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Post Reply Crunchyroll OFFLINE streaming might be coming this year?
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Posted 5/5/17 , edited 8/27/17

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Can someone please be kind to explain to me why is this important?, because wherever I go I have internet, so I don't really understand.

People who commute, travel, etc. can download shows onto their device while connected to their home network before they leave, thus not incurring data caps or costs from their teleco, and then watch the episodes while in transit without needing to use their mobile connection while doing so.

Also, if you have a slow internet connection where it isn't fast enough to stream smoothly, you can let it download at its own pace, and then playback of a file doesn't rely on the slow connection and pause during play.
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I'm assuming CR will make these video files set to expire after a certain time and they will be region locked based on the IP address of the user, otherwise this sounds good to me.
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I'm assuming CR will make these video files set to expire after a certain time and they will be region locked based on the IP address of the user, otherwise this sounds good to me.


I would be surprised if it wasn't nearly the same as how Amazon does it, where there's probably DRM and it's hidden from view somehow, so it would only playback on the device you downloaded it to. There's no download option for Amazon using a PC/browser, or Roku, for that matter. It can be done within their android app, (I don't have anything with an "i" in front of it to test with, or any gaming consoles), so I suspect that whatever CR comes up with would have very similar traits and only will be available on mobile devices. But I'm just guessing...
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Posted 5/5/17 , edited 8/27/17

anfex wrote:

Can someone please be kind to explain to me why is this important?, because wherever I go I have internet, so I don't really understand.

1. People that are going somewhere the internet isn't available. (Those places exist, even in the US).

2. People that have a limited data plan for their mobile device, but have a home connection.

3. Possibly people with slow bandwidth. (Since the episode would be temporarily downloaded, it might allow one to select the 1080p version even if they were on only a 256Kbps connection).

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buffering would also be a thing of the past
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Sounds interesting, looking forward to it.
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I'm interested conceptually even though I'm not sure how much use I would get out of it. I'd need some actual details before I actually get excited though.
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oh yes, this would save me from monthly data usage overages evry month
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asharka wrote:


sonic720 wrote:

I'm assuming CR will make these video files set to expire after a certain time and they will be region locked based on the IP address of the user, otherwise this sounds good to me.


I would be surprised if it wasn't nearly the same as how Amazon does it, where there's probably DRM and it's hidden from view somehow, so it would only playback on the device you downloaded it to. There's no download option for Amazon using a PC/browser, or Roku, for that matter. It can be done within their android app, (I don't have anything with an "i" in front of it to test with, or any gaming consoles), so I suspect that whatever CR comes up with would have very similar traits and only will be available on mobile devices. But I'm just guessing...


Apparently, Netflix does allow PC offline downloads in its Windows 10 app:
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-download-netflix-shows-and-movies-in-windows-10/

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nDroae wrote:
Apparently, Netflix does allow PC offline downloads in its Windows 10 app:
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-download-netflix-shows-and-movies-in-windows-10/

Verified for the Netflix windows-10 app... https://help.netflix.com/en/node/54816

I downloaded the first episode of One Punch Man successfully, complete with subtitles, and started watching it.

But I can't find information on either of these:

Expiration dates once downloaded, (terms similar to something like 30 days to start and 48 hours after watching)
Max number of downloads, or where the download can be stored, in case you run out of room, etc.

I suppose those will just be surprises...

Nothing at all for Amazon on Win-10 though. The only Amazon win-10 app I can find appears to be for shopping, not even for streaming video, let alone downloads.
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I'd prefer if they get those titles back. (the ones Amazon got)
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asharka wrote:

But I can't find information on either of these:

Expiration dates once downloaded, (terms similar to something like 30 days to start and 48 hours after watching)
Max number of downloads, or where the download can be stored, in case you run out of room, etc.

Apparently they are coy about that information because it is variable.

From http://money.cnn.com/2016/11/30/technology/netflix-download-feature/index.html:

That's because some licensing agreements have limits on the number of titles people can download at the same time. The length of time Netflix users will have to watch a show or movie will vary by title. The "My Downloads" page will show members how long, such as 48 hours, they have with each title.


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Posted 8/6/17 , edited 8/26/17
Honestly, being military it would be SUPER useful to be able to watch offline. When I'm underway, I don't have access to internet for weeks at a time. Please CR, here my pleas!!! I'd be willing to spend extra for the offline saving of episodes.

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Posted 8/25/17 , edited 8/26/17
^^^^^^^^^^^ This right here. It's so hard to find (well for me that is) anime sites so I can download anime for my underways. Even with my deployment coming fast and soon this would help me so much. And if this happens I too would spend extra for it.
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Woodayy55 wrote:

^^^^^^^^^^^ This right here. It's so hard to find (well for me that is) anime sites so I can download anime for my underways. Even with my deployment coming fast and soon this would help me so much. And if this happens I too would spend extra for it.


I think Anime Strike supports it. I'm in Canada so I can't check for sure but I can download Strike shows on the Prime Video app here so I assume it will work for Strike in the US.
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