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Post Reply Should CR have a download section for premium members.
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Browsers are no video players, and Flash wasn't meant for video playback. So CR should have a stand-alone player for PCs anyway. And such a player could have a video library function; you download videos into this library and are able to watch them if your CR player is connected to CR and logged in to your account.

I am really tired of using browsers to watch videos. It's ridiculous and troublesome.
Posted 8/6/14
Hmmm, I would to have the ability to download videos, but I would think that they would have to pay more when doing the licensing agreement, and a whole lot of other crap that will never make this happen.
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Hey, it works for the BBC ... BBC iPlayer downloads.
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Posted 8/6/14 , edited 8/6/14

tlegoman wrote:


NarutoGriffin wrote:
I will use myself as an example for this question. I have a computer that can handle 1080p graphics but my internet can only handle 480p and not even that sometimes when others in the house are using the wifi, and that gets on my nerves that I have the technology play 1080p but not the connection speed, meaning I can't get the best quality that my computer can handle that I pay for.

Wifi connection speed slows down if the hotspot is crowded, so I suggest hooking up an ethernet cable instead of connecting to wifi. This, however, does not guarantee that you'll be able to watch on 1080p smoothly. If I may ask, what's your connection speed? If it's below the average(3.0mbps), then there's no fixing that. I'm sorry. The only solution I could think of is a player that will buffer when paused.


The only ethernet port in the house is in my parents room. Also I have 10mbps, though thats not much having to share it with everyone else in the house all using the wifi at the same time.

Posted 8/6/14

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AntiLaifu wrote:

You can't expect to pay less than $10 a month and be given the privilege to download so much anime.


Downloading and streaming are essentially the same thing just that one requires constant internet connection, and the other doesn't but you would probably need a huge hard drive.

plus It wouldn't make a difference if I was downloading or streaming I would still be paying for the same library of anime so i could watch it at any time I liked. just in a different way


Downloading and streaming are two very different things.


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Posted 8/6/14

AntiLaifu wrote:


NarutoGriffin wrote:


AntiLaifu wrote:

You can't expect to pay less than $10 a month and be given the privilege to download so much anime.


Downloading and streaming are essentially the same thing just that one requires constant internet connection, and the other doesn't but you would probably need a huge hard drive.

plus It wouldn't make a difference if I was downloading or streaming I would still be paying for the same library of anime so i could watch it at any time I liked. just in a different way


Downloading and streaming are two very different things.




Very well then please enlighten me to the difference.
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Posted 8/6/14 , edited 8/6/14
Everything on CR gets ripped anyways. It's like you don't know how the internet works.
Posted 8/6/14 , edited 8/6/14

NarutoGriffin wrote:


AntiLaifu wrote:


NarutoGriffin wrote:


AntiLaifu wrote:

You can't expect to pay less than $10 a month and be given the privilege to download so much anime.


Downloading and streaming are essentially the same thing just that one requires constant internet connection, and the other doesn't but you would probably need a huge hard drive.

plus It wouldn't make a difference if I was downloading or streaming I would still be paying for the same library of anime so i could watch it at any time I liked. just in a different way


Downloading and streaming are two very different things.




Very well then please enlighten me to the difference.


Streaming, in this case, means you have to use the crunchyroll service. The reason why you pay a small sum for such a vast choice of anime is ads. And yes, I know you don't get ads while viewing, but there are still ads on the website. That's just one reason, but it's the main one. Other minor ones are the fact that they would be well aware of piracy and want the cost low to compete with that. A small cost would mean more happy buyers, increasing overall traffic to the site.

Downloading would give the user full ownership. Meaning they could share it with others whenever. This would not only potentially cut into Crunchyroll, backfiring on them allowing you to download in the first place, but it will backfire and hurt the production team behind the anime you are downloading as you aren't paying for their episode from them directly. If you want the digital rights, you are going to have to pay full dollar, just like you would pay for anything you own normally.

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Posted 8/6/14

AntiLaifu wrote:


NarutoGriffin wrote:


AntiLaifu wrote:


NarutoGriffin wrote:


AntiLaifu wrote:

You can't expect to pay less than $10 a month and be given the privilege to download so much anime.


Downloading and streaming are essentially the same thing just that one requires constant internet connection, and the other doesn't but you would probably need a huge hard drive.

plus It wouldn't make a difference if I was downloading or streaming I would still be paying for the same library of anime so i could watch it at any time I liked. just in a different way


Downloading and streaming are two very different things.




Very well then please enlighten me to the difference.


Streaming, in this case, means you have to use the crunchyroll service. The reason why you pay a small sum for such a vast choice of anime is ads. And yes, I know you don't get ads while viewing, but there are still ads on the website. That's just one reason, but it's the main one. Other minor ones are the fact that they would be well aware of piracy and want the cost low to compete with that. A small cost would mean more happy buyers, increasing overall traffic to the site.

Downloading would give the user full ownership. Meaning they could share it with others whenever. This would not only potentially cut into Crunchyroll, backfiring on them allowing you to download in the first place, but it will backfire and hurt the production team behind the anime you are downloading as you aren't paying for their episode from them directly. If you want the digital rights, you are going to have to pay full dollar, just like you would pay for anything you own normally.



Thank you for this informative lesson
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Posted 8/6/14

Notlebda wrote:

Everything on CR gets ripped anyways. It's like you don't know how the internet works.


That comment pretty much tells that you are part of the reason we can't have nice things.
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Posted 8/6/14 , edited 8/6/14

AntiLaifu wrote:
Streaming, in this case, means you have to use the crunchyroll service. The reason why you pay a small sum for such a vast choice of anime is ads. And yes, I know you don't get ads while viewing, but there are still ads on the website. That's just one reason, but it's the main one. Other minor ones are the fact that they would be well aware of piracy and want the cost low to compete with that. A small cost would mean more happy buyers, increasing overall traffic to the site.

Downloading would give the user full ownership. Meaning they could share it with others whenever. This would not only potentially cut into Crunchyroll, backfiring on them allowing you to download in the first place, but it will backfire and hurt the production team behind the anime you are downloading as you aren't paying for their episode from them directly. If you want the digital rights, you are going to have to pay full dollar, just like you would pay for anything you own normally.



Good summarization. I'll add one more thing to your streaming point: viewing statistics. I've seen it mentioned in the support forum that the number of views helps determine royalties for the original property holders. Once a show has been downloaded, CR can't tell if that show has never been watched, watched once, or watched a thousand times. Knowing which shows are popular with which demographics helps CR when negotiating and pursuing new licenses.

In the end CR's business model isn't about distribution; that's Funimation's strength. We'd be more likely to see digital downloads--as a purchase or rental--from Funimation than from CR. And I doubt Funimation will go that route.
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Posted 8/6/14 , edited 8/6/14


Hi,

This is a pretty common topic, but since it's more of a site suggestion, I moved it to that area, hope you don't mind.

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Posted 8/6/14
It would work if they charged 1.99-2.99 per episode download. Since thats what most other on demand sites charge.
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Nope , just nope , even they want us to pay to download per episodes ..
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