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runesaint
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Computer viewing

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I am in the process of moving my computer around for a necessary upgrade/repair. While installing software again I thought I would ask what people use to watch their files? What programs do people use, and what formats are their computer based files in?
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mbanu
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Re: Computer viewing

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Between VLC and MPlayer I'm usually able to work something out. :)

Format-wise nothing too crazy, although I have noticed that there is a subsection of the remaining fansub world that insists on releasing and sharing rare shows in fussy custom formats, like 10-bit mkv files, or the "what's a disk space?" people who mostly deal in terabyte-sized files. (There was one guy who offered up a terabyte-sized subtitle file.)
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Re: Computer viewing

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mbanu wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 4:38 pm Between VLC and MPlayer I'm usually able to work something out. :)

Format-wise nothing too crazy, although I have noticed that there is a subsection of the remaining fansub world that insists on releasing and sharing rare shows in fussy custom formats, like 10-bit mkv files, or the "what's a disk space?" people who mostly deal in terabyte-sized files. (There was one guy who offered up a terabyte-sized subtitle file.)
And these big subtitle files does not always work with VLC player. I encountered one with Fafner Exodus, and it kept crashing my computer.
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Re: Computer viewing

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I use Linux on my personal machines and have long gotten the best results (minimal problems) from VLC. The Linux distribution I use determines how easy it is to get all of the media codecs I need (built right into the main software repositories or scour third parties). As far as file formats go, I try to stick to pretty pedestrian formats like MP4, MKV or AVI. Occasionally I might pick up a FLV or OGG. I avoid any complex formats, like 10bit encodes or whatever the flavor of the month is. Let's chalk up one thing that I don't miss from the older days of digital fansubs is having to muck around with multiple players and multiple codec packs in a Russian roulette fashion just to watch a damn cartoon.
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