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Softenni episode 2

Softenni episode 2 : Shit just got real!

Fixed Nyaa Download

Download Patch

I had a lot of fun editing this episode and marimar can vouch for the fact that I am getting even better at this lol

marimar edit: ^tru fax: “The_Profileth, editing shite to less shit.” ;)

Video 1280×720 10bit ~2552kb/s cabac=1 / ref=16 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0×3:0×133 / me=umh / subme=10 / psy=1 / fade_compensate=0.00 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=32 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=2 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=0 / chroma_qp_offset=-4 / threads=4 / lookahead_threads=1 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / fgo=0 / bframes=12 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=1 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=336 / keyint_min=23 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=40 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=17.0000 / qcomp=0.80 / qpmin=10 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00

Audio 2.0 FLAC Subs C.U.T.E subs Original Ayako-Nishishi Original Hiryuu

Progress Update

Isn’t Yuriko cute when she is serious?

Well I felt like I haven’t said anything in a while so I wanted to give an update.

Softenni episode 1 is getting a v2 that will have better video and the most recent subs which will replace the current one on nyaa

Softenni episode 2 is done and being looked at by Sashamaru and will be released soon

Slayers The Movie’s v2 is moving along and will hopefully be done by the end of this week

In a bit of news I am doing a new show called Idol Project, its a fun little 4 episode OVA that has really nice art and episode 1 is nearly done. I am just waiting on confirmation from marimar for the subs.

And finally, I have begun work on Nadesico again and this time I am working to make it so I don’t have to manually go through each frame meaning I might actually be able to get a release out quickly.

So… who is marimar?

marimar x The_Profileth

Well, do you care? Maybe.

Do I care? Not really.

Then why are you making this post? Because The_Profileth’s shinobi way is “doing the most” and I’ve been dragged into his world as of recently.

So, who is marimar? Well, the answer is so simple, it is too difficult to explain so here are a few things to consider: Read more

Slayers OVA -Book of Spells-

Hmm... seconds anybody? :3

Wait, wut? Two releases? Is this a troll?

Why, no, it is not. We present you with Slayers OVA -Book of Spells-. Yet another release we had in the back-burner for quite some time and finally sees the light of day. Didn’t actually believe we were getting stuff done, huh?

On a second note, Dual-Duality is currently recruiting. We are in dire need of timers, typesetters, and OCR specialists.  The_Profileth has actually been getting quite some encoding done and has quite a few things ready to release, including: Burn Up Excess, Kyouran Kazoku Nikki (official final release), and Softenni BDs. These three specifically are stuck at timing. Also, The_Profileth is planning on picking up some recent BDs such as Naze no Kanojo X but we will need more staff to provide you with timely releases for these new projects. If interested, join us at irc://irc.rizon.net/dual-duality or click on the Chat button at the top of the page. Previous experience is preferred for timing and typesetting but none needed to OCR. We are willing to work with you if you are new as long as you are open to learning and are available throughout the week.

Well, with no further ado, download this release here.

Video stats:

Video

640×480 1159-1390 KB/s

Audio

English 2.0 224KB/s AC3

Japanese 2.0 224KB/s AC3

Subs

Full subs edited ASS

Full subs edited ALT ASS

Full subs Anime-Ancestors ASS

Full subs R1 ASS

Signs and Songs ASS

Writing library : x264 core 125 r2200+677M 3a754e7

Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=16 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0×3:0×133 / me=umh / subme=10 / psy=1 / fade_compensate=0.00 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=32 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=2 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=0 / chroma_qp_offset=-4 / threads=6 / lookahead_threads=1 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / fgo=0 / bframes=12 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=1 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=336 / keyint_min=23 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=40 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=17.0000 / qcomp=0.80 / qpmin=10 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00

Slayers Perfect -The Motion Picture-

Oops... wrong site

Hello all. Surprised? You should be. Not often do you see a release from Dual-Duality but we are glad to present you with the long stalled awaited Slayers Perfect -The Motion Picture-. Big shout out to marimar for getting this release off the ground as the faggot leader knows as The_Profileth had been procrastinating on releasing this for quite some time.  This release includes the R1 subs edited by The_Profileth and styled/timed by marimar. We have also included the English original R1 subs re-timed to the release as well as the Spanish R1 subs. The movie will be receiving a v2 using the R2J DVD as the source. Slayers OVA -Book of Spells- is next on the list and should be released soon as it’s going through final script stalling edits at The_Profileth.

On a second note, Dual-Duality is currently recruiting. We are in dire need of timers, typesetters, and OCR specialists.  The_Profileth has actually been getting quite some encoding done and has quite a few things ready to release, including: Burn Up Excess, Kyouran Kazoku Nikki (official final release), and Softenni BDs. These three specifically are stuck at timing. Also, The_Profileth is planning on picking up some recent BDs such as Naze no Kanojo X but we will need more staff to provide you with timely releases for these new projects. If interested, join us at irc://irc.rizon.net/dual-duality or click on the Chat button at the top of the page. Previous experience is preferred for timing and typesetting but none needed to OCR. We are willing to work with you if you are new as long as you are open to learning and are available throughout the week.

Well, with no further ado, download this release here. plus the patch here

Video stats:

Video

704×528 2315 KB/s

Audio

English 2.0 192KB/s AC3

Japanese 2.0 448KB/s AC3

Subs

Full subs edited ASS

Full subs edited ALT ASS

Full subs Anime-Ancestors ASS

Full subs R1 ASS

Signs and Songs ASS

Spanish Full sub VOBSUB

Writing library : x264 core 125 r2200+677M 3a754e7

Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=16 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0×3:0×133 / me=umh / subme=10 / psy=1 / fade_compensate=0.00 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=32 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=2 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=0 / chroma_qp_offset=-4 / threads=6 / lookahead_threads=1 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / fgo=0 / bframes=12 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=1 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=336 / keyint_min=23 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=40 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=17.0000 / qcomp=0.80 / qpmin=10 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00

Update: Mediafire and Releases

Ok so mediafire links should be working again

Progress Updates:

Slayers The Book of Spells OVAs:

Encoding:Done

Subs: Being worked on, currently styling and editing

Slayers The Motion Picture:

Encoding:~50% Lossless file is done and the lossy file is being encoded and should be done in a day or two

Subs: Will be worked on after encoding is done and Slayers Book of Spells is done

Progress Update

Ok so first off, Slayers Book of Spells ovas are done, encoded and are being styled and edited a bit by marimar not to be confused with Mirari who made our fancy html template for the bakabt Dirty Pair Project Eden offer.

Slayers – The Motion Picture aka Slayers Return is about halfway done encoding.

I am through the lossless stage now, it is now in a 60fps lossless file, but I need to resize, deblend and denoise it and then marimar will probably help with the subs for it.

Dirty Pair Project Eden

Dirty Pair Project Eden

Has both the ADV and Streamline dubs and the Japanese audio obviously

Download from Nyaa

video stats

Video

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Format : AVC

Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec

Format profile : High 10@L4.1

Format settings, CABAC : Yes

Format settings, ReFrames : 16 frames

Codec ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC

Duration : 1h 21mn

Bit rate : 3 232 Kbps

Width : 652 pixels

Height : 480 pixels

Display aspect ratio : 1.660

Original display aspect ratio : 4:3

Frame rate : 23.976 fps

Color space : YUV

Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0

Bit depth : 10 bits

Scan type : Progressive

Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.431

Stream size : 1.83 GiB (79%)

Writing library : x264 core 125 r2200+677M 3a754e7

Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=16 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0×3:0×133 / me=umh / subme=10 / psy=1 / fade_compensate=0.00 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=32 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=2 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=0 / chroma_qp_offset=-4 / threads=6 / lookahead_threads=1 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / fgo=0 / bframes=12 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=1 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=336 / keyint_min=28 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=40 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=17.0000 / qcomp=0.80 / qpmin=10 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00

So sorry for the absence as of late but I bear good news

So for a while I have not been really active online or on irc, however that is because I was busy with school and college and stuff. I have a new laptop that is actually stronger than my current desktop and I have been able to pump out encodes about twice as fast so far.

I have Dirty Pair Project Eden done and ready to ship and I am quickly working through the Slayers Book of Spells ovas. I have 2 episodes out of 3 done for that I just need to do the subs for those. After that I will probably do the Slayers Movies and maybe pop out a couple other episodes of something else. Softenni should hopefully get back on track as well as it has been encoded and just needs to be edited and such. Look forward to more stuff finally from me and from now on more updates regarding progress status and other updates :D

State of the Group Address: Now with added lateness

You know what this means right?

Please excuse the lack of flair and breadth I have been sick recently and am not 100%  mentally here

Well this year has gone by in a flash, and unfortunately I was busy last month so instead of March 28th this is being done on April 28th cause you gotta atleast maintain the same day lol.

It’s odd how it seems like just yesterday that I was sitting here writing my first State of the Group Address, I guess you could say a lot has changed over the last year. I have finally begun to get the hang of creating filters in avisynth and I am beginning to understand the mathematical principles that are in play whereas I used to only understand the visual cues and concepts. Despite my increases in understanding and competency I will say that my encode turnout rate has been quiet abyssal. If we discard the PowerPuff Girls Z encodes I didn’t really get much of any series done this year, which as most of you know has been my main issue. However I think I will talk more about that later, for now I am going to go over the staff changes in Dual-Duality

This year I managed to actually not end up losing more people than I gained.

We have had people come and go, people like Goretek who wanted to help us with subs but ultimately ended up disappearing never to be heard from again due to personal circumstances.

Unfortunately Chevy787 also has not been with us for the majority of the past year due to real life concerns, though there is a chance that over the summer he may return and help for a while.

And of course I always like to try and pick up a few newbies along the way, this year it was Obto and Vash.

Obto ended up being too busy with work to actually do any encoding but at least he is still here and talks with us and gives moral support lol

Vash still has promise and I was in the process of teaching him when he became AFK for for oddly long periods of time. He still hangs around in the channel but it seems oddly hard to actually get a hold of him.

Though we did make some good friends this year.

colormeKEVO is the leader and founder of the wonderful ColorMeSubbed you may know them for their excellent subs and insane typesetting (especially in things like Nisemongatari) Kevo has been very nice and helpful to me over the past year and you will all be thanking him for the OP and ED karaoke when I release my 10bit v2 of Kyouran Kazoku Nikki

I also started talking with OZC again this year. He’s a nice guy and has been willing to let me help him with the avisynth scripts on his shows aswell as being a test subject for my filters lol. It has been nice being able to talk with someone about encoding and such. He also is gonna be helping me with audio syncing stuff as Sashamaru doesn’t always have the time to be doing it.

I suppose I should also be thanking Rarely_Upset for both giving me a reason to do Softenni and by actually helping me release it.

And of course I would like to give all of my staff a big hand and thank them for sticking with me and helping even when the going got tough. I would like to thank Sashamaru for being very encouraging and at times helpful especially when it came to releasing things. Sashamaru has been very helpful with his editing on Softenni and for that I thank him. Again I will thank torque for always having random pieces of advice or criticism. His knowledge has been especially helpful when regarding patching and typesetting and other general fansub related stuff. I want to thank EvilLivesHere for continuing to host our site, we are very grateful for his support and services.

Alright so I mentioned before that I haven’t really been getting much of anything released lately. Well for the vast majority of last year I had issues regarding my computer and my internet connection which sorta put me out of action for half of the year. Thankfully that shouldn’t be an issue going forward. Regarding the direction of the group, I want to get more things done. Of course I have been saying this for a while and I will continue to say it until it happens. I think by focusing on not doing too many shows at once I should be able to get more things done. If I had someone who could handle the dealing with the subs for me I know I could get a lot more things release because what often stalls me is having to mess around with subs. One of the few exceptions has been with Softenni, I actually like doing the editing and typesetting and such so this has not been that much of a problem for that show. I have become content with my video quality and filesizes as of late and will of course bring you the best possible quality that I can supply. One of the changes I have made regarding releases is including FLAC more often. If find that as long as the FLAC is not above 100MB or so that it doesn’t impact the filesize too negatively. One fun thing that came into my attention this year has been 16bit filtering. 16bit filtering allows for much more accurate filtering and can be used in conjunction with dithering to avoid and remove banding. Essentially 16bit means that there are 2^16 ie 65536 available colors within the spectrum where as normally you only have 2^8 IE 256. The massive increase in number of shades and precise rounding makes for better overall filtering when used correctly. I won’t make more promises, and I won’t make more unnecessary claims about what I plan to do. Instead I will just try to do what I can and hopefully get things done. After I finish Softenni I have got a good bit of stuff stock piled that just needs release prepping, but I will save that for later.

I may come back and add more to this when I am feeling better and can think straight but until then;

The State of the Group is strong and I hope to show you that in my actions as well as in my words.

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