And here is the Blu-ray version of episode 1 and our second Blu-ray release! “Episode 8+ where,” you say? We’ll have to wait for a while because the raw provider is out on vacation (the one I mentioned before) so we don’t have access to his FTP and ISOs. However, we do have the first few episodes and if all goes according to plan (nothing goes according to plan, really), we’ll release each of the BD rip weekly.
K-ON!! 01 – 720p BD (h.264+softsubs+2 sub tracks)
K-ON!! 01 – 480p BD (XviD+hardsubs+no honorifics version only)
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Each BD release comes with 3 versions – 1080p, 720p, and 480p (XviD). “Which version is the best for me,” you say? If you’re on a notebook or prefer watching anime on TV via a DivX-compatible DVD player or in any portable device, go with the 480p version. If you have a decent multi-core PC/MAC with a small-medium sized monitor, go with the 720p version. If you have a good multi-core PC/MAC with a gigantic LED monitor (eg. Cowboys Stadium-caliber monitor), the 1080p version is for you. Unfortunately the encode is not DXVA-compliant but we will implement this on our future encodes. We do recommend you use CoreAVC to decode the video for the 1080p version if you experience lag and it will greatly benefit Nvidia (7 series to latest) users with its CUDA acceleration. More or less you get 50% CPU load reduction. Playback trouble? Go to our How to Play Anime page for a solution!
Not to make this section longer, I’ll get to the point: Main dialogue font changed (same font as Aki Sora, Working!!, and PSG), OP and ED translations reduced to one line instead of two (English and Romaji) and will follow the same alternating style used in our Sasameki Koto DVD.
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The jolly crew of SHiN-gx Fansubs
Speaking of Sasameki Koto DVD, we’re making new encodes because apparently I failed/too late to realize people hates halos. Yeah, I know, that was dumb of me. Oh and the K-ON!! 01 1080p version, HotFile DDL and IRC bot next week. The encode is done but I don’t have the connection needed to upload it to one of our staff who has a better connection for seeding, etc. 20 KB/S + 750MB of data + 8 hours, 5 days a week limited internet access = it sucks. D: