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Beta Feature: Simulcast Lounge
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Posted 4/5/11
I can see this being useful during filler episodes and arcs as I don't necessarily watch those in full screen. It's a cool feature and it would be nice to see how it works with more than 2 people in the chat room.
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Posted 4/5/11
lol that's pretty nice keep up the great work
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25 / M / København
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Posted 4/5/11
Why cant you choose what quality you want to watch the anime in when ur in the Simulcast lounge
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Posted 4/5/11
Its not in HD, so its pretty much useless.
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Posted 4/5/11 , edited 4/5/11
The idea have some merits, but I don't think it'll be something people will actually use as it is now.
-It's virtually impossible to talk about the episode while watching it, as everyone is at different parts of the video, and you'd end up spoiling it for those who haven't got that far in the video.
-You can't choose the quality of the video, rendering one of your key-reasons to going premium membership void.
-Most people watch videos in full-screen

The chat sections also seem kind of empty atm, though only time will tell if it'll ever work as intended.

In the end, I like Nico-Douga's comment section better, with time-stamped comments appearing as you watch through the video. :p
(though you can do without having the comments overlap the video, a chat format next to the screen would suffice :p )
Posted 4/5/11
Reminds me of the Nico Nico comment system XD
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Posted 4/5/11
This sounds like the start of something that could be pretty cool. I've got a couple of questions:

Is there anyone to make something like an invite/friend only room?
Is everyone's playback synchronized so that one person isn't, for example, at the 8 minute mark, another is at the 10 minute mark and someone else is only at the 5 minute mark?

This could be really cool. If voice chat ever got supported people could do like Podcast/Running Commentary while watching a show, just like mystery science theater 3000!
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Posted 4/5/11
i think this would be useful during the first hour a show is available and if everyone was watching it at the same time. something like livestream. actually, setting up a single livestream-like channel would be kinda cool. you could rotate all the latest shows you have, people could tune in to whatever show is being shown at the moment and chat, and whenever a simulcast is first released, it would always play that show.
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Posted 4/5/11
- Would only be interesting if there would be a way to synchronize everyone's episodes, otherwise it'd just be a spoil-fest. No one wants to be spoiled while they watch the episode, and no one wants to stay after the episode to keep chatting about it.
Either make a system that automatically launches the episodes in loop with a timer until the next showing, or allow private rooms where friends can gather and watch episodes together.

- Forces a certain keyboard configuration, so when I'm in Canadian Multilingual I can't type question marks or quotes like I normally would. Quite annoying.

- Video should take more space. I'd say, cover as much as the screen as possible, with the chat window at the bottom. Even better if you can resize the chat window.

- If it's not going to be synchronized, a handy keyboard shortcut to pause the video would be nice ( unless there is one already? ).

- You know who comes in and who comes out, but you don't know who's currently IN the chat, so you might be talking to yourself and not know.
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Posted 4/5/11
I like it, but it should really be a feature in full screen as well, I only watch shows out of full screen when I'm doing something else on the same screen, which is rare.
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Posted 4/5/11 , edited 4/5/11
1. As Dai_loli said before me the video is smashed and off center which bothers me. Maybe we could have it an option for users to choose where the chat is placed so they get the viewing they desire.

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Disregard this point, after more testing joining a room REMOVES you from the current room. This was discovered after a bigger testing group was found. Also the /join command can be used to make private rooms with unique names. Please add this to the help menu.

3. Logout command is too harsh, after logging out you cannot rejoin a room with the /join command. This goes back to my previous point when i tried to fix it so i was only in one room, the only way to get back into chat is to reload the page. Maybe you could add a /leave command to leave a channel.
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Posted 4/5/11 , edited 4/6/11
It would also be nice to show how many people are watching which anime next to the link to the Crunchy Lounge.

Edit: Didn't notice the counter when you actually go into the lounge, but it would be nice on the front page.
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Posted 4/5/11
So far i think its a great Idea, but there aren't enough ppl who know about it yet, so its really hard to find someone to talk too about the episode
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Posted 4/5/11
its really bad tht normal account cant do tht
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Posted 4/6/11
Overall, seems like it will be cool. I would like the option to watch it in a higher res. Possibly with an overlay or chat section on the bottom of the screen when you go fullscreen.
Also will there be a way to refresh the lower portion of the page. So you can see updated number of chatters in watching other shows.
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