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Posted 2/7/15
Wouldn't it actually make watching videos on mobile possible to watch without downloading the damn app? I just have limited phone space and the iPhone app has its wonky behavior.
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Posted 2/10/15 , edited 2/10/15
Personally, flash is working, HTML 5 still has not been adopted by as many end users as flash has. It will take a little while for people to adopt HTML 5.

Here is some links about FLASH and HTML 5:

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-HTML5-and-Flash

http://www.differencebetween.info/difference-between-html5-and-flash
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Posted 2/11/15 , edited 7/15/15
Flash sucks.

I believe YouTube is going to stop using flash soon.

The streaming of Crunchyroll on Chrome on Windows 8 is terrible.
I have had to try Firefox and it is a bit better.
I have a fibre line, so it definitely not my bandwidth.

I agree that HTML5 video has its support issues, but still, a service that is centred around streaming such as Crunchyroll really should start using it.
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Posted 2/12/15
Screw that. Installing the newest version of flash for Firefox also installed McAfee crapware.

I really am sick of flash.
It doesn't work properly, it always has massive security vulnerabilities, is not supported very well.

The worst part though is the stream quality. I am not sure if it is just flash, but even if I set it to 720p, I can't get it to play without having to leave it for 5 minutes to buffer, then it plays for 10 minutes and I have to buffer again.

I have a fibre line, Netflix and Youtube play at 1080p with no issues, YouTube even at 1080p 60fps, so I am not sure what is going on with Crunchroll.
I had a look at the FAQ and tried what they suggested, none of it helped.
I can't say for sure that it is flash, but updating it to the version that installed crapware didn't help, and HTML5 would just feel less dirty.
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Posted 2/12/15
Does anyone know how they manage the streaming on the app and on Chromecast?

I have not had any buffering/streaming issues with that.

Also, I just read through the thread again and silverlight is definitely not the answer.
That would be a step back.

The idea would go for a more standardised and well supported technology.
Silverlight is owned by microsoft and it only works on windows.

I believe Netflix has/is/was moving from Silverlight to HTML5.
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Posted 2/19/15 , edited 2/20/15
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS SO many yeses. I just had to refresh like 3 times for aa video to play right without crashing.
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Posted 2/20/15
as long as switching still allows the streaming of basic on standerd video seting then im good since my computer is pretty old
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Posted 2/20/15
YES, so sick and tired of flash breaking constantly...
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Posted 2/25/15 , edited 2/25/15
Flash is a PITA, I have one on a laptop with Windows 7 and it sucks. It feels like some kind of resource hog. I hate it that when I watch something on Youtube, Flash crashes so suddenly. I think CR should drop Flash for HTML5, especially for those that want to watch something with a tablet, smartphone, BSD or even GNU/Linux, which get no love from those inconsiderate Adobe developers.
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Posted 3/18/15
CR should drop flash. Most of the web i use(Youtube, Netflx, Vimeo, Dailymotion) are already supporting HTML5. Flash used up quite a lot of battery.
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Posted 3/22/15

serifsansserif wrote:


TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:


_Proto_ wrote:

With multiple recent flash bugs and vulnerability found in the past weeks should the site ditch it and go for HTML5 .
Going with HTML5 would mean that the site would work better on mobile ( to the point of being able to view videos sort of making the Lack of HD on mobile less of an issue)


HTML5 doesn't allow you to protect your files in the same way as flash or other plug-ins does (or put DRM on your files), in other words if they hopped over to HTML5 without any Java or Flash running in the back then you'd be avail to right click on any and every video and download the video then and there... And that would piss the living crap put of licencors.

HTML5 was never intended for streaming services to use, it was suppose to make web development easier and more easy to handle on low-end devices like mobiles and tablets.

If they should change then they should go for Microsoft silverlight or something similar to that.. Or even better make their own plug-in like voddler.


Netflix uses HTML5 with google Chrome's widevine.

Chromium (linux users) doesn't have it, I know this because I tried fucking around with it to make netflix play.

Silverlight is also used tho'.


Chromium is the open source development base for google chrome. You have to grab the google chrome on linux to watch netflix because of encryption stuff last I checked. I have no problems with html 5 playback in chrome it actually works better than flash for me especially for higher frame-rate videos
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Posted 3/24/15
Sometimes Flash player gets turned off for no reason, so I cant make corny jokes about anime episodes on simulcast if flash isn't work.
Anyone have a similar problem?
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Posted 3/27/15

ExperienceAnime wrote:

Sometimes Flash player gets turned off for no reason, so I cant make corny jokes about anime episodes on simulcast if flash isn't work.
Anyone have a similar problem?


Nope :/
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Posted 7/15/15
1 HTML5 team caved, there's drm options for 5 now.
2 Crunchyroll is the only thing i'm using flash for.

Crunchyroll, talk to to the studios again. The time is coming when customers will leave in droves over the flash issue.
Two weeks. If we don't have an announcement about migration by then. I will not only cancel my premium. I will vocally encourage others to do so as well.
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Posted 7/15/15
They should definitely try getting it in the new contracts for sure, though who knows if they are with studios or for specific shows
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