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New Fansubs!
Topic by: Battie
Posted: October 11, 2005 - 5:35 PM PDT
Last Reply: October 14, 2006 - 4:25 AM PDT

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author topic: New Fansubs!
Shaky
post #101  on October 31, 2005 - 6:46 PM PST  
> On October 31, 2005 - 6:30 PM PST hamano wrote:
> Mac programs like mplayer and VLC pretty much play softsubs automatically... We don't have to plow through sites like these...
> ^_^
> ---------------------------------

A lot of people have trouble with softsubs in Video Lan Client (VLC). I was using it for a while, but whenever I had something with softsubs they would wrap over the edges of the screen so that you couldn't read them. When I went to the VLC website for a solution, they could only say they were "working on it." I have also had trouble with VLC playing the video in a tiny square that won't resize.

To solve (or rather, avoid) that problem, I installed the Combined Community Codec Pack, which is similar to the K-Lite codec pack. CCCP, however, comes with Media Player Classic, which looks like the old style Microsoft Media Player but plays damned near any video format you feed into it (including Quicktime). And it handles softsubs like a champ in both AVI and MKV formats.

CCCP is updated for H264, and the pack also comes with Zoomplayer. I haven't used Zoomplayer at all, simply because Media Player Classic is so easy.
hamano
post #102  on October 31, 2005 - 7:13 PM PST  
That's weird... maybe unix programs like VLC are harder to port to Windoze... the Mac VLC works pretty well.

[C1]'s fansub of Mushi-shi Ep. 2 is up, by the way!
Battie
post #103  on October 31, 2005 - 8:17 PM PST  
> On October 31, 2005 - 6:46 PM PST Shaky wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On October 31, 2005 - 6:30 PM PST hamano wrote:
> > Mac programs like mplayer and VLC pretty much play softsubs automatically... We don't have to plow through sites like these...
> > ^_^
> > ---------------------------------
>
> A lot of people have trouble with softsubs in Video Lan Client (VLC). I was using it for a while, but whenever I had something with softsubs they would wrap over the edges of the screen so that you couldn't read them. When I went to the VLC website for a solution, they could only say they were "working on it." I have also had trouble with VLC playing the video in a tiny square that won't resize.
>
> To solve (or rather, avoid) that problem, I installed the Combined Community Codec Pack, which is similar to the K-Lite codec pack. CCCP, however, comes with Media Player Classic, which looks like the old style Microsoft Media Player but plays damned near any video format you feed into it (including Quicktime). And it handles softsubs like a champ in both AVI and MKV formats.
>
> CCCP is updated for H264, and the pack also comes with Zoomplayer. I haven't used Zoomplayer at all, simply because Media Player Classic is so easy.
> ---------------------------------

K-Lite comes with MP Classic as well. I was going to suggest VLC os BS Player, but they both couldn't handle an mkv format I tried. K-Lite did. >:P
DBooher
post #104  on October 31, 2005 - 8:50 PM PST  
I know we talked about this one forever ago, but I totally brushed by this one and was redirected towards it again by AFleming.

*hugs her*

Gankutsou aka the count of monte cristo.

Or the anime adaptation. By the way, this "adaptation," is just another example of how--you can so tell-- that people who create anime --smoke the crack in between hits of speed.

The one thing I had to get used to was the clothing, though pretty, it was also sea-sickening. I had to get used to the pattens going against the gestures of the characters. But once you do--man, it's a great story.

And the episode--Duel. Holy crap. I knew what was unfolding before it--unfolded... but I was freakin crying like a dork. Stupid human heart and it's need to express emotions. But anyway, yeah. Good. Great. Well done.

>>applauds crack-smoking anime makers

**enables cookies on Hamano's browser* You will take my cookies and you will like them!!
Catullus
post #105  on October 31, 2005 - 10:06 PM PST  
question: why are you guys suggesting whole codec packs for softsubs? or in this case specific players? Reason I say anything is because even though community codec pack is great it ruins/changes all your settings. Klite codec pack LMAO thats one thing I would reinstall my OS for if it got put on my pc.

All you need is vobsub

It will pretty much work with ANY player worth using. Keep in mind standard windows media player or realplayer are not worth using lol. You will see a little green arrow in the bottom right in your system tray that you can right click and change all your favorite subtitle options.

MPC

Media Player Classic and Zoomplayer is what I use, they are without question the best things to use.

Zoomplayer
Scroll down to the free download part

Since you didn't ask any codec related questions I wont bother answering any :P

Shaky
post #106  on November 1, 2005 - 2:44 AM PST  
> On October 31, 2005 - 10:06 PM PST Catullus wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> question: why are you guys suggesting whole codec packs for softsubs? or in this case specific players?
> ---------------------------------

Because, if she's asking about softsubs, there's a good chance she's got matroska file. Since we don't know what player she's using, we don't know if she's using a player that can handle mkvs. Further, if she's trying to play mkvs, it's only a matter of time before she comes across an H264 mkv file. We don't know if she has the codecs to play those, either.

So maybe she just downloads VobSub and installs it, then discovers that she still can't play the "softsub" file she has because her player doesn't support mkv. With an entire codec or filter pack like K-Lite or CCCP, she can take care of all these potential problems at once and enjoy worry-free anime viewing for months to come (at least until someone comes out with a new filter that isn't supported by the pack she has, at which time she just updates CCCP with the newest version).
hamano
post #107  on November 1, 2005 - 4:36 AM PST  
Hah hah... actally all she wants to do is see the next episode of NOEIN without having to wait for Shinsen Subs... they're still stuck on ep. 1.

So the other solution is to learn Japanese like Shaky so she can watch the RAWS!
^_^
Battie
post #108  on November 1, 2005 - 6:13 AM PST  
> On October 31, 2005 - 10:06 PM PST Catullus wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> question: why are you guys suggesting whole codec packs for softsubs? or in this case specific players? Reason I say anything is because even though community codec pack is great it ruins/changes all your settings. Klite codec pack LMAO thats one thing I would reinstall my OS for if it got put on my pc.
> ---------------------------------

...K-Lite is bad? >_>

Speaking of Noein, the style reminds me of a toned down Aeon Flux/Reign mixed heartily with regular anime. >:P Not sure wth it's about yet though.
Ayato4me
post #109  on November 1, 2005 - 6:13 AM PST  
> On November 1, 2005 - 4:36 AM PST hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Hah hah... actally all she wants to do is see the next episode of NOEIN without having to wait for Shinsen Subs... they're still stuck on ep. 1.
>
> ---------------------------------

Heehee. Hamano is on the money! Yep, it's all about not waiting for the overloaded Shinsen-subs to get to Noein.

Many thanks for everyone who has answered. I have codecs galore and have used both BS Player and MPC in the past. I got a new puter a few months back and so I haven't reinstalled everything on it that was on my old one. Just the most necessary things. But this is the first time I've tried to watch soft-subs, and they wouldn't load in DivX Player, WMP (current version, haven't updated yet, though the classic one is on my old puter which my daughter uses. Once I did have some streaming video not work because it was not compatible with WMP Classic. Ever happen to anyone else?), or VirtualDub (normally I just use that to take screenshots and clip video to make animated avitars, but it will usually play ANYTHING). But I wasn't sure if I was doing it right. Guess I should have thought to try BS Player before I started google-ing stuff. Anywhoo....

Thanks for the great info, I'll be happily watching Noein tonite, heehee.

@DBooher- See, you just have to trust me more! And hammy, he raved about Gank as well. Seriously, I think I only managed to coerce one person (truffle) to watch Gank the season it came out and she loved it, but no one else trusts me!!!! Wah!!!!! *sobs*
Ayato4me
post #110  on November 1, 2005 - 6:19 AM PST  
> On November 1, 2005 - 6:13 AM PST Battie wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On October 31, 2005 - 10:06 PM PST Catullus wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > question: why are you guys suggesting whole codec packs for softsubs? or in this case specific players? Reason I say anything is because even though community codec pack is great it ruins/changes all your settings. Klite codec pack LMAO thats one thing I would reinstall my OS for if it got put on my pc.
> > ---------------------------------
>
> ...K-Lite is bad? >_>
>
> Speaking of Noein, the style reminds me of a toned down Aeon Flux/Reign mixed heartily with regular anime. >:P Not sure wth it's about yet though.
> ---------------------------------

Cat likes to be smarter than us, just ignore it. Heehee.

Noein reminds me of the art in Samurai Champloo or Windy Tales, both of which remind me of the art in several episodes of The Hakkenden. Which was a cool anime, but the few episodes I'm thinking of do not make a favorable comparison, art-wise. Some Korean studio did them. Anyway.... is this deformed art-style for in-between scenes a fad these days?
hamano
post #111  on November 1, 2005 - 6:54 AM PST  
> On November 1, 2005 - 6:13 AM PST Ayato4me wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Ohhhh... Yuu-samaaaa.... You're only friggin' 12 years old but you are so hot I must have more episodes....

That reminds me I have a new episode sitting around here somewhere I haven't watched yet...
^_^

> Thanks for the great info, I'll be happily watching Noein tonite, heehee.

Yeah, those softsubbed titles can be tricky. I've been watching foreign films... sometimes there are several versions of both the film and the subtitles floating around. If you don't match the right subs to the .avi files, you get titles out of synch or stopping before the film breaks (a lot of foreign films are divided up into two CD sized chunks). On top of that, sometimes the subtitle files aren't clearly labeled, and I end up with a Polish sub or something.

> @DBooher- See, you just have to trust me more! And hammy, he raved about Gank as well. Seriously, I think I only managed to coerce one person (truffle) to watch Gank the season it came out and she loved it, but no one else trusts me!!!! Wah!!!!! *sobs*

I don't think I got anyone else to watch Gank or Loveless either.... and probably no one will watch Mushi-shi now, considering my track record...
^_^
Ayato4me
post #112  on November 1, 2005 - 7:49 AM PST  
> On November 1, 2005 - 6:54 AM PST hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I don't think I got anyone else to watch Gank or Loveless either.... and probably no one will watch Mushi-shi now, considering my track record...
> ^_^
> ---------------------------------


Well, I suppose there is always me. But it's all just preaching to the choir, lol. I did download the first ep of Mushi-shi, but got interrupted while I was watching it. This weekend was so hectic I didn't get a chance to try again. The first five minutes of it seemed cool at any rate.
Ayato4me
post #113  on November 1, 2005 - 7:56 AM PST  
> On November 1, 2005 - 6:54 AM PST hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On November 1, 2005 - 6:13 AM PST Ayato4me wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > Ohhhh... Yuu-samaaaa.... You're only friggin' 12 years old but you are so hot I must have more episodes....
>
> That reminds me I have a new episode sitting around here somewhere I haven't watched yet...
> ^_^
> ---------------------------------

Oh yeah, almost forgot to comment on this!

Wow hamano, besides being a repository for knowledge of all things Japanese, you've become clairvoyant now too! And here I thought I was being clever talking about how I liked the art and fight scenes. :D

Shaky
post #114  on November 1, 2005 - 8:14 AM PST  
> On November 1, 2005 - 6:54 AM PST hamano wrote:
> I don't think I got anyone else to watch Gank or Loveless either....
> ---------------------------------

I was enjoying Gankutsuou until I screwed up all my files trying to convert them to a format that would play on my Archos. At the time I had a slow connection, and Gankutsuou got licensed, so I figured at that point it would be better just to wait for the DVDs.

I watched Loveless all the way through. I can't say I really cared for it. Take out the all the gay innuendo and there wasn't much left.
Ayato4me
post #115  on November 1, 2005 - 9:29 AM PST  
> On November 1, 2005 - 8:14 AM PST Shaky wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I watched Loveless all the way through. I can't say I really cared for it. Take out the all the gay innuendo and there wasn't much left.
> ---------------------------------

And why the hell would you want to take out all the gay innuendo? That's the best part! Geez, some people....

I guess beautiful art and music don't appeal to some people. I loved the dark, angtsy ambiance of the show as well. I watched an interview with Yun Kouga and she said her intentions in writing the manga were to make it as beautiful as possible. I think she came very close as the manga art is quite lovely. I guess I love dark and brooding kinda shows. Or maybe just shows that attempt something like that and manage to pull it off so well. Maybe you were having trouble getting past the gay innuendo.
hamano
post #116  on November 1, 2005 - 10:55 AM PST  
> On November 1, 2005 - 9:29 AM PST Ayato4me wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> And why the hell would you want to take out all the gay innuendo? That's the best part! Geez, some people....

Well, you know, there are a COUPLE of people around here for whom a gay-inURend-o is definitely a deal breaker. I say it's pretty harmless compared to a Fullmetal Sigmoidoscopy, certainly no reason to get one's knickers tied in a knot over.

Perhaps they had an unfortunate experience in prison, or in the locker room in high school gym... either way it's too bad something like that could get in the way of enjoyment of anime, but I certainly understand.

I'm definitely gonna buy Gankutsuou when it comes out on DVD. But I gotta say there WAS a lot of homoerotic tension between The Count, Albert and Franz. On the other hand, that was a classic triangle set-up, which some people really like.

I thought Loveless was a great show except in two respects. The humor was pretty bad at times, but not uniformly so... the teacher getting teased over still having ears was pretty funny. The other thing was the shortness of the show, ending just as things were about to get more interesting. Hopefully this will be amended by a special or an OVA or Movie... There was a lovely and interesting Yuri relationship, and the fight scenes were very engaging. The OP and ED sequences were quite excellent.

Also, I DID notice an increase in SD in types of shows that wouldn't have used it in the past. My feeling is that this is an expression of innovative graphics used by GAINAX in FLCL finally getting mainstreamed. A lot of the funky stuff they did around the time of FLCL seems to have been internalized and are now being expressed in various ways in shows in diverse anime genres... Or it could be just part of a periodic cycle... Okay, Cat, it's just more hamano BS!
^_^
DBooher
post #117  on November 1, 2005 - 11:20 AM PST  
> On November 1, 2005 - 10:55 AM PST hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------

> I thought Loveless was a great show except in two respects. The humor was pretty bad at times, but not uniformly so... the teacher getting teased over still having ears was pretty funny. The other thing was the shortness of the show, ending just as things were about to get more interesting. Hopefully this will be amended by a special or an OVA or Movie...

Please, don't tell me there's not anymore of this series. Please tell me you're lying. Joking. Pulling my chain.

This is JUST Like Princess Nine!! You see! YOU SEE!!!!

Why do they DO THAT! Create a series and just when it's getting good they say "Okay, I'm getting bored with this story so let's wrap it up, screw the viewers who've become addicted to it--I wanna start a new series about vampires with cat ears."

Seriously though sensei, you're kidding, deshou ne.




hamano
post #118  on November 1, 2005 - 11:48 AM PST  
Oh, don't worry, DBoo! I was just kidding! Loveless actually ends exactly the way Berserk ended...

Mwa ha ha ha ha!
Ayato4me
post #119  on November 1, 2005 - 12:56 PM PST  
> On November 1, 2005 - 11:20 AM PST DBooher wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Why do they DO THAT! Create a series and just when it's getting good they say "Okay, I'm getting bored with this story so let's wrap it up, screw the viewers who've become addicted to it--I wanna start a new series about vampires with cat ears."
> ---------------------------------

Seriously, it's just a glorified advertisement for the manga! In the case of Loveless, the manga is still on-going. The plot that *almost* starts to happen at the end of the anime isn't much futher along in it's manga form. Good news is (well, bad news for our pocketbooks), Tokyopop has licensed the Loveless manga and it is supposed to be released in Feburary of 2006. I have most of what is out in Japan (mostly in Japanese, unfortunately) and it's really a very pretty series. Better than CLAMP even, imo.

hamano
post #120  on November 1, 2005 - 2:21 PM PST  
> On November 1, 2005 - 12:56 PM PST Yuu4me wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Better than CLAMP even, imo.

Speaking of CLAMP, the Tsubasa anime recently came to an abrupt halt after 26 episodes... the gang had only gotten back enough of Sakura's feathers to adorn less than 10 little Indians, I think. Of course the manga continues... Makes you appreciate shows like Gankutsuou and Midori no Hibi all the more for having a definite and satisfying ending.
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