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About Darkshadow6400

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  1. 1. You can't tell bloat from a YouTube video. Bloat refers to the size of the video. 2. I never argued anything about colour correction or the Blurays being cropped. My whole point is that just upscaling a video is pretty much pointless, as you can't magically create detail that isn't there to begin with. You would be better off leaving it at the source resolution and letting your player upload it. The only time upscaling can make a difference is if the person doing it knows what they are doing, and even then, the benefits are minimal. Looking at the filters you mentioned earlier, there really wasn't much "enhancement" done. You've already admitted you're not familiar with this stuff, so I'm not really sure why you're arguing, it's like you've just picked up certain buzzwords and you're throwing them around like fact.
  2. For the most part, there is no reason to upscale something, because you're not going to magically create more detail, all you're going to do is blow up the image to a bigger size and introduce bloat.
  3. This is not the right section for Requests. @Koby can you please move into Requests section?
  4. It hasn't been two years. Also, not every request gets filled. If you're request hasn't been completed, perhaps it's time to keep searching for the ISOs yourself or buy the DVDs.
  5. 10bit and 8bit refer to the colour depth of the video. Currently the standard is 8bit, which some may consider 'good enough' but it limits the amount of colours that are reproduced, which can lead to very obvious visual issues, such as banding. You can get a brief explanation here: http://www.techhive.com/article/171223/10_bit_color.html
  6. That's not correct... The regions don't relate to NTSC and PAL signals. Example: Region 1: U.S., U.S. Territories, Canada, and Bermuda. Region 2: Japan, Europe, South Africa, and the Middle East, including Egypt. Region 3: Southeast Asia, East Asia, including Hong Kong. Region 4: Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. See how Japan is in Region 2? Japanese DVDs are NTSC as well. Interlacing is also not a problem, as DVD players can read the flags set in the videostream and de-interlace the video accordingly.
  7. I'll donate some in about a week, just gotta wait for pay to go in. Hopefully other people can help chip in too.
  8. Pics or it didn't happen.
  9. You definitely helped MK, I enjoyed the banter between yourself and Catar and it gave me some ideas.
  10. Thanks guys. I've got lots of ideas now. Definitely got a few places to start with.
  11. Ideally I'll pop it away somewhere out of sight, since it's just going to be a headless unit serving media around the house. With more and more x265 stuff coming out and my crappy bandwidth, I'd definitely opt for the smaller releases of regular TV shows, since my family aren't quite as quality obsessed as us folk here and they're happy with anything I serve them. Which means I need a server that'll transcode x265 with little effort, since I'm not going to upgrade them all to Chromecast Ultras yet. Perhaps a NUC, or custom build might be the way for my to go then. Just gotta find a nice low power solution.
  12. Thanks for the input. I was thinking of going the opposite route to you and potentially using a NUC as the backend server, granted it's powerful enough to transcode to 2 devices at a time if needed and not chew through too much power when in standby. Most of the time it will just be regular 8bit x264 content streamed to the chromecasts, so transcoding won't be needed often, which is why I was hoping to be able to go the low power route for the server. My family have only just gotten used to using the Chromecast, so to have to stick another device in front of them and teach them how to use it is something I'd rather not have to do
  13. I definitely know how far it's come and have even been experimenting with the newer builds lately, but I have found that it's still not quite as good as proper 10 bit x264 encode. Not to sound like I'm ungrateful or anything though with your help, actually quite the opposite. I'm looking forward to seeing these encodes from you.
  14. That's fine. It's not the most ideal, but the trade-off in the time it saves me from doing it myself is worth it These shows will mostly be watched by kids anyway, so they're not going to notice big differences in the quality.