September 27, 2012

For those asking about GoGo YET AGAIN

Posted in General, News/Update at 4:59 pm by Force Gaia

In the past week I’ve answered two identical questions, in an nutshell they were:

[Start paraphrase]
What’s happening with gogo? as doremi hasn’t released in ages, and you’re really close to the end of YPC5 so….
[End Paraphrase]

The answer about us doing GoGo is exactly the same as the last time I said it (and will always be the same): we will only even consider talking about doing our own version of GoGo when we’ve subbed the ENTIRETY of YPC5, that means all of 1-49.

In regards to doremi doing gogo: for those people who can’t understand this simple fact I’ll spell it out for them: We (as in me and Zalis) are part of the precure community, that is true; however this does not mean we have insight into what’s going on at other groups in the community. We are not part of doremi and are not privy to what does on behind the scenes there.

I have asked Ladholyman (Co-founder/leader of Doremi) on the community’s behalf and here is the transcript

<ForceGaia> Would you guys mind giving an update on the status of GoGo? as the PCSS blog is starting to get idiots expecting me and Zalis to have the answers
<Ladholyman> i have no idea actually
<Ladholyman> the tl is probably busy
<Ladholyman> tell the guys to wait

And there you have it, a stall because a member is busy, I expected as much.

So if you’re that desperate to have GoGo, learn to use IRC (there is a video on how to do so on this blog somewhere) and join #doremi and ask there, but whatever you do JUST DON’T ASK US, WE CAN’T HELP.

March 15, 2012

About Yes! Pretty Cure 5 Go Go!

Posted in General, News/Update at 7:32 am by Force Gaia

Ok, Yet another FAQ…

Are we doing Yes! Pretty Cure 5 Go Go! after we finish YPC5?

Answer: Too soon to say, as we’d rather re-sub the older episodes of YPC5 than immediately move on to the next season, as we see that as priority. We know DVD raws exist for GoGo and we get the feeling Curecom will be continuing with it once we’re done. We will help, maybe as a joint, if whoever does it would like to work with us. But if nobody ends up doing it, we’ll decide then and no earlier.

But all in all, it’s too early to say.

But I wouldn’t have to say this if folks bothered going though comments on other posts, so if you have any more questions, LOOK ON OTHER POSTS FIRST to see if it has already been answered.

January 30, 2012

About YPC5 25 & 26

Posted in General, News/Update at 9:16 am by Force Gaia

Here’s another FAQ: Where are Yes Pretty Cure 5 episodes 25 and 26?

The answer: At Aesir Subs. They managed to get two new episodes out before they stopped YPC5 and we picked up where they left off in attempt to get more new stuff done.

So please, I’ve answered the 3 most commonly answered questions we’re asked, so can you please read them before you ask them again.

January 23, 2012

DDLs may die

Posted in General, News/Update, Off-Topic at 3:34 pm by Force Gaia

Unless you’ve had your head in the sand, you must have heard that Megaupload has been shut by the feds, and other cyber-locker sites are closing or stopping filesharing.

as a result many, if not all our DDL links may become dead, so from now on all our posts will also include links to the #precure channel on irc.rzon.net and the packlist for the [Precure]AllStars IRC Bot

For those of you who don’t know what that means, I’ve created a video to help. (and before i get any idiots posting about it, The_Code_Monkey is the Alias I use on LJ and TotalCodeMonkey is my Youtube name)

As well as the video, my good friend Elizara has posted a text walkthrough on her website to help out: http://madavies.briggsphoto.biz/irchelp.html

November 19, 2011

The formats of our releases

Posted in General, News/Update, Off-Topic at 8:39 pm by Force Gaia

First the good news, before i get really heavy, depressing and rather pissed:

Zalis mailed the script for 35 to me on Wednesday and I’m about to get onto QC’ing it

Now for an abrupt tone-shift:

I jsut want to make this as clear as i possibly can, as we’ve had at least three different people ask about it. To be honest, i can’t believe that I’m actually clarifying how we release as it’s really not hard to understand (plus zalis was doing it EXACTLY the same way while subbing splash), and it’s probable that it’s only a dozen or so ejits morons lesser-than-bright people who can’t get their head around it, but here I am in the hope it’ll stop the aforementioned people from asking stupid questions.

We will continue release as we are doing so currently:

  • Torrent (which Zalis starts then a few friends from the precure community help seed it)
  • Direct Download Link (DDL, provided to us by CureGecko, and on occasion by Elizara if she’s feeling generous and gives me one when she catches me on IRC)
  • Presence on the [PreCure]AllStars XDCC bot in #precure@irc.rizon.net (when Rika_chama notices there’s been a release and puts it on there)

Did anyone notice a method that wasn’t listed there?

Yes, the method I’m talking about is Streaming, and it’s not happening, EVER.

and by that i mean:

WE ARE NOT UPLOADING OUR RELEASES TO ANY FORM OF STREAMING SITE, AT ALL, FOR ANY REASON, EVER, EVEN IF YOU ASK.

and by asking I mean even if you ask us were you can find one already up, and the answer is: we don’t know because they shouldn’t be there

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October 2, 2011

Of Codecs and Playback

Posted in General, News/Update, Off-Topic, Playback Help at 7:24 am by Force Gaia

Recently we’ve had a few comments saying they can’t see the subs. (chalk up another one as of 22/01/12)

As we’ve had MANY people enjoy our subs with no problems, I can say for sure it’s a problem on their end, most likely with their playback software.

When fansubbing anime we have to encode our releases so that what you’re downloading isn’t all that massive, but that also means at the other end, you guys have to have the right stuff installed to play it back. What you need then is a codec pack.

Read on for info of how so get yourself ready to watch our releases.

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November 18, 2010

The Next Step

Posted in General, News/Update, Pretty Cure Splash Star, Yes Pretty Cure 5 at 3:28 am by zalis116

Since some have been asking, this is what I plan to do in the future. First off, I will not be picking up Yes! Precure 5. However, that does not mean that I will not be working on it. Tentatively, the plan is that I will work on translating the 30s episodes of YPC5 for the folks over at Aesir-Subs. After that point, perhaps I’ll do more for them on that series, or fill in on some episodes of Fresh Pretty Cure with CureCom. So while the PCSS banner is on hiatus, I’ll still be working towards the goal of getting all past Pretty Cure episodes subbed.  But for the time being, I’m taking a break from Pretty Cure and  focusing on my re-releasing operation for some shows that desperately need better subs.

EDIT: Ohayguyz, if you read this, I have YPC5 30 translated, and will time it in the next couple of days or so. Tomorrow will be tied up by NU-CU football and Deathly Hallows Pt. 1, though.

Some other possible plans, no guarantees yet:

* Remux/sub-fixing for the Yes! Precure 5 movie (DVD version)

* A secret project, involving an incompletely-subbed non-Pretty-Cure Magical girl anime from the latter half of the 00s.

* Softsubbed re-release of the 2004 Pretty Cure series, or at least of the first 13 eps that used TV source instead of DVD.

— This is dependent on somebody else encoding raws from the DVD .isos for me. Even if I do wind up re-releasing the entire first series, I don’t intend to do Max Heart — the Arienai release is already all DVD source, h264, mp4. Only drawback is that it’s hardsubbed. EDIT: And has fairly a low video bitrate (690 kbps) that’s the same across all episodes, meaning that the more action-packed episodes get bitrate-starved while the low-action episodes might be bloated. But there aren’t even timed Russian subs out there for Max Heart, and the multiple colors make the subs un-OCRable. So any extraction of those subs would involve brute-force transcription and complete retiming from scratch.

July 21, 2010

Plans for the future…

Posted in General, News/Update at 4:23 am by zalis116

Fresh Pretty Cure Eas Crystal Ball Fortune Telling

A Palantir is a dangerous artifact, you know.

As I write this post, episode 48 is currently uploading to MegaUpload, with 24 minutes to go. Episode 49 is translated, and just awaits timing, editing, karaoke synch, and a final check. So the time has come to decide what to do next with this little operation. So here’s a chance for you, the viewers/readers, to influence my decision:

Some obvious exclusions are obvious. The 2004 original series and Max Heart have been subbed in mostly-DVD-quality by Arienai and related groups.  If you’re interested in softsubs for the first series and feel like transcribing some scripts, get in touch with this guy. HeartCatch Pretty Cure has like five groups subbing it on a weekly basis, so there’s certainly no need for me to do anything with it.

If I did YPC5 25-49, I’d be trying to maintain consistency with the Arienai/Eggplant releases, and using the l33t-raws 396p .avi raws. If I had better raws, like DVD-quality, I’d consider doing re-releases of the first 24 eps, but that’s not an option at this point.

If I did YPC5 GoGo or FPC, I’d probably be working with CureCom (if they’ll have me lol), and not under the [PCSS] banner. But really, the file tags and personal glory don’t matter to me as much as giving this franchise the great subbing it deserves.

(Note: pic is not related to any subbing decisions)

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EDIT: Announcement coming on Sunday 8-15 or Monday 8-16.

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June 10, 2010

A call for download assistance… (resolved?)

Posted in General at 4:13 pm by zalis116

…but not with this series. Being the completionist that I am, I plan on watching the other Pretty Cure series someday. Even if I’m not working on subbing them. But I’ve run into a bit of a snag in acquiring some of the episodes of Yes! Pretty Cure 5. Specifically, I’m looking for Arienai’s SD/360p releases of episodes 13-20. Does anybody out there know of DDLs or any other way of acquiring those files? Honestly, I probably could play the HD versions if I wanted to, since they’re 100% hardsubbed and thus not too taxing on my old PC. But for the sake of consistency, I’d like to be a cheapskate and save disk space. Plus, the 360p files are amazing quality for their size, much like Arienai’s Hataraki Man release.

;EDIT: Apparently there’s a special crossover episode between Splash Star and Fresh Pretty Cure. If anybody can find me a raw for that, I’ll sub it.

EDIT 2: Never mind, I have been trolled.

Edit 3: Thanks to michaeldx, I just might be able to get these episodes!

August 31, 2009

A Great Recruitment?! Gathering of the Legendary Warriors!

Posted in General at 1:22 am by zalis116

As of now, this group consists of 1 person, me.  While I can do all the necessary steps to bring these releases to completion, I’d rather not if I can avoid it. So I’m looking for a few good men and/or women to help out with a few things. Specifically:

Let the spirits guide you onwards…

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