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Posted 6/7/16
are there any plans to lower the bandwidth on mobile?
each ep is about 170MB on low quality
back in version 0.9.7 each ep was about half of that!
there needs to be an option to fine tune the quality some more on the app like on the site where you have SD, 480, 720, 1080
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Posted 6/8/16

Kenjuta wrote:

are there any plans to lower the bandwidth on mobile?
each ep is about 170MB on low quality
back in version 0.9.7 each ep was about half of that!
there needs to be an option to fine tune the quality some more on the app like on the site where you have SD, 480, 720, 1080


Nothing was changed regarding the size of the encodes between 0.9.7 and the current version. The size of the files differs depending on how much action is present in the video. The more movement and changing colors = the bigger the file size.
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Posted 6/8/16
not true. found an old APK for 0.9.7 and tested out the same ep and it used less bandwidth
if what you're saying is true then there is indeed a bug
perhaps low quality now is 720 and in 0.9.7 is 480?
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Posted 6/8/16 , edited 6/8/16
The low setting in the app is 480p, while the high setting in the app is 1080p as evidenced here:

While pre 1.1.2, the app didn't support above 480p streams, I believe that was just a lack of HD encodes, and not a limit of the app itself. App version 0.9.7 uses the adaptive stream in all cases as seen here:
This just means that it switches between the 5 qualities according to your connection speed. This could mean that significant portions of the episode are played at a lower quality than 480p, causing the total data used to be lower.

Try comparing data usage with the latest version of the app set to Auto quality and you should see similar data usage.
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Posted 8/30/16
There is definitively something wrong going on - even with LOW setting in the android app im using at least 220MB per 20min episode im watching - no matter which show i watch.

This is far too much - netflix uses less than 70MB for a 40min non anime show in SD.
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