Post Reply Re-watching videos glitch
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It's hard to give this problem a name, but I'll describe it as best I can.

In a hypothetical situation, let's say I'm watching some anime, it doesn't matter what the resolution is, I've tried them all. I can watch it perfectly, with no problems the first time around. HOWEVER, if I want to re-watch the same episode a second time around, I'll get about 20 seconds in before it freezes.

I did a few tests because I'm actually part of tech support for some other things, and I can figure my way around a computer. I found that if I drop from my internet for even a split second, the video will immediately stop playing until reloaded. Normally, when watching a video, the video is buffered, then played. This method is wonderful because it means if the internet drops, the video will play until it catches up to the un-buffered video.

Something is causing the player to do this, but that's not something I have the privilege of looking into.

It's not like my internet actually drops mind you, but if I have even a single request to the server timeout, it freezes the video.
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Posted 5/15/14

Yui-Kitamura wrote:

It's hard to give this problem a name, but I'll describe it as best I can.

In a hypothetical situation, let's say I'm watching some anime, it doesn't matter what the resolution is, I've tried them all. I can watch it perfectly, with no problems the first time around. HOWEVER, if I want to re-watch the same episode a second time around, I'll get about 20 seconds in before it freezes.

I did a few tests because I'm actually part of tech support for some other things, and I can figure my way around a computer. I found that if I drop from my internet for even a split second, the video will immediately stop playing until reloaded. Normally, when watching a video, the video is buffered, then played. This method is wonderful because it means if the internet drops, the video will play until it catches up to the un-buffered video.

Something is causing the player to do this, but that's not something I have the privilege of looking into.

It's not like my internet actually drops mind you, but if I have even a single request to the server timeout, it freezes the video.


It may have to do with the way playback works on CR. Videos aren't buffered like what you see on YT, so if you want to watch 1080p on a slow connection, you can't just pause it and wait for the video to load before you start playing.
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Posted 5/15/14
The problem here isn't that I have a slow connection. I could have a gigabit connection, and if I lose connection to my router for half a second and then reconnected (Which happens a lot to pretty much all internet connections, it's just not something you would notice unless you were looking for it) the video would still freeze until I reload the page.
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