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Post Reply 25Mb connection, still can't stream 1080p?
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Posted 6/25/13

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Huh? DNS is not a routing protocol. It does not affect routing at all and changing it will not change you path if it resolves to the same server. That would be mostly exterior (i.e. BGP) and interior (.i.e OSPF) gatway protocols, these are implemented by the network operators (i.e. ISP and transit providers.) All refreshing the page over and over again is waiting for the TTL to expire in which case DNS server will refresh it's cache and MAYBE get a new server if there is another server. Futhermore, I've run many, many traceroutes to CRs servers, they're all fine. What I can't see is the RETURN PATH, which is what they need to check on with their CDN provider. Your DNS servers are working fine if you get video at all.

I have paid subscriptions to both FUNimation and TAN. Both have issues with the speed in which they load but I rarely have issues with the streams, far less that here. I'll admit I haven't watched much on TAN in the past few seasons. Youtube's issues are with caching servers and the workaround is widely published, though it's as ugly it only requires a little firewall blocking.


CDNs don't leverage the gateway protocol to find the closest server. A query to the CDN's DNS server will answer the resolving DNS server with a different IP based on all sorts of data. This works great if the DNS server you are pointing to actually represents the network you're on. But if the DNS server you're pointing isn't representative of your network (or upstream server can't determine it) you may get a much higher latency server.

CDNs use detailed analytics (Geolocates, BGPS, Peering Maps, Pings, Traceroutes, etc.) to get around typical ISP problems like lack of peering, routing misconfigurations, and side-effects of traffic engineering. Different CDN's use different technologies to determine the best server for the customer to pull content from and companies like google are pushing technologies that help notify the CDN's DNS of the true location of the end customer. The end result is it's a bit of a mess. It's quite easy to get different results based on the matrix of CDN providers and DNS providers. But there's no question that changing DNS can help in certain situations.

I personally think FUNimation's problem has more to do with the flash client not being resilient enough to handle the spotty CDN coverage. I don't think they have the technical depth to pull from in Texas that CR has in San Fran.
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Guys, this is an easy problem. Not all of the videos/shows stream in 1080p. they just weren't made in a hi-def format when they were posted. If you're computer has upscaling capabilities, then your screen will do the work for you, otherwise, you're really just blowing hot air. You guys need to be patient. The CR team is working as best they can to deliver us supporters and paying customers the best they can.

Just be patient. As soon as they are available in 720p or 1080p, I'm sure the CR team will put it up for us. It's just a waiting game. If you guys can just wait it out, the shows will come out in 1080p. I, myself have no problem watching them in 480p or SD, since I grew up with SDTV. Please. let them do their job and don't jump on them every time some little thing goes wrong and use your head. That's what I did.
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Posted 6/29/13
Sorry to burst your bubble but you're full of poopoo. I have my account to set up streaming at 720p instead of 1080p and it still lags, buffers and freezes. Your computer isn't going to upscale anything, the video is either SD, 480p, 720p or 1080p. If the content is not available in 1080p or 720p etc. it won't be offered in those resolutions.

I initially thought it was a problem with Flash and have tried every browser under the sun, including uninstalling and reinstalling flash multiple times. I've also flushed DNS on my side to no prevail. This is STRICTLY a CR problem for me. TAN (premium) and Netflix have never had an issue.

Just for posterities sake, I'm running a quadcore Intel Classified Xeon, an SSD as my OS drive, 8gb of RAM and an HD 7870 Tahiti..Of all the streaming sites I visit CR is by far the worst and if it weren't for AoT, Valvrave and Garagantia I'd consider canceling.

It's a shame because on the rare occasion it runs correctly the video is beautiful at 1080p.


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Changing my ip to a static opendns one fixed all my lagging issues, just had to change ip info on my network and router and reset my cache... for some reason this works
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Got the same problem.

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Net should easily be able to handle 1080p. Netflix manages it fine, just CR seems to have issues. Sometimes it'll load and play fine, and sometimes it just keeps stopping randomly. Tried OpenDNS and that didn't really help.
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Net should easily be able to handle 1080p. Netflix manages it fine, just CR seems to have issues. Sometimes it'll load and play fine, and sometimes it just keeps stopping randomly. Tried OpenDNS and that didn't really help.



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