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    Default Show's over folks, go back to sleep.

    Seems the fansub community is in for a rough time for the forseeable future.
    I first found out about this on 4chan.
    There are several parts to fulfill in fansubs. One of them is raw providing. Translators translate, typesetters decide on the subtitle styles, timers define the start time and duration of each subtitle, and editors mix the translations with the times, using the styles provided. The raws are encoded by encoders who often also mix the .ass file that the editor provided with the encoded raw (although, with mkvs, it's just a couple of seconds of mkvmerge).

    ElitistFag provided .ts raws (that is, transport streams, basically, a recording of the japanese broadcast in lossless quality) for gg, and eventually he released the .ts for most shows airing. So several fansub groups depended on him to get the best quality before encoding.

    Daiz is an encoder, leader (... or only member) of Underwater. He started a thread in bakabt denouncing Chihiro-Doki of paying ElitistFag not to release publicly the .ts of Motto to Love-Ru for 24 hours (they'd have access to it, and have an edge to fansub it before any other group).

    We should also note that Daiz is not working in MTLR. He just believed that what Chihiro-Doki were doing (using IRL money to sabotage the speedy release of other groups) was wrong.

    ElitistFag threw a fit, and stated that he will stop releasing raws indefinitely.

    ... I'm on Daiz' side here. Nobody should profit from piracy. I do wish that Wasurenai get someone to cap Milky Holmes for them fast, though.

    The announcement.
    (site down)

    The shit's hit the fan folks (as far as speedy high quality releases are concerned).
    I can't see this killing off fansubbing, not by a long shot, but this will be a serious kick in the nads for the many groups that rely on those .ts files.
    Last edited by 98abaile; 11-19-2010 at 04:46 PM.

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    Damn, well this sucks. I'm hoping it's just a minor thing for now and won't implode.
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    Guess I'll just have to stream LQ raws instead from now on.
    Speaking of which my secondary source for Tokyo MX streams went down too....
    DAANTEE!!! Dooouuushhiooooo!? (・∀・)

    On a random note, ElitistFag is an amusing fella on IRC.
    Last edited by ApocalypticARK; 11-18-2010 at 06:29 PM.
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    Those guys sure spent a lot of money on what is supposedly all an exercise in trolling on their part.

    Sounds like...they mad.


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    He was just thecapper for gg fansubs at first and then later decided to make it all public.

    Just read his last post lol. He said it was just too annoying to keep up the operation, that is all.


    [edit] [15:48:33] ElitistFag [~elitist@King.of.Transport.Streams.do.you.have.eno ugh.tuners] has changed topic to "Want transport streams? Have cash? /msg ElitistFag and start bidding; read http://privatepaste.com/7473540123 first" <--LOL'D
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    Sounds like major butt hurt (spent thousands of $, need to save face? "Err..... lol I troll U").

    I can understand wanting financial support for the operation, but "selling/auctioning" the raws is not in the community spirit. The sub groups don't work for profit or even a fee, are we going to have to start paying for illegal subs now? That's a route the community at large has been trying to avoid for a long time now.

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    ElitistFag isn't into the fansubbing thing so he's doing whatever he wants lol.

    Dunno about you guys but I sympathize with people who spend thousands of moolah on hosting stuff, ie: Dovac and ElitistFag. ...Probably because I talk to em' too much.
    Last edited by ApocalypticARK; 11-19-2010 at 03:16 PM.
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    Fair play, but I refuse to believe that he/they spent thousands just to troll one group.

 

 

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