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Posted 10/9/11 , edited 10/9/11
The subtitles on last episode of The Mystic Archives of Dantalian are extremely small when viewing through the Roku. I mean, really... really small.
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Posted 10/18/11 , edited 10/18/11

DCat63 wrote:

Display settings are 16:9 or 4:3 only. I switched between them and there was no difference. There is no resolution setting on Roku 2XS.


i will have to figure that one out when i finally get my 2xs have an xd now

but you should be using 4:3 with a sd tv try restarting the roku after setting that
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Posted 10/20/11

Endosanity wrote:

The subtitles on last episode of The Mystic Archives of Dantalian are extremely small when viewing through the Roku. I mean, really... really small.


Should be fixed later today.
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Posted 10/26/11 , edited 10/26/11

Endosanity wrote:

The subtitles on last episode of The Mystic Archives of Dantalian are extremely small when viewing through the Roku. I mean, really... really small.


I would like to ask a question about this very post.

I am getting a Roku box later next week and I am looking forward to watching some anime via Crunchyroll on my HD television (720p native).

My concern is with the subtitles... are they normally easy to view or do they generally appear kind of small when viewed on television? This was a concern that I had before I have even ordered my Roku box.

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Posted 10/26/11 , edited 10/26/11

TempestGarden wrote:

I would like to ask a question about this very post.

I am getting a Roku box later next week and I am looking forward to watching some anime via Crunchyroll on my HD television (720p native).

My concern is with the subtitles... are they normally easy to view or do they generally appear kind of small when viewed on television? This was a concern that I had before I have even ordered my Roku box.



They are usually fine. Not too small and not too big. It was just that one episode where the subs were tiny unlike all the other episodes so no worries there if subtitle size is a concern.
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Posted 11/4/11 , edited 11/4/11
Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems like the Roku app still doesn't output HD (since CR only ever gets two dots and doesn't show the "HD" thing next to it). Is this going to be added eventualy, and why hasn't it been included? I'd like if my premium membership meant something on the Roku app.

I know I get early access to episodes, it's just frustrating when they don't look quite as good as they could.
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Posted 11/4/11
We're planning on DRMing our videos so we can display HD quality videos through our apps. It can cost a LOT of money to do this so we have to make sure we do it right before we proceed.
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Posted 11/5/11 , edited 11/5/11
If HD does become available sometime in the future please don't forget about the members who have monthly bandwidth caps. So even though the HD looks nicer, the lower resolutions are just fine and that way we can stream more episodes without calculating how much total usage we're at per episode.
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Posted 11/11/11 , edited 11/11/11
I'm not sure if there is a scheduling delay or what, but the Web Videos app on my vizio is not showing the recently released videos.

Usually the delay is around a day or so after it is released on the site, which while annoying is prefectly acceptable.

This week's videos aren't up yet though and for many of them they were released a full week ago (and no, I'm not talking about stared videos).

Any idea what is going on? Is it a site thing or a web thing?



Actually, let me ask you another question.

Since this is a flingo based app anyway, why doesn't this site just use youtube-based players so you can fling them over to the tv?
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Posted 11/14/11
When catalog Drama titles were run through an automated process to encode them for Roku, there were, for whatever reason, holes left in the series count. For example, the Jewel in the Palace series, which in many ways launched the international popularity of historical K-dramas, is missing two pairs of episodes, and has been since before the start of the Summer season. We are now halfway through the Fall season, and they are still missing, Last night, to finish the series, I watched the third last and second last episode on Hulu Plus, with their seven ad breaks per episode, to get around the missing episodes on Crunchyroll.

How many seasons are supposed to elapse before something that is on the "backburner" becomes upgraded to something to get finished and out of the way?
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Posted 11/14/11 , edited 11/17/11

Endosanity wrote:

If HD does become available sometime in the future please don't forget about the members who have monthly bandwidth caps. So even though the HD looks nicer, the lower resolutions are just fine and that way we can stream more episodes without calculating how much total usage we're at per episode.


I'll see if a settings page can be added in with the option to change video quality.


HowardC wrote:

I'm not sure if there is a scheduling delay or what, but the Web Videos app on my vizio is not showing the recently released videos.

Usually the delay is around a day or so after it is released on the site, which while annoying is prefectly acceptable.

This week's videos aren't up yet though and for many of them they were released a full week ago (and no, I'm not talking about stared videos).

Any idea what is going on? Is it a site thing or a web thing?



Actually, let me ask you another question.

Since this is a flingo based app anyway, why doesn't this site just use youtube-based players so you can fling them over to the tv?


Might be a caching issue. I'll have to look into it.

As for doing anything different with the app, that's not up to us since we did not create the app. However, since Flingo does not support all of the features we would like, we are likely to create our own Vizio app if and when we have the time.


agila61 wrote:

When catalog Drama titles were run through an automated process to encode them for Roku, there were, for whatever reason, holes left in the series count. For example, the Jewel in the Palace series, which in many ways launched the international popularity of historical K-dramas, is missing two pairs of episodes, and has been since before the start of the Summer season. We are now halfway through the Fall season, and they are still missing, Last night, to finish the series, I watched the third last and second last episode on Hulu Plus, with their seven ad breaks per episode, to get around the missing episodes on Crunchyroll.

How many seasons are supposed to elapse before something that is on the "backburner" becomes upgraded to something to get finished and out of the way?


Basically, I've done what I could so I'm waiting on someone else to fix those episodes.

In January, I'd say less than 50% of the videos were available to watch through our apps which was when I started working on the problem. Then by June, I think I got that down to 10% not being available. Now less than 1% of videos are not available but these all have special problems that are harder to fix. Root cause would be crappy source videos we were given and we're unable to get better ones.

Update: The missing Jewel in the Palace episodes, as well as all other missing videos (most of which weren't Anime or Drama videos), will be ready within the next 2 weeks.
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Posted 11/19/11
can anyone comment on the experience of the app on roku? i'd love a youtube video showing this off (attention CR devs... do this!). how the interface works and what the user experience is like on a point and click unit like roku is very important.
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Posted 11/21/11

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can anyone comment on the experience of the app on roku? i'd love a youtube video showing this off (attention CR devs... do this!). how the interface works and what the user experience is like on a point and click unit like roku is very important.


Good idea about the video, I'll see if we can do that. But, to answer your question, the experience is very good (the best of any of our currently supported set top box or tv integrations) and you won't be disappointed. The prominent features of the remote are the directional buttons and the Select/Ok button. Newer ones have a Back button which works better with our app but mainly you use the directional buttons to move around and the Select/OK button to continue through to select a show and watch it. The Back button comes in handy when you want to go back to what you were previously viewing. Otherwise, you have to hit up until you get to the top of the screen to go back which had to be added in to support older devices. When playing videos, there's the Rewind, Fast forward and Play/Pause button you can use. I believe the directional buttons and Select/Ok button can also be used to Rewind, Fast forward and Play/Pause. Then, whenever you want to exit the app, you press the Home button on the remote.
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Posted 11/25/11 , edited 11/25/11

Substance12 wrote:

can anyone comment on the experience of the app on roku? i'd love a youtube video showing this off (attention CR devs... do this!). how the interface works and what the user experience is like on a point and click unit like roku is very important.


It is pretty good. It's easy to surf through my queue which I've set-up on the PC and it keeps track of what episodes I've watched so I don't get lost on what I'm currently watching and at what episode.

But, if I need something different, I can easily browse different anime by genre or I can search by title with the search function if I know the name.

The video quality is really good too. So much to the fact that I've disregarded watching CR on the PC in favor of the Roku... yeah, it looks that good, and easy to watch while relaxing as the subs are easy to read even at a distance.

So... if you're on the fence about getting a Roku, the CR channel/app is one of the best reasons for picking one up.
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Hi, going thru the Korean drama, Dong Yi, on my Roku and found that episodes 29 and 30 cut off half way through. I'm still watching the show, I'll post if I find any more episodes like that.
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