Friday, September 2, 2011
I've been an idiot
What the hell happened to just watching anime? Who cares how the audio was encoded? Does anyone actually stop during watching an episode and say "You know, if only the audio was encoded in FLAC instead of AAC at 32o kbps, my experiance of this anime would be grately enhanced". Why does is matter if it has ordered chapters or not. So what if it does? It's not like you watch the freaking OP/ED every single episode. So what if it doesn't? It's not like 100MB per episode is going to kill your HDD. Yeah, video is something you can complain about. If it's blocky, it it has severe banding, if it's in a low resolution or upscale it takes away from the viewing experience because you can pitpoint exactly what's wrong instantly. But the other stuff?
I'm a sucker too. So what if it doesn't have chapters? Yeah, it's kind of stupid, but it's not like I'll die if I watch the OP too, or skip manually. And why the fuck am I releasing anime with two versions of the same audio track? It's STUPID, and I won't do it every again. I'll upload a FLAC version on MU for those truly obsessed, but having the same audio twice in the file is stupid IMO. Also, just because 10bit encoding & decoding is now possible does not mean you need to request every single anime ever released in 8bit to be re-released in 10bit. You can still watch the 8bit anime, you know. You've been watching it for years, it's not going to kill you. Sure, newer stuff should be encoded in the better format, and maybe even some classics, but I've seen people asking "Are you going to re-release this in 10bit" all over. It's like all of a sudden, every 8 bit release is now invalid. What are you going to do? Not watch anything older then 1 year? And on that note, you don't actually expect me to believe that you're going to stop the video and say "Hey, this scene has banding". If you can do that, then clearly you're not paying much attention to the anime. And another thing: why the almost univeral vocal hate of vobsubs? What's wrong with them? Is it because they are yellow? I've seen people preffering the unstyled .srt for shows with MANY sings. In .srt, those cannot pe placed well, and end up messing up the lines. And people STILL want those instead on the DVD subtitle.
This rant was brought to you by the "It's 3 AM and I can't sleep" fundation.
After spending 3 days listening to every audio test I can find, I came to the conclusion that I can't tell the difference between FLAC 16bit and AAC 320 kpbs. Used different speakers, HQ headphones... still nothing. So screw it, if I can't tell the difference, why am I releasing in dual-audio? Hell, I watched this in TV rips and I didn't complain. I'm trying my best to stop with this perfectionist crap, it's taking too much time and effort, and most don't care.