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  1. Garo7

    Star Trek or Star Wars. What do you prefer.

    Ok. As a general apology to everyone here,I was only trying to be humorous in my respond to the,person,who,used,commas,with,no,spaces. I simply find grammatical things in our new online culture to be of curious interest and humor is all. As for the Moran's (those from the Mora Colony) I am assured they are quite intelligent,even taking into consideration their tendency towards the complete lack of the use of spaces after commas when typing in English. I do mean this in the most heartfelt way. You see, I am widely disliked, greatly misunderstood, and actually largely, and mostly irrelevant. I am perhaps just an irritating AI routine, placed here by an evil hacker, who is bent on flooding your precious realm with inappropriate DVD upscale's, banding, over bloated BD release encodes with horrendously gigantic sound tracks, and other unseemly artifacts of encoding impropriety. Well, I do apologize for any inconvenience my existence may cause. *** * *** Now... as to the real queation... The question of Star Wars vs. Star Trek vs. Babylon 5? I love them all so much I cannot have a favorite. They are ALL my favorite. Of course. The list is actually much larger. It is always the same for me with these questions: Who is your favorite Composer? Who is your favorite Pop or rock band? What is your favorite Novel or Author? What is your favorite Anime Series? For me it is a list, and it grows ever longer as time goes on. I believe I am what is commonly referred to as "An Easy Crowd." I love fiction and sagas and tale and stories. And tails too, if we are talking about To Love-Ru... yet I digress... so sorry LOL Star Trek, Babylon 5, Star Wars, Stargate SG-1 or Atlantis, even Stargate Universe (yes I love it too). Issac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Stephen Baxter, Peter F. Hamilton, Evan Currie, Chicago Transit Authority, Led Zeppelin, Jeff Beck, The Yarbird, Girls Dead Monster, High and Mighty Power, Yoko Kanno, Mozart, Beethoven, Mahler, Sibelius, Copeland, Hindemith, Angel Beats, Gundam Seed, Fairy Tail, Gundam Stardust Memory, Gundam 00, Cowboy Bebop, Last Exile, Akane-Iro Ni Somaru Saka, A Certain Magical Index, Kaze no Stigma, Shuffle, Little Busters!... a partial list here and the list just keeps growing. It never ends with me. Kinda of like my talking. lol Seriously though, I keep finding new things to love and new ways to love the things I already love. So the answer for me, to this question, is: I love ALL THREE. It is probably for the best that i do not attempt to explain exactly why,and what,and how,each series is great now. It could take several days of typing, and not only crash the server, but cause a major overload on the worldwide internet. That's a lot of... ellipses... LOLOL And really... I am supposed to be doing my laundry. Oh... the pain of it all. Take care. Be well. Carry on... nothing to see here. May The Force Be With You All, Always. Walter... Dial the Gate! And... Transfer Power To Ventral Relay. Mr. Robot, set course. Ensign Web-bitch... Engage! The End.
  2. Garo7

    Star Trek or Star Wars. What do you prefer.

    Well, thanks. I do apologize for any slant that may have been perceived by anyone. It wasn't meant at all as any kind of insult,as I explained rather carefully. And I certainly didn't mean to threaten to ruin anyone's weekend. It was just meant to be a clever and comical play on words,triggered by odd typing. Well,we all know how strange grammar has become online,and also I used to know someone who was actually afraid of ellipses. lol Yep,totally freaked him out. Said they invariably made him suspicious and prone to all manner of strange thoughts and mental meanderings about the user and his comments. Hmmm... mmmm... ah.... uhm.... er... "Ominous they were," he said... As for the Moran's... yes, again a complete misunderstanding... as I think that in actuality most of the inhabitants of Mora,where the Moran's are from,are actually very intelligent. They are certainly NOT 'morons',just 'Morans'. 'Cause, well... it is where they are from. They just don't always type very well. Hmmm... The Dark Side... drawn towards-it,perhaps I have been. I will meditate... (for the duration of this ellipsis...) Aside from this is of course the rather obvious fact that,if there are any stupid people on this Earth,then I am surely their King. All Hail... Amen? (Shut-up Garo... right)
  3. Garo7

    Random and Prob Unpopular thoughts

    Yeah. Books are a high maintenance hobby, for sure. I built a library over many years... what was shown in the image is a tiny portion I had on display at one time. They are lots a fun to pack and move, yes. I actually do all my reading on a tablet. But, for me nothing can take the place of real books. But, I don't just own them so I can read them. I don't just love the stories, I love the books themselves. Psycho... Reader... yeah!!! I think if you ask any comic collector they will tell you the same thing. No matter how cool the e-book and digital versions are for reading, and they are amazingly cool, you still gotta have the real thing. We... R.O.D. -> Read Or Die, I guess.
  4. Garo7

    Oh, VOB Source... wtf?

    But, I think anime actually tends to come on DVD published at 29.970fps, and is doubled during playback, which is the function of the interlacing and telecine frame blending? Anyway... I generally always decimate it to 23.976 for encoding. Or at least I try. The 29.970fps may be the USDVD standard though... sadly I haven't worked as much with the good JP sources. But in my experience the 29.970 fps source stuff usually doesn't get converted to 23.976 by muxing to MKV. But, for the source I showed above, it really was changed because the change occurred mid series, and suddenly decimating no longer worked properly, which is how I discovered the difference in the source MKVs, and at that point a straight deinterlace came out perfectly clean. It all seemed (seems?) quite bizarre to me. But I do not have that much experience as an encoder so it also may be perfectly normal.
  5. Garo7

    Oh, VOB Source... wtf?

    Well, maybe. Mostly I have dealt with rips and DVDs in DVD Decrypter. The rips have seemed to mostly index fine as a single stream with chapters for splitting, or they come with discrete VOB streams with chapters - I want to say with 2 EPs usually per VOB - or of course the actual DVD's, which always read into Decrypter fine for splitting into episode streams by chapters. So yeah, I guess I got spoiled a bit by nice rip streams there for a while.
  6. Yeah, funny how a seemingly innocent anime can turn-out to have truly deep emotional impact, and even affect how we look at our lives, even our existence. You want impact on life, try "Angel Beats" sometime. But, then I guess it's probably fairly personal among people which stories really have impact. If nothing else, Angel Beats has fantastic music.
  7. Garo7

    Random and Prob Unpopular thoughts

    'Real Books' you say? Hmmm... what are those? Never heard of them.
  8. You see, this question comes-up among fans of Star Wars, which is: "Who was the greatest Jedi of all those seen and depicted the the movies?" And I think without question or doubt, pretty much everyone's VERY last choice is always: Luke Skywalker No one sees him as even being close to any of the other Jedi as shown. Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, Masters Windu and Yoda, Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, all amazingly powerful and capable beyond imagination. The Sith... Sidious, Dooku, Mahl. Through the course of the story we are shown some extremely incredible Jedi, and Sith too. Since after all the Sith are really just Dark Jedi. However, I have thought about this, and also about what these movies really say, the story that they tell. And this story has one BIG component: LOVE Love is stated as being perhaps the greatest of the Laws of the Jedi. To be selfless and giving towards others. But also they show something surprising and amazing, and this is the reason why Luke is truly the greatest Jedi of all. It is because of one thing... You see, Luke proved without a shadow of doubt that love is the strongest force in existence. Because he showed that the power of the love between a father and son is more powerful than even The Dark Side of The Force. This is so simple and so plain before our eyes. Anakin showed us this too. His love for his children kept him from ever truly being consumed wholly be The Force and the Dark Side's Power. It is said that no one else ever came back once consumed. Yet he did, because the love never died. And Luke wielded that love in laying down his sword before his father and offering his life. Of course we are also shown how love can take us to some very dark places, and lead to things, and in particular actions, that are not so good. Since it can also trigger pain, jealousy, and even hatred. So, in light of his victory over The Dark Side, and the manner in which he achieved it, I give it Luke all the way. Yeah, it's boring compared to evil fancily dressed and fashionable Sith killers. And elegant and masterful older Jedi Generals like Obi-Wan and Windu, yet... I still hold fast to this belief. Hey... love beat them all, eventually. It just took one Jedi strong enough to wield it all the way home. To truly wield the force of love completely. So... The Greatest Jedi, Truly? Luke Skywalker, Seed and Son of Anakin Skywalker. The Seed that would bring back balance to The Force, and the Galaxy once again.
  9. Garo7

    Oh, VOB Source... wtf?

    I also had a DVD source that magically would convert itself from 29.970fps to 23.976fps just by muxing the VOB directly to MKV in MKVToolnix. It was of course still interlaced, but still very cool. Check it out! VOB Source stream before muxing: Format : MPEG Video Format version : Version 2 Format profile : Main@Main Format settings, BVOP : Yes Format settings, Matrix : Custom Format settings, GOP : Variable Duration : 23mn 38s Bit rate mode : Variable Bit rate : 7 110 Kbps Maximum bit rate : 9 800 Kbps Width : 720 pixels Height : 480 pixels Display aspect ratio : 16:9 Frame rate : 29.970 (30000/1001) fps Standard : NTSC After direct muxing: (no encoding or deinterlace/decimation was performed) Format : MPEG Video Format version : Version 2 Format profile : Main@Main Format settings, BVOP : Yes Format settings, Matrix : Custom Format settings, GOP : Variable Codec ID : V_MPEG2 Codec ID/Info : MPEG 1 or 2 Video Duration : 23mn 38s Bit rate mode : Variable Bit rate : 7 122 Kbps Maximum bit rate : 9 800 Kbps Width : 720 pixels Height : 480 pixels Display aspect ratio : 16:9 Frame rate mode : Variable Frame rate : 23.976 (23976/1000) fps Original frame rate : 29.970 (30000/1001) fps
  10. Garo7

    Oh, VOB Source... wtf?

    Yes, me too. Except I use DVD Decrypter usually instead of DGIndex, with a single VOB stream containing 1 or more complete episodes, and then I select chapters to split to separate EP streams, not splitting by timecode. When I have dealt with DVD rips that have a split file-structure they have always loaded as a single stream. This one wouldn't do that for me. I would only see one split-file's worth of chapters, chapters for 1GB worth of stream. And DVD Shrink errored-out trying to even read the index loading the stream.
  11. Garo7

    Oh, VOB Source... wtf?

    Well, thanks everyone for the assistance and tips! I was able to get it done correctly. DGIndex did work for this, it is just that I am used to using DVD Decrypter on a single VOB Stream and using chapters to separate out the EPs to individual VOB Streams. I do think there is something a bit odd about this DVD rip source though as even DVDShrink balks and errors out reading source when trying to open it. And I have to add files one at a time in DGIndex. And if I mux it to MKV, it reads it all as a single stream like it should - which is normal and good - but, then even just a straight mux to MKV gives me a very strange stream frame rate, and when encoded it comes out wiggy on the fps when deinterlaced/decimated in the normal way. Muxed to MKV: Duration : 50mn 51s Bit rate mode : Variable Bit rate : 8 909 Kbps Maximum bit rate : 9 800 Kbps Width : 720 pixels Height : 480 pixels Display aspect ratio : 16:9 Frame rate mode : Variable Frame rate : 24.622 fps Original frame rate : 29.970 (30000/1001) fps Encoded to 23.974fps with standard filters: Duration : 24mn 12s Bit rate : 4 027 Kbps Width : 1 280 pixels Height : 720 pixels Display aspect ratio : 16:9 Frame rate mode : Constant Frame rate : 19.621 fps But, DGIndex works loading the 4 parts individually, adding each part one at a time, and then splitting the stream manually created individual D2v projects. Then I can use the DV2 files to load the segments from the original VOB stream for encoding, deinterlacing/decimating, and all is normal. So THANKS!!! Yaaay!!!!
  12. Well, this approach works very well, but perhaps not for what I am attempting to do. What I really to do is encode the ending credits with a different deinterlace filter setting which doubles the framerate to 60fps (59.xxx). My first approach was to use the chapter markers and split the ED off both on the encoded version, and the source m2ts files, the re-encode the endings at the new settings, then append the parts back together during muxing and everything would be fine. It worked perfectly on the first EP so I went ahead and did it for all episodes. However, after muxing the rest of the EPs back together i noticed that on a few of the episodes there is a strange glitch at the cut-point where the two parts are rejoined. Only 4 out of 12 episodes have the issue. It is a strange echo of the last image of the first part, say about 500-700ms long. Just enough to be noticeable and ugly. There is not way apparently to remove this 1 second rasberry, not with re-encoding the encode. Adobe premier works great for it be will require re-encoding. The only thing I haven't tried that I have just thought of is to split the source m2ts by chapters, then encode both parts, then try joining them. However, since this issue is the different fps of the two parts, it's only a shot in the dark. Someone gave me a script called "OverlayInter.avsi" for use on credits that have this issue of scrolling text jumping around due to the combined framerates used, but I could not understand how to code the script to use it. Of course when I try to use the the two different de-interlacing filter setting on the two trim segments in one script, it balks at the ending trim segment. I am guess in this is normal due to it not being possible? Is there a way to code this so I can do it all in one script using the trim segments? Or perhaps you or someone else can help me to understand how to code the proper script line for this "OverlayInter.avsi" filter? Here are the script deinterlace filter settings I was trying to using with the trim segments and the overlay routine I could not figure out. Different deinterlacing commands I am using separately: Actual script I am trying to use: Gets error on Yadifmod function invalid... or something. OverlayInter.avsi (and note provided to me on usage) USAGE NOTE: Save this as "OverlayInter.avsi" Example usage is: credits=OverlayInter(1, ivtc="JIVTC(1)", bobber="flag()", draft=draft).trim(37994,40076)
  13. Omg... I am SO glad I have never had to deal with this before! LOL I'll tell you what is really odd, Aegisub actually SAYS it is registering and applying a delay when it loads these audio tracks for the English encode video LOL. K, thanks for responding... I'll stop trying to fix it then and just close my eyes. haha... Well, I think I'll just work on the 10 different custom ED's for another project I was avoiding. Yeah, they have a different one for each episode. Somehow it seems like much less of a hassle now.
  14. Well, it's just a normal mux, like hundreds other I have done. Not sure what is really different about it. The subs are no problem it is the audio/video sync that is off. It is out of sync the same way whether subs are present or not. This file plays perfectly synced as a video outside of Aegisub. I don't find anything particularly useful yet searching this online. *** MEDIA INFO *** General Unique ID : 205488491721595751979482660064527149323 (0x9A97A4D978D3549D85F9EC461334690B) Format : Matroska Format version : Version 4 / Version 2 File size : 488 MiB Duration : 24mn 12s Overall bit rate : 2 819 Kbps Encoded date : UTC 2018-06-09 17:48:29 Writing application : mkvmerge v18.0.0 ('Apricity') 64-bit Writing library : libebml v1.3.5 + libmatroska v1.4.8 Video ID : 1 Format : AVC Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec Format profile : High 10@L5.2 Format settings, CABAC : Yes Format settings, ReFrames : 10 frames Codec ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC Duration : 24mn 11s Bit rate : 2 144 Kbps Width : 1 280 pixels Height : 720 pixels Display aspect ratio : 16:9 Frame rate mode : Constant Frame rate : 23.976 (24000/1001) fps Color space : YUV Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0 Bit depth : 10 bits Scan type : Progressive Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.097 Stream size : 371 MiB (76%) Writing library : x264 core 152 r2851 ba24899 Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=10 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x133 / me=umh / subme=10 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.10 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=32 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=2 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-3 / threads=6 / lookahead_threads=1 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=8 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=240 / keyint_min=23 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=80 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=16.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=81 / qpstep=4 / vbv_maxrate=300000 / vbv_bufsize=300000 / crf_max=0.0 / nal_hrd=none / filler=0 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00 Language : Japanese Default : Yes Forced : No Audio #1 ID : 2 Format : AC-3 Format/Info : Audio Coding 3 Mode extension : CM (complete main) Format settings, Endianness : Big Codec ID : A_AC3 Duration : 24mn 12s Bit rate mode : Constant Bit rate : 448 Kbps Channel(s) : 6 channels Channel positions : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz Frame rate : 31.250 fps (1536 spf) Compression mode : Lossy Delay relative to video : 500ms Stream size : 77.5 MiB (16%) Language : English Default : Yes Forced : No Audio #2 ID : 3 Format : AC-3 Format/Info : Audio Coding 3 Mode extension : CM (complete main) Format settings, Endianness : Big Codec ID : A_AC3 Duration : 24mn 11s Bit rate mode : Constant Bit rate : 192 Kbps Channel(s) : 2 channels Channel positions : Front: L R Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz Frame rate : 31.250 fps (1536 spf) Compression mode : Lossy Delay relative to video : 506ms Stream size : 33.2 MiB (7%) Language : English Default : No Forced : No Text #1 ID : 4 Format : ASS Codec ID : S_TEXT/ASS Codec ID/Info : Advanced Sub Station Alpha Duration : 23mn 18s Bit rate : 186 bps Count of elements : 263 Compression mode : Lossless Stream size : 31.9 KiB (0%) Language : English Default : Yes Forced : Yes Text #2 ID : 5 Format : ASS Codec ID : S_TEXT/ASS Codec ID/Info : Advanced Sub Station Alpha Duration : 24mn 8s Bit rate : 295 bps Count of elements : 596 Compression mode : Lossless Stream size : 52.3 KiB (0%) Language : English Default : No Forced : No Text #3 ID : 6 Format : ASS Codec ID : S_TEXT/ASS Codec ID/Info : Advanced Sub Station Alpha Duration : 23mn 53s Bit rate : 158 bps Count of elements : 243 Compression mode : Lossless Stream size : 27.7 KiB (0%) Language : English Default : No Forced : No Text #4 ID : 7 Format : ASS Codec ID : S_TEXT/ASS Codec ID/Info : Advanced Sub Station Alpha Duration : 24mn 8s Bit rate : 265 bps Count of elements : 576 Compression mode : Lossless Stream size : 46.9 KiB (0%) Language : English Default : No Forced : No Menu 00:00:00.000 : :Intro 00:00:16.016 : :OP 00:01:46.064 : :Episode 00:22:11.081 : :ED 00:23:41.088 : :Preview
  15. So, I have never had this happen, but it seems that Aegisub is not seeing the audio delay on an mkv file that had a 500ms delay applied during muxing. Audio and video are perfectly in sync when playing the mkv now, but when loaded into Aegisub it is out of sync. I also note that Aegisub seem to not see the audio delay as it usually would upon loading the audio with the video. I always sync the audio and video, then use that exact version to sync the subs. I have never had this issue in Aegisub before. I know this is a bit of a strange question, but I am finding it more than a little confusing.
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