If you thought August was uneventful, this month was probably the “deadest” month we’ve had since we’ve started. We can thank college for that.
Regardless, we actually were able to push out some material this month—approximately 12 pieces of media. If you think about it, a “small amount” of material for us would be astounding for another group. Then again, we don’t have the overhead of translating and copy-editing so it’s like comparing apples and oranges.
Seitokai Yakuindomo Blurays
OK. I love this series. I’ve been wanting to encode the Blurays for a long time, but haven’t gotten around to pulling the trigger. Well now, I am officially picking these up and will be encoding these.
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
Back in December 2010, my team spent over 50+ man-hours timing and encoding The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. At the time, N LogN EG’s main focus was file-size, compatibility, and subtitle-correctness. Our staff didn’t really begin to prioritize the quality of the video over file-size until about March 2011.
Thinking back upon how much work and hell doing this movie was, I fired it up on my Playstation 3 and admired the fantastic timing work. After finishing the movie, I thought to myself,
“This movie really deserves better”
and thus, the 13 gigabyte behemoth of delicious Haruhi Nagato was born. We’ll be seeding this particular release for a long time, so there’s plenty of time to grab it. We’ll also be putting it on Fileserve, but, as some reports have indicated, you may not be able to get it due to the incredibly large size.
BTW, the Fileserve premium account is seriously money. $60 for a year of unlimited everything? I’m loving it!
Strike is only releasing K-On!! He says that he’s so busy that he can’t even find time to sleep—like me. But the difference between me and him is that I’m about to graduate and his graduate-school hell has just begun, so he’s basically only going to release 2 K-On!! episodes every other week.
I will be taking over Strike’s other projects and finishing up all of those by the end of November. The Puella batch is first. After I release Kara 3 and 4 this weekend, I will be working to push that batch out as soon as possible.
Kaichou wa Maid-sama [BD] On Hold
This series is on indefinite hold. That doesn’t mean we’re dropping it. It just means we’ll get around to it whenever we have some free time.
OK, so we got a new seedbox for our group despite the lack of releases to populate it.
We now have twice as much space on our new seedbox and 1 gigabit/second (125 megabytes/second) of bandwidth as opposed to 100 megabits/second (12.5 megabytes/second). That’s a pretty incredible upgrade.
So, I dunno if you guys know about shareraw, but man that site is awesome. A premium Fileserve account + Firefox + DownloadThemAll = all the damn BD raws you want. Seriously, I’m running out of space on my machine just downloading all the BD raws for the upcoming anime I plan on encoding.
Basically, this means higher quality RAWs for N LogN EG and less diskspace for everyone else. Luckily, space is cheap.
Well, that’s all I got for the month of September 2011. Seeya soon with Kara 3 and 4.