Friday, December 23, 2005

Since lavalyn is somewhere on the way to (or in) Hong Kong right now, encoding duties fell to me, so if you think the video looks bad this time, blame me, and wait until episode 10 when lavalyn will be back and will resume his normal role. In the meantime, enjoy Karin 8, some of which was done in an airport.


Anonymous said...

hehe.. nice^^
you guys should get a irc channel and some bots up and running :)

Anonymous said...

IRC and IRC bots are not necessary. I see fundamentals in ¨we suck¨. It's working and working effectively.

IRC -> waste of time
Fewer people working -> faster release
No bots, no hosting -> zero hosting cost

"we suck" did a real job promoting anime

Elyscape said...

Additionally, as noted by Dattebayo...

<insaine2k> think about, there are 600+ people who hammer the bots. ~ download speed (I'm winging it) is 375kb/s for people with broadband. There are only what? 10 slots on the bot? 10 times 8 minutes is already over an hour wait for the people who are in queue slots. If you leave BT on, it won't take much longer.

Anonymous said...


Whenever a new Karin comes out I end up hosting
a torrent on my dual cpu box on the highest speed
connection I have and keep an eye on the peers.

You can always seem to tell when most people have
gotten it (after about sharing out 10 gigs or so) but
I leave it up for the stragglers since it's a holiday
here in the U.S. anyway. So I'll be sharing out 8 for
the rest of the long weekend.

I don't see IRC and bots being necessary either.

I'm just happy that we have a fast, good pipeline
to this work without too much hassle.

Thanks to the We Suck people AGAIN!

bakaman said...

Bakaman here. I was about to email you about Karin 8, asking if anything was done differently than Karin 1-7, when I saw your post saying that you encoded it this time yourself :) Well, the reason why I'm writing is, I own a Divx-certified home DVD player (LG DVB-418) which plays Divx files directly (either from a DVD-R or from memory card slots that the player has). It was no problem playing Karin 1-7 on the player directly right after download (or any other Divx anime or J-drama). But as soon as I put in Karin #8, it went crazy. It started OK but after a few seconds, the audio continued, while the video froze, and when the video would occaisonally start up again, the video and audio were wildly out of sync with each other. Multiple times I tried playing it, same problem.

At first I thought my player was going buggy and maybe it was the memory card slot's fault, so I made a DVD+RW disk, but the same problem. I said "eh? what gives?" and then fired up Karin 7 (and #6) to see if the player was breaking down. But those worked just fine, as they always had.

Mind you, this isn't a complaint post, it's just an FYI. The file works OK on my computer, and using TMPEGE I was able to convert it from the Divx AVI to MPEG2 to watch on my TV. I'm not sure what you might have done differently than Lavalyn, but wanted to let you know that for whatever reason, Karin #8 won't play right on my Divx-certified home DVD player, whereas all the previous episodes (and so far, all other Divx anime and jdorama) will.

That little mystery aside, wanted to say thanks again for all the great work. You guys do such a good job, and seem to do it only hours after it comes out in Japan! Thanks again, and looking forward to Ep 9 (looks like Anju will be in the next one).

Grace said...

Hey, can you guys email me the lyrics for Karin?? hehe... I'm to lazy to copy them down

Torgen said...

bakaman: I'm pretty sure I used the same XVID settings lavalyn used when he encoded episode 2 on this machine, so I'm not sure what could be confusing it.

HARRY said...

gr8 wrk on da karin ep 8!!
keep it up (i say dat evrytime don i,lol!)

Anonymous said...

seeders...plz? :'|

Random Quote

<Torgen> Next I'll claim that my translations are perfect, and any apparent errors are really elaborate typos.
<MSH> typos introduced by the keyboard of course, not by you!
<Torgen> naturally.
<_bla_> Torgen: why is group called "we suck" then not "my keyboard sucks" ?
<Torgen> typo.
<Torgen> Tyreal: not enough room in your nick for |sucks?
<Tyreal|Seeking|Enlightenment> crap!
<Tyreal|Seeking|Enlightenment> I suck!
* Tyreal|Seeking|Enlightenment is now known as Tyreal|Enlightenment|Sucks
<Tyreal|Enlightenment|Sucks> phew
<Tyreal|Sucks> Torgen: how DID you do those DVD type subs by the way :P
<Tyreal|Sucks> just got fonts that looked like that, or used an actual dvd subtitling proggie
<Torgen> It's Arial.
<Torgen> I used TextSub.
<Tyreal|Sucks> ahh
<Tyreal|Work|Sucks> Torgen: THERE YOU ARE
<Tyreal|Work|Sucks> Torgen: do you really think I suck ;_;
<Torgen> no.
<Tyreal|Work|Sucks> oh good
<Torgen> I was a little worried that it'd be interpreted that way, though.
<Tyreal|Work|Sucks> Torgen: nah, I just laughed for about 2 hours
<Tyreal|Work|Sucks> When I started getting pm's about it
<Tyreal|Work|Sucks> "You're from we-suck"
<Tyreal|Work|Sucks> apparently we-suck is popular with the french
<Tyreal|Work|Sucks> Don't ask me why XD
<Tyreal|Work|Sucks> They say they want to "worship you"
<Torgen> I'll put you in parenths next time so it's clear you just post the raws.
<Tyreal|Work|Sucks> no, put Tyreal|Sucks in there
<Tyreal|Work|Sucks> I'm amused by this now, I kind of like it XD
<Shouta> <WeSuck> You = my bitch
<Torgen> Yeah, it's like taking the ghost suit of the ghost lego man and putting it on the astronaut lego man.
<Torgen> The ghost lego man is now just a normal lego man with a featureless face.
<Torgen> while the astronaut gets to look out through the ghost suit's eyeholes.
<Spyre> Torgen that has to be the best analogy ever.
<Spyre> Thats EXACTLY what its like!
* Spyre is in awe
<kara|hw> i told crustol...
<kara|hw> '私解析していてちょっぴり濡れちゃった。'
<kara|hw> he hasnt talked to me in a while
(Trans. note: this is Yoriko's line from about 7 minutes into BPS 03-2)
<AWAY-Bomb|AutoShow> Whee!
<AWAY-Bomb|AutoShow> Suck!
<Torgen> no, because Hawaii would have been right
<Torgen> but it was wrong.
<Torgen> so it was left.
<Torgen> :(foot)
<Torgen> Think you could co-produce some Gundam show with cat girls in it?
<Jekichu-clone> girls...
<Jekichu-clone> ...
<Jekichu-clone> ....
<Jekichu-clone> no
<Torgen> Like have cat-girls (and boys, and women, and men) instead of Newtypes or Coordinators...
<Torgen> or whatever other gundam series had.
<Jekichu-clone> laf, thats straight up pornographic
<Torgen> think of the ratings!
<Jekichu-clone> rawwwrrrr
<PyRC> basket, if everything is recursive, maybe there are no fansubs.
<Torgen> And Ensei doesn't sound like I expected him to when I first saw him...
<Torgen> He looks all gruff...
<Torgen> and he sounds so comical.
<arcImpulse> and you expected...
<Torgen> him to sound all gruff, like those assassins...
<Torgen> but he sounds uncultured;
<Torgen> not rogueish.
<Torgen> it's like, if he said "wanna come over and watch the game?" I'd take a moment to realize that was an anachronism.
<arcImpulse> if you think he sounds weird... just wait till we get to Eccentric Kou
<arcImpulse> and you'd be like...holy anachronism~~
<Torgen> what, does Kou sound like a robot or something?
<arcImpulse> damn, I couldn't fool you, ne?