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Why should I pay for crunchy roll?
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Posted 7/23/13 , edited 7/23/13
It can't be my iSP. My speed is 20.83 mbps. The problems I have with CR is with my Apple TV that I just got and watching videos on 1080p It works great and fine with Netflix, and I can stream HD movies off iTunes no problem at all, but when I watch Anime videos on CR and on both my TV and my Apple MacBook (which is spanking brand new) it buffers and loads and pauses. It really doesn't make me want to subscribe to this at all.
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at least upload Gaki no Tsukai.
















I made this shirt:


Because I know this CR site won't go down (anytime soon) or the links won't be available on the next few days.
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Posted 7/23/13
Im just waiting for the PS Vita App to be release so that I can start paying.
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Posted 7/23/13
well if you can find a better legit service to s upport the industry then sure by all means while not perfect crunchyroll is pretty damn close I only have trouble when I try to multi task while watching so that seems to be on my end I watch in HD as well. No ads is so nice its worth the price otherwise you have neon alley and funimation streaming both of which have issues as well neon alley has a limited selection and no stream on demand only plus there is the dub
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Posted 7/24/13
CR gives me free premium every other month so I'm fine with it *shrugs*
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Posted 7/24/13

EmperorPogi wrote:

I don't mind spending money, but I want to spend it on something that's atleast reliable. Why should I pay for Crunchy Roll to watch the videos when there are other streaming sites that I can watch them from, and are far more reliable. I've had Crunchy roll for a bit now and all it does is load and load and pause and go for 5 mins and then load again. It's really annoying and it makes me wonder if I should subscribe to it's services, because it doesn't seem that wise of a decision to make.


The main reasons I paid to watch videos here are because:

High quality
Not cluttered with useless images
Has an iPhone app so I can watch it on the go
Discounts on nice items in their shop
News about anime around the world
Huge collection of Anime.
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eegah87 wrote:

Um ok?.....

I have found CR to be one of the most reliable anime streaming sites there is. It sounds like your problems are because of you have a slow internet service, you may want to switch internet providers or talk to them about increasing your bandwidth. But what are these other sites you speak of? If they are illegal fansub sites then sham on you for even thinking about dropping a great legal site like CR to support them! If you are a true anime fan then you will do your part to support the industry.


There is nothing wrong with fansub sites, please calm down. You can thank most of them for helping anime become as popular as it is, in the States. Back in the day, ~2001, the majority of subs/dubs from major publications were terrible, or they took ENTIRELY too long to be available for import. If it wasn't DB/DBZ, Tenchi, or something else on Toonami, you usually couldn't see it (maybe some classics on Anime Network or SciFi). Not to mention the DVD prices were horrendous. I remember buying DBGT for 20 bucks a DVD, for 3 episodes per! That's ridiculous, and I know DBGT was bad, but I wanted to see the ending. I agree with you, that if it is on Crunchy Roll, the subs are usually worth watching, and you should support them. If it isn't, go to a fansub, so you can watch until it is available or they make it better. The ONLY reason I came to CR is because DatteBayo shouted them out a few years ago. tl;dr I believe fansub groups are a major reason sites like this can exist, and publishers are trying to bring the quality of their subbing up.
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Posted 7/24/13

EmperorPogi wrote:

I don't mind spending money, but I want to spend it on something that's atleast reliable. Why should I pay for Crunchy Roll to watch the videos when there are other streaming sites that I can watch them from, and are far more reliable. I've had Crunchy roll for a bit now and all it does is load and load and pause and go for 5 mins and then load again. It's really annoying and it makes me wonder if I should subscribe to it's services, because it doesn't seem that wise of a decision to make.


I think CR is a great service, dude. Simulcasts and blahbity blah like everyone else has been harping on. I have some problems with playback, as well. I have 35mb down, and I still get some stutter load. To me, it seems like it varies from anime to anime. Like, right now, Space Brothers is completely un-watchable for me because it stutters, but I've watched Free, Blue Exorcist, some others with no problem. Try going to 720p or 480p. That works, sometimes. The main reason I sub, is because I think it shows that the anime audience isn't dead in America. A few years back, it seemed like it was, because there was a lull. I feel that if sites like CR have a high sub/user base, publishers will continue to push to make anime available for us, and do a better job subbing. Going to a fansub site might not have that same effect, because they might disregard the info.
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I think crunchyroll is an excellent service. I was getting so sick of pop-ups and I lost patience looking for anime online for a decent site lol. CR seems to be a reliable service without any hassle. My wifi sucks though so I usually end up watching things in SD but pretty sure that the buffering has nothing to do with CR. MY INTERNET SUCKS. SERIOUSLY! AAaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh. dammit... ahem... I think it's worth the money. The subs are a lot better as well. and there is quite a variety of anime to watch. I doubt I would of even bothered with some otherwise.
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Dang, I thought your problem, with the slow loading, had to do with an outdated GPU but if you're using a mac, idk. Looks like you're a huge apple fan though. I heard Safari has problems streaming HD videos. Try out Firefox or Chrome and see how it turns out.

I prefer to build my computers, it just feels a lot more reliable to me.
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Posted 7/24/13

CoreyG87 wrote:


eegah87 wrote:

Um ok?.....

I have found CR to be one of the most reliable anime streaming sites there is. It sounds like your problems are because of you have a slow internet service, you may want to switch internet providers or talk to them about increasing your bandwidth. But what are these other sites you speak of? If they are illegal fansub sites then sham on you for even thinking about dropping a great legal site like CR to support them! If you are a true anime fan then you will do your part to support the industry.


There is nothing wrong with fansub sites, please calm down. You can thank most of them for helping anime become as popular as it is, in the States. Back in the day, ~2001, the majority of subs/dubs from major publications were terrible, or they took ENTIRELY too long to be available for import. If it wasn't DB/DBZ, Tenchi, or something else on Toonami, you usually couldn't see it (maybe some classics on Anime Network or SciFi). Not to mention the DVD prices were horrendous. I remember buying DBGT for 20 bucks a DVD, for 3 episodes per! That's ridiculous, and I know DBGT was bad, but I wanted to see the ending. I agree with you, that if it is on Crunchy Roll, the subs are usually worth watching, and you should support them. If it isn't, go to a fansub, so you can watch until it is available or they make it better. The ONLY reason I came to CR is because DatteBayo shouted them out a few years ago. tl;dr I believe fansub groups are a major reason sites like this can exist, and publishers are trying to bring the quality of their subbing up.


There is something wrong with fansub sites, and no I will not calm down because you just stomped all over one of my core values.

I know that in the old days they were necessary I was a fan back then so I know full well what it was like, but that was then and this is now. I'm not saying that all fansubs are bad there are a few that do show that will never get a release state side and I am fine with those. But it's the ones that do show really popular shows that are/will get a state side release and that are legally steaming that I have a problem with. I mean really do we need 50 fansub groups doing a show like Attack on Titan just because people don't like the color, fount type, or the fact that they when they write out a characters name they put the first name and then the last name in the official subs? Honestly grow up people!

However the main reason why I don't like those sites is because they are run by criminals. Say what you will but there is no denying the fact that they are taking away money from the people who made that show. I really don't understand how people can say that they are a true anime fan and that they love a show, or they love the creators and then turn around and basically give them the middle finger by watching on a fansub site when you could watch it on a legal site like CR. If you really love something and are really a fan you will have no problem paying to support it and will get upset when people screw it over that is true in art, film, music, games, anime, etc. If you don't' have any problem screw over the anime industry then you are not a fan but a parasite, sorry if that offends you but it's the truth.
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Subbing to CR is a cheap way to support the anime industry.

For the price of a large fast food meal, you can have access to a large library of anime and simulcasts of some of the latest shows. The companies that produce the anime get our support, and we don't have to pay for DVDs/Blu Rays to get anime legally (although everyone should consider buying the discs to show their support).

CR is awesome and I can't thank them enough for providing their services.

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You'd never get any issues.
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I agree with most of the statements here. I have no issues streaming on my wi-fi at home in 1080p. This is on my PC, Apple TV and phone. Plus, when you pay for your membership you're helping to support legal copyrights ^ +1 to that. I guess the adverts that free subscribers put up with help support it also. Hey, speaking of no video advertisements with premium!
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Posted 7/24/13 , edited 7/24/13
I subscribed once, then I stopped after I realized there were a lot of series to catch up on. So I caught up, then resubbed, and now happy <3

But in more detail: My previous sub ended cause of problems with the app. It used to be, instead of buffering, it would restart the episode, even if you were say...15 min in, but not reset the time. Made it terribly difficult to watch an episode on my phone, and the sole reason I sub, is to watch at work on my phone. (over 4g, as i only have reliable wifi at home)

This time around, they've fixed it to simply buffer. But on 4g or wifi, I have minimal buffering. I say: try the free trial. See if it's what you'd like content-wise (as you get simulcasting instead of waiting), and if 3/4g (if such a device with such a service) has better functionality for you. Worse that can happen is you don't find it to be worth it for you at this time.

But definitely give the CR team feedback, they seem to be very responsive and keep striving to improve the quality of service.

good luck!

p.s. and as dylan said: No ads with sub....I'd gladly pay for that :/ now if only they'd get One Piece, so I can stop being spammed by hulu :/

Though, is it legal to "pirate" One Piece? lol :3
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