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The new Ad-blocker message
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Posted 3/27/16 , edited 3/27/16
I can't remember how ads on Crunchyroll look like. 5$/month well spend...
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Posted 3/27/16 , edited 6/27/16
If I could:
1. Skip to the end
2. Watch all the ads at once
3. Start from the beginning of the episode
4. Watch it without the ads repeating
I would be fine with that. But as it stands if you skip forwards in a video it forces you to watch any ads that you skipped (understandable) but then if you go back before any ads you skipped and watch it normally you are then forced to watch the same segment of ads again. THIS is ridiculous. And I know for a fact that it can be done this way because I have seen it done on other sites. I enjoy watching my shows unhindered, if I have to watch all the ads at once to do that I don't mind so much, but that's not an option.

I use Chrunchyroll for the sole purpose that it keeps track of what episode I am on. There are other sites with the same (or sometimes better) quality with the same shows (and in most cases more shows) but the convenience of not having to jot down what episode I am on every time is nice. That is not a service I want to spend $5 on though. That being said if at some point they set it to where if I watch an ad in a video, and as long as I don't reload the page, I don't have to re-watch the ad then I will gladly turn my adblocker off, until then however I will continue to block the ads.
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Posted 3/27/16 , edited 3/27/16
well I'm more than happy to support CR, I plan on keeping my subscription
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Posted 3/27/16
Don't know about you guys, but EVERY website I use a free viewing option on does that, Every single one.
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Posted 3/27/16

luckystax wrote:

Don't know about you guys, but EVERY website I use a free viewing option on does that, Every single one.


Exactly. So Crunchyroll is late to the party catching on to people who use ad-blocker. I'll admit I was one of those horrible people who used ad-blocker and felt soooo smart finding a way to skip the ads on the videos. I knew it wasn't good for the industry, but I did it anyway. Now I've chosen to throw in a few bucks a month to support these studios.

If Crunchyroll was trying to make a point by putting that ad-blocker video before your show, it worked on me. Why not support an industry that I love for a few bucks a month? It costs about as much as two fancy coffees, and if you really can't afford it? Deal with the ads and make it possible for the shows we love to exist.
Posted 3/27/16
Personally, I haven't watched anything in a while so probably not worth $7 and don't really care one way or the other about the industry. If others want to skip ads that's up to them, I'll just point them to solutions I know about such as the anti-adblock killer if asked.
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Posted 3/27/16

ZavinRoyalheart wrote:

I wasn't the one who set up ad-blocker on my computer and if I take it off the internet becomes absolutely unusable.


Yeah!! I've apparently got adblock on my laptop & I didnt know! It just started running one day & I didnt know until I got abused for using it. Being an IT moron, I wouldnt know where to find it to turn it off, and I'm sure if I tried I'd make some stupid mistake that would render my pc unusable, so I'm not game to try!! Having said that, I've always paid for a subscription on CR, it's only $7 a month & it does come with benefits, and I'd rather not have the little annoyances that come with not having it, like being told off for having ad-block!!


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Posted 3/27/16
some sites I use ad blocker because the broken ads will cause flash player to crash and the internet browser will freeze
and I have a rather healthy computer.
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Posted 3/27/16
As usual, threads about anything related to free viewing tend to end up with tons of premium viewers pressuring free users to pay up. Does this site offer rewards for referrals or something? Supporting "the industry" always gets brought up a lot too, even though there are far better ways to do that without paying to get the ads off of a subpar video player. Small payments tend to add up, especially if you have an expensive hobby like anime.
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Posted 3/27/16
Yeah I just ended up buying the subscription as soon as I saw the ad for that... I got annoyed. Like really... it was like 4 years I've been using AdBlock and now they decide to start something? I remember when ads weren't even a thing on here, but then this site got super popular all of a sudden.

For me watching on a site that supports anime officially is good enough for me. At least I wasn't watching on the other sites that just upload videos from wherever, because that's definitely not supporting the anime industry But who am I to judge? The only thing that really needs to improve is the selection. There are popular titles that I'm not watching because I really do want to support the industry, but CR doesn't have them. I would be willing to pay for as much as a Netflix subscription if they had a few more popular titles.

I don't think the money is worth it, but hey, I'm supporting an niche industry that's already expensive and making too much money to begin with. Do you see how much DVDs and merch are? I don't think the anime industry needs much help, to be honest.

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Posted 3/28/16
The only time I use CrunchyRoll is when I am grinding through an anime and I don't want to have to click the next button every episode. For example, I am currently watching OnePiece (732 episodes give or take), and it would simply be a pain in the butt to have to click next every time, especially when each episode (of new content) is only like 15 minutes long. I have no reason to subscribe because I only use it every so often. Of course, I can cancel my subscription, but why keep doing that? It's just a hassle. On the other hand, I could just download all the episodes, but then I run into a similar problem: There's 732 episodes of around 230MB (HD) each. That's around 170GB. So much wasted time and memory would be spent just trying to download all of 'em.

To be frank, CrunchyRoll is the only website where I can stream anime with good quality, sure yah, netflix, but netflix is stupid, limited, and more expensive. If they are to get rid of a) The free continual stream b) free streaming I will be blunt and say that I will just switch to another website. The thing about CR is that their competition is a bunch of free sites, so if they do plan on making money through the means of subscriptions, then they'll have to offer something different than the other sites. Currently, the only thing I have found that draws me to this site is the continual stream, and if they get rid of it, I am sure that I will not be the only one migrating away. CR would probably end up losing a lot more than they gain.
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Posted 3/28/16

lorreen wrote:


maxgale wrote:

Well, it certainly is interesting to remember that when Crunchy decided to make the backlog of shows unavailable to Free Canadian members (that totally isn't a test run for any other market ) Crunchy made the claim that they aren't making enough money from Free users watching ads to provide the service.


So if North American Free members provide such a minuscule revenue stream for Crunchy, why even bother asking them to turn off adblock?


Aaaaand, maybe they aren't making enough money from free users watching ads because too many free users are using ad-block. So this new Ad-block messaging may be an attempt to boost that ad revenue in regions where it can be a workable model, as long as more free users actually watch the ads.

I never could understand why free users have so much trouble with a minute and a half worth of adds an episode tbh. I was a free user for a long time after making this account, and they barely bothered me.

But then, I've always tried to support services that I use. But, lel, old-world values.
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Posted 3/28/16 , edited 3/28/16
I have a subscription and I use adblock. I use it to help keep website minimal with less nonsense onscreen as well as making browsing a touch quicker. I don't however subscribe to CR to get rid of the ads (I mean adblock and all) but to get the superior HD formats. I just wish they would upgrade to HTML5.
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Posted 3/28/16
Hulu/Funimation will display a message (Which sometimes comes up even if you don't have adblock) asking you to turn off your adblock so that way with or without adblock you still have to wait and therefore defeating any reason to use adblock. Pretty good way of doing things if you ask me. If you have to wait either way, at least wait AND support the site at the same time. Or just be a douche.
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Posted 3/28/16
Solution? Easy, make ads less annoying then more people will watch them. The ads that are now are just retarded, the malicious, annoying survey popups are making the internet unusable. If the website is displaying ads like that I don't feel bad at using Adblock.
Talking about CR adds, they are annoying as well. As someone said, make them at the beginning of the episode, so the user has to watch all of them at once. Maybe then I would consider turning off Adblock. I mean it's no big deal, I'll just go and watch Reddit while the ads are playing. But when they are displayed in the middle of the video it's disturbing.

Better ad quality -- more people willing to watch.

But it's not uncommon, like look at Hulu. Even if you pay 8 euro/ month you still get adds, you need to pay an additional 4 euro to get none of them. And Half of the Hulu content is not accessible if you don't have a membership.
Netflix doesn't even allow watching the content without paying money for it.

But I do think that adblocking is still a somewhat an issue. So I whitelist my favorite channels on youtube and some of the websites I enjoy going to.
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