Post Reply Does crunchyroll even support buffering?
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Posted 9/13/12
At college my Internet connect be slow at times. What many people would do is pause the video and wait a few minutes for the buffer to fill up a bit before continuing watching their video without intterruption.

However, I have noticed that chrunyroll doesn't really support buffering outside a few seconds. Keeping a video paused for like an hour means nothing to it. So even at SD quality, the video will play for a seconds, stop for a minute, start again, and repeat. Sometimes I have to even reload the whole page just for it to start again period.
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Posted 9/13/12

rsplayer wrote:

At college my Internet connect be slow at times. What many people would do is pause the video and wait a few minutes for the buffer to fill up a bit before continuing watching their video without intterruption.

However, I have noticed that chrunyroll doesn't really support buffering outside a few seconds. Keeping a video paused for like an hour means nothing to it. So even at SD quality, the video will play for a seconds, stop for a minute, start again, and repeat. Sometimes I have to even reload the whole page just for it to start again period.


Have you tried changing your DNS server? It might help on your issue:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-627053/help-with-video-playback-problems?pg=42#36454875


Regarding your question, due to license and such the buffer is almost non-existent. BasouKazuma or Bjaker can probably provide you with more details, if you want.
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Posted 9/13/12


There's a bunch of different issues here, but let's start where we can.

Try the following first:

I would check to make sure that the drivers for your graphics card are up to date.
Shut down any unnecessary programs when you watch videos on our site.
Right click on the Flash Player and go to settings, make sure Hardware Acceleration is enabled and that you have updated Local Storage to Unlimited.
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Posted 5/27/13 , edited 5/27/13
I was excited to watch HQ anime since I just got my subscription today. I'm upset now and kinda regretting getting a subscription now. I can't even watch anime at 480p with out it stopping every 20 seconds. I get better buffering from free anime sites :/
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Posted 5/28/13

Boltbreak wrote: I can't even watch anime at 480p with out it stopping every 20 seconds. I get better buffering from free anime sites :/

Technically you don't get any from them, since they don't host their own videos.

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Posted 5/28/13

TheAncientOne wrote:

Technically you don't get any from them, since they don't host their own videos.



Either way, it still sucks that I can't watched any video at even 480p :/ I'm basically forced to watch Standard Definition on-the-go.
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Posted 5/28/13
What about your phone? Do you have a phone that has 4G service? You can get the iPhone/Android app, in that case.
I understand it's not very convienient though... you can also get a Roku, they're relatively inexpensive and should give you no video problems! (Though afaik anime is stuck at 480-- still looks good to me :))
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Posted 6/19/13 , edited 11/16/14
I changed my adblock settings
so I would recommend yall changing ad blocker setting and disable it for that site and you should be good to go

hope that helps
cuz it made a world of difference for me
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i dont understand why cr cant implement a decent buffer mechanism in the player

it would seriously help those with slow internet connection to pre load the video

a DNS change or adblock change wouldent help since its a slow internet connection that causes this
and even if it did get routed wrong then why not have people buffer

seriously CR u need better BUFFER support!
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Posted 21 days ago

klote2314 wrote:

i dont understand why cr cant implement a decent buffer mechanism in the player


It's part of an intentional anti-piracy measure. It doesn't necessary work very well, but it's important for the Japanese licensors in order for CR to be able to show many of the series that they do.
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