Post Reply Make videos downloadable
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Posted 3/26/17
Netflix and Youtube have the ability to download videos for on the go with no data consumption but why not us? I personally commute to and from Manhattan so unfortunately sometimes i have no internet connection when underground in the subway system. I'm sure there are many members that have the same problem or something similar like not having an unlimited data plan for their mobile devices. I really think this would be a great addition even if it means raising the price slightly if need be.
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Posted 3/26/17 , edited 3/26/17
I don't really have an opinion I just like your avatar.
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Posted 3/26/17 , edited 3/26/17
Youtube and other media sharing sites has a lot less restriction due to how the contents are licensed and used.

Crunchyroll does not.

Similar sites like Hulu and Funimation do not engage in it either, possibly because you might as well just sell DVDs as a higher cost.


I am not too sure about Netflix. They just might have more money to throw around, Iunno.
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Posted 3/27/17
Maybe it's because the companies are concerned that those who download it may just copy it numerous times and send it out to everyone...
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Posted 3/27/17
It is worth pointing out that Amazon offered this capability before either YouTube or Netflix.

Frankly, with YouTube is was more a matter of "Why did it take you so long?", since most of their videos don't even have DRM and could always be downloaded with 3rd party utilities. (The answer of course, was money, since they wanted you to either have to return to the site, or now, pay the YouTube Red subscription to have downloading as an official option).
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Posted 3/27/17 , edited 3/27/17
I think this would be great. My commute is 1.5-2 hours one way, it would be awesome if the CR app could have the option for offline play. Maybe to circumvent the licensing issue videos could only be available for 12 hours after download? After which point they would disappear? I believe thats the case when I view downloaded content from Amazon, after 24 hours it deletes itself if its not connected to a wi-fi network.
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