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I love Crunchroll, they’re the best anime streaming site in the industry (I'm looking at you Funimation) but the Achilles heal to Crunchyroll’s site is their video player. It's very outdated and lackluster in terms of features. There are three changes I would love to see in the future.

1. I would love to see is a better progress bar. One with the ability to see how much the video has buffered, and a small preview window that pops up when mousing over different parts of the progress bar.

2. The series’ in Crunchroll that have both the subbed and dubbed versions have two completely different sections for the same video. It would be better if instead there was an option, within the video player, to select either the subbed or dubbed audio without reloading the page.

3. A similar change I would like to see is when changing the video quality instead of reloading the whole page it would change the video quality within the player, without interrupting viewing.

That’s just my two cents on Crunchyroll’s video player. If you have anything else you think should be changed, or just think I’m crazy and it’s perfect how it is, let me know. I’m curious what other Crunchroll members think of the video player as it is now.
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Posted 1/14/16 , edited 1/14/16
i think the biggest issue, the achilles hill of the CR player is the lag / buffering.
nothing ruins an experience more than having the player stop suddenly for a minute or so, before it loads again.
a nice-to-have would be the ability to take screenshots without having to pause the show.

also, http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumcategory-391026/suggestions-feedback
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Yeah I agree with that as well. thanks for showing me the correct place to post this. do you know how i change the category to Suggestions/Feedback?
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Posted 1/14/16 , edited 1/14/16

turtle44 wrote:

Yeah I agree with that as well. thanks for showing me the correct place to post this. do you know how i change the category to Suggestions/Feedback?


only a mod (or other staff member) can move the thread.
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Posted 1/14/16 , edited 1/28/16
Also, with the video streaming industry predominantly on HTML5/equivalent now, Crunchyroll is one of the last sites that is still using Adobe Flash. Which is, like, a resource-hog-dinosaur.
Please, stop using Flash! Honestly, CR is the only reason I have the plugin installed. It just doesn't play all that well with OS X in the first place and is the cause of many security holes in both Windows 10 and El Capitan (and prior, of course) systems.
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Oh, ok thanks
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I agree with you 100% when sites continue to use flash they’re enabling the continued use of flash throughout the web.

And same with me, Crunchyroll is the only reason I have the plug-in
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Posted 1/14/16 , edited 1/14/16
Right now I have to use Microsoft Edge instead of Chrome because the player doesn't work properly on the latter. It's the only time I use a browser other than chrome too.



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Posted 1/14/16 , edited 1/14/16

namealreadytaken wrote:

i think the biggest issue, the achilles hill of the CR player is the lag / buffering.
nothing ruins an experience more than having the player stop suddenly for a minute or so, before it loads again.
a nice-to-have would be the ability to take screenshots without having to pause the show.

also, http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumcategory-391026/suggestions-feedback


turtle44 wrote:

Yeah I agree with that as well. thanks for showing me the correct place to post this. do you know how i change the category to Suggestions/Feedback?


I've moved it.

The fastest way to get something like that changed when you notice it, is to click the "Report to Moderator" link, so that whichever mod is most available at the time can take care of it, if they don't just happen across it like I did.

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Posted 1/27/16
Is there any way to freaking preload a vid because this is just freaking annoying, so freaking annoying I might as well spam how annoyed I am, just so people know how annoying it is.
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pandrasb wrote:

Is there any way to freaking preload a vid because this is just freaking annoying, so freaking annoying I might as well spam how annoyed I am, just so people know how annoying it is.


No, streaming sites like ours will in general only allow a very limited buffer for video.
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