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  1. Because it is literally pointless. Even if you were doing no harm to the drive, it is a complete waste of time. Utils for doing full surface scans have existed for decades, and they are not super fast either, but they certainly don't take the many hours that zeroing a drive will take. If we are talking about how to test a drive out of box (which we are) then your best methods will always be a short <5min conveyance test, and one of the SMART self tests. From there, there is not much you can do besides monitor SMART stats for the first few months of the drive, then check them periodically in the following years. If we were talking about longevity of drives, especially storage drives, there are quite a few more factors that go into it than just potential manufacturing faults. Your environment for your drives will be a much larger factor in their longevity. This is why I do cold backups of all my data, because all HDD's will eventually fail, regardless of how many times you test them and how you treat them.
  2. While you are right that true DOA disks are not super common, and drive failure usually happens during the first month to 6 months, zeroing a disk is a silly way to figure out if a drive is ready to fail or not. They make surface scanning utils for that. As Moodkiller said, SMART utils are usually your best bet for learning about drive health. I personally prefer gsmartcontrol for SMART monitoring though. It's available on all OSs as far as I can see, and has the same tests he mentions. Short-self test, long-self test (essentially a full surface scan), and a conveyance test, which you would run to check for any damage that happened during or before transportation. If your drive makes it through all the tests, then lasts for more than 6 months, typically they will last for years to come, though periodically checking SMART stats is a good idea too, because all drives eventually fail, and failing SMART values are the best way to see it coming. Specifically the Reallocated/Pending reallocation sectors counts. As soon as one of those moves, drive failure is commonly imminent.
  3. Masking complex backgrounds in Aegisub

    Personally, I'm a big fan of using wingdings for my shapes, and scaling them to fit before adding around 50 blur.
  4. Masking complex backgrounds in Aegisub

    https://github.com/TypesettingTools/AI2ASS Adobe Illustrator is pretty much required if you plan on doing any amount of advanced TSing. That said, masking this sign would have probably been much easier by using 4 or 5 masks, and blurring them heavily.
  5. Help with a karaoke effect in Aegisub

    The simplest way to achieve the karaoke effect you are looking for would be to write a basic k-replace script and use aegisubs built in karaoke templater. You can read the full documentation, but for a quick and dirty explanation, go here and follow the instructions up to the final step, but instead of the provided example line, use something like this: {\r\k$kdur\c&H00FFFF&)\t($end,$end,\c&HFFFFFF&)} I don't have aegisub in front of me, but off the top of my sleep-deprived head, that should work, and will cause the highlighted word to turn yellow, and then back to white once the next word starts. So long as you k-timing was accurate, it should work out.
  6. Teen Titans Go! (2003) Comics

    No sense in name calling/assuming ill will here, it was probably an honest mistake due to being a new user. But it is kinda strange this section doesn't have any restrictions on who can make threads, so I'm kinda surprised this doesn't happen more often <_> @PowerBen10 https://kametsu.com/forum/20-cartoons-animation/ That is probably the section you want to post this in. This specific section is for Kametsu releases, meaning only Kametsu staff should be posting here (or the LostYears sections either). Other sections listed under 'Content Distro' on the main forum you are free to post to, just make sure you have the right sub-section. (ie, no dubbed only posts in the Dual-Audio section, and American made shows such as this get posted in Cartoons and Animation) From what I can tell, there is no way for you to delete this post, so you will have to wait til someone either moves or deletes it for you.
  7. MKV Tool Nix positive and negative delay

    Try actually listening to it after you mux it. Mkvtoolnix is in fact adding the -1000ms delay, but negative values cannot be displayed which is why you are seeing that +24. The reason you are getting that +24 is due to how mkvtoolnix is shifting the audio. When shifting to negative values, mkvtoolnix actually discards the data for the audio frames that are below 0 after the shift. And due to audio frames being a certain size, if you try to delay it by an amount that would cut an audio frame in half, it simply leaves that last frame there, hence there will be a small amount (in your case 24ms) of positive delay left over. Note, this shifting doesn't actually edit the audio file itself, it simply removes the frame data for audio frames falling before 0 from the header, meaning you can extract the audio later and still use the full track.
  8. Mkv toolnix gui

    Short answer is, not really. mkvtoolnix has no built in encoder, and as such, can't do video re-encoding even if you wanted it to. The compression field in general options in mxvtoolnix is for what is known as header compression, and works similar to how .zip files do and basically removes redundant bits from the headers of each track. The core files themselves are otherwise un-altered. On playback, players will basically 'unzip' the headers on playback. The actual space gained from this compression is minimal, and apparently not very many video players support header compression anyways, so it is best to just not touch that field and leave it at default because at default settings mkvtoolnix will pretty much never use any compression. If you want to save file size, just encode at different settings or download smaller encodes to begin with.
  9. Subtitle optimizations

    Now is that for lines using the \move command? Because those I have no problem with leaving control points off the screen, but what I've been looking at are the lines that don't use \move but instead re-render the line in a slightly different spot each frame. I'm not sure how these lines are generated as I have only been using default tools and scripts included with aegisub. Those are the ones that I have been messing with, and the ones I was most concerned with and mentioning toasters, I manage a few media servers for my friends, and one of them is limited to using ARM devices for the time being and those poor things have enough issues just playing 1080 content, and I'd like to not overload the poor thing if possible. Though with 10bit being unsupported on pretty much all ARM devices I guess it might be moot. Oh well. And yeah, I was sort of referring to your version, at least with the audio sync issues I read about on nyaa, but it seems like everyone else used the same source for video anyways, and nobody else seemed to care about a dual audio release except you guys for the longest time. Hence why I started all of this work because after at least 2 years of the show having been out, there still isn't any 1080 dual audio releases, at least not using Hiryuu subs, which imo are the best available for SAOII. But yes, assuming I can figure out how to get them uploaded at all, when I finish I may wind up uploading a 1080p 10bit dual-flac version with fixed/retimed Hiryuu subs, and re-styled OP/EDs. They would be simple non-karaoke without kanjis (?) as I don't speak/read Japanese anyways, so yeah just simple soft OP/EDs with english and karas (???) And I'm not worried about wasting my time if a better version comes along, this is a bit of a side-hobby so I'm not worried about it much. If I like your version better once it's posted and I haven't already burned my version to disc for archival, I may just scrap this and use it, as I have other projects up my sleeve that I'm pretty sure nobody is going to beat me to. I'd only release what I worked on because there currently isn't anything out there I would qualify as high or archival quality, which is a shame because whether or not the show deserves it, it was one of the more popular shows of the last 5 or so years.
  10. Subtitle optimizations

    Sorry if this isn't the right section but I have a question about subtitle editing, specifically weather or not lines that are not on the screen effect performance in any way. I've taken it upon myself to edit some subtitles for a show I'm working on and while moving through the subtitles I've noticed that there are a lot of lines that are for subs that are either not yet on the screen, or have passed off the screen already. I've been deleting these lines manually, but after having deleted many thousands of lines at this point, I'm wondering if it's even worth it. My PC has no issues with most of it, but I worry about less powerful devices, or the fact that there are many thousands of lines in each ssa file that are not even displayed on the screen and it bugs my OCD. The same goes for vector clipping, as I've managed to delete loads of control points and use less curves and more straight lines. Also worth it to mess with or is it just an OCD thing? PS, unrelated, but what are the rules for uploading shows here? I haven't found any good 1080 encodes of SAOII using Hiryuu subs without hardcoded OP/EDs or audio sync issues, so I've found a 1080 dual flac version and am editing/muxing in the subs myself (hence this post) and I wouldn't mind uploading it to share but iunno if its OK. <_>
  11. hello kametsu!

    Greets all! New user here at this forum, and I'm glad to be here! Been looking for a good place to discuss and find new anime to watch, and having recently been getting into building a home theater it is a good thing I found this place! Look forward to spending some time here