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Posted 7/11/15 , edited 11/5/15
With the Crunchyroll App on both Windows Phone and Xbox One as far as Microsoft products go I was curious as to how Crunchyroll would handle the update of Windows 10. With the introduction of Universal Applications for Windows 10 I would imagine if the 8.1 app was updated to Windows 10, that would mean we would be getting an application for both since Windows 10 will be just that, Windows 10. There won't be two separate operating systems or two separate apps. If anyone from Crunchyroll could offer some insight to this I and many others I am sure would be very grateful. If you agree lets get this post going viral. Thanks!
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Posted 7/11/15 , edited 11/5/15
TIRedemptionIT, it's not quite as you describe. Yes, there will be Windows 10 for desktops, laptops, and tablet, and Windows Phone 10, but they aren't quite the same OS. The Universal Apps functionality is a framework that allows developers to create a single runtime (app) that includes user interface templates for multiple platforms. So, it's not quite as simple as creating a single app that then runs automatically on all Windows systems and devices, but it will be significantly easier for developers to create apps that work on a range of screen sizes. More specifically, the logic and UI aspects are separate, like a web app that uses HTML and PHP to display data from a MyPHP database server. The same data can be displayed in an iOS app or a Ruby on Rails app.

All of that being said, come on CR! It won't be THAT hard to make a universal app of your current Phone app. Just gotta port the code and create templates for common display sizes. Looks like you've got two people right now who would be happy to Alpha test.

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Not resurrecting the thread (well, I sorta am...) but do want to throw my vote behind a proper Win10 UWP.

Also, since you'll likely want to revisit the Xbox One app due to the update of the OS to Win 10 Xbox, you may as well make it as a UWP so you can get coverage on Win 10 and Win 10 Mobile.

Heck, I'd even help build it! (I happen to develop Windows apps. Completely unbiased, I swear. )
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Posted 11/25/15 , edited 11/25/15
Use a thing called the "internet" its a universal app that is compatable with all devices and has hundreds of compatible apps on every device.

I recommend Firefox for browsing the internet.

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Posted 11/25/15 , edited 11/25/15

Rujikin wrote:

Use a thing called the "internet" its a universal app that is compatable with all devices and has hundreds of compatible apps on every device.

I recommend Firefox for browsing the internet.



It's universal? Can I "browse" it on my toaster?
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Posted 11/25/15 , edited 1/19/17

eyeofpain wrote:


Rujikin wrote:

Use a thing called the "internet" its a universal app that is compatable with all devices and has hundreds of compatible apps on every device.

I recommend Firefox for browsing the internet.



It's universal? Can I "browse" it on my toaster?


Yes, yes you can:

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Rujikin wrote:

Use a thing called the "internet" its a universal app that is compatable with all devices and has hundreds of compatible apps on every device.

I recommend Firefox for browsing the internet.



Because I want to use a tablet, with a tablet-quality experience like I have with Hulu and Netflix and other providers. It's just not that much to ask.

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Posted 12/8/15
Not to mention better battery life on an ap than Firefox. A universal win 10 app would be for everyone windows phone and laptop/tablets and Xbox one.. that's the idea of universal app, 1 app for them all.
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Posted 12/15/15
I completely agree, here is a forums request for a CR app on a device. Make the Windows 10 app, just reply to this thread.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-692671/what-device-do-you-want-crunchyroll-on?pg=48#52510279
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Rujikin wrote:

Use a thing called the "internet" its a universal app that is compatable with all devices and has hundreds of compatible apps on every device.

I recommend Firefox for browsing the internet.


Nice try, but it requires Flash, and that is not part of the internet. It's a plugin that's being used by the internet, and won't run on my phone, ever. It's a plugin that renders my PC/tablet experience subpar. Heck, I happen to have a pretty powerful gaming rig (i7 3770K @ 4.2 GHz & GTX 980 Ti), and those Crunchyroll Flash videos still stutter like crazy.

Plus, the internet flashes an "Exclusive stream for [user name here]" overlay on top of my video. Yes, it's just the first few seconds, but it still bothers me. I come here because I want to watch anime, not to see my username in a glorified header message. I can tolerate the CR logo (since it's so small and not very intrusive), but if CR wants to use that header to identify which user is sharing anime (piracy), then at least make it invisible. I don't want to see it, and if pirates see it, what's stopping them from censoring the message before sharing their spoils? Since the CR apps don't show those headers (at least not the one for Windows Phone), that's another reason I want an app instead.

Until CR decides to make their site use HTML5 instead of Flash and removes that annoying header, I say we need a universal app.


Any other clever ideas?
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Posted 1/8/16

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Heck, I happen to have a pretty powerful gaming rig (i7 3770K @ 4.2 GHz & GTX 980 Ti), and those Crunchyroll Flash videos still stutter like crazy.

Unless it is bogged down with a lot of background processes, I doubt your PC has anything to do with it, since my mere Pentium G3258 @ 3.2 Ghz and Intel HD Graphics doesn't have a problem playing CR videos.

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Nolonar wrote:

Heck, I happen to have a pretty powerful gaming rig (i7 3770K @ 4.2 GHz & GTX 980 Ti), and those Crunchyroll Flash videos still stutter like crazy.

Unless it is bogged down with a lot of background processes, I doubt your PC has anything to do with it, since my mere Pentium G3258 @ 3.2 Ghz and Intel HD Graphics doesn't have a problem playing CR videos.



And that same PC is capable of playing YouTube videos in 4k with absolutely no stutter at all, so background processes or no, I still blame Flash.
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Nolonar wrote:
And that same PC is capable of playing YouTube videos in 4k with absolutely no stutter at all, so background processes or no, I still blame Flash.


PC specs have little influence on your streaming performance, unless your network connection is messed up. Crunchyroll's 1080p should play just fine, even on SoC-type Atom CPUs.
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Nolonar wrote:
And that same PC is capable of playing YouTube videos in 4k with absolutely no stutter at all, so background processes or no, I still blame Flash.


PC specs have little influence on your streaming performance, unless your network connection is messed up. Crunchyroll's 1080p should play just fine, even on SoC-type Atom CPUs.


It's not streaming I have issues with, it's playback. I can play the same YouTube video using the Flash player and the HTML5 player. Only the Flash player will stutter. In fact, I have never had a fluid experience on a Flash player ever, regardless of PC specs or platform.
YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Youku, Crunchyroll, it doesn't matter; as long as they use a Flash-based player, they stutter. It's as simple as that.
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They need an app because unless I am using edge which I don't really like I find both Chrome and Firefox eat my battery alive in my surface pro 3.....sigh but that is pretty it
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