First  Prev  1  2  Next  Last
Post Reply Times up, Chrome has finally started defaulting to HTML5 Video, Made Flash Click to Enable
59708 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
31 / M / Dallas, TX
Online
Posted 1/19/17

beardfist wrote:

I haven't had a chance to read though all the code yet (it is sitting at a cool 24k lines), but the source for the videos itself is on VRV's backend. This makes me think that this is not only a beta test for CR, but for the player that will be on VRV once a web service is released, which could mean much faster turn around time than the manga beta.


I've been wondering if CR will be trying to push VRV as their primary delivery method for more users in the future, and that leads me to believe that may be the case once the service starts to even out a bit.

If the VRV backend is being used, does that mean that videos that aren't yet available there won't be accessible using the HTML5 player? As an example, All Out!! episode 15 isn't yet up on VRV, but has been available on CR for about 6 hours.
MrD_88 
23100 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
29 / M / United Kingdom
Offline
Posted 1/19/17

eyeofpain wrote:

If the VRV backend is being used, does that mean that videos that aren't yet available there won't be accessible using the HTML5 player?


VRV isn't even available in my country, so I'd have to assume that VRV video availability won't affect Crunchyroll (at least not for now).
Otter Modder
51191 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M / Florida
Offline
Posted 1/19/17
Looks like there is a crunchyroll fallback for the stream info service, so in that case it just uses that, but seems to prefer the vrv source.
105345 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
57 / M / U.S.A. (mid-south)
Online
Posted 1/19/17 , edited 1/19/17

MrD_88 wrote:

I used to have a Premium+ subscription when it was required for Manga, but at some point that requirement was removed (and silently I might add, presumably in a bid to keep people on the more expensive package).

It was covered in two different topics in the Site News section of the forum (and was mentioned in the topic title of the second one):

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-892295/more-perks-for-all-crunchyroll-anime-and-all-access-members-the-premium-and-premium-membership

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-884509/manga-now-available-to-all-premium-members-attack-on-titan-fairy-tail-manga-catalogs-added




This should have been available to all paying members (and maybe even free members) via an option in their user profile.

Access to betas was specifically advertised as a Premium+ perk. Be honest, if you had still been a Premium+ subscriber and they had offered this beta to everyone, how would you have felt?

59708 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
31 / M / Dallas, TX
Online
Posted 1/19/17

beardfist wrote:

Looks like there is a crunchyroll fallback for the stream info service, so in that case it just uses that, but seems to prefer the vrv source.


Hmm, interesting.
MrD_88 
23100 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
29 / M / United Kingdom
Offline
Posted 1/19/17

I just checked and it seems I did get an email about this, but the wording in the email just stated that my "membership got better", but without the handy table in that announcement post outlining what was available in which package. There was a link to that announcement post, but obviously the vast majority of people wouldn't follow it... I mean, my "membership got better", what's not to love (except for the fact that all the "benefits", apparently excluding "beta-access" as you point out, are all US specific).

So fair enough, I was told, just in a very omissive way... much like I'm constantly told about fantastic new shows available on Crunchyroll that I can't watch. Hmm, I wonder why my brain is trained to skip/skim emails from Crunchyroll


TheAncientOne wrote:

Access to betas was specifically advertised as a Premium+ perk. Be honest, if you had still been a Premium+ subscriber and they had offered this beta to everyone, how would you have felt?

I really wouldn't have cared. Rolling out the HTML5 player should happen ASAP, so the more testing it can get the better.
43610 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
54 / M / East Coast
Offline
Posted 1/21/17 , edited 1/21/17

MrD_88 wrote:


TiggsPanther wrote:

As someone said on Twitter, this is very little use to people outside of North America. Most of the Premium+ benefits don't amount to much for overseas users, so there's less incentive to do anything other than regular Premium.



I agree. I used to have a Premium+ subscription when it was required for Manga, but at some point that requirement was removed (and silently I might add, presumably in a bid to keep people on the more expensive package). Once I found that out I downgraded to Premium because Premium+ is pointless outside of America.

This should have been available to all paying members (and maybe even free members) via an option in their user profile.


"Today, we opened the beta of our new HTML5 video player to Premium Plus users!! Let us know what you think ~"

It should be no charge for everybody!
59708 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
31 / M / Dallas, TX
Online
Posted 1/22/17

FLjerry2011 wrote:

"Today, we opened the beta of our new HTML5 video player to Premium Plus users!! Let us know what you think ~"

It should be no charge for everybody!


Beta access to new features is an advertised benefit of Premium+, and making it available to all members at this point could result in people paying for Premium+ being upset that they are not getting promised benefits.

It should be expected that the HTML5 player will be made available to all users once further testing has been done.
43610 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
54 / M / East Coast
Offline
Posted 1/22/17

eyeofpain wrote:


FLjerry2011 wrote:

"Today, we opened the beta of our new HTML5 video player to Premium Plus users!! Let us know what you think ~"

It should be no charge for everybody!


Beta access to new features is an advertised benefit of Premium+, and making it available to all members at this point could result in people paying for Premium+ being upset that they are not getting promised benefits.

It should be expected that the HTML5 player will be made available to all users once further testing has been done.


I think it's great I am mulling it over but $$ are tight and I other subs too !

2016 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / USA, California
Offline
Posted 3/31/17 , edited 3/31/17
Once again, late to the party, but glad to see things moving in the right direction.

When Attack on Titan has a few episodes under its belt it's back to Premium for me.
202 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Online
Posted 7/31/17
Adobe just posted an incredibly circuitous post containing this gem:

we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020

The sky is falling!

Run for the hills!

Will CR make it? Drum roll...

https://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2017/07/adobe-flash-update.html
warnen 
64104 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
39 / M
Offline
Posted 8/6/17 , edited 8/6/17
So when that player coming out of Beta?

I use mostly the app because I find the flash player drops frames left and right (using Edge on a Surface Laptop).
First  Prev  1  2  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.