Video Preferences
jarvic 
47054 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
38 / M / Fancy suburb betw...
Offline
Posted 8/14/11
Under Account Settings -> Video Preferences

Is there a way to get the preference to stay put on SD mode? I set it to SD mode but when I go to watch a video on my PC (firefox) or on my PS3 they always default to 720P mode. Not a big deal on the PC, but on the PS3 I have to scramble to switch it over to SD mode before the video loads. Anyway I checked my preferences again and it hasn't changed, still set to SD mode, but when I go to watch a video it always starts in 720P and I have to change it.

Backstory? Well when I watch CR I prefer to kick back and watch it on my HDTV that is hooked up to my PS3. As a normal member the videos themselves played just fine and were nice and clear. (MUCH better than YouTube for example). The 1 week wait wasn't a problem, I could live with that. Even the commercials themselves -if they played properly- weren't a problem (it's only one or 2 commercials so they're over quick). The problem came when some of the commercials became to heavy for the PS3's flash to handle. For example that fantasy game with the Alpaca, if it's the first commercial, the episode will play fine but if that commercial plays later in the episode the memory will overload and I have to reload the video page. Other commercials play fine, and even others freeze up the PS3 and I have to go over and restart the system.

So after taking 45 minutes to watch a recent episode of Naruto Shippuuden I had enough, the 30 day trial popped up so I figured what they hey? So here I am an anime member now and the videos still play great... for now... as long as I can switch it over to SD mode before the episode begins playing.

Oh and I could've watched CR on my PC, I have adblock plus which skipped the commercials but I much rather watch it on my PS3, it's more comfortable.

Thanks for reading and if there's away to get it to STAY on SD mode and stop defaulting to 720P even though I set it to default on SD let me know

James
The Wise Wizard
99873 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
56 / M / U.S.A. (mid-south)
Offline
Posted 8/15/11

jarvic wrote:

Under Account Settings -> Video Preferences

Is there a way to get the preference to stay put on SD mode? I set it to SD mode but when I go to watch a video on my PC (firefox) or on my PS3 they always default to 720P mode.

The video mode you set as preferred shouldn't be ignored by the system. You may want to see if you can set it back to no preference at all ('-" in the dropdown) and see if that works, as the system default is SD.

jarvic 
47054 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
38 / M / Fancy suburb betw...
Offline
Posted 8/15/11
Ok tried that, didn't seem to make a difference. Shouldn't this setting be stored with my account info on the CR server? If it's stored as a cookie on my end that might by why, but it doesn't make sense to store it on my end if I were to use different machines.
Ronin
94039 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / M / California
Offline
Posted 8/15/11
Default Video Quality is stored on our server and not through cookies. So, as long as you choose the proper quality and log in to the proer account, it will display in that format.
https://www.crunchyroll.com/acct?action=video
jarvic 
47054 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
38 / M / Fancy suburb betw...
Offline
Posted 8/15/11
Ok I set it back to SD and it did come up as "video default now set to SD". I'll leave it for a day and come back on Wednesday and let you know if it's staying or still trying to start the videos in 720P.
jarvic 
47054 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
38 / M / Fancy suburb betw...
Offline
Posted 8/17/11
Seems to have fixed itself. It's not loading in 720P anymore.

Thanks,
J
You must be logged in to post.