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Posted 3/15/14
Hi all!
I travel a lot and I watch Crunchyroll on the iPad. For long flights, is there any way to store an anime locally in the iPad to watch during the flight?
Thanks!
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Posted 3/15/14 , edited 3/15/14

L_Spencer wrote:

Hi all!
I travel a lot and I watch Crunchyroll on the iPad. For long flights, is there any way to store an anime locally in the iPad to watch during the flight?
Thanks!


Moved to Site Support / Minor Questions.

The answer is, no, you can't store CR's anime locally--it's streaming only.
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You mean like spotify download? Sadly i don' think there is but it would be epic if they invented such a feature.
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Posted 3/15/14 , edited 3/15/14

L_Spencer wrote:

I travel a lot and I watch Crunchyroll on the iPad. For long flights, is there any way to store an anime locally in the iPad to watch during the flight?


Like lorreen said, no.

I believe iTunes lets you download some episodes, but they won't have the same selection as CR, and I don't know if there are other services for the platform. There are ways to get episodes off of DVDs, but they take some time and technical knowledge and do result in a violation of the DMCA.

I'm guessing you're normally in the US, but if you spend some time in Europe, you might want to look into wakanim.tv/wakanim.co.uk, which does offer a downloadable version of episodes, but I don't know off the top of my head if they're compatible with Apple products.
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Posted 5/12/14
Thanks for the answers! I hope someday it'll allow offline mode
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i hope it too
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Is there still no update on this?

I travel a lot (in Australia), and am often on 4-5 hour flights or in an airport with really poor WiFi, and it's at these exact times that I want to watch shows, so being able to cache/download shows would be excellent - especially as a paying member.
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Posted 1/24/15

T4Sc wrote:

Is there still no update on this?

I travel a lot (in Australia), and am often on 4-5 hour flights or in an airport with really poor WiFi, and it's at these exact times that I want to watch shows, so being able to cache/download shows would be excellent - especially as a paying member.


If this feature was offered, there's sure to be an announcement about it on the front page.
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I believe iTunes lets you download some episodes, but they won't have the same selection as CR, and I don't know if there are other services for the platform. There are ways to get episodes off of DVDs, but they take some time and technical knowledge and do result in a violation of the DMCA.


Ripping your own DVDs is neither illegal nor difficult.

Just in case the OP wants to go that route, here's five tools to do it, some free: http://lifehacker.com/380702/five-best-dvd-ripping-tools
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Posted 1/26/15

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eyeofpain wrote:

I believe iTunes lets you download some episodes, but they won't have the same selection as CR, and I don't know if there are other services for the platform. There are ways to get episodes off of DVDs, but they take some time and technical knowledge and do result in a violation of the DMCA.


Ripping your own DVDs is neither illegal nor difficult.

Just in case the OP wants to go that route, here's five tools to do it, some free: http://lifehacker.com/380702/five-best-dvd-ripping-tools


Ripping DVDs requires circumventing the copy protection on the discs, which is a violation of US Code Title 17, § 1201. As of October 25th, 2012, breaking copy-protection in order to watch a full video in a non-approved format (even if you own a DVD that is "lawfully made") is not a recognized exemption. The Librarian of Congress should be making new announcements about DMCA exemptions later this year, but until then, what I stated earlier hasn't changed.

I'm not saying that this is a good law, or that L_Spencer is likely to be prosecuted for ripping any of their DVDs. I'm just trying to make sure people are aware of the facts as they currently stand.
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Being in Australia ... yes it would be nice if we could take X number of episodes offline. Like the stream does get watermarked with our username and a crunchy roll logo, so it's not like we're going to pirate them once they are downloaded.
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Posted 10/27/15 , edited 10/27/15
Yeah, that's one of my few complains with CR. I travel for work and would love to be able to load up a few episodes for the flights. Many major services out there that uses streaming (Google Movies/Music, Amazon Movies/Music, Vudu, etc) allows this.
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Posted 10/27/15 , edited 10/27/15

MetalPirate wrote:

Yeah, that's one of my few complains with CR. I travel for work and would love to be able to load up a few episodes for the flights. Many major services out there that uses streaming (Google Movies/Music, Amazon Movies/Music, Vudu, etc) allows this.

To be fair to CR, the streaming services that allow download can probably only do so with American content. I seriously doubt the Japanese publishers would have ever granted CR a license without stipulating that CR can never explicitly allow download in any shape or form.

(Never mind that the only people this affects are CR subscribers. XXXX site makes CR rips available almost as soon as they're posted.)


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Funny thing is, IIRC copyright law allows you to make a copy for your own use as a backup, which means copy-protection that keeps you from doing so should be invalid. Somehow I doubt the bought-and-paid-for politicians would see it that way, though.
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I really don't want to revive a dead post (as I so totally am) but something about my OCD's make inaccuracies very bothersome.

Violating DRM protection or any DMCA is illegal.

Definitions are below
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A couple of links to help hit the nail on the head concerning this topic:

http://lifehacker.com/5978326/is-it-legal-to-rip-a-dvd-that-i-own

http://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/is-it-legal-to-make-backup-copies-of-my-purchased-dvds-and-blu-rays-564502/

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/10/its-still-illegal-to-rip-dvd-and-blu-ray-discs-for-personal-use/

Now, if you want the TL/DR I can say it for you.

Put simply, copying = illegal. There are exceptions of course, and these exceptions change often as well as expire (things that were legal are illegal and vice versa) The copyright game is a very complicated legal mess and the only possible form of 'getting away with copy right infringement' lies behind the guise of 'educational use'.

For example... you want to write a blog on the comparisons of different directors. You want to clarify the 'Action' genre but defining which directors are commonplace. You copy Michael Bay clips, John McTiernan clips, Steven Spielberg clips and Peter Jackson clips. You take these clips, ripped straight from medias protected by DMCA and post them ONLINE for others to see. As long as it is CLEARLY and UNDERSTANDABLY evident to be IN USE as studying material... it will NOT be illegal. Now, I will say this. This is STILL a lawyer battle in court. The 'educational use' has been used during The Pirate Bay era and other torrent websites. So it is not a safe alternative.

PS: I am not sure whether or not they have changed the length of the film copied for studying or not. I think there was some law out there that prohibits the copying of an entire film for study purposes. I am not an expert and am unsure.


You can argue the point behind 'personal use' or 'media shifting' (moving a CD-ROM to a DVD-ROM or HDD/SDD) but the fact is these can ALSO be illegal depending on the media being copied.

This is a heated topic that can be argued for a decent length of time if you find yourself wanting more clear facts I'd recommend the following two websites to help explain things:

https://wustl.edu/about/compliance-policies/computers-internet-policies/legal-ethical-software-use/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Millennium_Copyright_Act

BOTTOM LINE: Do NOT copy any material without consulting the Copyright holder first, if you choose to copy something (Which 90% of the world does btw) then the do NOT share it! SHARING is what really gets people busted. Simply copying things for personal use is ILLEGAL but honestly, not pursued heavily by the courts of law. If you copy something, put it on your computer, don't share it on the web and view it on your own time that's technically 'fine'. You ARE breaking the law but it isn't something that will land you in jail easily. If you have such materials on your computer and you feel your computer might be seized, it'd be a good time to throw away hard drives.

This is my long post. I apologize to any 'wall of text' haters out there.
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