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Those of you who hated cameraman-san, rejoice! Cameraman-san has been upgraded to Producer-san.  Replacing him is… cameraman-san! Who, thankfully, has spoken lines and is treated like a totally normal character.
Was anyone out there expecting LOTS of iM@S music? Hope you were, because today’s release introduces all sorts of goodness. We can probably expect the same from every week here on out, too.
We apologize for the delay. We had some encoding issues come up. Next week should be faster!
Once again: subtitle track 1 (default) will once again be UTW style with honorifics and common terms in japanese, whereas track 2 will be the more localized version with no honorifics, courtesy of Daiz.
See you next week!

77 Thoughts on “THE iDOLM@STER – 02

  1. 1Logic on July 15, 2011 at 9:51 pm said:


  2. IzumiTaka on July 15, 2011 at 9:59 pm said:

    yeah been waiting for this thanks meng <3

  3. Nisen on July 15, 2011 at 10:15 pm said:

    I’m waiting at last 3+ episodes to start to watch (heheeh, I can enjoy better)

  4. Good stuffs~ Gotta love the twins~

  5. adam326 on July 15, 2011 at 10:22 pm said:

    Happy to see this! Thank you!
    I don’t want to be an a-hole but if future eps shall be delayed, post about it, please.
    In the matter of waiting, no news is NOT good news. Keep us informed. It makes us happy ^^
    Again Thank you for your hard work!

  6. Julio on July 15, 2011 at 10:22 pm said:

    Meh, I want to watch it now!

  7. Nuserame on July 15, 2011 at 10:27 pm said:

    Thanks for your continued efforts! Especialy like how you simply included two styles of translating, rather than picking just one.
    One nitpick though: anyone else getting botched sound, mostly during the ending?

  8. hanfgnu2k on July 15, 2011 at 10:59 pm said:

    Thanks for this release!
    My sound is OK, but the (default) subs in the OP/ED are flickering quite a lot for me. Guess its the karaoke, the insert song was fine though.

  9. I think I’m enjoying this more than I probably should be.

  10. Cryingirl on July 15, 2011 at 11:23 pm said:

    No xvids..? 🙁

  11. Invisiblemoose on July 16, 2011 at 12:36 am said:

    ED fancy softsubbed karaoke is botched for me as well. Stutters. CCCP with external DirectVobSub. ED plays fine with subs disabled. 30% CPU usage. (Q6600@3ghz)

  12. anony on July 16, 2011 at 12:42 am said:

    Is there not going to be an AVI version of this series?

  13. Rubedo on July 16, 2011 at 1:01 am said:

    The karaoke makes it lag like hell. I’m using a brand-fucking-new-top-of-the-line desktop PC. I’ve got all the usual codecs and stuff installed, running it in MPCHC. I think you guys need to rethink your karaoke style for next episode.

  14. anonymous on July 16, 2011 at 1:02 am said:

    Is it true you guys are doing Appleseed? It’s a big departure from your normal release, but, if true, then that’s great news.

  15. Cider on July 16, 2011 at 1:17 am said:

    Is it just me or is the font too large? I had to decrease it by about 10pt, with some of the subs reaching four lines.

  16. leo@uhw on July 16, 2011 at 1:57 am said:

    Opening Scene Karaoke flickers everywhere. Is it just me?

  17. Armisael on July 16, 2011 at 2:57 am said:

    Same thing with all the karaokes, anyone have a solution ?

  18. Mango on July 16, 2011 at 3:01 am said:

    Booo Overrated but I still enjoy it

  19. The ending karaoke does that too when they sing -fast-
    I guess what was used just can’t handle the speed

  20. Zeuradin on July 16, 2011 at 3:42 am said:

    Yep karaoke lags for me a lot too, especially the ED – whenever there’s more than a couple of words at once, the karaoke effects lag the video and audio, then the video/audio basically stops for half a second while the karaoke effects catch up.
    I’m using the latest CCCP with MPCHC.

  21. usotsuki on July 16, 2011 at 3:54 am said:

    Same problem with karaoke, on both Windows Media and VLC.

  22. Nobody on July 16, 2011 at 3:57 am said:

    Thanks! Somehow I keep hearing that one line in the OP as “Are you ready? I’m a lady!”

  23. s0rath on July 16, 2011 at 4:37 am said:

    Thanks. 😀
    I think you should change that old poll to a “Who’s your favorite idol in iM@S?” poll.

  24. Hm, no problems with the karaoke in the OP/ED here. mpchc and directvobsub.

  25. Zombie on July 16, 2011 at 6:16 am said:

    Both OP and ED karaoke flickered. It still played smoothly for me though.

  26. Rathus on July 16, 2011 at 6:57 am said:

    I too was having audio drop-out and lag during the ED, despite having a brand new computer. I just found out that there was a new CCCP version released 2 weeks ago (the previous being released over 9 months ago) and updated to that. Now the softsub ED works perfectly in sync.
    This may not help people with older computer, but there was at least some speed upgrades in there.

  27. OP was flickering like crazy when prebuffering sub pictures. Seems there was a recent update to K-Lite and the flickering disappeared after install:

  28. Still might thinking about revising the Kara though. It’s overy complex to the point of causing issues and the alpha effect doesn’t even look very good.

  29. blank on July 16, 2011 at 8:27 am said:

    Updated CCP, and it really helped with the stuttering, but it was still there. My computer is sort of old, but it usually doesn’t have these problems with karaoke.

  30. Great work, guys! Only gripe is the lag/slowdown with the karaoke segments in the OP and ED. Once that gets fixed you have a nigh-perfect release.

  31. GX-9901 on July 16, 2011 at 10:02 am said:

    sorry guys but, this release lags right from the start. im like, wow. even with updated cccp codecs installed. :\

  32. Zeuradin on July 16, 2011 at 10:21 am said:

    So I tried overclocking my 2.4GHz Q6600 to 3.0GHz to try and get smooth karaoke with the ED… definitely helped with the lag on the ED karaoke, but doesn’t overcome it completely. I’m using directvobsub.

  33. It’s all great as long as karaoke’s not on screen, my laptop totally can’t handle it, and I never had such problems even with 1080p vid with karaoke

  34. xuegaR on July 16, 2011 at 10:51 am said:

    It works perfectly with mplayer and libass support.
    Nice softsubbed karas though.

  35. hatsuhatsu on July 16, 2011 at 10:58 am said:

    Finally! thank you very much UTW!

  36. Amuro on July 16, 2011 at 11:02 am said:

    Running on a 3.0GHz Core 2 Quad, got some lag during the OP, but the ED was completely unwatchable. First time I’ve ever had any sort of issue like that.
    Updated CCCP as mentioned in these comments and it magically fixed it all.

  37. Even after upgrading CCCP the ED was unwatchably laggy. :<

  38. GX-9901 on July 16, 2011 at 11:21 am said:

    uhm, nevermind, this worked on windows media player for me. hahaha.

  39. Manfred on July 16, 2011 at 11:24 am said:

    Running a stock 2500 got no lag, thanks.

  40. Hmmmmmm on July 16, 2011 at 11:35 am said:


  41. sorry for the late release, everyone 🙁 lots of things to work out in a group with so many people who aren’t familiar with one another. doesn’t help that i’m a slow TL either ;; hope you’re all enjoying our work, though!

  42. the trooper on July 16, 2011 at 1:00 pm said:

    ppl having issues while using the new cccp: try mplayer2, works like a charm but it’s not very user friendly.

  43. Sprug on July 16, 2011 at 2:01 pm said:

    It’s not something I really care about, but something is definitely wrong with the karaoke. It works fine for the OP, but it seems to lag and generally not work for the ED and insert song. The actual subs and video run smoothly though, it’s just the karaoke that’s screwed up.

  44. Shadow on July 16, 2011 at 2:41 pm said:

    I miss the old idolm@sters serries.. that being said .. i miss the whole big robo comet busters part too

  45. As for the Karaoke op/ed, yes, it definitely causes a lot more CPU load. I guess people with not all that new computers might have problems. I do not have any (i7-2600K plus CUDA), but even so, task manager shows quite some difference between standard subs (http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/9132/nokaraoke.png) and karaoke (http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/1857/karaokev.png)

  46. Voyeur. on July 16, 2011 at 3:02 pm said:

    Don’t know if anybody know of this author’s guide but try this instead of the CCCP’s Codec-pack + it also utilize the MPC-HC player like CCCP do:
    High/Low: CUDA [nVidia only, and the bare minimum i tried it with was an GT220 but the upgrade to an GT240/GT430 is good enough for MadVR]: http://imouto.my/watching-h264-videos-using-compute-unified-device-architecture-cuda/
    High/Middle: DXVA [nVidia, AMD]: http://imouto.my/watching-h264-videos-using-dxva/
    Low: DXVA [Intel]: http://imouto.my/watching-h264-videos-using-dxva-clearvideo-version/
    [Can be used with nVidia and AMD GPU’s + it’s also lite on entry-level/IGPU, and is the one I’m currently using as of now [Is trying to survive using an crappy laptop with an quite crappy Intel 4500MHD that can barely run out-of-spec 1080p videos] since my motherboard died on me last month/turned into an door stopper =_=*]
    But i would recommend xvidvideo’s MPC-HC’s SVN builds instead of the one used in the guide: http://www.xvidvideo.ru/media-player-classic-home-cinema-x86-x64/

  47. Voyeur. on July 16, 2011 at 3:11 pm said:

    P.S: The crappy-laptop-with-the-crappy-integrated-gpu didn’t lag from the karaoke effects.

  48. snowblossom on July 16, 2011 at 3:45 pm said:

    Flickering confirmed on DirectVobSub while using prebuffering. None of that with prebuffering off, but then it renders slower than molasses on 2.4Ghz dual core i5, with CUDA enabled CoreAVC, with resizing to 1600×900 and debanding on in ffdshow.

  49. Andrew on July 16, 2011 at 3:49 pm said:

    Yeah opening was a bit weird. Just make it hard subbed.

  50. Sumatori-kun on July 16, 2011 at 7:18 pm said:

    3.2GHz Phenom II 555 (stock, no OC)
    4GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Vengeance RAM
    DXVA @ on-board ATI Radeon HD 4250 (512MB shared system RAM)
    ASRock 880GM-LE motherboard (880G/SB710 chipset)
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32-bit
    AMD VISION drivers 11.6
    Media Player Classic – Home Cinema nightly version
    Absolutely no other codecs installed aside from the ones built-in to Windows 7. Raw MPC-HC using EVR Custom Pres. output renderer and sub picture buffering set to 3 with allowed animations.
    RESULT: No problems with OP and ED animation at all.

  51. Its a shame it lost its original documentary/VN style, now its quite generic tbh imo

  52. Damn, even the 480p OP and ED lags for me. :0

  53. Shrinemaid on July 16, 2011 at 11:38 pm said:

    yea the ed and op lag

  54. Sprug on July 17, 2011 at 1:14 am said:

    I found out why the karaoke didn’t work for me. It’s because I didn’t “allow animation when buffering”. Karaoke works perfectly fine when it’s checked. I don’t like having it on though, because subtitles disappear when I pause.

  55. Hey guys: Great job on the show, but I’m having the same issue with the karaoke freezing the video that others are having. You think you could do a non-karaoke track also?

  56. KumaKuma on July 17, 2011 at 3:01 am said:

    I never ever had any problems with kareoke before, but wow it lags.

  57. sm2345 on July 17, 2011 at 3:16 am said:

    Um, there’s a small error in the release at 01:40.
    It’s ” everyones’ “, in the script, but it should be “everyone’s”.
    Otherwise an excellent release as usual, please keep up the great work 😀
    Also, the kara does lag on an i3, using latest CCCP + MPC-HC. However, it does not on the latest version of SMPlayer and KMPlayer.

  58. fire on July 17, 2011 at 9:13 am said:

    try offloading the video processing use DXVA or CUDA with madvr on MPC-HC

  59. sm2345 on July 17, 2011 at 12:31 pm said:

    ‘But why are everyone -> is <- pictures like this…?'

  60. sm2345 on July 17, 2011 at 12:33 pm said:

    eeeeehrm. nevermind. now I’m confused.

  61. LOLWTF on July 17, 2011 at 12:33 pm said:

    I also managed to type in the wrong name TWICE.
    Might explain it… 🙁

  62. Kinny Riddle on July 17, 2011 at 4:38 pm said:

    Glad to hear I’m not the only one with the OP/ED playback problems.
    At first I thought it had something to do with my laptop’s processing power, so I had to get the 480p, but when even 480p was having the same problems, I came on here to see if anyone else was going through the same stuff.
    After updating my CCCP, the 480p is more or less working perfectly.
    However, for the 720p, the OP is still slightly laggy but tolerable, while the ED is still extremely slow. And that is me closing all other programs to ensure a smooth playback.

  63. Larnu on July 17, 2011 at 9:07 pm said:

    Having massive lagg issues with the karaoke here as well. Tried it in a couple of players, but nothings happy. Thought maybe it was due to the file being paused for a good 20 minutes, and it’d been indexed into the Page file, but episode ran fine.
    Not sure what to suggest, as running a 1080p vid and it’s fine as well.
    Thanks for episode though! Hopefully it’ll be one of those silly thigns that resovles itself.

  64. DonTe on July 17, 2011 at 10:00 pm said:

    Kara lags here too. Up-to-date CCCP, Q6600 @ 2.4Ghz, MPC-HC.

  65. amen665 on July 17, 2011 at 10:12 pm said:

    no op or ed lag on my end, but the kara has some flashing issues (no big deal). using cccp/coreavc with MPC-HC on a laptop that can’t handle 1080p.
    i did uncheck the box “Allow animation when buffering” in the option setting. still have flashing op subtitles. ed is the same also, but not as bad as the op.
    one more thing…. thxs 4 the release.

  66. amen665 on July 17, 2011 at 10:21 pm said:

    fuuuuuuck….. went to the cccp settings and unchecked “VSFilter Subpicture Pre-Buffering”. major fking lag with op!! the subs are perfect though.. so the culprit is the “VSFilter Subpicture Pre-Buffering” that’s causing the flashing subtitles. i guess flashing subs is better than lag so if anyone is lagging try going to cccp settings and check “VSFilter Subpicture Pre-Buffering”.

  67. Zeuradin on July 18, 2011 at 1:55 pm said:

    @Voyeur: Thanks, http://imouto.my/watching-h264-videos-using-dxva/ helped tremendously with my karaoke lag issue. It plays perfectly smoothly for me now (albeit with a little bit of flickering around 22.54 and 23.10)

  68. sm2345 on July 18, 2011 at 6:48 pm said:

    Actually, the lagging seems an issue with using the combination ffdshow video decoder + DirectVobSub in any video player(which is set as default combination for MPC-HC, afaik).
    Changing any one of them to another decoder/renderer does the trick, whatever be the video player.
    Just tested with various combinations on KMPlayer and MPC-HC, works fine on the rest. Hope it helps ^^

  69. SupraGuy on July 19, 2011 at 3:49 am said:

    I’m getting major lag on the kara, OP/ED and insert songs. Using CCCP/MPC-HC and using CoreAVC for H.264 processing. Thought that it was my dual-core machine, but also getting it on the quad-core. Processor load is okay, but it still lags. What gives?

  70. Just to add to this, I so far used the current mpc-hc from http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpc-hc/files/ and had no karaoke lag. Then I saw the link to http://www.xvidvideo.ru/media-player-classic-home-cinema-x86-x64/ in a post above here, downloaded the current version from THERE, and my oh my did I get karaoke lag with that one (no animated text, the text lagged behind the music and sometimes I got subtitles popping up in the wrong places). So back to mpc-hc for me, absolutely no problems with that one.

  71. Progeusz on July 19, 2011 at 12:41 pm said:

    Kara is flashing in some parts. The same issue with one sign, don’t remember which one. I use standard mpc/cccp, no problems with other series.

  72. Voyeur. on July 19, 2011 at 6:55 pm said:

    @Zeuradin: You’re welcome.

  73. Comm on July 20, 2011 at 7:33 am said:

    Daiz is a fag and doing a joint with underwater will only make you a more mediocre group.The show ,shame since you are one of the few decent groups left.Maybe you should focus on the bds of your shows already finished and ongoing and dump the trolls like Diaz and the like

  74. blank on July 20, 2011 at 8:35 am said:

    What exactly does Daiz do for this series? Just provide the second subtitle track?

  75. Hito on July 20, 2011 at 8:08 pm said:

    Everyone’s is correct, as the apostrophe is being used as possession, not a contraction. Tomo’s bag doesn’t mean Tomo is bag, so it does need an apostrophe.

  76. derp on July 21, 2011 at 1:04 am said:

    nice ‘simulcasting’ again from crunchyroll. 2 days after the broadcast, hahaha oh wow

  77. lolol on July 21, 2011 at 2:25 am said:

    so are you guys gonna drop this since crunchyroll ^^ at least you made it through 2 episodes, a new record

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