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anyway, speaking of crunchyroll, the new overhaul of the app and player seems really well done! it was a big surprise on launching the app for the first time after the update. on thing that i’d like to see is being able to force subtitled content over dubbed content as a setting.

there wasn’t a way to do this in the old app, nor is there a way now; you just got to drill into the series selection prior to manually selecting to play the first episode, which seems really bad imo. also with the new interface there are season numbers too which make no sense…

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like with “ascendance of a bookworm” it has “season 1” listed as the english dubbed content and “season 3” as the original japanese.

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additionally while it only lists seasons 1 & 3, i am actually on season 4, cuz the show has run for 2 seasons. i guess this must be some crufty backend labeling tech debit, cuz i don’t know why they would switch to numerical season labels over the way the app use to handle series

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the way the app handles ui elements pertaining to season/series selection; like this “go to previous season” button at the bottom of the japanese episode list, as it would send me to the english language episode list - which won’t sync my playback history or position with.

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my theory here is that the oldest series for a show is always at the bottom of the series list. so as new translations or seasons become available, a new entry is pushed into the list at the top, hence season 1 = english, and season 3 = japanese.

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which would mean the copy in the app is garbage and makes a bunch of assumptions regarding the backend and how content is managed - which is probably a non-trivial thing to fix depending on how baked in those assumptions are, which is probably why it shipped like that.

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