Monday, February 27, 2012

Using Handbrake to re-encode Hi10P content

Tokumei Sentai Gobusters premiered this week, and was picked up by Over-time for subbing. As they have with Kamen Rider Fourze they're using h.264 10-bit encoding to produce smaller file sizes with equivalent or better picture quality over the more traditional 8-bit methods. If you want a technical explanation of this you can find it elsewhere. Bottom line is you save space without sacrificing quality. The downside is that you need recent video codecs and a strong enough cpu to decode everything in software.

There is currently no hardware support for Hi10P content. That means if you're like me and use a dedicated HTPC (I have a Zotac Mag HD, with a little atom processor), you are unable to watch such content even with the latest codecs, as you're machine just isn't strong enough. Don't worry it's possible and simple to transcode the content to something with HW acceleration support, and I'm going to show you how.

Friday, January 20, 2012

The MegaUpload Situation

I'm sure by now you've heard that MegaUpload was shutdown yesterday. Since we use multiupload our files should still be available. Leave a comment if something is not, and I'll start uploading it when I get home from work.

As for future we'll still use MediaFire for the scripts and MultiUpload for the encodes. I'm also considering a seedbox for torrents. Although I'm not to keen on the cost. We'll see though.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Quick Status Update

I just finished timing Episode 6 and figured I would go ahead and tell people. To the left is a screenshot showing my proposed schedule for timing the next group of episodes. If I can stick with it I'll begin scheduling the rest.

I talked with the translator this morning (this evening for him). Mostly checking in on how holidays are going, but we did talk about getting episode 6 translated. Unfortunately for you guys, he's going on a trip to Tokyo until January 3rd, and will be unable to work on anything until then. Fortunately I should have more episodes ready by then (plus the movie) so we can hopefully put out a consistent release for a little while.

The Promo for episode 6 will be released once I have a translated script for the episode. From there you can expect the episode no later than a week, as we edit and QC things so they read like proper English (unlike this blog post). This is our policy with all of our promos and episodes.

Last thing. We were asked in the comments last post about torrents. The answer right now is no. I just don't have the bandwidth to seed, nor the money for a seedbox right now. That said if anyone does and wishes to make a torrent they are more than welcome to, and encouraged to send us the link. We'll gladly add it to our Release page and write up a post about it on the front page.

So much for a quick update. I'm off to go rip VOBs off disk 2 so I can start timing episode 7. I hope everyone has a Happy New Year.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone is having/had a good Christmas/Dec 25. No new release today, but we're going to try and get something out soon. I promise we may go many months between updates, but it's due to real life time constraints that is keeping us busy. If we were to call it quits (hasn't even entered my mind) I will post on here to let people know that they can go ahead and remove us from their lists.

I've posted on here before about some of the reasons for delay, but now I'm pleased to explain my behavior in not getting timings done. About a week ago I graduated college with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. For a good chunk of this fall there was not enough hours in the day to get both my school work and my work work done, let alone my hobbies. Well that's finished. I've started working at my real job, and timing episodes again. Episode 6 should be timed early this week, and I hope to get back on my original goal of timing an episode a week. That in no way means that we will have a release each week, but that should eliminate a major bottle neck.

So once again, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Episode 5 Finally Released

Sadly that's not directed at OhPink.

It's finally here. No not the mecha, that's next episode. I mean a new episode of Ohranger, only several months late. I am never promising a schedule again. We'll release episode 6 when it's ready, but I have no idea when it will be. That goes for the movie as well.

The episode is a pretty good one, lots of brother this and brother that, and a real interesting defeat of the Monster of the Week.

So I've provided lots of ways for you to consume our release. There's the hardsubbed mp4 which should play on nearly any device under the sun, including iOS devices. Then there's the softsub mkv for those of you who prefer it to the hardsub. Of course if you already have a raw you can just download the script. If you want to download the script AND need a raw, we've got that available for you as well. I'm not sure why you wouldn't just grab the mkv, but the choice is yours.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Promo 5 Released

In the time it takes you to read this caption you could have finished watching the promo.

Guess what I found it my Dropbox folder last night? A translated script for episode 5. So while we run through it looking for mistakes, improving the flow, and tweaking the timing, sit back and watch this promo. Preferrably before going and watching some other toku. Like maybe the first episode of Kamen Rider Fourze. Or perhaps one of Space Sheriff series, with subs by Bunny Hat, Midnight Crew, and Hikari-senshi. The possibilities are endless.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Here's the stuf I said I wouldn't upload this weekend.

Weather wasn't as bad as I feared, so I decided what the hell, I'll up the episodes. So here's the raw and softsub for episode 4.