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Posted 1/12/12

agila61 wrote:

The thing about "sideloading" was the Nook Tablet ~ because of a mistake in its configuration, the third party market checkbox was left visible for some download errors, so people could trick it into being able to download the app for another market. The Nook Color never had that. What the Nook Color allows is setting up a micro-SD card that will boot into a generic Android device. A lot of people doing that are looking to download the Android Kindle app, but it would also work for the Crunchyroll app.


Ah, for some reason, I must have figured the Tablet and Color had similar "bugs."

I know someone else who uses a different version of Android on their Color, maybe I'll give that a try.
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eyeofpain wrote:


agila61 wrote:

Ever since their flash update you can. I find its more stable to use m.crunchyroll, but because there's no queue, you have to bookmark each series you follow.


I got a NOOK Color for Christmas myself. While I'm able to play videos through the mobile site, the playback is very choppy, to the point of being unwatchable. More like a slideshow, really.

I updated to 1.4.1 almost immediately, so side loading is not available either. Is there something special I'd have to do to get this Flash update? I've gotten a couple notifications about software updates, but when I click that, they don't seem to take.


You should watch on the desktop version of the site the mobile site doesn't let you switch quality settings on videos
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You should watch on the desktop version of the site the mobile site doesn't let you switch quality settings on videos


Even dropping all the way down the SD quality, video is still very choppy. I don't have the same problem with any videos that don't display the "Video not optimized for mobile" message.
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eyeofpain wrote:


djheadshot wrote:

You should watch on the desktop version of the site the mobile site doesn't let you switch quality settings on videos


Even dropping all the way down the SD quality, video is still very choppy. I don't have the same problem with any videos that don't display the "Video not optimized for mobile" message.

Yes, I just set up a soft SD-card root and installed the Android app, and its smoother. Indeed, while I still think they should fix up the m.crunchyroll.com site for WindowsPhone and Blackberry Playbook and other minor devices, I've changed my mind and think Crunchyroll should definitely jump through the hoops to put their app up in the nook Color app store.

Changing settings in m.crunchyroll.com wouldn't help, its already SD.

The instructions I used are here, and I used an 8gb Class 4 SanDisk micro-SD card. I've seen a bunch of different instructions online, and this is the simplest, but its still a bit fiddly:

1. Download the "generic" image and unzip it (I use 7-zip for .gz files).

2. Write the image to the SD card. If its not a fresh SD card and you are on Windows, then look for the "Panasonic SD format" program, since the Windows format option does not make a clean format if funny things have been done to the card before.

3. Pop the micro-SD card out and put it back in so the machine can see the new filesystem (I had it in an SD carrier and have an SD slot in my netbook, so this was easy). Copy the "encore" cynogenmod7 (leave it compressed) to the SD card (the instructions direct you to the "nightly" release, but I used "stable" and it worked fine).

4. Turn the NC all the way off, put the micro-SD card in, writing up as you are looking at the back of the nook, close it, hold the power key til it turns on. It will come up, show the Linux penguin, and lost of obscure messages. It turned itself off then I turned it on again and the Android skaterboy showed up.

5. Set up your wireless, then turn the nook all the way off.

6. Pop out the micro-SD and put it back in the computer to copy the google apps pak into the SD card, then put it back in the nook.

7. I turned on the nook, held down the power key to get the "reboot" option on the power off menu, and picked recovery reboot.

8. After a little google apps set-up stuff, I was able to browse to www.crunchyroll.com and take it up on its offer to download the Crunchyroll app.

Which kind of says why I think Crunchyroll should put their app in the Nook Color store.
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agila61 wrote:

Which kind of says why I think Crunchyroll should put their app in the Nook Color store.


That's somewhat more complicated than I expected, especially to get an app that was built for what is essentially the same operating system. Hell, I wouldn't mind a small charge to get the app if it plays videos well.

I'd use gunzip (or tar if it's a tarball) to unzip a gzip file, but that's just my Linux-usiness.
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Posted 1/14/12 , edited 1/14/12

eyeofpain wrote:


agila61 wrote:

Which kind of says why I think Crunchyroll should put their app in the Nook Color store.


That's somewhat more complicated than I expected, especially to get an app that was built for what is essentially the same operating system. Hell, I wouldn't mind a small charge to get the app if it plays videos well.

I'd use gunzip (or tar if it's a tarball) to unzip a gzip file, but that's just my Linux-usiness.


Its partly because of copyright issues: the goggle apps pack can't be included in the cm7 distribution for copyright reasons.

Its partly because of set-up reasons: for example, logging into WiFi before starting up the google apps, and getting the google market keyed to your google account.

All up, its about 10mins to 15mins work. Using the generic image saves a bit of time: it decompresses very fast because the image just overwrites the very start of the drive and when it runs it sets up the partitions fill the sd card that you have. Older instructions will have complicated extra steps for instruction that use the "clockwork" application directly.

I don't like the cm7 distribution as well as the nook interface, but it does allow access to the Crunchyroll and Revision3 apps. Now that I've got it set up, I'd only really plug the rooted card in if for some reason I could not watch on my Roku, and if the nook Color had Crunchyroll, Revision3 and once it has HuluPlus (which is coming), I'd not need the setup at all except for experimenting with Android app programming.


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I am glad there is a discussion going on for this. I would absolutely support a WDTV app that supports Premium, that is literally the only factor preventing me from giving you guys my money every month. Hulu Plus is atrocious, most of their anime is Web-only and paying money just to watch commercials is pretty dumb. Please get an official app developed!
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xbox 360... then i won't have a get a roku for the downstairs tv...
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My samsung d5500 smart tv
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Windows Phone Please!!!!
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Samsung UE32D5500 and make it available in Portugal please!
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Wii and Apple TV. Don't plan on seeing any subscription services with new content like Hulu on Apple TV. The subscription services take a bite out of profits Apple makes on renting new content. Crunchyroll is such a niche market Apple might not have an issue with them. The Wii is older technology but a lot of people own them, it is a huge market.
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bobbydharrell wrote: Windows Phone Please!!!!

Yeah ~ without Flash for Windows Phone (ever), I think Crunchyroll needs an app for that. Either an app or a 360p HTML5 fallback for mobile devices without flash. Especially since WindowsPhone is now starting to come out on cheaper phones ~ including some phones that are "free" with a two year contract.


beanslayer wrote: Yes, Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet.

Amazon's is the Kindle Fire.


For the Kindle Fire, go to the Amazon app store and download the Crunchyroll app. That will be 360p, which will be upscaled 60% on Amazon's Tablet, so also try browsing to the main website in PC mode and seeing if 480p will work. Remember to pinch to zoom to make the main website page controls workable on a touchscreen.

For the B&N Nook Color & Tablet, Crunchyroll hasn't put their Android app in the B&N store (yet?), so its more complicated. However, (1) is something to try for any media tablet or smartphone with a browser and Flash.

For the Nook Color: the easy way and the hard way:
(1) The easy way. Use the built in browser, go to m.crunchyroll.com, log in (at bottom of page), then browse around to your series and set up a bookmark for each series. Its a little bit of target practice hitting the flash control to full screen the app, so a capacitive touchscreen stylus would make it a little easier.

(2) The hard way. Find instructions for rooting the Nook Color (there are three different ways to do it and changes since the last system update, so part of the hard part is figuring out what is current advice and what is old news). The download the Android App from the marketplace.

For the Nook Tablet, also try ... ... that's 360p, but if you want the best video quality, you get the Nook Tablet in any event ~ according to this review the Tablet can play 1080p movies, downscaling on the fly to fill the screen. The Color can only handle 480p video files. With that horsepower, the Nook Tablet ought to be able to handle 480p, upscaled 20%, and maybe 720p, downscaled to the sharpest resolution the screen can handle. So for the Tablet, try the main site:

(3) Browse to the main site with the stock browser (if you get the mobile site, set your browser settings to PC mode), go to the series you want to follow, and bookmark their series page. There's a little bit of target practice hitting the full screen button, but once you have it at full screen, you'll be right.

Warning: with web streaming, RAM probably matters: expect better results with the original $250 Nook Tablet 16G unit with twice as much RAM as either the $200 Nook Tablet 8G or the $200 Kindle Fire.
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