Post Reply What is video resolution is VRV set at?
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Posted 7/5/17 , edited 7/5/17
Hi, just signed up for the VRV combo pack and didn't see a video resolution setting like I do in Cruchyroll under settings. So I wanted to know what resolution is VRV content being played at? I ask because some people live in areas with a bandwidth cap. Thankfully I don't (for now), but though I would ask. On the same token what do the other channels stream their resolution at?

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Hi, just signed up for the VRV combo pack and didn't see a video resolution setting like I do in Cruchyroll under settings. So I wanted to know what resolution is VRV content being played at? I ask because some people live in areas with a bandwidth cap. Is it channel specific or it is default setting vrv wide?
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Posted 7/5/17 , edited 7/5/17
It will automatically adjust to what your connection is capable of.
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Posted 2/26/18 , edited 2/26/18
False statement I can view 1080 p on my device at other sites fine VRV is 480 p at best despite this! Please do NOT make a false statement! That’s so overwhelming untrue! If my isp streams at 1080p and I go to VRV and it’s 480p at best like is happening now! Makes your whole post nothing but total BS! I just linked accounts to VRV and it streams at 480 p at best on a 1080 connection that runs YouTube and other apps at 1080 p currently! Making your statement false miss leading and totally incorrect!
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Posted 2/26/18 , edited 2/27/18

catseyestiger wrote:

False statement I can view 1080 p on my device at other sites fine VRV is 480 p at best despite this! Please do NOT make a false statement! That’s so overwhelming untrue! If my isp streams at 1080p and I go to VRV and it’s 480p at best like is happening now! Makes your whole post nothing but total BS! I just linked accounts to VRV and it streams at 480 p at best on a 1080 connection that runs YouTube and other apps at 1080 p currently! Making your statement false miss leading and totally incorrect!


Sorry but blanket statements like yours are very much untrue.
Just because your ISP can get 1080p elsewhere does not mean it's a blanket statement for every server that exists on the internet.
Youtube etc may have a server decent farm in or near your city/location where as VRV server farm could be hundreds of miles away.
Only takes 1 bad peer line (Hop) and bad quality time too.

Tried changing your DNS so the server resolves to a different location and all that fun stuff?
Google DNS and OpenDNS are the ones to try if you are interested. You need to change it in your modem/router or device if your modem/router does not support changing.

Anyway.
Lets pretend I can use VRV for arguments sake and also data was streamed via the default domain and not a video server. (if I knew what CR and VRV used for their CDNs now days I would have used those instead )

Would you think that I could get the same quality on both sites with numbers like these?

C:\Users\penguincat>tracert crunchyroll.com



Trace complete. Results:

This has not left my city so would be pretty good only 4 Hops to worry about. Has not left my ISP until it gets to cloudflare. 1080P achievable provided all back links are all happy. Line condition A- (A+ if the jitter on hop 5 wasn't that bad)

*****

Now onto VRV this is where things get interesting. Now this does not exist here so no local Servers exist. But this pretty much how CR used to be when the local CDN went down and (google and Open DNS) used the back up which was in Japan. (which I did find very funny.)

C:\Users\penguincat>tracert vrv.co



Trace complete. Results:

This has taken 25 hops left my city and traveled half way around the planet.
13 and 14 both show issues with the hops in the form of packet loss.
Both of these are outside of my ISP's control. Also a massive jitter on the last hop means something is up.
Overall opinion I really doubt with 2 hops of packetloss id get 1080p to work. 360 or 480p depending on level would not be out of the cards.
Overall line condition score Grade D. Could be a bit higher if I knew what the exact packet loss % was.

That is a full explanation as to what could be happening to you..Again try a different DNS and see if that improves things.
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Posted 2/26/18 , edited 2/27/18
That’s odd though, I use cbs app, Fox app,
ABC app, NBC app, You Tube app, and The CW App
Without issues stream wise.
Crunchyroll stutters, but snaps clear.
VRV looks less than 480p period! I was not just comparing to one app or site but multiple that play Clear for me.
It would be very odd that all those other services play clear above 480p but VRV does not speed wise.
Clearly speaks to the servers side. I am based in the USA. I have multiple devices these same issues exist on.
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Posted 27 days ago , edited 27 days ago
I understand the frustration on not getting the high video quality you can get everywhere else. But I for one have the opposite issue. VRV wants to give me the best video quality possible, I watch shows there at 1080p. But unfortunately, I have poop internet (bellow 4 Mbps) and I can only handle 480p at best. So I have to watch the site give me 1080p video 5-10 seconds at a time as it is constantly pausing to buffer for another 5-10 seconds. No, I am not exaggerating, that is what I get. I wish that there was a way to set the video quality setting like in Crunchyroll. So that I can actually watch a video with out so many interruptions.
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So, I looked into this on my own end by using a domain name to IP address converter (http://domaintoipconverter.com/index.php) so that I could get the IP addresses being used. I did a couple of ping test (to see the response times) and a couple of tracert tests (to see if there was some points that the packets were getting hung up on).

I tested between youtube, Crunchyroll, and VRV to see who had the best response times. I also must disclose that this is from East coast US and you might get something different from where you live.

Average packet response time:
Youtube (IP 172.217.10.14) : 31ms
Crunchyroll (IP 104.20.18.239): 33ms
VRV (IP 37.60.237.113): 137ms


My connection is taking over quadruple the amount of time just to get one little string on information from point "A" to point "B" on VRV than it is to on Youtube or Crunchyroll. This could be because of your ISP, the route it has to take to get to the server farm, or packets having to take new routes.

If quality is something that you are worried about when it comes to VRV I would recommend downloading the video and watching it once the whole thing has downloaded. That way it downloads in 1080p and you can watch it without having to worry about buffering. Keep in mind that is only a service that is available to people that have a paid VRV subscription.

If you want to do this test yourself, use a domain name to IP converter on the internet and type in the name of the website you would like to test. Once you have that, in the start menu launch "command prompt" and type "Ping (IP address here)" then press enter. This will ping the IP address 4 times and give you the fastest, longest, and average packet wait time. This would give you an idea on how long it would take to load a streaming video if you compare it to a service you can reference (like YouTube in my instance).

Overall though, see if you can download it if you are paying for VRV. If you cannot you can try to change you Domain Name Service (DNS) on your device but that might not be the silver bullet for you.

Here is a good walk through explaining what DNS is and how to change it for windows 10: https://www.windowscentral.com/how-change-your-pcs-dns-settings-windows-10
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