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  1. Audio clarification 4 channels and 5 channels

    That post is probably correct. I had forgotten that the US BD was not actually 5.0, but 4.0 saved as 5.0 - pretty sure that is due to DTS technical limitations (Girls und Panzer: This Is the Real Anzio Battle! did that as well) Here is the US BD menu:
  2. Audio clarification 4 channels and 5 channels

    Those track appear to be from custom release - not lossless either In ADC comments: As a side not, Spanish versions seem to have 5.1 Japanese tracks
  3. Audio clarification 4 channels and 5 channels

    I assume that the actual source is DTS-HD MA, as it is stated here http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/5-Centimeters-per-Second-Blu-ray/130833/
  4. The CTR Muxing Standards Guide

    For and average single season show it makes no difference, but as soon as it is out of average, we get problems. For example, lest's say I want to watch Queen's Blade - it has 40 specials that I assume would all be labeled S00EXX, even though they actually include 6 episode season 'hidden' inside. If I use MPC-HC, it would play all file in alphabetical order and start with bonus feature, then "season 3", then OVAs for 3rd season (the other one), then more unrelated OVAs, and only then seasons 1 to 3. This, of course, ruins the whole intricate storytelling of the Queen's Blade and ruins the whole experience. Using more custom names with additional details might provide some help, but still I think that TVDB (and therefore filenames) failed pretty heavy there by removing a season. That is beyond the point (and I consider all that other software flawed too). I grew up without internet and only got decent access to it when I started university, so my view of things might be a little different. I don't have or need a media center - I have a desktop PC for all of that. The way I see it, one reason to have a local media archive it to remove dependency of internet connection for media consumption - I can use any device to consume the media regardless of internet connection availability. I have had experience of acquiring content on location A and the consuming it on location B, sometimes using different device (or the same device with altered setup). TL;DR I have no valid complaint against using scene-like naming standard, but I consider TVDB as unusable source for anime naming and I will not change my opinion unless they fix their DB.
  5. The CTR Muxing Standards Guide

    I have no idea what you mean by this - anime is not a player. And that aside, in what way my MPC-HC makes use of the file naming? I open a file and it plays it - where does the naming part come in? So if I were to install and run them on a machine that has no internet connection, there would be no missing functionality? I assume that they still function as regular media players, but my point is about naming being 'bound' to internet connection to work as intended. I wouldn't mind having more unified standard for anime releases, but I consider TVDB to be unfit for this intention - AniDB seem to be closer to reasonable source for me, but, as you said, it does not have the software for it.
  6. The CTR Muxing Standards Guide

    First, Thanks for the guide! Had a chance to learn something new - I did not know the purpose of the forced tracks (probably because I never felt the need for something like it). I could start using it for my future releases, assuming it really has no side effects. Now as for the naming thing, obviously I will have to disagree to some points there. Generally I take two issues with it: Creating a file in a way to specifically target certain playback application/setup. While naming hardly limits file usability, I still don't think it is a good practice to create sometimes confusing filenames (or any other aspect of the file) simply because it works better for some specific players. E.g. ordered chapters work perfectly fine on many popular players, but lack of support is still a reasonable argument against using them. Additionally, the playback solutions you are targeting is an online dependent, something I consider a flaw more than a feature. Enforcing a use of TVDB, a site that does not seem to have any logical naming schema for anime to begin with. I don't think I need to point this out, as you already did in opening posts, but anime industry as a whole does not follow Western TV show release practices and therefore a naming schema that was initially created for Western release schedule does not fully work for anime. For shows as a whole, they don't seem to have a clear definition on what constitutes as a season, what a special and what a separate show. For example, Naruto has 5 seasons, and these seasons have no logic based on content of the show (season ends in a middle of an arc) or its release schedule (episodes release with week apart are in different seasons). On the same note, D.Gray-man and D.Gray-man Hallow have two separate entries, but Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha only one, who decided that? As for specials, the whole thing is wrong - they list recaps, remakes, OVAs, extra episodes (usually included in BDs), movies, live events e.t.c. as specials and with episode numbers lacking any logical sequence in some cases. P.S. I made this rant as a separate post (instead of editing previous one) because it is not related to replay I made there.
  7. The CTR Muxing Standards Guide

    Up until now, that release uses only IT DVD for video, but there are some very good examples for mixed video sources like Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (BD 1080p) [Judgment] I have been using multiple video sources for some of the bonus features in Bubblegum Crisis, but mostly it is single source (US BD).
  8. I am currently using Gentibus CD to keep track of my files across multiple HDDs. It allows creation of an index for any folder (while I have not tried network directories, those should also work). Afterwords you can extract it as HTML or CSV if needed. Just be careful of using thumbnails, it can slow down indexing drastically.
  9. I don't have any idea on why most of releases use US DVD audio for this show. DVD and BD were uploaded on ADC with only few day difference - maybe the groups were in the rush to get it out. Also, I don't have access to AB and BTN, so I wouldn't know what their releases are using.
  10. How to make "Ordered chapter" release?

    I never actually made it. The keyframes betrayed me - only way to do it was to re-encode video and I chose video quality over a 'neat trick'. There is one show for which I will do it, but I will have to do new encode myself (even when Yousei-raws have done it) and I need to finish current projects before I start new ones.
  11. How to make "Ordered chapter" release?

    In theory yes, but to do this correctly one would need a source with: key-frames right before and right after OP/ED (assuming AVC or HEVC codec) lossless audio (might work for lossy, but could have problems splitting in needed points) Here are some guides that might help - https://yukisubs.wordpress.com/guides/ Key points compared to normal chapter creation are: Edition needs to be marked as 'Ordered' Each chapter needs end time Chapters that uses external files need to have 'Segment UID' corresponding to that file I would personally not recommend using segment linking unless other options are worse. Usually the only benefit is some space saving and it could be pain to deal with when trying to update the release. See this rant for more details:
  12. For Yumekui Merry I have 720p dual-audio remux that uses encode by AcDie and I could share it if someone is interested. I did it about 3 years ago and can't remember why I used AcDie instead of Yousei-raws (maybe I wanted 720p version).
  13. Storage Solution's ?

    The short version is that the site "went down" within few days and took terabytes/petabytes of user uploaded data with it. All data lost with no hope of retrieval and owner spent several years in trial (I am not sure if it is resolved yet) while creating MEGA in spare time. This whole incident is likely the main reason for data encryption on MEGA - site owner can't be held responsible, because they can't verify user uploaded content. Still, US government and copyright holders will find a way to take it down if they so choose.
  14. Storage Solution's ?

    Are you familiar with events surrounding Megaupload (MEGA predecessor)?
  15. The k-timing is based on line start time, so if you shift that, the the effects timing also should be shifted with it and likely become incorrect (if it was correct before). If your k-timing uses basic karaoke (\k, \K, \kf, \ko) than changing first effect time should be enough. So if you added some lead-in time, add separate "{\k<lead-in>}" (use your lead-in in centiseconds - e.g. "{\k100}") in the beginning of each affected line to fix the issue. Note that if you also did keyframe snapping, the lead-in might not constant to all lines and you might need to adjust the time used. I don't think there is an easy way to automate this process. Yes, better to do line timing before. Yes it does. It's intended for fansubbers/translators who create the initial script - if the original script is good, remuxers should not be required to add lead-ins but might need to do keyframe snapping. For basic karaoke this should be pretty simple, as I suggested, but if you are working with more advanced animation (aka kfx), this might get pretty complex. I am not the most knowledgeable about Aegisub, but I hope this helps.