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Posted 7/18/13
Is there a way to set it so Crunchyroll will only stream videos in SD?

I'm watching a lot of anime and it's eating up at my internet usage

I read somewhere that if 1080p is available, it loads that. On the computer, there are settings for choosing your video quality. Is there anything like that on the Apple TV?

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Posted 7/19/13


Unfortunately there isn't. The stream will adjust based on your internet connection.
I'll pass this along as a suggestion though!
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Posted 8/13/14 , edited 8/13/14
The "Default Video Quality" setting in my account isn't used by my devices? What's the point of having an account-wide setting if it's not used by all devices connected to that account?!

Whoever made that decision surely isn't aware of the pain of dealing with monthly data caps. In Canada, we have to deal with stupidly low monthly caps. Mine is 35GB, and no I did not forget a zero at the end of that number.

So if my Apple TV doesn't use the "Default Video Quality" setting of my account (SD), that makes Crunchyroll totally useless to me so I'm cancelling right now before even being able to try it out.

edit: also, I had to search the CR forums just to be able to find a link to a page where it mentioned this:
For SD videos, a speed of at least 600 kbps (0.6 mbps) is needed.
For 480P videos, a speed of at least 1500 kbps (1.5 mbps) is needed.
For 720P videos, a speed of at least 2500 kbps (2.5 mbps) is needed.

This kind of information really should be listed on the Default Video Quality page, and I would even add an average download size for 60 minutes of each setting (given that speeds are given in megabits per second and monthly caps are given in gigabytes). And unless you guys fix the problem, I would also add a big note in bold letters that the Default Video Quality setting doesn't affect external devices such as Apple TV or PS3, and only affect in-browser watching on a computer.
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Posted 8/13/14

Yvan256 wrote:

Whoever made that decision surely isn't aware of the pain of dealing with monthly data caps. In Canada, we have to deal with stupidly low monthly caps. Mine is 35GB, and no I did not forget a zero at the end of that number.

It took even the juggernaut that is Netflix several years to enable the ability for users to limit bandwidth utilization. (At least in the US, they began providing it in 2011).

Your best bet now would be if your router is sufficiently sophisticated to allow limiting the bandwidth to specific devices.

The bad news is that even if your router firmware supports it, you'll need to get your geek on to set it up. The good news is that is would be useful for all services, not just CR.

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Posted 8/27/14

Yvan256 wrote:
Whoever made that decision surely isn't aware of the pain of dealing with monthly data caps. In Canada, we have to deal with stupidly low monthly caps. Mine is 35GB, and no I did not forget a zero at the end of that number./quote]

The caps are the major reason why I switched to TekSavvy instead of Bell (which is what I had before). My bill also was cut in half (although Bell has dropped their rates since then). TekSavvy has a 300GB cap for its regular plan and there's two options for unlimited bandwidth. You can pay more or you can "Zap the Cap" where you basically agree to a lower speed between 8PM and Midnight. The latter is what I'm doing since I don't have roommates to worry about. For my 15/1 plan, I go down to 6/1 during that time. It's still fast enough for Netflix and Crunchyroll in HD.
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Posted 8/27/14

tjlahey wrote:


Yvan256 wrote:
Whoever made that decision surely isn't aware of the pain of dealing with monthly data caps. In Canada, we have to deal with stupidly low monthly caps. Mine is 35GB, and no I did not forget a zero at the end of that number./quote]

The caps are the major reason why I switched to TekSavvy instead of Bell (which is what I had before). My bill also was cut in half (although Bell has dropped their rates since then). TekSavvy has a 300GB cap for its regular plan and there's two options for unlimited bandwidth. You can pay more or you can "Zap the Cap" where you basically agree to a lower speed between 8PM and Midnight. The latter is what I'm doing since I don't have roommates to worry about. For my 15/1 plan, I go down to 6/1 during that time. It's still fast enough for Netflix and Crunchyroll in HD.


Yeah I know about TekSavvy, unfortunately we only have two options for Internet where I live: Télébec or no Internet at all.
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