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Posted 7/23/15

dotsforlife wrote:

Try different browsers, check plugins, check settings, etc. See if your router is dropping packets. It's more than likely on your end though.


I can watch Funi / You Tube / etc with no problems ! BTW I up date everything and use two different browsers ! Why do we get blamed all the time ? If I have My PC maintenance done clean my cache history / software updated and this is the only site that has the consistent problems then it is a site problem !
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Posted 7/23/15
I knew I can't be the only one :)). I really want to support anime in some way but at this rate it'll be back to pirating :/
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Posted 7/23/15
I also have tons of problems with their streaming. I'm on a PC, I can stream iTunes rented movies at 1080p with no buffering. My games update over Steam using a constant 14mbps, I can torrent with the same speed for hours without drops, yet CR stops to buffer even a 480p at least 5 times per episode. I'm not sure if Hunter x Hunter is on crappy servers or if Latin America gets the crappy servers, but there's no way you give this joke of a service to all your paying customers.
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Posted 7/23/15

Althure wrote:

I don't know what's causing it, I can play youtube 1080p 60fps and stream twitch on high-def no problem. But here even SD won't run properly, it doesn't even seem to matter what quality I pick here since even on SD I keep having to pause every second for it to buffer (the VERY little they let you)... SO if this is what premium is like no way I'll be paying for more...


This might be related to your physical location. How many titles are available in your country?
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Posted 7/24/15
I thought it might be location as Im from Israel, but some who complain are from the US, and from forther investigation it seems to be related to preformance rather then bandwidth
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Posted 7/24/15

Althure wrote:

I thought it might be location as Im from Israel, but some who complain are from the US, and from forther investigation it seems to be related to preformance rather then bandwidth


There might just not be a suitable CDN near your location. Have you tried watching via one of our apps yet? Those use a different CDN and might give you a better viewing experience.
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Posted 7/24/15
I find that if you try and skip parts, the video becomes choppy. It is usually fine if I leave it to load a bit though. (1080p, around 5~6Mb/s speed)
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Posted 7/24/15

SoulMuncherr wrote:

I find that if you try and skip parts, the video becomes choppy. It is usually fine if I leave it to load a bit though. (1080p, around 5~6Mb/s speed)


If you skip you force the player to start caching from scratch, which means that it can be choppy at first until the buffer has filled.
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Posted 7/25/15
Yup as above the CDN may be crap along your pipeline which in that case no amount of tweaking your settings will help. It's a peering issue that only money can fix on crs side. If you are tech savvy enough run a traceroute to the cdn. See how long the delay is or if it times out and you have your answer.
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Posted 7/25/15

shinryou wrote:


SoulMuncherr wrote:

I find that if you try and skip parts, the video becomes choppy. It is usually fine if I leave it to load a bit though. (1080p, around 5~6Mb/s speed)


If you skip you force the player to start caching from scratch, which means that it can be choppy at first until the buffer has filled.


Yea, I just find it more choppy then the cache loading on other sites, not really a problem though.
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Posted 7/25/15

mkprice wrote:

Yup as above the CDN may be crap along your pipeline which in that case no amount of tweaking your settings will help. It's a peering issue that only money can fix on crs side. If you are tech savvy enough run a traceroute to the cdn. See how long the delay is or if it times out and you have your answer.

One solution would be to set up a vpn to route one's traffic around the isp's usual peering arrangements. Though it's a pretty advanced solution so if you're a newbie... Besides, as most vpns reside in the US, if one is outside US CR wouldn't look too kindly on such a setup.

Another solution would be to use a hosting service in one's own country to setup your own private vpn server, and force your traffic through that instead, just making sure it isn't affected by the same issue prior.
Would abide by the rules, but fairly costly and most likely not worth to use for a subscribing service like CR alone. Though such a solution would be useful for many other things as well...
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Posted 7/25/15 , edited 7/25/15
Another solution is cr supports their customers and straightens out their cdns.
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