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MrHatandClogs



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:31 am Reply with quote
This is cool, but when are they gonna drop a ps3 app? Come on CR, you would make a lot of people happy and not have to spend any extra money if you would just release apps for the game consoles. Idk the specific of the licensing issues or what not, but pleeeeaaaasssseee!!!

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Asrialys



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:08 am Reply with quote
Get on the Wii!
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J. Kudo



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:21 am Reply with quote
Whoo-hoo, now I can spend my entire Christmas break watching Natsu no Arashi! on my big screen TV. Anime catgrin
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HockeyKamen



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:20 pm Reply with quote
MrHatandClogs wrote:
This is cool, but when are they gonna drop a ps3 app? Come on CR, you would make a lot of people happy and not have to spend any extra money if you would just release apps for the game consoles. Idk the specific of the licensing issues or what not, but pleeeeaaaasssseee!!!
I second the request. Smile
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jsc315



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:26 pm Reply with quote
Asrialys wrote:
Get on the Wii!

Sorry to say this but the Wii is very under powered and i really think the 360 and PS3 are a much better for streaming video then the Wii. If it does come it will not be doing HD at all.
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agila61



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:44 pm Reply with quote
MrHatandClogs wrote:
This is cool, but when are they gonna drop a ps3 app? Come on CR, you would make a lot of people happy and not have to spend any extra money if you would just release apps for the game consoles. Idk the specific of the licensing issues or what not, but pleeeeaaaasssseee!!!

Urahara Out!!
From the forums, it seems they are looking at it, but Android is the next app that is going to be coming out, sometime in the next month for the alpha release.
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Mike Toole
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:41 am Reply with quote
HockeyKamen wrote:
I second the request. :)


Thirded. I now watch all my weekend European soccer on ESPN's Xbox 360 app, and it's a game-changer - really smooth interface, and high quality too. If CR was on Xbox Live, a membership would be a no-brainer.
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WeirDiE_InC



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:49 pm Reply with quote
jsc315 wrote:
Asrialys wrote:
Get on the Wii!

Sorry to say this but the Wii is very under powered and i really think the 360 and PS3 are a much better for streaming video then the Wii. If it does come it will not be doing HD at all.


If Netflix can look decent on the Wii, then something animated shouldn't look bad on it despite what definition it is.
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TheAncientOne



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:45 pm Reply with quote
WeirDiE_InC wrote:
jsc315 wrote:
Asrialys wrote:
Get on the Wii!

Sorry to say this but the Wii is very under powered and i really think the 360 and PS3 are a much better for streaming video then the Wii. If it does come it will not be doing HD at all.


If Netflix can look decent on the Wii, then something animated shouldn't look bad on it despite what definition it is.

Netflix also had a lot more resources to throw at the problem. They also have the advantage of a system that can dynamically scale the bitrate (and likely the resolution) for the device and connection in use. Crunchyroll does not have the advantage of that infrastructure.

A while back a message was posted in the CR forum with a list of what devices they were working on apps for. I don't recall the Wii being among them.
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agila61



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:01 pm Reply with quote
TheAncientOne wrote:
A while back a message was posted in the CR forum with a list of what devices they were working on apps for. I don't recall the Wii being among them.


Found the list:
Quote:
... currently provide ... or are thinking about providing access through are the following:
Adobe Flash (duh)
iOS (released)
Android OS app (planning) {now supposedly w/in a month of alpha}
Boxee (released)
Roku (planning) {now released}
Blu-ray players (planning)
Xbox 360 (planning)
PS3 (planning)
Vizio Internet Apps (released)
Samsung Internet@TV (planning)
DLNA Compliant devices (planning)
Yup, no Wii.

TAO's rationale seems plausible.
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Saturn



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:41 pm Reply with quote
I have no Roku, but if they get it on Xbox I might have to spring for a live membership... I'd still prefer it on Wii though, it would feel like such a waste of money to pay for a service to use the internet, just so that I can watch anime on a pay service... :\
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:48 pm Reply with quote
I can't wait until CR comes to Xbox live. I had a CR account but I canceled it since I can barely stream anything to my laptop in my room.
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crunchycat
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:32 pm Reply with quote
hmm I dunno but if CR teamed up with lets say NetFlix we could have an ease of access which would be kind of cool, the ability to watch from my TV or system would be a nice change
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