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Posted 1/19/17
So far HTML 5 seems to run smoother, sharper and clearer than the old flash player.

Things that need to be done to it: auto play next episode function and toolbar click next episode itcon and function needs to be added soon as possible so we can test them.

Otherwish I am very happy with HTML 5.
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Posted 1/19/17
Can you right-click the player while it is running and select alternate subtitle languages and/or fonts, including "none"?

Are the various controls for pop-out window, full screen, autoplay, and resolution choices all still there?
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There is control for full screen. The sound symbol when you click on it just mutes, no sound level adjustment, and when you use it right now it stops playing the show that you were watching.

No other controld on the playback tool bar as of now, nor no idea on how long before they add those functions.
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Posted 1/19/17
There is a sound level adjustment, it is just hidden until you hover over the icon. Other features that are coded in but don't have a button/menu:

- Autoplay
- Popout
- Subtitle support (in addition to supporting hardsubs)

Things that aren't coded:

- Manual quality choice (it is locked in at adaptive atm)
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Posted 1/19/17

beardfist wrote:

There is a sound level adjustment, it is just hidden until you hover over the icon.

- Subtitle support (in addition to supporting hardsubs)

Things that aren't coded:

- Manual quality choice (it is locked in at adaptive atm)


I just want to say that these are the 2 features I care most about. Without them I find the beta HTML5 player to be significantly worse than the Flash version.

My preference for softsubs is mainly because I find that subtitles look significantly better when they aren't burned into the video. I've never liked the way Crunchyroll videos look when they are hardsubbed, and this was even more apparent in the HTML player for recent simulcasts. It seemed like only the 480p version was ready when I tried out some recent simulcasts which made the subtitles look real blurry (moreso than the video itself).

Manual quality choice is another must for me. I absolutely hate forced adaptive quality - starting at a lower quality is a massive distraction and enough to ruin my experience. If it there was no manual choice I'd never want to use the HTML5 player. Hopefully it's getting worked on, even if it's just something hidden away in settings

Performance wise the HTML5 player didn't work well for me in Firefox. There was a redundant second play button that didn't seem to work at the start, and it seemed like I was losing a lot of frames (especially in panning scenes). Maybe this is just on my end since it seemed to work fine in Chrome, but for now I definitely prefer the Flash player.
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Posted 1/25/17
I would make the sound adjust bar vertial so it does not interfer with the time playback bar when you try to set the time icon back to 0:00.
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Posted 1/25/17
Space bar should be keyed to pause/play instead of making the playback screen full screen/smaller screen size. The esc key is already keyed for changing playback screen size.
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