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I'm trying to get a group together to watch a show on CR (Valvrave) at the same time even though we live all over the country. Some of us have premium accounts, some people have never signed up and can get access to a month free trial, and others have already used up their trail and don't want to pay for the service. While those of us who do pay have extra guest passes to hand out, that will only work once or twice before they're gone.

I guess I have 2 questions, first how bad are the ads that free users have to watch if we were attempting to do a simultaneous viewing party where we synch up the start times? Secondly does CR have any ability for users to synch watch together on the site currently? We're trying to avoid doing anything illegal such as having a private twitch viewing. Any advice you guys could give would be fantastic :)

Edit: So I guess I should have posted this in one of the help threads instead of here. could a mod please lock/delete this and I'll repost there thank you.
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BassForever wrote: Secondly does CR have any ability for users to synch watch together on the site currently?

Edit: So I guess I should have posted this in one of the help threads instead of here. could a mod please lock/delete this and I'll repost there thank you.

Not sure when the next live stream will be, but we generally do a live stream of 2 eps on Thursday nights from 10pm-11pm Eastern time. Although, I think it's maybe been a month or so since we last did it; I assume we're on hiatus from doing that right now due to conventions or something that CR likes to attend.
Anyway, here's CR's live show area: http://www.crunchyroll.com/live

Also, if u want a mod to move this thread; the quickest way would be to click on that "Report to Moderator" button on your post.

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I've moved this to the help forum, as requested.
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suikojay wrote:


BassForever wrote: Secondly does CR have any ability for users to synch watch together on the site currently?

Edit: So I guess I should have posted this in one of the help threads instead of here. could a mod please lock/delete this and I'll repost there thank you.

Not sure when the next live stream will be, but we generally do a live stream of 2 eps on Thursday nights from 10pm-11pm Eastern time. Although, I think it's maybe been a month or so since we last did it; I assume we're on hiatus from doing that right now due to conventions or something that CR likes to attend.
Anyway, here's CR's live show area: http://www.crunchyroll.com/live

Also, if u want a mod to move this thread; the quickest way would be to click on that "Report to Moderator" button on your post.

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Looks like someone reported it already!


Yeah I reported myself lol

And while that's cool to know CR does a live watch party I was hoping for something a bit more flexible. We were ideally targeting Saturday night as a pre-toonami viewing party. I guess the next question I have is how bad are ads for free users? Do they all air at the front of the video or do they air multiple times though an episode?
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BassForever wrote:

Yeah I reported myself lol

And while that's cool to know CR does a live watch party I was hoping for something a bit more flexible. We were ideally targeting Saturday night as a pre-toonami viewing party. I guess the next question I have is how bad are ads for free users? Do they all air at the front of the video or do they air multiple times though an episode?

The episodes are interrupted a few times with video ads, then resume playing. The best way is for you to see them for yourself: since you only have an Anime Membership, try watching a drama video and you'll know how they are.

Do you need to be watching an episode exactly at the same time? Those ads only last for a few seconds, so everybody should get to the end of the video with minimal delays.
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Posted 9/13/13 , edited 9/13/13

Sukigu wrote:


BassForever wrote:

Yeah I reported myself lol

And while that's cool to know CR does a live watch party I was hoping for something a bit more flexible. We were ideally targeting Saturday night as a pre-toonami viewing party. I guess the next question I have is how bad are ads for free users? Do they all air at the front of the video or do they air multiple times though an episode?

The episodes are interrupted a few times with video ads, then resume playing. The best way is for you to see them for yourself: since you only have an Anime Membership, try watching a drama video and you'll know how they are.

Do you need to be watching an episode exactly at the same time? Those ads only last for a few seconds, so everybody should get to the end of the video with minimal delays.


Ideally as synched as possible, this is a group that watched Toonami together on Saturday nights and we're trying to do a pre-viewing party type event. The first reaction everyone has is stream it but that's illegal and not worth the risk.

Also I'm not getting any ads on this Town Doctor Jumbo!! Video About 4 minutes in and it's making me cringe lol

Edit: Well apparently the first episode didn't have commercials lol nice that you can skip after 5 seconds how many commercials do anime shows usually have? 1 When you load the video 1 after the theme song, 1 after the mid show break, and 1 before the end credits?
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BassForever wrote:

Ideally as synched as possible, this is a group that watched Toonami together on Saturday nights and we're trying to do a pre-viewing party type event. The first reaction everyone has is stream it but that's illegal and not worth the risk.

Also I'm not getting any ads on this Town Doctor Jumbo!! Video About 4 minutes in and it's making me cringe lol

Edit: Well apparently the first episode didn't have commercials lol nice that you can skip after 5 seconds how many commercials do anime shows usually have? 1 When you load the video 1 after the theme song, 1 after the mid show break, and 1 before the end credits?

Well, syncing completely is indeed a bit hard, and Crunchyroll doesn't really offer a way to do what you want...

The fact that the first episode didn't have ads is because you can sometimes (always, maybe?) watch the first episode of a series as if you were a premium member, kind of like a free trial.

About the frequency of ads, I don't really know for sure, but I think it's normally as you said.
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They should create a google hangouts plugin for crunchyroll to work like the you-tube one does.
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Crazy idea... on occasions when there aren't enough guest passes, the premium members could just log out to keep sync.
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