Post Reply Crunchyroll's video buffering is killing me
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Posted 4/18/16
Okay, iv'e been premium for almost 2 years now and I don't know what the problem is. When I watch with my IPad or console it usually never buffers, but when I try to use the PC to stream it, it's a fucking nightmare, it completely destroys my immersion by buffering every 3 seconds or for me to pause the anime, start it a few minutes later just for it to only be consistent for a minute or two. First off, I don't think it's this PC, it's a gaming pc and I can stream, or play a bunch of other things perfectly fine, and i'd rather watch on the PC because I feel more comfortable with it, and I doubt it's my internet.. Does anyone know what the cause or know how to fix this? (Sorry if I sound like a douche in this post but I'm here just sitting here trying to enjoy Durarara x2 but the buffers won't stop and i'm especially mad because it started buffering at an important part)
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Posted 4/18/16 , edited 4/19/16
The problem is the CR CDN in relation to your ISP and the fact the website player has no buffer. It loads the video in pieces in real time and if even one request for the next peice fails or is too slow to load it will stutter or freeze. You can try changing your DNS settings and that might help, but ultimately the only real solution will be if CR updates the website player to include actual buffering so pieces are preloaded instead of just making requests in real time.


Here's a link to the site help btw:
https://crunchyroll.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/204537599-Basic-Video-Help-Browser-Streaming-

The app players use a different CDN than the website player. Those ones work a lot better. I'd recommend just using the app players if you don't get satisfactory results with the web player.
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Posted 4/19/16 , edited 4/19/16

HershalDixon wrote:

Does anyone know what the cause or know how to fix this?

Since the app streams seem to work for you, you could always try this on your PC:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cr-hls-player/aeajdeepnjjdekpbicjhfldagkjndjid

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Posted 4/19/16
I get the opposite, just gave up on watching episode 3 of sailor moon crystal and went to *ugh* movies featuring actual people! And I'm using a Roku!
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Posted 4/19/16
I have the same problem. Using a pc to watch crunchyroll is a real hit or miss experience. Constant stuttering, even with my 100Mbps internet. I usually have to drop it down to 480, and even then sometimes it stutters.
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