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The Commercials Buffering

jack.shannon

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Report this May. 29 2013, 6:44 pm

I don't mind having commercials and have no problem with the content but on every computer, laptop home pc, Work computer (Not that I do that but) the commercials always buffer.  There are four 30 second ads but they take five minutes to play out.  

duskh

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Report this Jun. 06 2013, 1:33 am

The Viagra ones are the worst offenders.

Kahless1963

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Report this Jun. 29 2013, 7:07 pm

Quote: duskh @ Jun. 06 2013, 1:33 am

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>The Viagra ones are the worst offenders.

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What they need to do is limit the commercials to like 4 at the beginng and leave it at that.

bunkey

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Report this Jun. 30 2013, 9:09 am

If it's free for you, they need to pay for bandwith.


I watch Star Trek whenever I want commerical free and buffering is fast. It's called Netflix and Amazon Prime.


You get what you pay for. And you're paying nothing.

Kahless1963

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Report this Jul. 01 2013, 11:52 pm

Quote: bunkey @ Jun. 30 2013, 9:09 am

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>You get what you pay for. And you're paying nothing.

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What you fail to realize is that this site has ALWAYS been commercial free in the past. And really...No one is saying they can't put commercials in the videos... We're just asking for not so many.

duskh

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Report this Jul. 02 2013, 12:47 am

Quote: Kahless1963 @ Jul. 01 2013, 11:52 pm

Quote: bunkey @ Jun. 30 2013, 9:09 am

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>You get what you pay for. And you're paying nothing.

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What you fail to realize is that this site has ALWAYS been commercial free in the past. And really...No one is saying they can't put commercials in the videos... We're just asking for not so many.


 


Or ath the very lesat, they could make sure they work before posting them

bunkey

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Report this Jul. 02 2013, 5:55 am

Again, you get what you pay for. Because they have provided commercial free content previously doesn't obligate them to provide it for an infinite period of time. CBS owns this site and subsequently, all Star Trek episodes. If they provide them for free, they are at liberty to include as many commercials to recoup revenue as they like.  This is a commerical site and Star Trek is a commodity.  A commodity that CBS is within it's rights to charge you for, since this this is a business. Star Trek may be many things, but its is not a 501c non profit. Nor is it PBS.  If you want commercial free content, pay for it by buying the DVDs or subsrcribing to a legal streaming service like Netflix or Amazon. If you don't, then you can watch it for free here, but it must be paid for in another way, which is what commercials are doing. CBS is at liberty to sell as much commercial space as it can provide.  That is how the structure of broadcast television has worked for decades.  

duskh

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Report this Jul. 02 2013, 8:43 am

bunkey, I guess I do not understand your argument, or your missing the point.  Who said anything about this being commericial free?  We are saying that commercials are fine, but having a 30-second commercial that stalls for 5-minutes is not.  I think even startrek.com and even you can understand the logic in that!  What good does a commercial like the Viagra, & Target commercial do startrek.com if they aren't even watchable?  Why wouldn't you just check to make sure they work before embedding them to your site?  It doesn't matter who owns the site, if I were the site master, I would be extremely upset if I posted something to my site that I had to pay for and it didn't work. 


 


Maybe I"m being naive but this doesn't seem like a novel concept to grasp.

bunkey

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Report this Jul. 02 2013, 12:43 pm

My reply was to the poster above you who did indeed mention the site being commercial free.


As far as buffering, I don't think they can quality check every episode.  That requires more man hours.  I would assume they can just go by specific reports. 

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