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Post Reply Is CR ever going to ditch Flash?
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Posted 4/29/16
It's a simple question, so I want to know everyone's opinion on this.
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Posted 4/29/16
Considering the question has been raised multiple times in the past and it still remains here, no.
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HTML5 for the win..or not
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Posted 4/29/16
considering that other services (including Facebook, Youtube and Netflix) transitioned to html 5, concerns regarding piracy is out the window
(and let's be honest here, people will pirate no matter whether CR uses flash or not)
maybe there just isn't a capable developer in CR that can/knows how to change flash to html 5, or they just don't want to spend resources doing so.
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Posted 4/29/16 , edited 9/7/16
I hope they never dump Flash.

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Posted 4/30/16
Flash needs to die so badly.


I've heard the reason for flash is due to existing agreements with some studios.
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Posted 4/30/16
Yes... Flash makes cr get laggy in ios.
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Posted 4/30/16

Nasirei wrote:

Yes... Flash makes cr get laggy in ios.


Skyrim and Europa Universalis 4 take less resources than flash player, thanks to the 100 memory leaks.
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Posted 4/30/16

Nasirei wrote:

Yes... Flash makes cr get laggy in ios.


It's not just in ios.
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The reason Crunchyroll uses flash is because the Japanese companies who feed Crunchyroll the raw video files want to make sure someone can't pirate it or download it and they feel Adobe Flash Player is the best for this security and are scared to try something new. I'm sure Crunchyroll wants to make an HTML5 video player as well like they made an HTML5 Manga Viewer but if it would make the Japanese companies mad then it would be a poor business decision for Crunchyroll. If the companies feeding you raw video files for some financial cut says to only use Adobe Flash Player and Crunchyroll says "nah, HTML5 is what our users want." then those companies will just stop using Crunchyroll and give their business to Funimation for example who still also uses Adobe Flash Player.
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Posted 5/16/16
I do understand the decision to leave the CR on Flash, but there is problem when the most used browser (more than 50% market share) Chrome decide to phase out the full support of the flash... ( http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36301904 ). Might be worth to think about this before the year ends.
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Posted 5/16/16 , edited 5/16/16

Khaltazar wrote:

The reason Crunchyroll uses flash is because the Japanese companies who feed Crunchyroll the raw video files want to make sure someone can't pirate it or download it and they feel Adobe Flash Player is the best for this security and are scared to try something new. I'm sure Crunchyroll wants to make an HTML5 video player as well like they made an HTML5 Manga Viewer but if it would make the Japanese companies mad then it would be a poor business decision for Crunchyroll. If the companies feeding you raw video files for some financial cut says to only use Adobe Flash Player and Crunchyroll says "nah, HTML5 is what our users want." then those companies will just stop using Crunchyroll and give their business to Funimation for example who still also uses Adobe Flash Player.


Someone needs to tell those companies that the copy protection stuff that is part of flash is utterly broken since many years. A quick google can tell you that it does not offer any real protection at all anymore. I unwillingly stumpled over tools that break the protection when I was googling for solutions to stream-lags. I didn't even try to find tools to break any protection and yet found them.
And that's not going to be fixed ever, as Adobe itself isn't really supporting flash that much anymore as well.

Since I assume these companies are not that stupid and know that flash isn't a good copy protection system anymore I'd say the real reason is that upgrading to html5 costs development money.

But yeah. At some point flash will stop working completely and CR hopefully will upgrade before that happens.
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Posted 5/16/16 , edited 5/16/16

Cola_Colin wrote:
Someone needs to tell those companies that the copy protection stuff that is part of flash is utterly broken since many years. A quick google can tell you that it does not offer any real protection at all anymore. I unwillingly stumpled over tools that break the protection when I was googling for solutions to stream-lags. I didn't even try to find tools to break any protection and yet found them.
And that's not going to be fixed ever, as Adobe itself isn't really supporting flash that much anymore as well.

Since I assume these companies are not that stupid and know that flash isn't a good copy protection system anymore I'd say the real reason is that upgrading to html5 costs development money.

But yeah. At some point flash will stop working completely and CR hopefully will upgrade before that happens.


Japanese companies are old, out of touch, and extremely stubborn to change in any conceivable fashion. This has been the case for quite a while now. They wouldn't listen until Flash completely falls apart.
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Posted 5/16/16
At some point CR will make the change.
Posted 5/16/16 , edited 5/16/16
At some point they will be forced to. Adobe will end support for it at some point and browsers are making it more of a hassle to view Flash content. Chrome is making Flash click to activate, Firefox actively blocks Flash by default (or at least it did).
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