Touhou Animu OVA MAIKAZE thing v1 With Better Quality Raw and Redone Subs Yay Extravaganza

By 7h3d4rkw0lf on Aug 26, 2012

Remilia will see through the thickest of your lies...

Hi gaiz. We\'re back with the higher quality thing like promised.

Now I\'d love to write a release post, but I\'ve got an Osu! room waiting for me so I\'ll get to that later.


Torrent 576p hi10

16 Responses

  • Oscar said:
    August 26th 2012, 9:38 am

    Would you consider releasing an 8-bit version at half the size, maybe? 480p is fine, too.

  • Kuremisago said:
    August 26th 2012, 11:34 pm

    Goddamn this is huge .-.

  • w0lf said:
    August 27th 2012, 5:13 am

    10bit\'s generally smaller filesize in comparison to 8bit ^^;

    We\'ll probably release 480p.

  • Angelharpoon24 said:
    August 27th 2012, 7:15 am

    What is your OSU! name? i play as well with a group and would like to add more people to my osu! community. i have the same handle pretty much everywhere so u can find me on the osu! website if you wish^^

  • Oscar said:
    August 27th 2012, 8:05 am

    @ w0lf I know, but I still prefer 8-bit. H.264 Hi10P will be irrelevant once H.265 becomes commonly available, but 8-bit H.264 (e.g. HiP 4.1) will be around for a long time due to high availability of hardware support (kinda like where MPEG-2 is today).

    As far as file size is concerned, I am sure that raising the value of CRF encoding parameter from 12.5 to something like 16 will help ^^.

  • w0lf said:
    August 27th 2012, 9:30 am

    @Angel, My name\'s Remi_Scarlet on there. I\'m not spectacularly good or anything. I can\'t really play any fast songs with mods. (Or maybe being friends with #18 in the US just makes my standards a bit ridiculously high...)

    @Oscar, I\'ll pass on the message to my encoders about the CRF. Also, I don\'t follow encoding stuff to closely, but is there a rough estimate on when H.265 will become available?

  • Alex said:
    August 27th 2012, 4:29 pm

    @Oscar, while it is nice to speak about H.265 (HEVC) becoming commonly available (and I can\'t wait for that). Good encoding software won\'t follow for 2 years at least, and the spec isn\'t even finalized yet. I think hi10 will be around for a while.

    With regards to crf, raising the crf to 16 will strip away details like acid rain on an old marble statue xD. There was talk of someone doing an Xvid 480p though, that would certainly have a lower filesize, but that is out of my jurisdiction and expertise.

  • Oscar said:
    August 28th 2012, 6:50 am

    @ w0lf: There are some proof-of-concept implementations running in the wild now (, but the standard\'s ratification process won\'t begin until next year. While some pre-standard products could become available before the end of 2012 (, my guess is that H.265 will reach the maturity required for general adoption by 2015.

    @ Alex: If you take the time to read H.265 HEVC\'s July 2012 draft, you will realise that it uses H.264 AVC HiP (and not Hi10P) as a development reference. In fact, the first profile specified in the July draft is an 8-bit profile. There are already too many discussions on 8-bit vs. 10-bit online so I don\'t want to start another one here; what I merely wanted to point out in my last post is that 8-bit H.264 is more widely supported now and likely will be moving forward.

    In regard to CRF, it\'s clear you and I both know that raising it will reduce quality ;). I may be wrong but I don\'t think that either w0lf or I were talking about re-releasing the crf=12.5 release that Ahodomo has already put out, but rather what we could do to bring the file size down if there\'s going to be an additional Ep02 v1 encode. Since most of the weekly releases that we see these days have a CRF value between 16 and 18, I thought that it might be a good compromise along with 480p :)

  • Oscar said:
    August 28th 2012, 7:08 am

    Err... the second URL got cut off. Let me try again.

  • antithesis85 said:
    August 28th 2012, 1:30 pm

    @Oscar: Granted, I was using the DVD (and the subs from the v0, only correcting for that timing issue starting @ 14:30 mentioned over at EveTaku and the fact that I hadn\'t yet grabbed a copy of Zag font), but for my personal encodes, the Xvid came out to 196MB. The 10-bit encode (CRF18) came to 130MB, and that was just using the --veryslow preset (I realized later that I should have tweaked it a bit more to suit my usual H.264 settings, but I was giddy enough from being able to see how fast the i5 I was using could go to care). Both 480p, and they would\'ve also been slightly smaller if I didn\'t just automatically default to encoding the audio at 192kbps, but I really don\'t mind if the difference is just 10MB.

  • flossifer said:
    August 29th 2012, 9:21 am

    The people where I hang out loved this. They want to know when to look for ep3?

    The 576p is much appreciated, and file size hasn\'t been mentioned by anyone yet.

    It\'s nice to see some life at Ahodomo. I hope new activity here doesn\'t mean you\'ve lost a job, girlfriend, or anti-psychotic medications...

  • Someone Else said:
    August 30th 2012, 4:55 pm

    Any news for a slightly lower quality better than v0 with half the size of the 10bit release?

  • tormaid said:
    September 1st 2012, 9:00 pm

    For reference:

    Why upscale?

    Because typesetting and subtitle rendering at 480p suck, and upscaling on playback is going to be inferior to what was used here.

    Why so huge?

    You\'re going to be scaling it at least 2-3x during playback, any seemingly small artifacting is going to be enlarged and very noticeable. It\'s also half the size of the DVD, so get over it.

    Why 10-bit?

    Because it\'s better. If your computer can\'t handle 10-bit video IN SD, it\'s time to get a new computer.

  • personplaceorthing said:
    September 2nd 2012, 2:42 pm credits for the anonymous raw finder? ;)

    Anyways, thanks for all your hard work people! The size may be a little fat, but there isn\'t gonna be many of these episodes so it\'s okay!

  • Oscar said:
    September 4th 2012, 10:52 am

    @ Tormaid of Anxious-He: Thank you for your efforts on the upscale. It\'s a shame that NyaaTorrents only allows up to 576p for a DVD release; a number of people would probably have liked to see it upscaled further to 720p if such restriction didn\'t exist.

  • maki74 said:
    January 23rd 2013, 5:42 pm

    Hi, congratulations for the work, I have only one question, but there is one episode? here I see only 2, thanks for your attention

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