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Posted 9/29/18 , edited 9/29/18

Hambeau wrote:

Is Crunchyroll ever going to update to a new viewer from Flash? I've known for several years now that Adobe is finally dropping Flash like a hot potato in 2019.

What do you think this topic is about? The new player this topic is discussing is HTML5, not Flash.
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Posted 9/29/18 , edited 9/29/18
I realize the OP was talking about HTML5, a "video" format that I use constantly (not really a format, just a way of 'tagging' the video file in a web site).

What I am asking is if Crunchyroll will ever drop Flash as it nears end-of-life (no more support) in 2019.
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Posted 9/29/18 , edited 9/29/18
With the new player with chromecast! The video get's casted but the subtitles stay on the laptop..
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Posted 9/29/18 , edited 9/30/18
Incredible! excellent advice sasori-k, I had actually written off ever using this old machine for cr, that extension worked a treat!
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Posted 9/29/18 , edited 9/30/18

Hambeau wrote:

What I am asking is if Crunchyroll will ever drop Flash as it nears end-of-life (no more support) in 2019.

Why do you think they implemented the HTML5 player? Take note of the edit 2 days ago in the initial post where they state the new player is now available to 100% of users. Why would a company (especially one as support-thin as CR) continue to support something they were no longer using?

I haven't checked if they are still using Flash for the manga viewer, but given they had a HTML5 beta for it well before the video player, I wouldn't expect the changeover there to take much longer.


By the way, Flash reaches end of life (no further support) at the end of 2020 (not in 2019):
https://theblog.adobe.com/adobe-flash-update/

Several industries and businesses have been built around Flash technology – including gaming, education and video – and we remain committed to supporting Flash through 2020, as customers and partners put their migration plans into place.

That is also the same timetable major browsers have indicated for completely removing support (although most will and have been taking incremental steps to discourage use prior to that).

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Posted 9/29/18 , edited 9/30/18
Wow I am sick of companies releasing their "new and improved" features while apparently only doing the most basic testing beforehand, frustrating the crap out of their customers by forcing them to test their product for them for free. I'm the customer, not the employee (yes, I have a premium account). These are beta-level bugs. It STILL doesn't load for me. All scripts (including those oh-so-lucrative tracking scripts) are allowed, everything's turned off. DOESN'T WORK. BROKEN. I'm just a layman but I'd be willing to bet part of this overhaul was to try to outwit ad blockers and tracking script blockers. I PAY FOR THIS SERVICE. I shouldn't have to tear my browser apart to the seams to make it work. The only reason I'm in my browser in the first place is because my apple TV app isn't working either (AGAIN.) It's not a bug, it's a FEATURE!
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Posted 9/29/18 , edited 9/30/18
So, is this HTML5, or should I expect to see more bloody godforsaken Shockwave Flash crashes?
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Posted 9/30/18 , edited 9/30/18

elinzil wrote:

It STILL doesn't load for me. All scripts (including those oh-so-lucrative tracking scripts) are allowed, everything's turned off. DOESN'T WORK. BROKEN.

Meanwhile, it works just fine for me in Edge, in Chrome, even in the Silk browser on an Amazon Fire tablet I have.

Where it doesn't work is in Firefox, where I have NoScript installed, even with restrictions disabled for the tab I had the viewer in.




k0k0r0k0r0 wrote:

So, is this HTML5, or should I expect to see more bloody godforsaken Shockwave Flash crashes?

Yes, as of 3 days ago, everyone is now on the HTML5 player. I don't know if they are still using Flash for the manga viewer.

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Posted 9/30/18 , edited 10/4/18
The player doesn't load. Another chapter in the never-ending story of "Crunchyroll: A Service that Doesn't Deserve to be Called a Service" ...

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In Chrome, the player loads after 20 seconds ... And, where's the better performance? In Flash, I had a processor usage of 60%, now it's at 100% and lags like a charm. Anyway, I won't change my browser for Crunchyroll, and I hate Chrome. Why is there no fallback to Flash? I'm not your guinea pig.
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Posted 9/30/18 , edited 9/30/18

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In Chrome, the player loads after 20 seconds ... And, where's the better performance? In Flash, I had a processor usage of 60%, now it's at 100% and lags like a charm. Anyway, I won't change my browser for Crunchyroll, and I hate Chrome. Why is there no fallback to Flash? I'm not your guinea pig.

Are you running on ancient hardware or is there a problem with your system?:



This is on a 3 year old Pentium G3258 (dual core) CPU using integrated graphics. The highest peak I saw was 30%, and that was gone too quick for me to grab it. During the time I was watching with Task Manager opened, it varied from single digits to up to around 20%, with this result being around average.

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Posted 9/30/18 , edited 9/30/18

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Where it doesn't work is in Firefox, where I have NoScript installed, even with restrictions disabled for the tab I had the viewer in.

Firefox is my main viewing browser, and I also use NoScript.

I haven't tried allowing the whole tab, but giving permanent whitelist/allow for the required scripts allows it to play fine. If you have the NoScript icon/button you can change settings on a given site from there, or check your settings specifically to allow these sites. Possibly you've got one or more set as untrusted manually, so even allowing the tab doesn't override manual blocks?

crunchyroll.com
http://www.crunchyroll.com
https://www.crunchyroll.com
vrv.co
https://dl.v.vrv.co
http://cdn.segment.com
dlvr1.net

CR Video Troubleshooting FAQ (Unofficial)

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Posted 9/30/18 , edited 9/30/18

marklebid wrote:

Firefox is my main viewing browser, and I also use NoScript.

I haven't tried allowing the whole tab, but giving permanent whitelist/allow for the required scripts allows it to play fine.

Thanks for providing that information, as it should prove useful for other Firefox + NoScript users.

For my own purposes, I actually don't want video from CR to play in Firefox, as that way I can use Firefox to open the episode page and read and post comments without worrying about the video trying to play. I was only testing to see if content blockers could be a factor in the "no play" issue.

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Posted 9/30/18 , edited 9/30/18
can you make it so it is possible to see timestamp or a thumbnail in the timeline when you hold your cursor down there? Also a "next episode"button?
It would also be nice if the next episode automatically began playing in full screen.
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Posted 9/30/18 , edited 9/30/18

TheAncientOne wrote:

Are you running on ancient hardware or is there a problem with your system?


I'm running a 9-year-old 2.2GHz dual core, and that's enough to watch videos everywhere else. On YouTube, I'm at 90% for 1080p anime, so why can't I watch 480p anime on Crunchyroll? It would be ridiculous to switch to a newer system to watch the same videos I watched on older systems without a problem. It even worked with my 2.6GHz single core and 768MB RAM.
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Posted 9/30/18 , edited 9/30/18

Luchsen wrote:

I'm running a 9-year-old 2.2GHz dual core, and that's enough to watch videos everywhere else. On YouTube, I'm at 90% for 1080p anime, so why can't I watch 480p anime on Crunchyroll? It would be ridiculous to switch to a newer system to watch the same videos I watched on older systems without a problem. It even worked with my 2.6GHz single core and 768MB RAM.

Unless you have a slow internet connection you aren't viewing 480p with the new player. Like most HTML5 players, it automatically adjusts the bitrate (and thus resolution) based on what it judges as appropriate for your bandwidth.

By the way, I was able to view CR with no problem via the Silk web browser on a Amazon Fire tablet I have. That is just a 1.3 GHz low power quad core ARM CPU.


By chance do you have full screen hardware acceleration disabled?:
https://www.crunchyroll.com/acct/?action=video
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