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Ejanss...You watch it on COMPUTER??

I mean, what's the point of subscribing to any service that doesn't have a Playstation/Roku app for the living room (where you can sit in nice chairs instead of office ones), and if I didn't have so much running on my iPad at the moment, I'd watch the mobile version in bed.

(Another bit of misdirected fury from fans who believe the world revolves around their amped-up PC...Would I be correct in guessing he does a fair share of gaming on it as well? )


*Looks at profile* Oh he's not premium.

What's the point of paying 100 a year for a subscription that provides lower quality anime than what pirates get, runs on a shitty flash player that gets more deprecated every year, and still hasn't created a dedicated html player that doesn't run like ass. I'll be cutting my subscription when it runs out this year too, since CR clearly doesn't care about its userbase. It's PAYING userbase, mind you.

World doesn't revolve around our beast rigs. But my computer has no problem handling anything I throw at it, save for Crunchyroll. Why wouldn't people in my boat be furious? It's like we're paying for a shitty service


Why, no, you're correct, I'm not on Premium. Since I only have a PLAYSTATION CONSOLE APP after CR retired my set's smart-TV app, I'm watching with ads on my LIVING ROOM 50" HDTV SET!!!, sitting in a COMFORTABLE RECLINER, with POPCORN AND SODA, because my desk-office chair is so uncomfortable.
Which is why I see your confusion regarding the whole point of your being unfairly socked for a bad browser app.

I remember the days--no, really, think it was the late 00's--back when streaming companies actually literally did think we'd all watch the new miracle of streaming movies and television on our desktop computers, because they didn't really understand it and didn't know where we would be watching Crackle and Hulu.
And then, in '10, Netflix came out with that X-Box/PS streaming app, and...Y'know when folks say "The rest is history"? That includes whatever they replaced.
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Dunno I still run CR sometimes on a old stock 939 [email protected] and does 720 alright when I'm working out, just too lazy to end of life the old linux server where I watch from at times. Soooo might not be your box where the problem lies.
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Why, no, you're correct, I'm not on Premium. Since I only have a PLAYSTATION CONSOLE APP after CR retired my set's smart-TV app, I'm watching with ads on my LIVING ROOM 50" HDTV SET!!!, sitting in a COMFORTABLE RECLINER, with POPCORN AND SODA, because my desk-office chair is so uncomfortable.
Which is why I see your confusion regarding the whole point of your being unfairly socked for a bad browser app.


Does your TV support screen mirroring from mobile devices?
If so, just mirror your mobile's screen, fire up the CR app on it, and enioy the streams in a better quality than on any native app we ever had for old SmartTV sets. Those were capped to 480p maximum after all.
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Ejanss wrote:


Zachman wrote:


Ejanss...You watch it on COMPUTER??

I mean, what's the point of subscribing to any service that doesn't have a Playstation/Roku app for the living room (where you can sit in nice chairs instead of office ones), and if I didn't have so much running on my iPad at the moment, I'd watch the mobile version in bed.

(Another bit of misdirected fury from fans who believe the world revolves around their amped-up PC...Would I be correct in guessing he does a fair share of gaming on it as well? )


*Looks at profile* Oh he's not premium.

What's the point of paying 100 a year for a subscription that provides lower quality anime than what pirates get, runs on a shitty flash player that gets more deprecated every year, and still hasn't created a dedicated html player that doesn't run like ass. I'll be cutting my subscription when it runs out this year too, since CR clearly doesn't care about its userbase. It's PAYING userbase, mind you.

World doesn't revolve around our beast rigs. But my computer has no problem handling anything I throw at it, save for Crunchyroll. Why wouldn't people in my boat be furious? It's like we're paying for a shitty service


Why, no, you're correct, I'm not on Premium. Since I only have a PLAYSTATION CONSOLE APP after CR retired my set's smart-TV app, I'm watching with ads on my LIVING ROOM 50" HDTV SET!!!, sitting in a COMFORTABLE RECLINER, with POPCORN AND SODA, because my desk-office chair is so uncomfortable.
Which is why I see your confusion regarding the whole point of your being unfairly socked for a bad browser app.

I remember the days--no, really, think it was the late 00's--back when streaming companies actually literally did think we'd all watch the new miracle of streaming movies and television on our desktop computers, because they didn't really understand it and didn't know where we would be watching Crackle and Hulu.
And then, in '10, Netflix came out with that X-Box/PS streaming app, and...Y'know when folks say "The rest is history"? That includes whatever they replaced.


Yeah see computers can do that too. It's not like having a computer means I'm glued to the monitor. I can plug my computer into a number of devices.

My 42 inch LED, my two 32 inch BenQ's that I use for gaming, or even my 4k Sharp tv. Hell I have a home theater setup downstairs I can use if I really wanted to.That's the thing about computers. I have options. HDMI and Displayport cables make it to where I'm not glued to a computer screen, so I dunno where you're getting this smug console seniority from. You'd have to be an idiot to think we all just sit in front of our monitors and game. Like, I regularly game on PC while laying on my queen sized waterbed, so where are you even going with this? See I can do the bragging thing too. Okay I kid I don't have a waterbed, but it is queen sized.

Gonna have to elaborate on that the rest is history bit. I don't pay 100 bucks a year for Netlfix's terrible catalog and buffering hell, so I wouldn't know what it's like. Maybe you could help me understand what you were going for there.

You completely ignored most of my post or it went over your head, so I guess I'll just end things here. Edit: He didn't ignore it, I'm just an assfuck.

Edit: Shiiiiiiiiiit this is what happens when I skim the post. This came off unnecessarily hostile, I missed that last sentence on the first paragraph. My bad on that, seriously man. I've had kind of a bad day and I checked to see if I had replies and just went ham.
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Zachman wrote:
Gonna have to elaborate on that the rest is history bit. I don't pay 100 bucks a year for Netlfix's terrible catalog and buffering hell, so I wouldn't know what it's like. Maybe you could help me understand what you were going for there.


Well, back when Netflix was still connected with StarzPlay to give them real movies, when Instant Netflix experimented with giving living room game consoles an app, the other streaming services basically said "(mindblow-mime) Pwoosh!! "
Hulu (before they became Plus) and Crackle had both staked their futures on the possibility that we'd all be watching those neat digital movies on tablets, desktop or our Hip New Cellphones.

Amazon Prime and HuluPlus jumped on a short time after Netflix, but by the time Netflix was firmly established as something you watched on Playstation, X-Box or Roku, people were just starting to wonder what they were paying all that cable money for. Starting.
Smart-TV and Blu player functions came later, and then the studios started trying to kill off all the subscription services because it was hurting their dreams of Digital.
Nowadays, the idea of using a computer to tap into streaming video--unless it's cellphone or tablet--is as outdated as...well, cable.


Zachman wrote:
Edit: This came off unnecessarily hostile,
I've had kind of a bad day and I checked to see if I had replies and just went ham.


Oh, heavens no. You're being too hard on yourself.
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Ejanss wrote:


Zachman wrote:
Gonna have to elaborate on that the rest is history bit. I don't pay 100 bucks a year for Netlfix's terrible catalog and buffering hell, so I wouldn't know what it's like. Maybe you could help me understand what you were going for there.


Well, back when Netflix was still connected with StarzPlay to give them real movies, when Instant Netflix experimented with giving living room game consoles an app, the other streaming services basically said "(mindblow-mime) Pwoosh!! "
Hulu (before they became Plus) and Crackle had both staked their futures on the possibility that we'd all be watching those neat digital movies on tablets, desktop or our Hip New Cellphones.

Amazon Prime and HuluPlus jumped on a short time after Netflix, but by the time Netflix was firmly established as something you watched on Playstation, X-Box or Roku, people were just starting to wonder what they were paying all that cable money for. Starting.
Smart-TV and Blu player functions came later, and then the studios started trying to kill off all the subscription services because it was hurting their dreams of Digital.
Nowadays, the idea of using a computer to tap into streaming video--unless it's cellphone or tablet--is as outdated as...well, cable.


Zachman wrote:
Edit: This came off unnecessarily hostile,
I've had kind of a bad day and I checked to see if I had replies and just went ham.


Oh, heavens no. You're being too hard on yourself.


Honestly I had no idea there was such a view on modern streaming. I thought streaming was done more on computers and home based systems. That's kind of why I typed that first rant type post, since I thought it was the norm for most people to stream and shit on their pc's. I'm not an on the go type so I just never knew streaming got such a big kick on cellphones and tablets. Also that netflix history is something I've never heard of, so thanks for enlightening me on that.

Do people still use Crackle though? Haven't heard that name in years.

Also again sorry for my unwarranted hostility. Jesus Christ I felt horrible once I reread the messages.

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Zachman wrote:Honestly I had no idea there was such a view on modern streaming. I thought streaming was done more on computers and home based systems. That's kind of why I typed that first rant type post, since I thought it was the norm for most people to stream and shit on their pc's. I'm not an on the go type so I just never knew streaming got such a big kick on cellphones and tablets. Also that netflix history is something I've never heard of, so thanks for enlightening me on that.

Also again sorry for my unwarranted hostility. Jesus Christ I felt horrible once I reread the messages.


That's okay--If you don't have a game console for your living room, there's always https://www.roku.com/products for an affordable price. Or https://www.google.com/chromecast/tv/chromecast/ , if your set has an HDMI port. Although the game consoles are still better, since they're used to streaming high amounts of graphics quickly.
If you've heard the Young People talking about this new "Cutting the Cord" thing, that's sort of what it's about.

(And again, the Basic with-ads CR subscription is now available free for the console apps, which it...never used to be.)


Do people still use Crackle though? Haven't heard that name in years.


Hoo-boy...I remember way back when Crackle on the desktop was actually fairly respectable, with Jeannie reruns, Three Stooges movies, Ghostbusters and The Last Dragon.
And then Sony pretty much gave up on their service once Amazon and Hulu left them behind, and basically let it go hang once they went to set-top streaming, except for putting all their money into their new Jerry Seinfeld show (and whatever that stop-motion Robot-Chicken-ripoff thing is they keep haranguing us with the ads for on CR)...
And, being Sony, fell back on just trying to target stoned gamer-boiz with weed comedies and black action films. Eh, maybe it is just Sony Being Sony.
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1096bimu wrote:

Moving to a site that has a video player that doesn't require a super computer to run.
I'm sorry but my water cooled 6-core 4.4Ghz i7 3930k is apparently not fast enough to run the flash player. It's all my fault maybe I'll come back when I get a 22-core Xeon rig next year.


Oooohhh! A grand exit thread!

humblebrag? nah, maybe just passive-aggressive ego-stroking.

I just play it on my phone/tablet and chromecast it to my TV. Never had any issues. If you can't get CR to function with that machine, I'd say hold off on asking your parents to buy you a new rig.

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CR needs to update their servers ESPECIALLY on the weekend when this site is slow as shit.
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CR needs to update their servers ESPECIALLY on the weekend when this site is slow as shit.

CR is supposedly working on improving their main site, but in the meantime, you, as a Premium member, have free access to their new service VRV: https://vrv.co/. Instead of getting clogged up every weekend, why not swing over to the VRV site which runs on it's own infrastructure (see quote below from shinryou). It might not be as slow as http://www.crunchyroll.com/ on the weekends and the web version uses HTTPS (secure connections).

Just an option. Hope that helps.


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And this, right here, is what I am pissed about. There are existing users on this existing platform that are already paying for service they aren't getting. Crunchyroll should be addressing their concerns before throwing money and man hours at building a new infrastructure for a separate service. Crossing your fingers and hoping that enough people jump to the new shiny is orders of magnitude a less reliable load balancing method than scaling up your existing infrastructure.

It's also a pretty sh*tty way to treat your paying customers.


VRV's systems are indeed on an entirely different infrastructure and architecture. This was possible because the new service was built from scratch and isn't just a simple copy of Crunchyroll.

As for Crunchyroll, it is built in a different way and uses and older architecture. We are already working to migrate Crunchyroll to a newer infrastructure, and have already done so for the video delivery part of the service. The website is basically next on our list, but as this is a HUGE project, it will take some time to do so. The whole process is sadly not as easy as just "copying it over and it will keep working".

As we do have the more robust VRV infrastructure at hand and working, we can offer it as a workaround for the times that Crunchyroll itself is struggling or being attacked - at least for our users in the US (which are the majority - so if some US users use VRV, the load on CR will be lessened, which helps those outside of the US). This does not cost anyone extra, as you can simply link a VRV and Crunchyroll account, and thus use the already existing Crunchyroll Premium privileges. It's not a marketing move, we are just trying to make sure that our users are aware of the alternative and are able to enjoy what they paid for.


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Yeah it sucks that you pay to watch shows on your TV but can't because the site stinks now.
Just now I had to struggle through Dragon Ball Super constantly pausing something that has been happening all week and I hope would have cleared up since it aired this passed Saturday, and it still won't work on my Streaming devices. Which I assume is due to the same issue of it can't load since the video has problems
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I have a very similar computer to yours, an AMD FX-6350 3.5ghz, 32gb and 1080p stream plays perfectly. Mine's Air cooled, but unless you're overclocking, mentioning that its water-cooled doesn't mean anything. Especially if there's something else in your system bottlenecking your CPU.

I also tried it out on a laptop that is WAY weaker than your computer, a 15" Lenovo i3 IdeaPad with 4gb of ram and a 2gb integrated graphics card. Guess what: 720p streams play fine. When hooked up to my TV, 1080p streams play fine.

If my crappy laptop can handle 1080p streams, and your computer can't run it, that's not Crunchyroll's fault. It's yours. There's something else at play here that is causing issues.

And there are ALOT of factors that contribute to your computer not being able to run the video streams smoothly.

Your CPU is a Sandy Bridge-E processor that came out in 2011, is most likely not to blame, as even today, despite being 6 years old and considering that Intel hasn't innovated all that much in that time, its still a Decent CPU, especially for internet content consumption.

Next up is ram, your motherboard/CPU should support at least up to DDR3-1600 (which is the max your CPU supports). As I've established above, 4gb of ram should be enough, as should a 2gb integrated mobile video card. If you need to upgrade, A 16gb kit of that memory starts at $92 on Newegg. You probably have more than 16gb though if you water cool your CPU. So that leads me to believe that it's not your RAM.

You said you have a 150mbs connection. That's overkill for a 1080p stream. You're fine there.

So if your CPU, Ram, Video Card and connection aren't the issue here, that leaves us with the state of your computer's software.

When was the last time you installed updates (both OS and hardware drivers)?

When was the last time you cleaned your system of Virus's, Malware, Spyware?

What browser are you using?

Is it up to date?

Are you using Extensions?

Are those up to date?

Are they even needed?

Have you tried other browsers?

Have you tried running your browsers in Safe Mode?

How many tabs do you have open in your browser?

How many programs are you running in the background?

Have you tried other media streaming services that also have a flash player to see if this is an isolated case? (There are extensions that can force youtube to use a flash player)

Have you Reinstalled a fresh copy of your Operating system recently (All OS's, Mac, Windows, Linux, slow down after continued use. It's a good practice to just wipe and reinstall every now and then as it fixes most problems.)

There are a lot of things to consider when trying to diagnose a problem like this, but this is NOT Crunchyroll's fault.

There's something on your end.

Stop complaining and try some actual troubleshooting.


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but in the meantime, you, as a Premium member, have free access to their new service VRV


VRV is region locked. I'm a premium member in Canada, and I cannot use VRV. Seems like a cool idea, but it's not available to everyone.
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Not knowing what the resolution of screen 2 is: If it's a 4K screen, you need a recent graphics card to get it up to 60Hz refresh rate at 4K resolution. If you run a 4K screen on a PC at 30Hz it feels rather choppy.

Other option, in case this is a Flash-related issue: Use the Crunchyroll Win 10 UWP App.
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