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Project to revitalize file accessibility

So this is something I've been neglecting for a while. There's a bunch of things we can be implementing to improve the availability of our files. It'd be a big help if the community could seed some torrents and upload some files for us.

Just make sure the file names are the original ones. I think most of the file names are listed at the bottom of the series pages on the wiki. Using rapidcrc to make sure the file integrity is good is always helpful as well.

Torrents

Link to torrents that need seeding - Please help seed files that have a bunch of leechers on them but no seeds.

Direct download files
Download Forum

There are a lot of series that have no files for their episodes. It'd be really good if we could get some links up for those series. I see a few sites that others have used:
http://uptobox.com/
http://sendspace.com/
http://uploaded.net
http://mega.co.nz/

Batch torrents

I've been kind of neglecting this lately. If you see a group of torrents that can easily be batched, feel free to point it out. I know that for Wizard, we're kind of waiting for some bonus stuff to be finished. But otherwise most stuff that's completed should get batched at some point.

Any other ideas?

There's a lot of smart people out there. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve your experience, feel free to let me know!

Post to this thread or e-mail me.

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Gaim affiliations now available on the forum user groups

Pretty minor customization for forum goers. If you go to the User Control Panel, you can go to Usergroups, join a special group, and select it as your Default Group to get a little icon over your avatar.

These things are pretty easy to make, so if you have ideas for them, let me know.

 

Choose your fate! Who are you gonna side with?!

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Version 2's coming for last week's episodes

Not sure what happened, but it seems like some of last week's episodes got encoded with the qc version of the subtitles script. This affects Toqger 7 HD and Gaim 24 SD. We think that it may have something to do with Megui (the program we use for encoding) caching the old subtitle files somehow? It's not totally clear.

We'll need to do some more investigation to see if past episodes were also affected by this problem.

 

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Google URL shortening is neat

This link is for the mibbit chat client for our channel, it's normally super long: http://goo.gl/lDbbbn

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More Frequently Asked Questions

1) Are you doing (insert next Sentai/KR series here)?

Duh.

2) When will the next episode of (insert currently running Sentai/KR series here) come out?

What day is it? If it's before Sunday 7:30 Japan time then the episodes haven't aired yet. You can always check to see if we're up-to-date with our episodes by looking at our wiki and checking the chronology of the episodes. If it seems like we're running a bit behind, well, shit happens. We do our best but sometimes we get bogged down. If it's the first episode of a new series, we will need a while longer to hammer out karaoke, effects, naming conventions, all that fun stuff that gets decided in the first episode and then (hopefully) we don't change the rest of the series.

Please don't ask when an episode will come out because most of the time we honestly don't know ourselves, it depends on the availability of staff that week.

3) Why hasn't the 720 version of the episode been released yet?

Since we do all our encoding on one computer, we try to get the 1080 and the SD out first. 1080 we do to future-proof our releases so in 10 years they won't look totally horrible on your Super HD TV. SD we do as a concession to our viewers who do not have super-fast connections or have a limited amount of data they can download every month. 720 will eventually become unnecessary but for the moment we still release a 720 encode as a middle ground. However, it does mean it gets a lower priority when it comes to encoding so it is usually released sometime after the other two encodes, around 2-24 hours, depending on the encoder.

Please realize that encoding three different types of the same video is really an extra chore for us. We'd much rather encode only 2 or preferably only 1 but we do 3 so you as the viewer have a choice of which resolution is best for you.

4) Are you still doing (Megaranger/Zyuranger/Timeranger/Cheeseranger/Kuuga/Agito/etc)?

Non-currently running shows are done on a rotating basis, meaning when the translator finishes one chunk of episodes (usually one DVD's worth), they then move onto a different series and translate another chunk of episodes.

5) Are you doing (Insert Movie XYZ title here)?

If we are doing a movie, it will be listed with the movie release date in this forum thread, which is regularly updated.

6) When will (Insert Movie XYZ title here) be released?

Well, has it been released on DVD and Blu-Ray yet? We cannot sub something without the physical media, it is literally impossible. Check the above link to see if it has been released yet. Keep in mind, you still have to factor in shipping from Japan to the US, which can take about a week. If it is after the release date and we haven't released it yet, please be patient! We're juggling two to three weekly shows that have to be done first; movie comes second.

7) Why is there commentary during this movie I downloaded?

Because your media player is old and sucks. The movies usually come with several audio tracks, mono, stereo, better stereo, and commentary. Any decent media player will decide to play only one. Stupid ones will decide "Oh, I should play all of these at once!". WMP is particularly notorious for doing this. Please download a different media player. GOM, VLC and MPC are all very good and can play pretty much any video file with the right codecs. GOM+CCCP is basically the Jesus player. If you're worried about system resources, MPC is only 2 mb and works beautifully.

tl;dr WMP is pewp, get something else.

8) Please release (insert title here).

First, check our tracker to make sure we haven't already released it. If we haven't, ask yourself why we haven't released it. Is it because it hasn't aired yet? Is it because it's still in theaters? Is it because we're too busy making sweet love to your mother? Is it because we are normal people like you and have lives and jobs and this is just a very expensive hobby?

9) Are you going to pick up (Insert series title here)?

No plans for picking up any new projects until we get some of the current ones done. This doesn't mean that we won't in an impassioned frenzy pick up a new one at the bar, have a wild one night stand and totally regret the net 3 years we have to spend hiding from their texts. If there's already someone else subbing it, chances are very slim we'll pick it up. While in the past we did some anime, we're very much a tokusatsu-centric subbing group now and our subbing choices reflect that, so don't ask us to do Naruto or something like that.

10) Will you sub the Gatchaman live action movie?

No. You know why? It's bad. It's just plain, unequivocably bad. The writing is bad. The acting is bad (sorry ShinkenRed). The villains are mediocre. The effects are... pretty cool, but they don't make up for the otherwise tangled mess of predictable tropes and cliches that is the whole movie. We're not going to waste money, time and effort on something that you're just going to be disappointed by. Don't believe me? Just look at Kotaku's review and the comments.

11) Will you be doing any of the Toei Hero Next movies?

Ultimately we've decided not to because the main attraction of those movies is the actors from the current KR/SS shows. They have nothing to do with the actual shows themselves and basically are just another way to wring money from fans. If there's any good stand-out ones we might consider it but they're overall pretty bland movies quickly shat out to make the most of the actors while Toei's still got them under contract.

12) I disagree with your translation choices.

You're always welcome to discuss your opinion on the forums or in an email. We don't mind explaining our stylistic and linguistic choices for the shows we do and always listen to suggestions. If you tell us outright what you think where we can see your opinions, it's much more likely we'll act on them than if you post on some random message board that we don't check. Rational discussion is never punished, only trolling.

13) Why is TOQ-Oh so creepy?

I don't know what you're talking about.

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Update on last week's episodes

Sorry for the delay, between the hardware failure, staff members getting sick and moving, it's been a hectic mess. But we're turning things around and this week's episodes are in the process of getting done. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

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Site maintenance

We're in the middle of a server transition. Wiki's being moved currently. If the rest of the site goes down, you'll know why.

You can always follow our facebook or twitter for updates:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/TV-Nihon/107608802590858

https://twitter.com/tvnihon

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Happy Friday guys, how's this brand new year going so far?

Pretty much the same? Yeah, me too.

But it's a new year, so let's use it as an excuse to do some admin stuff.

Looks like someone has updated our Birthdays page on the wiki with the Gaim cast. Sweet, I forgot we had that thing. Speaking of which, happy birthday to Shiono Akihisa (KyouryuuGreen) who's 19 and Sawahata Ryuusei (Young Kouga) who's 17. Dang, so the child actor who played Kouga is just two years younger than a young Sentai member.

Wiki / Facebook / Google+ / Twitter / Release Spreadsheet

I put together a fandom map last year. US Map / World Map

If you have bandwidth to share, there's always unseeded torrents and the direct download links

As usual you can always e-mail me. Sometimes I check my messages on tumblr.

We're working on a bunch of side projecst, so look forward to those in the upcoming weeks.

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Donation Drive Time

Hope you guys are enjoying Thanksgiving. So it's that time of year for us to do a donation drive to pay for the servers. The goal this year is 1000 US dollars. This should cover the cost of our tracker, forum, front page, and wiki. Thank you to anyone who donates. We can't do this stuff without your support.

Stick around, we should be releasing Gaim in a few hours. Have a good day everyone.

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Might as well review this once a year

Obligatory plugs

We have a Facebook page. We have a Twitter that we seldom update.

We have a Wiki for containing all our infos and hosting our pictures. If you see pictures where I'm the source on tumblr, you can often find a larger version on our wiki (Since tumblr resizes my pics)

Most of our members are on IRC. You can visit us using the web client Mibbit.

If you visit our forums, I highly recommend using the new posts link.

Policy stuff

People have been pretty good about this of late, but in general we prefer that people don't ask when stuff will be released. It also helps to realize that the DVD/Blu-ray might not even be out yet. Check the Disc release article to double check that.

It's super helpful if people can check the Tracker page for unseeded torrents and the torrent seed request forums. It helps us keep the files active and alive for other fans.

If you have problems with a file, run it through RapidCRC or check it with a torrent to see if it's complete. If it's incomplete, the torrent will complete it for you.

File stuff

In general I stream most of our files to my PS3. On my computer I like to use GOM player, but you can always use VLC or Media Player Classic to play our stuff.

Other

If you're an artist, we always like getting pictures for our splash screens and banners for our forums. Submission thread.

 

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Personality Test?

http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp

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There is also an option to add your personality type to your forum profile. What does your personality say about you?

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Quality check for Ultraman Ginga?

If you want to do quality check work for Ultraman Ginga (or any of our current active series) PM  me on the forums. Thanks!

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Hurray for you, TV-Nihon! 18 day streak of releases

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o50_ZlMnjqY&t=0m56s

Haven't missed a day yet. But our distro queue is empty, so maybe nothing tomorrow?!

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More information. We want information!

This is the map of people who go to our forums

And the map of people who go to our tracker

Fairly similar to our actual map, but there's way more people who just go to the tracker and don't go to the forums. Also, there's actual African IPs.

 

Also a slightly more detailed listing of country/city and gender from the facebook fanpage. Quite the sausagefest on here.

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Crazy Map Project

So we've filled up the first page of the Google Maps and moved into a second page:

Google Maps Page 2:
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=216974409160946370555.0004e483e581a...

If you don't see your name and you were previously on there, you might need to go back to the first page

New US Map:
https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zshYZbZXJqmA.kArw5rUY-Mf8

I'll be moving the US addresses to this one. I think this is a new map module from Google, since I don't remember seeing it earlier this week. I kind of like this version better, since it's easier to search for places.

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Toku map

If you ever feel lonely, maybe there's a like-minded person close to you!

Google Map

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If you want to participate, post here or e-mail me your info (takkynoko@yahoo.com)

The info I'll need is
-A name of some sort. This can be a nickname or a pseudoname, whatever you want.
-A location. I just need a city or even a county to know where to drop the marker.
-A description. Put whatever info here that you want.

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720p vs 1080p discussion thread

Moved to here since I don't want to have the discussion in the Fourze thread:

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