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I'm not sure if it's because of DRM or what, but I have noticed something that could help those with lower speed connections if CR made the change. When I on a low speed/high latency satellite connection, I have trouble with even LQ videos. For other streaming sites my solution is simple. I simply load the video page, hit play, then hit pause and wait for the video to fully buffer. This works fine on YouTube as I can watch the progress bar as the entire video buffers. Then when it's done I hit play and everything is fine. My issue with CR is even on LQ videos it only allows a max of 10 secs to load at a time. I hit play get ~10-15 secs of video then have to pause and wait again. It doesn't matter if I pause for 1 min or 1 hour. I still get 10 secs of video. Now if CR would allow buffering of more than 10 secs at a time... up to say 5 mins.. (To satisfy DRM and not have the entire video in the buffer.) Then I'd happily watch my favorite anime in 5-10 parts instead of trying in vain to watch it in 150 parts...

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P.S. When I'm home on my 7Mbit low latency connection, I still have jitter issues with 720P and 480P(but less so). This would also likely resolve that as an network hiccups would fully get buffered out. I frequently watch NetFlix in HD at home with 0 jitter issues.
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Kreationz wrote:

I'm not sure if it's because of DRM or what, but I have noticed something that could help those with lower speed connections if CR made the change. When I on a low speed/high latency satellite connection, I have trouble with even LQ videos. For other streaming sites my solution is simple. I simply load the video page, hit play, then hit pause and wait for the video to fully buffer. This works fine on YouTube as I can watch the progress bar as the entire video buffers. Then when it's done I hit play and everything is fine. My issue with CR is even on LQ videos it only allows a max of 10 secs to load at a time. I hit play get ~10-15 secs of video then have to pause and wait again. It doesn't matter if I pause for 1 min or 1 hour. I still get 10 secs of video. Now if CR would allow buffering of more than 10 secs at a time... up to say 5 mins.. (To satisfy DRM and not have the entire video in the buffer.) Then I'd happily watch my favorite anime in 5-10 parts instead of trying in vain to watch it in 150 parts...

Kreationz
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P.S. When I'm home on my 7Mbit low latency connection, I still have jitter issues with 720P and 480P(but less so). This would also likely resolve that as an network hiccups would fully get buffered out. I frequently watch NetFlix in HD at home with 0 jitter issues.


For legal reasons, we can only allow a few minutes of the video to load in advance at any given time. It should already load enough in advance so that you can preload a nice portion of the video instead of just 10 seconds. So I'm not sure what else can be done about that, your internet connection, through satellite, may not meet our minimum latency requirements. Response times of 150-200ms, at most, are recommended.
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It's likely something to do with the amount of "streaming" data the ISP being satellite will allow to be cached at once to prevent "abuse". I may just have to look into to terrestrial "3G" cellular based connections instead.
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3G cellphone network speeds in my area are able to be used to view our SD quality videos with minimal interruption. And, if you're in an area that has 4G coverage, you should be able to watch our 480P and possibly 720P videos, though, I personally have never tried it.
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Also thinking about it for data for gaming. Not quite the 50-80ms ping I get at home, but a lot better than ~800 (700 on a good day) at ~150ms from what I've read. Thx for the response.

What about possible future downloadable content?
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We had a Direct Download service which was discontinued as of March 31st, 2010 due to unpopularity and such. We didn't have Direct Download rights for most of the series we have available to stream on the site and none of our simulcasts were provided as Direct Downloads which was one of the reasons it was unpopular.
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