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It can't come soon enough. I was about to ask if I should drop CR for a couple of months until the new app was available, now I will just cross my fingers and wait for a couple of weeks. Crunchyroll on Roku is completely unusable at the moment (10 minutes of buffer for 30 seconds of video at 1 dot) and, since that is the only way I watch CR, I've got nothing. Not a happy camper. (I've tried all the tricks: DNS, restart, relink, etc. My DL speed tests at 20mbps and I have no problems with other video sites on my Roku (HD all the way.) Heck, even Funimation has been working lately.

What is it with Anime sites and Roku anyway? I don't have any problems with other video services on my Roku but both CR and Funimation have had to re-write their Roku apps just to try and get it to work (although for completely different reasons).

Pardon the rant... I'm just frustrated. Fingers crossed on the new app...

(P.S. No, I haven't put in a support request (this time). I didn't think that there was any point after reading about the Roku app change.)
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Posted 8/22/13


New app is in review with Roku right now.
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WOOHOO!!! Thank you for the update! Any idea how long Roku's review typically takes? (Assuming they do not uncover major issues)
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I think it typically takes about a week.
Then again, I'm not on the engineering team so don't know 100%

(The new build plus HLS does feel 100% better than how it used to be!)
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Posted 8/22/13
Oh, the anticipation
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Posted 8/22/13

Bjaker wrote:



I think it typically takes about a week.
Then again, I'm not on the engineering team so don't know 100%

(The new build plus HLS does feel 100% better than how it used to be!)


What's HLS and can you share any general impressions you got from your beta testing? (Assuming you can't just spill the beans and tell specifics)

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Option01 wrote:

What's HLS and can you share any general impressions you got from your beta testing? (Assuming you can't just spill the beans and tell specifics)

According to the Roku Encoding Guide, HLS is HTTP live streaming.

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TheAncientOne wrote:According to the Roku Encoding Guide, HLS is HTTP live streaming.
You know, when you have to abbreviate abbreviations to create a new abbreviation, that's taking things just a little too far, I think.

"I never meta-abbreviation I didn't like." -- Will Rogers
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TheAncientOne wrote:


Option01 wrote:

What's HLS and can you share any general impressions you got from your beta testing? (Assuming you can't just spill the beans and tell specifics)

According to the Roku Encoding Guide, HLS is HTTP live streaming.



Thank you AncientOne. So I'm guessing that is what Bjaker was referring to when he mentioned the "new streaming protocol" for their Roku app which would now match how their other, more recent, device apps stream? If so, I hope they managed to get 720p or even 1080p working. Obviously, I expect this will also resolve the long load times and frequent buffering issues Roku users have experienced over the last few months. I got the impression that the problem was that the current Roku's streaming protocol was different than the majority of the others so it could not share in their larger cache resources. But I'm no tech wizard so I'm probably horribly mangling the concepts.
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Option01 wrote:


TheAncientOne wrote:


Option01 wrote:

What's HLS and can you share any general impressions you got from your beta testing? (Assuming you can't just spill the beans and tell specifics)

According to the Roku Encoding Guide, HLS is HTTP live streaming.



Thank you AncientOne. So I'm guessing that is what Bjaker was referring to when he mentioned the "new streaming protocol" for their Roku app which would now match how their other, more recent, device apps stream? If so, I hope they managed to get 720p or even 1080p working. Obviously, I expect this will also resolve the long load times and frequent buffering issues Roku users have experienced over the last few months. I got the impression that the problem was that the current Roku's streaming protocol was different than the majority of the others so it could not share in their larger cache resources. But I'm no tech wizard so I'm probably horribly mangling the concepts.


*whispers* Four dots....
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Posted 8/23/13

Bjaker wrote:


Option01 wrote:


TheAncientOne wrote:


Option01 wrote:

What's HLS and can you share any general impressions you got from your beta testing? (Assuming you can't just spill the beans and tell specifics)

According to the Roku Encoding Guide, HLS is HTTP live streaming.



Thank you AncientOne. So I'm guessing that is what Bjaker was referring to when he mentioned the "new streaming protocol" for their Roku app which would now match how their other, more recent, device apps stream? If so, I hope they managed to get 720p or even 1080p working. Obviously, I expect this will also resolve the long load times and frequent buffering issues Roku users have experienced over the last few months. I got the impression that the problem was that the current Roku's streaming protocol was different than the majority of the others so it could not share in their larger cache resources. But I'm no tech wizard so I'm probably horribly mangling the concepts.


*whispers* Four dots....


AWSOME! Sounds like I'm going to be one happy Crunchyroll subscriber
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Posted 8/25/13
does four dots mean 720p?
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Will be watching for the Crunchyroll app update!

Question: will the new app address the issue in the current app where only up to 50 shows are displayed under the different genre subheadings under the browse anime menus (this results in many shows not being listed under the browse option)? (all shows are still accessible via the seach function, I believe though)
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Posted 8/25/13 , edited 8/25/13

SoloPlayer wrote:

does four dots mean 720p?


It means 1080p in Roku lingo.
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