Post Reply Can IPad run CR on HD?
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So I am getting this new I Pad Air device, but Im not sure will it run Crunchyroll HD videos, because I did have an Android phone long time ago, and that didn't run Crunchyroll videos on HD. :unsure:

So can I watch HD videos on Crunchyroll with my I Pad on HD quality?
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Amazing_Komaru wrote:

So I am getting this new I Pad Air device, but Im not sure will it run Crunchyroll HD videos, because I did have an Android phone long time ago, and that didn't run Crunchyroll videos on HD. :unsure:

So can I watch HD videos on Crunchyroll with my I Pad on HD quality?


HD, as in 1080p? If so, then no. The current Crunchyroll iPad App (November 12, 2013) doesn't support 1080p streams. At most it supports 720p, but it might be capped at 420p. Here are a couple of recent threads on the subject:

- Any Chance on better Bitrate support for Ipad?
- http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-826797/any-chance-on-better-bitrate-support-for-ipad

- question about streaming?
- http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-825481/question-about-streaming

From those threads, there are these thoughts:


TheAncientOne wrote:

The good news is that BK recently confirmed in the Premium Members Forum that the iOS app has actually had 720p support since last year:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-824893/1080p-video-playback-on-ios-devices?fpid=44672523

One would have thought this would have merited a mention in the Site News section, but I do not recall ever seeing one.

While I couldn't swear to it, I believe Bjaker replied during that time period the iOS app was still limited to 480p, so apparently this information was not well known even inside CR.


And...

Bjaker wrote:

We only support up to 480p on iOS. We're still working to bring HD playback to these devices.


So at the moment 480p and maybe 720p, but no 1080p. However, it sounds like a 1080p stream is the end goal. For what it's worth, the current video quality on the Crunchyroll iPad App for Premium Members looks fantastic. It's quite nice.

Hope that helps.

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