First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  Next  Last
Post Reply UNOFFICIAL HD Streaming App [Premium Only]
14076 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
19 / M / Wisconsin, USA
Offline
Posted 12/27/14 , edited 2/16/15
Hey guys! We all like HD streaming, right? A lot of us pay for Premium and enjoy glorious 1080p anime on our computers. But those of us who like to stream on our phones or tablets have been left out. So I figured I'd put my programming knowledge to good use. About a week ago, I started working on an app to fill in the things the official CR app is missing, namely HD streaming. This is VERY VERY VERY early in development (7 days in and counting) and so DO NOT EXPECT PERFECTION, or for it to even be any good. I haven't put any time or thought into aesthetics or design, so it looks a little rough. It'll get better, it'll just take time. It's also sparse on features at the moment. My ultimate goal is for it to be the same as the official app minus a few features (no ads aka premium only, probably no chromecast support, etc.).

If you're at all interested, head over to my post on reddit for everything you need to know and the latest download.

PLEASE READ THE WHOLE POST BEFORE DOWNLOADING (it's long winded, but put up with it )



You can also follow me on twitter @_chiefnoah - https://twitter.com/_chiefnoah
I don't really do much on there, I only started posting stuff on there in response to a request on reddit.

Please don't contact me with bugs, there are many of them. At this point I'm more interested in hearing if it works for you. It's had limited testing so I can't promise it'll work for you.

If anyone from CR does no like me developing this, I will remove all downloads and stop working on it. If you have any questions or concerns, I'll try to respond to any posts on this thread, or the fasted way would be to PM me on Reddit.


I hope you guys like it!
Posted 12/27/14 , edited 12/28/14
is it only for android?
14076 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
19 / M / Wisconsin, USA
Offline
Posted 12/27/14
Yes. I am not an iOS/iPhone/iPad developer. At one point I was considering learning to develop for iOS, but then I saw Objective-C (iOS's programming language) and noped out. If I ever do learn to program for iOS I will probably port my app over, but I would not count on it.

Sorry
Idol 
7029 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21
Offline
Posted 12/27/14 , edited 12/28/14
Darn I have an iPhone would've liked to see this
14076 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
19 / M / Wisconsin, USA
Offline
Posted 12/27/14
Haha if I didn't already have my hands full with school and this, I might've taken the time to learn iOS. It's so early in development, you're not missing too much yet anyway.
13945 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / New Jersey
Offline
Posted 12/28/14 , edited 12/28/14
This is amazing.

It installed and worked fine on my Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7".

It did install fine on my Amazon Fire TV but I could not login because no input devices worked, neither The Fire Remote nor an external USB keyboard.

Hopefully CR won't have an issue with this. Even better, perhaps they should hire you, since you've delivered what they couldn't

One last comment: perhaps find a better home than Reddit? Since it's a sideloaded app, at least for tracking updates.
14076 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
19 / M / Wisconsin, USA
Offline
Posted 12/28/14
I'm looking into finding a better home, reddit is definitely not optimal for this sort of thing. Also I'd totally work at Crunchyroll, but I highly doubt they'd hire a high schooler with essentially no professional work experience. I can dream though
42646 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
60 / M / Earth
Offline
Posted 12/28/14 , edited 12/28/14
On my Kindle Fire HD 8.9 (the model in between the original Fire and the newest HDX) the sound plays way ahead of the video and sometimes it stutters badly. I tried the latest "Your Lie in April" and "Wake Up Girls Zoo" episodes. The video itself appears to be fine without any stopping, and is definitely in a higher resolution, but with the sound not in sync, it's pretty much unwatchable as it is. The apk file says 0.0.0.0.3 in it, is that the latest version?
14076 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
19 / M / Wisconsin, USA
Offline
Posted 12/28/14 , edited 12/28/14
Yes, thats the latest version I have so far. Thats weird. I encountered a similar issue on a much older device, but where the video played slowly (didn't stutter, just played at like 1/4 speed) and the audio played normally. I will have to look into the issue :/ Sorry

It may also be your internet connection. I'm going to quick make a different version that uses an lower quality stream that adapts to your internet speed. It may work better

Ok here's the link to the adaptive stream version: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/22045540/BetterCrunchyroll-v0.0.0.0.3-adaptive.apk

It won't be in as nice of quality, but it'll hopefully fix the audio sync issues. Let me know if it does/doesn't.
Springtime Moderator
25576 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
22 / M / Ág. Santas, Portugal
Offline
Posted 12/28/14 , edited 12/28/14
Seems to be working as expected for me. This is really cool, I usually never watch anything apart from short anime on my phone because the quality is so low, but with your app everything looks amazing! I'll definitely keep an eye on its development.

Just for feedback, I have a Nexus 5 with Android 5.0.1 and I'm outside the US.
14076 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
19 / M / Wisconsin, USA
Offline
Posted 12/28/14
Sweet! I wasn't sure if it would work outside the US because of some behind the scenes interaction with CR's servers, but if it's working that's great!
18066 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
56 / M / Texas
Offline
Posted 12/28/14 , edited 12/28/14
You just keep dreaming Chief (I mean in a good way)! It's a shame they can't/won't do it themselves . It's a good time to be in school . All we had for a computer class in my day was punch cards....so I went into automotive field ...By , in order to make it work on a tablet do I still need to install a SD card to make it work or is it a size issue ?
8091 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 12/28/14
OK, nice work

Tested it on Samsung Galaxy 5 in Australia

Anime unavailable.

Showed 2 anime in my queue which both works flawlessly
- Naruo Shippuden episode 393
- Trinity Seven episode 9
14076 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
19 / M / Wisconsin, USA
Offline
Posted 12/28/14

letthiswork1 wrote:

OK, nice work

Tested it on Samsung Galaxy 5 in Australia

Anime unavailable.

Showed 2 anime in my queue which both works flawlessly
- Naruo Shippuden episode 393
- Trinity Seven episode 9


The "unavailable" messages are there because I simply have not added the feature in yet. I'm making sure the things I do have added in are done right before moving onto the next. The only thing that has been added in is playing the latest video in a series from queue and the video player. The rest will be added in eventually.

Thanks letting me know it works though! Positive feedback helps more than negative in this case
14076 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
19 / M / Wisconsin, USA
Offline
Posted 12/28/14

SirGorilla wrote:

You just keep dreaming Chief (I mean in a good way)! It's a shame they can't/won't do it themselves . It's a good time to be in school . All we had for a computer class in my day was punch cards....so I went into automotive field ...By , in order to make it work on a tablet do I still need to install a SD card to make it work or is it a size issue ?


As long as you can sideload the app, it should work. It doesn't need an SD card. If you're still having problems, tell me the model of your tablet and we can go from there. Also I took all the computer classes my school had to offer, which wasn't much. 90% of my programming knowledge comes from outside school on my own time (or during my study halls).
First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.