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Moby JJ

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  1. I'm gonna pitch in here; I will watch and judge silently contributing nothing :3 lol P.s love how I'm included in these when like I have no releases and they all need patches
  2. don't worry Akame soon™, Michiko 2020 as well I'm afraid
  3. mebs in 2020 lol
  4. Many thanks for the awesome Signature and avatar man keep it up !
  5. lol I believe you that there are listed as 720p and were encoded at that resolution, but with a file size that small the bitrate simply is not high enough to retain the details even at 480p and so hence even though it is 720p HD your viewing experience will be significantly worse due to the numerous compression artifacts I can almost guarantee such a bit starved encode would have. I would recommend you grab a proper encode (Exiled-Destiny isn't exactly the best either but better than lucifer). I specifically highlighted the word Proper in my statement, just because it is listed as 720p does not make it high quality, the higher the resolution the higher the bitrate needs to be to retain the details in the original source (hence the filesize will be greater), the encoder you mentioned is notorious for low quality re-encodes which are in every sense worse than a well-done 480p encode, not to mention the anaemic audio on top of that at the end of the day if that's what you want who am I to stop you, just thought I would make you aware.
  6. I can almost guarantee it is uncensored, as Shiro uses Blurays as his source. Which are nearly always free of censorship and in the event they are still censored most likely all versions available will be too, I can't speak particularly for the release you mention but I can vouch that nearly all Blurays are uncensored and so his version should be.
  7. what DTK said although tbh I bet it's barely SD at that size if you want proper HD encodes or even SD ones for that matter you are going to have to accept file sizes are going to be much larger than 150MB per episode. Especially for Dual audio releases. Exiled destiny 480p > Lucifer 720p, I would avoid mini-encoders like him if you want a reasonable watching experience.
  8. Thanks for all the releases, they are very much appreciated wish you all the best good sir o7
  9. You are the master my friend you know far more than I that's fair enough in my experience I have only ever converted tracks that were 20bit as quoted by Eac3to, all be it that experience is rather limited. Thanks for the clarification, in this post I was mainly just trying to breeze over the bit depths merely mentioning 24 bit is considerably larger so forgive my blatant over simplification and generalizations.
  10. nah your all good honestly good on you for trying to help fellow members understand stuff, no need to be embarrassed at all. Tbh all of this discussion depends on how much stock you put in quality, in my case I like the bast available but I know others really aren't that fussed. So in a certain sense some people may agree that a re-encode can look good but from my perspective it's a definite no.
  11. Pretty sure just mini just refers to small file size (miniature in this case I guess ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ) if the 2GB file is an encode then yes that would be a mini encode and will most likely have a notable quality drop despite the disparity in file size not being that large. Think of it from a logical stand point, if the source was 20GB and you encode it down to a 5GB file a ton of raw data has been lost. The data that is left was taken from the source as a whole though hence the quality need not be bad at all as most of the missing information in this case would hopefully be redundant data, whereas in your example where an existing file is re-encoded the source file itself already has a massive reduction in information to draw upon such that any more information that is lost has a larger effect on quality and hence you cannot expect the result to be identical or even close to the original source or the existing encode for that matter. For whats its worth a re-encode "could" probably look somewhat close to the encode if a ton of bit rate is thrown at it to help retain every scrap of detail from the original encode but in this case the result will still be worse and most likely the file size would end up being larger lol. Basically re-encoding is just losing more information from an already lossy source ergo quality loss is inevitable. Again not hating on mini-encodes but they certainly don't exist for the sake of quality that's for sure . Hope that answers your question.
  12. Ah sorry afraid I'm not your guy then I never download stuff that isn't from links really, tbf though jdownloader can grab YouTube videos and all that jazz though if that's what you mean?
  13. if you want to download files from links I recommend using jdownloader2 its a program as opposed to an extension but it works like a charm for me and I know lots of others here use it to grab links of all kinds.
  14. Bit rate is usually (some encoders have been known to produce encodes larger than the source lol) highest at source (Bluray or DVD for example) however these raws are usually rather large (ranges depending on whether it's from the JP or US source e.g USBD m2ts for eureka seven is 223GB) so generally people tend to encode the video, in doing so sometimes fixing any issues like aliasing (rough jagged edges on lines that can be seen particularly on Cgi) or banding (where a colour ramp has clear breaks creating "bands" of colours instead of a smooth gradient) that was present in the original source while reducing the file size significantly. One cannot argue that some of the quality is lost during the process however if done properly it is not something you would notice, and often due to the filtering some reputable encoders apply the encode produced can often look better than said source however this is only true if the encoder knows what they are doing. Mini encodes on the other hand, are usually re-encodes (this means the video source was already an existing "lossy" encode which has then been put through another lossy conversion) this is generally frowned upon from a quality perspective as it pretty much if not certainly guarantee's a worse result in comparison to the original encode. There are some mini-encoders who encode straight from the source this is far better due to only one lossy conversion however it would not be surprising if you came across compression artifacts or blocking in these encodes as the bit rate allocated particularly in scenes with grain or high motion will not be high enough to maintain some of the details at source. Basically, if you want quality, avoid anything under mini encodes (that is not to say they don't have their place but quality, is not their forte). In terms of video codecs (AVC (h.264) or HEVC (h.265) for example) generally, h.264 is the better option in terms of quality as HEVC still has its issues. To yield good results encoding times are very long, so most encodes you see with HEVC in the usually won't have allocated this time to encoding the video and so to generalise the result is usually less favourable than the AVC equivalent although the file size should generally be smaller. The main issue with HEVC is that it seems to denoise the video (destroys grain and fine details in the video) this can be circumvented but as I said it requires a long processing time and a good encoder to do so. 10 bit vs 8 bit, well best way to put this is compatibility vs quality, the 10-bit colour depth helps to reduce banding during the encoding process due to more of the colour spectrum being utilised hence producing smoother gradients. However there is currently no hardware support (HEVC 10bit is starting to appear iirc) especially for h.264 so this means software decoding is necessary, in other words, you usually will need a device with reasonable specs say a laptop or PC to play the encodes properly. Audio codecs generally one of 3 will be used there are many others available though. AAC typically used on 720p as a standard sounds nearly if not identical to the original source if encoded properly (usually ~128kbs per channel e.g 2.0 stereo may be 256Kbs or up to 320Kb's) however this is a lossy codec and so some information from the original stream is lost (admittedly as I said most people wouldn't even notice though) this codec is preferable when encoded straight from the lossless Bluray audio. FLAC is the lossless codec generally used for archive quality releases this will nearly always have a higher bit-rate than the other codecs as it is lossless. The bitrate, however, depends on the bit-depth of the track. 24 bit has a much higher bitrate per channel and some consider it to be overkill (I personally would not have the hardware sufficient to hear a difference) worth noting some Blurays only have 20bit audio to begin with anyways. 16 bit FLAC on the other hand has a much lower bitrate and is still a lossless format. FLAC tends to be the standard with 1080p (not all) although this often leads to a big jump in file size depending on the amount of tracks and channels. Finally you might see AC3 this is usually found on DVD's and the like and much like AAC if encoded properly will sound just as good as the lossless but is in its own right a lossy codec, similar to AAC the higher the bit rate the higher the quality of the track. Right so video and audio quality done what's left hmm, subtitles I guess, well generally most releases you will find on here will utilize fansubs which are usually styled and contain lyrics for the OP/ED sometimes English sometimes with romaji and sometimes both with kfx, try and go for the more reputable groups if you are looking for better translation typesetting and styling. Oh also if you didn't know Dual audio English and Japanese audio, subbed just Japanese dubbed just English. TL;DR Basically quality releases are larger in file size due to retaining finer details in video and audio, however, if you can stomach the larger file size I recommend getting the 1080p Dual-FLAC (preferably with Hi10 in the name = high-profile 10 bit colour depth) releases from reputable encoders or remuxers for more modern anime. older stuff download at your own discretion some warrant the higher resolution some definitely don't. 720p is fine for most but again grab from the reputable sources and preferably grab the BD versions. Mini encodes only if you haven't heard that hard drives aren't that expensive 10bit>8bit personally There is lots more I could mention, however time is limited and I don't fancy typing for ages >_< I myself do not actually know that much about all the intricate filtering or encoding settings, so if you wish to learn about those you may want to read up on those yourself as its far more complex and intricate to explain. Also, apologies if some of this doesn't make too much sense I just typed it all at once :3 anyways if you need anything else clarifying just say and I will try my best to explain. oh also if you get the chance look at some frame by frame comparisons and you will usually be able to see clear differences between quality. Edit: just ask Hark0n he knows his stuff
  15. Exactly what AC said really, although worth noting I would save your upload speed as the uploading the whole BDMV to one drive is unnecessary if only the English audio is wanted. My suggestion is that you put in a request for somebody to do a remux of the show specifying you can provide the audio straight from the bluray although as AC already mentioned the subtitle sources are pretty much none existant or better yet have a go at remuxing yourself. Having said all of this there is nothing stopping you from encoding from the US bluray if you want, however using an existing encode from the JPBD would likely be easier, quicker and yield better video quality (depeding on source/and encode quality). If you need basic info on re-muxing a lot of us here are fairly knowledgeable on the topic so don't hesitate to ask if you need some help and want to have a go yourself.