ads 20 seconds or 30 second into the video
- Do you think the ads that appear 20-30 seconds into the video should be removed or changed?
- Number of ads at the 2nd midroll ad position
- Number of ads at the 3rd midroll ad position
- Would you have less of a problem if the back to back ads were of different videos instead of both being the same?

I think we need to have at least 6 ads during the videos so keep that in mind (removing all ads is not an option lol).
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Posted 2/14/10 , edited 9/6/15
The ads in one video has become ridiculous. There is absolutely no need to have 6 ads in one short video. I just watched a video, and here is how many ads were in it:

Number of ads before start: 2
Number of ads 30 sec in: 2 - please remove these as it doesnt allow the OP song to even complete and it's annoying.
Number of ads at 2nd midroll: 2
Number of ads at 3rd midroll: 2
Number of ads at end of video: 2

Total: 10 ads! ABSURD.

I would have less of an issue if the following were done: If you want to do at least 6 ads, have 2 at the beginning, 2 at midroll and 2 at the very end of the video. And make them different. 10 ads for one 23 minute program is ridiculous, and it makes me seriously not want to watch anymore videos here.
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Posted 2/15/10

iDuckie wrote:

The ads in one video has become ridiculous. There is absolutely no need to have 6 ads in one short video. I just watched a video, and here is how many ads were in it:

Number of ads before start: 2
Number of ads 30 sec in: 2 - please remove these as it doesnt allow the OP song to even complete and it's annoying.
Number of ads at 2nd midroll: 2
Number of ads at 3rd midroll: 2
Number of ads at end of video: 2

Total: 10 ads! ABSURD.

I would have less of an issue if the following were done: If you want to do at least 6 ads, have 2 at the beginning, 2 at midroll and 2 at the very end of the video. And make them different. 10 ads for one 23 minute program is ridiculous, and it makes me seriously not want to watch anymore videos here.


This. Every word of it. And not only does it make me want to go elsewhere, it makes me hate the businesses whose ads I have to watch ten times an episode - more, if I watch multiple episodes of the same series. Not only do the ads need to vary within an episode, they need to vary within a series too. I think I've seen that kid with a lost toy ad 300 times since December.

Also, it would be nice if we could change from fullscreen to window with a mouseclick during the ads, as well as the videos.
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Posted 2/15/10 , edited 2/15/10
- Number of ads before the video starts
Don't mind if it is pre-roll. Sometimes it is ideal for shorts like Chi's Sweet Home and Naked Wolves.

- Number of ads 20 seconds or 30 second into the video
Usually anime openings music are longer than most US shows. I think on average it takes about 1~2 minutes to play an opening for a roughly 30minute time slot show. Abruptly interrupting an opening can be annoying like I've said in the first post.
(however in the original post it was a combination of same video ad, and awkward timeline positioning.)

- Do you think the ads that appear 20-30 seconds into the video should be removed or changed?
Removed probably the easiest quick fix. It'll be great if it was possible to time it to play an ad after an anime opening if they even have an opening music scene. For example Soranowoto and Naruto always have an opening music scene. However, duration of the scene and when it starts varies from show to show and episode to episode.

- Number of ads at the 2nd/3rd midroll ad position
I'm not sure where do you mean by 2nd or 3rd positions. If you're talking about the parts where 30minute anime slots split up their show for commercial spots, then yes by all means put commercials there. I think I've already saw that happen here before, but forgot what I was watching.

- Would you have less of a problem if the back to back ads were of different videos instead of both being the same?
Yes. It's like watching TV and seeing the same ad come back in the same commercial break. Even at hulu airing the same commercial at every single commercial break was a tad bit annoying. Especially the ones that makes you hate them. Imagine if the ad was as bad as "head on apply directly to the forehead". I'm starting to hate that Fios guy.


BasouKazuma wrote:

We're trying to work this out so if you would like to help us out further, please read the following and post what you would rather see:
- Number of ads before the video starts
- Number of ads 20 seconds or 30 second into the video
- Do you think the ads that appear 20-30 seconds into the video should be removed or changed?
- Number of ads at the 2nd midroll ad position
- Number of ads at the 3rd midroll ad position
- Would you have less of a problem if the back to back ads were of different videos instead of both being the same?

I think we need to have at least 6 ads during the videos so keep that in mind (removing all ads is not an option lol).


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Posted 2/17/10
Actually what is really bad is that now the ads no longer even let me watch the actual video rendering crunchyroll totally useless!

In boxee I can not click the ads and so with the new Verizon ones I can never click the start my video button and so I can never watch anything...

Can you guys make sure that the video starts playing after a few seconds or something becuase these ads are rendering crunchyroll useless on boxee...
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Posted 2/18/10
2 in the beginning, 2 in the middle, 2 at end. its your 6 you want and isn't two annoying. though maybe limit it to a certin amount of comercial time rather then comercals themselves... I got unlucky once already and got the 10 1 min long comercal veiwing... >.> so instead of doing 2 comercials say do 1 min to 1 min 30 seconds of comercials in each slot. Just my two cents...

Oh also the UFC comercial is bugged as hell. after it plays the "Your video will start in 30 seconds" pops back up again and stalls...
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At the end of january BasouKazuma said that the ad system was being "fine tuned". Well that is a bit more then 2 months ago and i have not noticed any major changes. The system is still as annoying as before.

I don't watch things on crunchyroll frequently, it all comes and goes in periods. I have just finished watching Naruto episodes 148-153. During these episodes i have had 54 ads being shown. 46 of these where for Dell and 8 of them where for responsibilityproject.com.

Episode #148: 08 dell, 0 responsibilityproject, total 8
Episode #149: 10 dell, 0 responsibilityproject, total 10
Episode #150: 07 dell, 1 responsibilityproject, total 8
Episode #151: 10 dell, 0 responsibilityproject, total 10
Episode #152: 04 dell, 4 responsibilityproject, total 8
Episode #153: 07 dell, 3 responsibilityproject, total 10

In february BasouKazuma also said:

BasouKazuma wrote:
I think we need to have at least 6 ads during the videos so keep that in mind (removing all ads is not an option lol).


Well, as it is now there are at least 8 ads per episode and three times i had up to 10 ads. And that is for 23min episodes. There are always 2 ads before the video starts and always 2 in the end. During the video there are between 2-4 ads, it seems to vary a bit.

It would be one thing if there where more balance in what ads where being shown. But having to watch the same ad twice in a row becomes annoying and i can't possibly imagine that being any good for business (next time i need a new computer i am definately not getting a Dell).

I can understand that ads and commercials are needed for the non premium members in order to maintain the website so i am not trying to suggest to remove them. But please make it less annoying. If you only have 1 ad to show at any time don't force it to show twice in a row. If you have more then 1 ads to show then i can accept seeing more then one ad during a "break".

It doesn't matter much to me if there are 4-5 different versions of an ad, in the end they are all the same with the same purpose. Having to watch version A and directly after version B would be just as annoying as only watching version A (or B, C, D etc).

Well, the above are just my own opinions and suggestions, but i can't imagine being the only person who feels this way. And personally i am not that desperate to keep watching things on crunchyroll if it stays this way, this has already been bugging me a while.
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