Post Reply Trouble streaming some shows
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There are some shows I've been attempting to watch, in which the crunchy video player stutters and/or stops. When this happens I either have to let it buffer (but not too long or it will never play) or seek backwards a few seconds to get the video going again. This has not happened to the several currently airing shows or shows that are on the "popular" list that I have noticed (Kill la Kill, SAO, Log Horizon, etc). The issues seem to happen when I put on a show that is not on the popular list and not a currently or recently airing show. The shows I've had much trouble with viewing lately have been Humanity Has Declined, Pet Girl of Sakurasou, and more which escape my memory right now. I have kept an eye on my bandwidth during these problems, and it seems that the stream slows and simply stops feeding the show. Wha'ts the deal? Surely I'm not the only person with this problem.
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Posted 12/30/13
You may want to put this in the Site Support/ Minor Questions section. Also, it may be a slow internet connection or slow computer that is causing your problem.
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Posted 12/31/13

Alenko182 wrote:

There are some shows I've been attempting to watch, in which the crunchy video player stutters and/or stops. When this happens I either have to let it buffer (but not too long or it will never play) or seek backwards a few seconds to get the video going again. This has not happened to the several currently airing shows or shows that are on the "popular" list that I have noticed (Kill la Kill, SAO, Log Horizon, etc). The issues seem to happen when I put on a show that is not on the popular list and not a currently or recently airing show. The shows I've had much trouble with viewing lately have been Humanity Has Declined, Pet Girl of Sakurasou, and more which escape my memory right now. I have kept an eye on my bandwidth during these problems, and it seems that the stream slows and simply stops feeding the show. Wha'ts the deal? Surely I'm not the only person with this problem.


I imagine the issue is there is no copy of the episode available on the delivery server local to you, so you are instead directed to a server farther from you, introducing more network bottlenecks on the way to you.
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Posted 12/31/13

Alenko182 wrote:

There are some shows I've been attempting to watch, in which the crunchy video player stutters and/or stops. When this happens I either have to let it buffer (but not too long or it will never play) or seek backwards a few seconds to get the video going again. This has not happened to the several currently airing shows or shows that are on the "popular" list that I have noticed (Kill la Kill, SAO, Log Horizon, etc). The issues seem to happen when I put on a show that is not on the popular list and not a currently or recently airing show. The shows I've had much trouble with viewing lately have been Humanity Has Declined, Pet Girl of Sakurasou, and more which escape my memory right now. I have kept an eye on my bandwidth during these problems, and it seems that the stream slows and simply stops feeding the show. Wha'ts the deal? Surely I'm not the only person with this problem.




DethAssass1n wrote:

You may want to put this in the Site Support/ Minor Questions section. Also, it may be a slow internet connection or slow computer that is causing your problem.


DethAssass1n is correct, that this is better in Site Support / Minor Questions. I've moved it.

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Bump, still happening.
I'm pretty certain it's not my machine or my connection speed, since I no issues streaming 1080p thru Twitch.tv, Justin.tv, or Youtube. I can do a speedtest.net if I knew where the nearest Crunchy server was.
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Hello!

You're issue looks to be similar to http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-824679/lag-freezing-stuttering-etc . Currently there is no work around/fix/sollution/expected resolve date. It appears to be an issue with the CDN's crunchyroll being... Not as big! As twitch/netflix etc. But has the attention of a far bigger user base for what they are geared for! Right now.. All you can really do, is wait Sometimes it's brutal.. Sometimes it's fine! I had it -ruin- the SAO special :'(! Hope this helps!
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Thank you, this is a helpful response. Hopefully that new stuff comes up soon!
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