Post Reply Issues with watching on Android
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Posted 6/8/15 , edited 6/8/15
To start off I'll say that watching CR on the computer I have not experienced this.

When I watch CR on my Android phone I get as follows.

1. Sub titles randomly change size like it zooms in.
2. Quality of video randomly changes.( Bad pixels )
3. Sound also gets effected
4. I'm also getting buffering/loading screens decent amount of time.

Sometimes it will work perfectly on my phone but other times I get what I listed above and like I said in my first sentence I have yet to experience this on my computer.

I will admit my connection speed is pretty horrid only like 2.50mb but like I said I stream fine when on the computer.

Also to note I am watching 480p on computer I don't know what android is at.

Phone Model: HTC Desire 510
Streaming Via: Wi Fi
Android OS: v4.4.2 (KitKat)
App Version: 1.1.3
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Posted 6/8/15

micmatty wrote:

To start off I'll say that watching CR on the computer I have not experienced this.

When I watch CR on my Android phone I get as follows.

1. Sub titles randomly change size like it zooms in.
2. Quality of video randomly changes.( Bad pixels )
3. Sound also gets effected
4. I'm also getting buffering/loading screens decent amount of time.

Sometimes it will work perfectly on my phone but other times I get what I listed above and like I said in my first sentence I have yet to experience this on my computer.

I will admit my connection speed is pretty horrid only like 2.50mb but like I said I stream fine when on the computer.

Also to note I am watching 480p on computer I don't know what android is at.

Phone Model: HTC Desire 510
Streaming Via: Wi Fi
Android OS: v4.4.2 (KitKat)
App Version: 1.1.3


You are seeing the effects of variable/adaptive streaming... Android app used to be a fixed (low) rate like 480 or something, but with the newer versions, they use a different streaming method. There's no current setting available to make it be "fixed", or even just maximum, even though people have asked for that; you would have to uninstall and download/sideload an older apk file version (like 1.1.0 or less) before the last couple of releases.
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Posted 6/9/15
If that is really what it is then they need to give us the option for android to choose our video settings ASAP.
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