Unlimited Translation Works

Fall 2011 "Plans"

Here’s where we are so far regarding our plans for the Fall 2011 season.

  • We’ll be picking up Fate/Zero as our signature Fall 2011 project (no, we don’t care if Aniplex is translating it into 8 different languages if they’re going to stream in shitty 360p). We’ll be using the Aniplex subs as a base unless they turn out to be utter shit. We’ll be using MBS caps (which air 2.5 hours later than the first airing), meaning a “delay” of 2.5 hours but also a higher quality video and audio source.
  • iM@S continues into Fall 2011, being a 2-cour show. I can only hope the team’ll find it in them to stop delaying releases for days.

…and that’s all that we can say for sure. We really don’t know what else we’ll pick up at this point in time. The only other Fall 2011 show I really wanted to do (Haganai) is oversubbed, so much of this rests on what Moshi and/or 8thsin decide to pick up, what shows end up being on-the-dot simulcasted, and whether the scheduling falls into place in terms of air times, supporting staff etc.
I guess this is also the place to mention that we’ll be switching to 10-bit x264 encodes for the Fall 2011 season (put simply, you’ll be getting better video for smaller filesizes at a small compatibility sacrifice). We’ll probably keep doing XviDs as our compatibility release, though.

174 Thoughts on “Fall 2011 "Plans"

  1. Jumendez-sama on September 29, 2011 at 4:38 am said:

    …why does everyone like Haganai again? Glad to hear you’re on Fate/Zero, not that there was much doubt.

  2. Let’s start raging about 10-bit.

  3. Pick up Shakugan no Shana. It’s going to be the most popular show this season and we need a reliable source for it.

  4. nightskyland on September 29, 2011 at 4:45 am said:

    pretty please pick up “guilty crown”…

  5. Shame that you wouldn’t be picking up Haganai… though you speak the truth, it will be oversubbed. How about picking up the Persona 4 adaptation instead?

  6. Rintarou on September 29, 2011 at 4:52 am said:

    Look into Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon, it’s pretty hyped over in Japan and it’s looking good. The “simulcast” is also 3 days late and it’s not oversubbed.

  7. Haven’t used 10-bit before, I guess I’d better start before Fate/Zero airs.

  8. Hououin_Kyouma on September 29, 2011 at 5:01 am said:

    Fuck yeah 10bit

  9. Persona Fanboy on September 29, 2011 at 5:14 am said:

    Any love for Persona 4 The Animation?
    I’m very excited and would love to see UTW sub this.
    Second preference would be Shakugan no Shana III.
    Just some suggestions ūüôā

  10. haganai’s char designs looked like shit anyways IMO (love the actual artwork, but it didn’t make the move anime well at all – it worked for denpa/SHAFT but not this…) and is most def oversubbed.
    As for anything else, I’d be happy with a weekly seizon picture :p (though guilty crown does look kinda neat)

  11. 10bit ūüėÄ you have witnessed the light!

  12. can VLC player use 10-bit, and how about vuze’s HD player?

  13. Doesn’t CCCP support 10bit now? And glad to hear you guys are picking up Fate/zero! (Was kinda obvious though) If you guys are picking up anything else, would love to see Persona 4 as the one!

  14. Shana III will obviously be picked up by Static-Subs. There’s no need to waste a rare and valuable resource, top tier fansub quality, on having UTW and SS doing the same show ~again~.
    As for Hi10P (more commonly known as “10 bit” or similar names), just update CCCP to the latest version. Don’t use CoreAVC, it’s shitty and by now also pretty useless, though it was quite useful in the past. DXVA is not compatible with Hi10P, so sucks to be you if you need it.
    If you use MPlayer, update. CCCP is still better on Windows, though. Mac OS X users may want MPlayer OSX Extended or whatever it’s called. If you can do better than CCCP, then you don’t need me to tell you what to do.
    Oh, and if you use VLC, die in a fire.

  15. The Guy, yes, as of the latest version. The issue for most people is that Hi10P is not supported by DXVA. Not that DXVA is that useful anyway; tons of x264 settings can break it.
    And yeah, F/Z was pretty obvious.

  16. DaftMink on September 29, 2011 at 6:07 am said:

    @Anon: You need a nightly build of VLC to support 10bit.
    @The Guy: CCCP / K-Lite / CoreAVC 3.0 all support 10bit now.

  17. That said, as for the reason I came here, which I had forgotten and just remembered…
    Thanks for F/Z! You’ve been doing a great job since the beginning and I’ve come to have a high level of respect for UTW. The expectations are high! ūüėÄ I hope you keep at it for the years to come. ūüôā But for a worry that is more earthly than the years to come, and please bear in mind that my information on simulcasts is not up to date, will you still do it if Aniplex simulcasts it in non-shitty 720p with decent scripts?

  18. Oh wow, everyone talking at the same time… Amazing.

  19. I’ve posted this in several places, thaty are going hi10p, and no one’s really repled to help, so hopefully someone here will be able to:
    I’m fine with this being 10bit, but I still can’t get the compatibility right across all players for everyone using this, and it’s starting to really annoy me now.
    Coalgirls separates the op’s and ed’s a lot, which is fine, but as a result, VLC media player won’t play the files, once it get’s the the op/ed it goes wrong, can this be fixed? Anything else, it seems to be fine on. I haven’t tested fully yet as only Coalgirls has been releasing on a regular basis.
    MPC’s subtitles are HUGE. They also don’t use the aspect ratio of the video (16:9), and use the aspect of my screen (4:3), meaning that they apppar in the wrong places, when appearing in sreen, and in the black bar at the bottom when normal speak. Can this be fixed?
    WMP, doesn’t play the files, full stop.
    GOM Player, plays, you get no subs, and the picture is crap.
    Can someone please tell me how I can fix at least one of these players?

  20. WOW THANK GOD UR DOING Fate/Zero yes thank you

  21. all hail 10bit

  22. Well, Fate/Zero was an obvious and definitely what I’m looking forward to. im@s… I’m more of a gamer. Even if Haganai is oversubbed, still think your version would better than most if not all. But whatever, either way, it’ll be an interesting fall.

  23. No subs like UTW. Too bad Haganai is oversubbed, would’ve been quite awesome if you subbed it.
    But meh, I’m getting F/Z. That alone makes it alright.

  24. DaftMink on September 29, 2011 at 6:45 am said:

    @Larnu: Uninstall VLC, MPC, and GOM and get a good codec pack.
    I suggest this one http://www.cccp-project.net/

  25. please consider guilty crown or p4 ūüôā

  26. whiteboo on September 29, 2011 at 7:39 am said:

    WHAT HAPPENED TO INDEX BDS ;___________________;

  27. EcchiSkecchi on September 29, 2011 at 7:46 am said:

    @Larnu
    I’ll walk you through.
    Uninstall everything.
    1) Try to install K-lite mega codec pack (it’s a great set of good set of codecs and will come with mpc). Some people have less issues with K-lite than CCCP.
    http://www.codecguide.com/download_k-lite_codec_pack_full.htm
    when installing there will be some select boxes(actually you can do it after installation in MPC option but let’s do it while we do a clean install ) .
    a) Choose EVR custom press as de default renderer (if you use in Windows 7) or VMR-7 windowed (if you are in xp). ( If you’re using the ‘wrong’ renderer this can cause you some trouble)
    b)De-select the box that says to use MPC internal subtitle renderer (this is a source of big trouble if you’re using it. Most likely this shit makes you subtitles big you in some random position).
    c) D-select the box that says to use DXVA Support or something like that (that is a source of bugs and now with 10-bit will be even more buggy)
    d)Optionally check that box (I think it will already be checked) that says to use static subtitles (this will make you subtitles statics and so you won’t see the karaoke being filled, etc. This is good if you are not using a core 2-duo pc or higher)
    Try to play your videos in MPC. You should be perfectly fine.
    If you still see things messed up, do tell me.

  28. Stuart444 on September 29, 2011 at 8:20 am said:

    Like some others, I’d also like you guys to do Persona 4: The Animation. It’s my most anticipated anime of the fall season and I’d love UTW to do it ūüôā
    In any case, I’ll probably check out Fate/Zero from you guys ūüôā looking forward to it.

  29. jayzhell on September 29, 2011 at 8:40 am said:

    Wish you’d consider doing P4 … I really like your subs

  30. Having UTW sub Persona 4 would be great, but then again, I guess the final choice is on the translators’ hands…

  31. boingman on September 29, 2011 at 8:57 am said:

    Thanks for picking up Fate/Zero. ūüôā
    Hopefully the person responsible for the Aniplex subs knows the relevant F/S terms. Not that it matters that much, since you’ll fix it in case they screw up.
    Didn’t expect you to make the switch to 10bit in the fall season already. Tough luck for those of us who use XBMC to play their files. Guess it’s back to using the computer with a “normal” player software like VLC until XBMC supports it.

  32. @boingman
    If it affects enough people I might consider doing a slightly later 8-bit release, but it definitely won’t be at release time due to encode time.

  33. Jellyblob on September 29, 2011 at 9:15 am said:

    FOR VLC USERS:
    As DaftMink says, you need a nightly build (i.e. experimental).
    Use the following link and pick whatever floats your boat out of the bottom 3.
    http://nightlies.videolan.org/build/win32/last/
    Just install and play as usual, pretty simple.
    I’ve used it and it plays chapters, has sharper subs and can even play 10-bit (despite being an alpha), hasn’t crashed on me at all.

  34. thanks for Fate Zero!
    consider to do Majikoi will you ?

  35. Thank you for anything you sub!
    and please consider Last Exile 2
    (the best fansub group i know subbing the continuation of the best anime i know, would be a dream come true)

  36. Oh my god Hi10p, so memochou is my last UTW, i will rest following u guys because of my shitty Notebook can’t keep up with the requirement. Maybe later if i buy another notebook, i’ll follow your release again.

  37. The anime you are considering subbing are ones I’m not going to follow. Damn. =/

  38. LinhLynk on September 29, 2011 at 11:02 am said:

    What about Hunter X Hunter? :-\
    btw, I prefer 10bits <3

  39. Fate/Zero is all I needed to hear. Everything else is just gravy baby

  40. yo, why not try doing Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon. It’s seems pretty promising and interesting. i heard it’s a 2-cour show. Moreover i haven’t found any groups that picked up that series (well, none of i know of that is). Except for sentai filmworks since they’ve license it and they said they’ll do the subs, but still it’s much more better if it’s you moreover i think they’ll not be doing the OP/ED subs. Please sub it. Thanks

  41. jameski1409 on September 29, 2011 at 1:31 pm said:

    Pick up Shakugan no Shana or guilty crown plsssss ^^

  42. Oh yeah, i just remembered can you please do mirai nikki too, the manga was awesome. Maji Koi too if you’re willing.

  43. Agravain on September 29, 2011 at 1:51 pm said:

    It never occurred to me that UTW might not pick up Fate/Zero, however I’m thrilled all the same.
    Now, if you picked up Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam and Hunter X Hunter, Christmas would be early this year. Still, as long as you sub Fate/Zero, and the series itself is as awesome as the novels, I’ll be a happy, happy man.

  44. Count me as one more grumble over 10 bit. I understand the quality benefits, but my two main anime watching systems both rely on DXVA to not thrash the system. Especially my laptop. AMD C-50. DXVAs beautifully. Chokes and dies on 720p without it. Maybe I’ll need to learn how to re-encode 10 to 8 myself for storage.

  45. Grimking71 on September 29, 2011 at 2:16 pm said:

    Just telling you guys all the shows your saying they should sub are being done by Doki…(along with fate/zero)

  46. Yeah 10-bit! Expected that you’d pick up F/Z. Guilty Crown please. ūüôā

  47. Now I just want to lay the world down to your feets. I’m absolutely glad that you pick up Fate/Zero. I could burst with joy.

  48. I’m just another person that would expect P4 in your care.
    POLL!

  49. There is good FAQ how to get ready for 10bit releases at coalgirls, atleast for me it helped and works realy great.
    http://coalgirls.wakku.to/?page_id=4611
    As for Fall 2011, i think there will be many great shows to pick on.

  50. Damn, I don’t want HI10P-encodings. My Boxee Box (media hardware player) cannot play these files, hardware limitations :/

  51. FATE/ZERO! FATE/ZERO! FATE/ZERO! FATE/ZERO! FATE/ZERO! FATE/ZERO! FATE/ZERO! FATE/ZERO! FATE/ZERO! FATE/ZERO! FATE/ZERO! FATE/ZERO! FATE/ZERO! FATE/ZERO!

    FATE/ZERO!!111111

  52. So excite. I trust you guys will be using the most well known translations for the Type-Moon terminology, i.e. mirrormoon’s?

  53. Fuck yeah.

  54. Hmm, Last Exile: Whateverthenameis is a nice idea.
    @Yuzumi I think they won’t. Here’s why: http://utw.me/2010/10/03/fate-stay-night-unlimited-blade-works/
    “There may be small inconsistencies with regards to FSN jargon to what you may be used to from watching subtitles of the anime, or playing mirror moon‚Äôs FSN English localization. My entire FSN experience has been rooted in the original Japanese, and my rendering of certain terms may be different from accepted lingo; I have tried to use these ‚Äúofficial‚ÄĚ terms whenever possible, however.” (from Raze)

  55. Y U NO SUB GUILTY CROWN, UTW.

  56. no CubexCursedxCurious???

  57. Can you have someone encode in 8bit as well? PLEASE?

  58. boingman on September 29, 2011 at 7:12 pm said:

    @ar: Maybe someone else will reencode your 10bit release, so that you don’t have to do the extra work. Of course if that does not happen and/or you’re not satisfied with it, then it would be really great if your group could release it yourself. I didn’t expect 10bit “going mainstream” until 2012, to be honest.

  59. To all complainers about 10-bit: C1e, EIST, SpeedStep and all AMD/other frequency scaling technologies are your ENEMY. Sure, you save on the electrical bill with it, but trust me, decoding 10-bit at 20% CPU usage with all of these off… it can’t get any better.

  60. SS may be doing Shakugan no Shana III but they’re the slowest group in existence right now. Nobody will follow them.

  61. Shana III PLEASE and can someone confirm the rumours of zero no tsukaima 4

  62. anonymous on September 29, 2011 at 8:04 pm said:

    YEAH!! I hoped you guys will do Fate/Zero. ūüôā I’m all for 10-bit encodings. My HDD is pretty much full, but I still download the best quality available. ūüôā Thanks!!

  63. P4 Cartoons on September 29, 2011 at 8:13 pm said:

    One moru boat 2 perushona 4!
    @Meh: And yes, there will be fourth season of ZnS. Hope they don’t fk sht up like they did on third season.

  64. biribiri on September 29, 2011 at 8:16 pm said:

    Will you use the time when you’re not translating the few new series to catch up on Index? I still haven’t watched it (I’m waiting for the BDs from a good group).

  65. @Meh L2AniDB. January 2012 only though.

  66. @EcchiSkecchi Thanks for the info, and I’ll certainly have a look into doing this at the weekend. As I’m GMT and just got back from a 12 hour shift, I’m hardly in the mood right now though >_<
    If I have any problems, I'll post again.

  67. @EcchiSkecchi Nevermind, I gave it a go, as the cats decided that they were going to keep me up. The files don’t play in WMP still, but they look and play great in MPC-HC!
    Thanks for the great info and help, I really appreciate it.

  68. I hear A1 Pictures drained all their budget, effort, resources, and souls into Ep13 of iM@S’ performance..THIS SHIT CAN’T BE DELAYED GUYS OMG.

  69. Hmm 10bit? Guys, blu-ray have 10bit source? Never think of it. Or tv only?

  70. And, hmm. Video Card is in 24bit (8per channel) mode. Windows in 8bpc mode. Monitor is in 8bpc mode. What will happend to 10bit source? It will be dithered to 8bit. Possibly, I can buy nvidia quadro and true 10bit monitor (costs like hell), but, still, windows uses 8bpc mode. What will happen with 10bit content? Or maybe I’m just dumb and wheres walkaround?

  71. 10bit? Sigh…..

  72. EcchiSkecchi on September 30, 2011 at 1:32 am said:

    @Larnu
    You’re welcome.

  73. @Muyu I’m gonna follow them for the sake of continuity. I’m incredibly patient and life is pretty busy anyways so SS’s slow releases don’t bother me.
    Also, I 2nd for you guys to pick up Guilty Crown. I need mah mecha anime!

  74. @Jack
    You don’t understand what Hi10P does. Read this: http://x264.nl/x264/10bit_02-ateme-why_does_10bit_save_bandwidth.pdf

  75. does anyone know a media player that supports 10bit?

  76. So, does anyone know how to convert 10bit to something universally compatible?? Not kidding, I really want to know.

  77. How about Shana 3 and P4 animation? PLEASE….

  78. Sigh. WHY. Why 10 bit? Nobody should care about filesizes, and the change in quality is nowhere near percetible, if the 8bit encode is good. Yet all options to decode 10bit are heavier on the system (and a LOT heavier) than when decoding 8bit, and lots of decoders can’t even handle it…
    Well, I guess I won’t be downloading your subs much longer. Maybe I could just download the script though…

  79. Leon-Gun on September 30, 2011 at 3:14 am said:

    I’m fairly sure DXVA doesn’t support Hi10P right now. Anyway, unless your computer is so piss poor that it can’t run any 1080p video without relying on DXVA then you should be fine. Just download any recent codec pack that has a recent fddshow-tryouts build (only the recent ones are compatible with Hi10P) and you’ll be fine. CCCP or Klite work and they bring MPC-HC packaged with them. If not you could try running it with VLC as a last rest, or mplayer2 I think.
    If none of those works then just download an SD version while you wait for them to accomodate you.

  80. Petrushka on September 30, 2011 at 3:45 am said:

    @Larnu
    >MPC’s subtitles are HUGE
    it’s not MPC’s fault. it’s ur setting that screwed u
    >VLC media player won’t play the files
    you’re doing it WRONG

  81. alex0714 on September 30, 2011 at 4:03 am said:

    I know this might sound stupid, but the episodes are gonna be 720p right?

  82. nightskyland on September 30, 2011 at 4:24 am said:

    want GUILTY CROWN…

  83. Holy shit what is this faggotry.
    Ôľą„ÄĬī_„āĚ`ÔľČ

  84. seriously, could you guys at least not change idolmaster to 10bit, since, you know, consistency issues…?

  85. YEEEEEAAAAAA Hi10p faggotry for everybody. I’m actually happy not sarcastic

  86. Lord Phrozen on September 30, 2011 at 5:05 am said:

    Awesome news! I was kinda getting worried that you’ll not pick it up because of Aniplex’s announcement about simulcasting Fate/Zero in NicoNico. I just hope that you don’t change your mind later like you did with Kamisama Dolls.

  87. Probably a stupid question but I feel like I must ask anyways, the new 10bit player can still play 8bit right?

  88. XBMC theoretically should be able to handle 10-bit. Just not with the default installation.
    I’ve been looking into building a HTPC and with the recent transition to 10-bit, I decided to do a bit of research. Thankfully, you can configure XBMC to use an external player.
    I haven’t actually built the HTPC yet, so I can’t provide support for this, but the how-to details are all in the XBMC wiki.

  89. Please sub Guilty Crown…;~;

  90. You can also get 10bit working well on XBMC by using the latest unnofficial DSPlayer build and using LAV filters until MPC’s videodec has better Hi10p support, and using an external if you have issues. Works really well most of the time.

  91. XBMC on Windows can launch MPC-HC as an external player. XBMC on Linux can launch mplayer2. XBMC-Live (OpenELEC, XBMCFreak) cannot, as it is a minimal installation to be used as an appliance.
    I’ve been down the route of trying to use Windows as the basis for an HTPC with a 10-foot interface (i.e. remote control only). Nothing works without regular fiddling e.g. applications lose focus and won’t respond to the remote.
    I’ve had XBMC launch MPC-HC (back when XBMC had far inferior subtitle support). It’s painfully obvious that you’ve stepped out of an appliance. The controls behave quite differently (e.g. the fast forward behaviour is very different).
    I just hope that the XBMC devs realise what a big deal this is now that virtually every fansub group is only releasing 10-bit.

  92. Silencers on September 30, 2011 at 9:42 am said:

    10-bit encodes are good for BD-rips. God, I remember so many folks bitching in 2005 when more and more groups starting adopting h264. It’s the same shit all over again.

  93. judgelight on September 30, 2011 at 12:16 pm said:

    i think i can sacrifice waiting at least an extra 2.5 hours after release. keep up the good work guys ūüėÄ

  94. Thanks for the news. Glad to see you picking up Fate/Zero. Also nice to know you’re going to switch to 10-bit. Works perfectly for me.

  95. Just download the actual CCCP with MPC so you can watch everything, whether it’s hi10p or something else.

  96. ah, MBS caps. I thought you were going to use MX. Keep up the good work, I love you.

  97. thewizardninja on September 30, 2011 at 1:33 pm said:

    You could always do another joint with Mazui for Haganai if you REALLY want to sub it personally. Since they’re doing it anyway it doesn’t really add to the over-subbing, right?

  98. to all the 10-bit whiners… FUCK YOU

  99. Personally, I hope you keep doing XviDs as it makes it easier for us with older or underpowered machines to watch. It also makes it easier to archive on DvDs.

  100. m.3.3.w fansub group provides separate Hi10P, HD and SD releases, but UTW cannot? Oh come on.

  101. Animebaka on September 30, 2011 at 5:36 pm said:

    F/Z UTW FTW.
    Hope u do xvid so I can convert it to mpeg and watch it on my ipod

  102. Don’t give a damm for the new show as long as you guys do idolmaster.

  103. mileyeve on September 30, 2011 at 7:53 pm said:

    Cant wait to see Fate/Zero and the rest of iM@S (I prefer longer seasons). I like the 10bit sizes but my WDTV wont play em (boooo) so Ill be happy if you keep up with the XVIDs.

  104. Leon-Gun on September 30, 2011 at 8:26 pm said:

    @Mithgol: They said they would provide an SD release and they’re willing to do an 8-bit release HD release, just not on release. Why do people reject change so much.

  105. Leon-Gun on September 30, 2011 at 8:31 pm said:

    Gah, that made no sense now that I re-read it, anyway let me rephrase: They’ll be releasing a 10-bit HD release and an Xvid SD release. ar even said that they might be willing to encode an 8-bit HD release too, but not at the same time they release the other two, but at a later time when they have the time to do so. In other words, no more complaining geez.

  106. Animebaka on September 30, 2011 at 9:37 pm said:

    ^^^Woooooh^^^

  107. ShrikeRisen on September 30, 2011 at 9:38 pm said:

    Fate/Zero! Hell yeah! I can’t wait to see what you guys do with it. Please continue to bring out all of the great work you all make.

  108. PosterAnonymous on September 30, 2011 at 10:11 pm said:

    I’m throwing my hat in the “Shakugan no Shana” ring as well! As mentioned by other commenters, SS is fine yet quite slow. I was hoping Crunchyroll would do the smart thing and pick it up, but it appears that at least so far they’re going with a bunch of shows I could care less about personally. Please pick up this show! ūüôā

  109. There must be Guilty Crown.
    Why is there no Guilty Crown?

  110. Is bakuman 2 being simulcast anywhere? I know 8th said he likes Bakuman. I’d also like to see shana from you guys.

  111. Petrushka learn to be helpful. All I can say really.

  112. Good news. An XBMC dev has said they’ll consider integrating 10-bit support (in the context of the thread, I interpret that as meaning ahead of the planned ffmpeg integration for Eden).
    As a bonus, this should also include multi-threaded decoding, which might mitigate the increased load from 10-bit somewhat.

  113. RedjuiceFan on October 1, 2011 at 12:03 am said:

    If you guys do Guilty Crown I will love you guys forever.

  114. Linkmstr on October 1, 2011 at 12:06 am said:

    Well if you have time, maybe you can help out with the Index II Blu-Ray eps? =D
    Can’t wait for Fate/Zero!

  115. GUILTY CROWN.

  116. Anonymous on October 1, 2011 at 12:34 am said:

    [UTW]Fate/Zero is the one I was looking forward to the most. MANLY MEN ONLY, WOMEN AND CHILDREN NEED NOT APPLY.

  117. akinari-kun on October 1, 2011 at 12:40 am said:

    Guilty Crown + UTW = bi-winning
    Regarding 10-bit releases, I hope UTW will also release in 8-bit, as I’m having playback issues on my WDTV, even though my laptop and desktop support 10-bit playback with no issues whatsoever.

  118. 10bit ftw
    not that it counts for anything, but Guilty Crown would be amazing

  119. thewizardninja on October 1, 2011 at 6:46 am said:

    @akinari-kun
    The problem is that the current line of WDTVs are simply unable to decode 10-bit encoded files. Unfortunately, it seems to be a hardware thing, so it’s not even something that they can fix with a software update, or anything along those lines. I also have a WDTV and that’s going to be an annoyance for me as well. At this point, I’ve decided that I’m just going to have to plug my laptop into the TV or buy another tower (one specifically for playing anime) and plug that in instead if I want to watch 10-bit files on a bigger screen. I suggest you start thinking about that as an alternative as well.

  120. Otaku Gaijin Kurosawa on October 1, 2011 at 4:33 pm said:

    Fate zero when?
    F5’ing like the fist of the north star

  121. DaftMink on October 1, 2011 at 5:50 pm said:

    @Otaku Gaijin: MBS just aired the raw around 30 mins ago, UTW isn’t CrunchyRoll it takes time!.

  122. Anonychan on October 1, 2011 at 5:51 pm said:

    First ep was solid. Fairly much faithful to the LN, lots of nice scenery, established the characters, exposition wasn’t shoved down the viewer’s throat, CG wasn’t too conspicuous, and the subs were surprisingly legit.
    Just don’t go on /a/ right now. As can be expected of weekend daytime /a/ it’s unbearable.

  123. Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai! ÔľąÔŅ£„ĀłÔŅ£ÔľČ

  124. Johnny on October 1, 2011 at 9:12 pm said:

    “no, we don‚Äôt care if Aniplex is translating it into 8 different languages if they‚Äôre going to stream in shitty 360p). We‚Äôll be using the Aniplex subs as a base unless they turn out to be utter shit”
    That’s the spirit, keep the good work.

  125. Question on October 1, 2011 at 11:06 pm said:

    Could you guys possibly transcript and provide Aniplex’s subtitles while you are at it? Or would that bring certain complications? Copying another guy’s work like that?
    Not that I distrust you doing a good job or anything, but it would just, you know, feel nice to have the subs as they aired. Could be great to have both, I think.

  126. Ecentric on October 1, 2011 at 11:34 pm said:

    just watched the “simul-stream” of Fate/Zero on aniplex, and they have comments on the entire episode, some times so heavy you can’t see the screen at all. Thank God for groups like UTW who will do a good job of bringing this to the english speaking populations of the internet. It’s also fairly obvious that the english translators they are employing have no familiarity with the series, as certain things were translated correctly (but not using the appropriate meaning given it’s significance in the series). I.e. “mushi” translated as insects when talking about Zouken’s worms (perhaps the biggest grate on my nerves).
    But I digress from the giant wall of text. Thank you UTW in advance for the continued excellent work you will provide on these series.

  127. Ecentric, you can turn the comments off you know…

  128. argilium on October 2, 2011 at 12:52 am said:

    @Question.. i suggest going to the other sub ripping groups for that.. but for us, we’ll wait for UTW’s superior release..

  129. I would personally love it if you guys did Persona 4. If you did it, the quality would be guaranteed fantastic!

  130. Souji Tendou on October 2, 2011 at 1:32 am said:

    Maji de Watashi Koi Shinasai guys, do it. I think it there’s no Fansub gonna sub this show. Cmiiw though.

  131. As always the middle class gets screwed. Videophiles will cum buckets this season with all the 10bit craze. XviD class will keep getting their releases for their windows98 machines, but us middle class workers get no love and it’s either eye-cancer or computer toasted.
    I guess this is it for me and animu.

  132. Rick Barrelrollington on October 2, 2011 at 3:51 am said:

    >small compatibility sacrifice
    Small my ass…

  133. @Rick Barrelrollington
    sounds like butthurt. stop living in the past.

  134. Taco,
    10bit is not videophile territory. It had its test run, the bugs were worked out, and compatibility is pretty widespread already (and has been for awhile now honestly). I cannot see someones machine that could play 8bit, not be able to play 10bit. That would mean that your processor was at like 85% load with 8bit h264. If that’s the case, don’t you think it’s time to upgrade? Did the high processor load not raise a red flag? Even if you’re right (which you’re not), that would NOT be middle class. I would not call someone that is 15% away from using xvid’s “middle class”; I would call you poor, rather than VERY poor. A $400 dollar desktop bought today could easily play 10bit video. If you can’t find it in you to spend that much money every 6 years, I don’t know what to say. I mean, is there nothing else you use your computer for? You can’t find a reason to upgrade the computer? I find it ironic that someone that knows how to torrent, about anime and fansubbing through the internet, and the difference between xvid and h264, doesn’t want to have an at least SEMI modern computer. It’s obvious you spend a decent amount of time on the internet, why not spend a bit of mulah to make the experience better? Oh, and to watch anime?
    And don’t use the “why should I have to buy a new computer to watch anime” argument. First, I already said you could probably find other reasons to get one, anime couldn’t be the only thing you do on it. Even if it’s just for entertainment and internet use. Secondly, just USING that argument is like saying “everything should be free in life!”. The anime you watch is already free, so being able to watch free anime should also be free? Where does it end?
    Now, if you’re incapable of purchasing a new computer literally, like too young, still in school, or just don’t have a job etc., that’s just tough shit. Life isn’t fair. Given this situation, it’s in YOUR hands to figure out a way to get smooth playback. Use Google. Learn about file conversion.
    But I’ll be damned if you’re going to come wave that shit around fansubbers trying to hold back technology that is perfectly usable by 80% of their downloaders just because YOU don’t want to upgrade your “windows 98” machine.
    Grow up.

  135. How about doing the HunterXHunter remake? Doesn’t seem like any group apart from horriblesubs are doing it…

  136. Fate/zero where

  137. argilium on October 2, 2011 at 5:26 am said:

    i thought you’re supposed to be only delayed with 2.5 hrs.. F/Z where..

  138. ^ You know, there is this new thing called patience. Use it!

  139. ShrikeRisen on October 2, 2011 at 5:39 am said:

    I agree with ertre. I’m also really looking forward to Fate/Zero releases but UTW is comprised of human beings like the rest of us. You can’t expect everything to come out at your convenience. So sit down and shut up so these guys can make the best work they possibly can.

  140. raidragon on October 2, 2011 at 6:08 am said:

    Fate/Zero plz!!!!!!!!!! that commie sub image quality is so shit

  141. IZEROII on October 2, 2011 at 6:10 am said:

    seriously, calm the fuck down. we are picking UTW for this project for a reason, that being the tlc we know they are giving this show. plus the first ep is 45 min long. as long as it’s out within that ~12-24 mark post air I don’t see a need to start asking where? where? where? progress report? status? (unless a delay note is already posted) you know they are working on it right now.

  142. A Concerned Idol on October 2, 2011 at 6:22 am said:

    http://www.nyaa.si/?page=torrentinfo&tid=249711
    OH SHIT 720p RAW RELEASED IF YOU AREN’T ASLEEP FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WORK ON THIS

  143. I really saw this happening, this delay. Good thing I haven’t read the novels yet. Gonna finish volume 1 and maybe a quarter of volume 2 while waiting.

  144. raidragon on October 2, 2011 at 7:27 am said:

    Need moar Saber!!!!!

  145. The MoonDoggie on October 2, 2011 at 7:30 am said:

    Very Rude comments taco.
    Just that you do know that cash is hard to come by and that a new computer costs a lot. You do realize that your post makes you look like an elitist shit? ūüôĀ
    How about you grow up, or are you still in school?
    Funny thing is that many people have some problems with 10-bit other than “my computer sucks”. Just get your facts straight.

  146. @Leon-Gun
    ar said ¬ęIf it affects enough people I might consider doing a slightly later 8-bit release, but it definitely won‚Äôt be at release time due to encode time¬Ľ.
    The¬†question is whether ar would really might, and¬†whether he¬†actually thinks there’s enough people. So¬†any¬†new HD¬†fan, if¬†not¬†Hi10P-ready, is¬†adding oneself to¬†the¬†necessary quantity.
    Personally I have no objections if the HD release is delayed a few days in favour of Hi10P, as long as HD release still happens nevertheless.

  147. @sdf
    Unless you buy a new computer for the sole purpose of watching anime from it, the cost of upgrading is no longer about money, but rather is about a lot of free time you would loose in order to install all the necessary software: the operating system, the antivirus, the archive packers and unpackers, several web browsers, a dozen of favourite fonts, a few image browsers, a few image editors, a few dedicated reader programs for different book formats (such as PDF an DjVu), a tray clock and calendar, a web server, a set of video drivers, a set of audio drivers, a sound editor, a few icon editors, a pair of custom keyboard layouts, a set of codecs, a CD/DVD/BluRay burner program, a few dictionaties, a few file format coverters, a pair of additional system libraries (such as DirectX and .NET upgrades for Windows), a few emulators, a download manager, an editor for plain texts, an office suite, a few video and flash players, a mobile phone sync software, a DVCS of your choice (such as Git) and a few VCS (such as SVN and CVS) and GUI controls for them (such as TortoiseGit, TortoiseSVN and TortoiseCVS), a few vector graphics editors (free, such as inkscape, or commercial, such as CorelDRAW), a few IRC clients (such as mIRC or Chatzilla), an e-mail client (such as free Thunderbird or commercial TheBat), a few clipboard daemons, a few interpreters (such as PHP or Python), a few SSH clients (such as PuTTY and WinSCP), a few videophones (such as Skype, Google Talk, or a SIP client), a two-panel file manager, a system tray manager, a file exchange client or even several clients (one for torrents, one for ed2k/Kad, one for DC++, etc.), a virtual CD control panel, an audio player, a diff visualizer, a font editor, and so on.
    That is what makes an upgrade decision so¬†tough, especially if¬†you’re knee-deep in¬†urgent freelance¬†work with¬†deadlines.

  148. xvidvicepresident on October 2, 2011 at 8:00 am said:

    Guilty Crown please~

  149. Leon-Gun on October 2, 2011 at 8:49 am said:

    @Mithgol: Pay someone to set it up? And half of that list seems very user-specific (read:specific to you) rather than something every user has to set up. Beyond the initial updates, Security-software installation, browser, codec pack, and Office (or similar), I’d say everything else is up to the user and likely to be installed as the need arises.

  150. Grueno on October 2, 2011 at 10:05 am said:

    @Ecentric : “mushi” however does actually translated into bugs/insects.
    And truth is that Zouken has a lot more than simply worms, he also happens to have crickets, flies, and all kinds of other stuff.
    It might be true that worms were what generally did its work on Sakura, but when generally discussing Zouken’s insects it isn’t exactly wrong to do so.

  151. Sumatori-kun on October 2, 2011 at 1:14 pm said:

    @Mithgol the Webmaster
    To install all those software on a new [modern] computer, it would just take less than 24 hours.
    And if you have “urgent freelance work”, then watching Anime should not be in your priority list at the time.

  152. Excelsior v2.67 on October 2, 2011 at 3:35 pm said:

    How about ‘Bakuman’ Season2 and ‘Maji de Watashi ni Koishinasai!’? They’d make awesome UTW releases!

  153. Kirill on October 2, 2011 at 6:24 pm said:

    EcchiSkecchi, thank you very much!
    Althouhg i didn’t find boxes u mentioned
    ***
    b)De-select the box that says to use MPC internal subtitle renderer (this is a source of big trouble if you’re using it. Most likely this shit makes you subtitles big you in some random position).
    c) D-select the box that says to use DXVA Support or something like that (that is a source of bugs and now with 10-bit will be even more buggy
    ***
    May be u tell me, whwew are thay located, but even now it works perfectly without shitty madVr.
    One more time thank you

  154. Cyberspace on October 3, 2011 at 1:59 am said:

    Would love it if you guys subbed Guilty Crown!! <3 ūüėÄ

  155. Another vote for KILL 10-BIT WITH FIRE! I have a brand-new win-7 x64 machine, and NOTHING will play 10-bit files on it. Nothing. Yes, I even tried all your suggestions (before you even made them). THe fact is, this stuff is NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME. And, from what I can tell from reading the banter of the various codec devs, it may never be. The general attitude of the developers is, “Well, I don’t like Hi-10, but people keep asking for it, so I’ll throw something together.” Hell, I don;t even think they’re debugging it.
    Anyway, so, yeah – maybe YOU managed to get something to work on your machine with some bizarre incantation and a bunch of cobbled-together nonlinear unsupported bleeding edge codecs. But, more than half of us have no way to play 10-bit, no matter what we do.
    It would be appreciated if you release *something* that’s 720p and 8-bit. Otherwise, I pretty much can’t watch your stuff. And, I’m not the only one.

  156. The Moondoggie on October 3, 2011 at 3:12 am said:

    As I was saying in Commie and here, we all got our reasons why we can’t follow the 10bit thing encoders want.
    For me, all I really need is a converter: to convert 10bit MKV to s40 MP4 format. The first time I tried with Commie’s subs, the converter got an error. This means that 8-bit and 10-bit are very different(obviously).
    I would be wasting my time if I dL CCCP: I don’t watch anime on the computer. Unless of course, CCCP has plugins and components I can use to update my converter.
    It’s not we have half the IQ needed to update. It’s the circumstances involved.
    So to all people who hate 10bit haters: Please be patient. When a viable answer is made for people who casually watch anime, all the complains for 10bit stops too.

  157. Ieriki on October 3, 2011 at 7:12 am said:

    Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai!

  158. ghostalker on October 3, 2011 at 2:42 pm said:

    @Brian
    first if you have any other codecs installed then delete it, then try installing klite mega codec pack
    Try using klite mega codec pack, it uses MPC and it support 10bit. It takes less than 5min to download and 1min to install (just standard install, no need to change the configuration or anything) and viola you have a computer capable of 10 bit video.

  159. @ghostalker: All “install my favorite codec pack” suggestions have already failed – including klite. Also, klite takes a narrow second to CCCP for the “Will force you to wipe your drive and reinstall Windows to get anything else to work again” award.

  160. ghostalker on October 4, 2011 at 11:03 am said:

    @Brian
    That’s to bad then, I’ve been using klite since 2006, every update I upgrade, every new release I install and never did I have any problem with it.

  161. ghostalker on October 4, 2011 at 11:15 am said:

    People with difficulty playing 10bit videos and doesn’t have any other means to download 8bit videos but have a powerful machines have another option thought, re-encode it themselves and revert it back to 8bit, back when klite doesn’t support 10bit yet I tried to experiment re-encoding 10bit videos to 8bit in case worst comes worst klite failed to release a codec pack that can play 10bit, I successfully converted a 10bit video to 8bit using the software called mediacoder. Of course their is no need to do that now for me.

  162. Please STOP encoding with 10bit! It breaks DXVA playback. It breaks network streamer playback (WDTV Live). It breaks phone playback. There’s all these downfalls and no real benefit. Slightly smaller files means nothing in today’s multi-terrabyte storage solutions. Yes, I can play 10bit video files on my PC but you literally broke playback on everything else and it’s just ludicrous to do it. Other groups jumped blindly on the 10bit bandwagon without putting forth any thought as to what this would do and here UTW, in some dimwitted desire to make sure their “e-penis” measures up, blindly followed suit.
    Shame on you. Shame on you all.

  163. ghostalker on October 5, 2011 at 12:53 am said:

    ^^
    What else will force adaptation if no one else wants to adapt it in the first place, Xvid videos only become popular in cellphones because a lot of people wants it and companies wants to exploit it. The same thing with 10bits, companies will not support it unless they found a reason that will benefit them most, and this groups who are adapting it now will make it sure that 10bits will be widely supported in the near future.

  164. The Moondoggie on October 5, 2011 at 3:02 am said:

    PIRATES! with DS, DSL or DSI:
    A homebrew called Moonshell plays vids on the DS.
    So?
    http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=ej0z70xhomm9b7ugbm997emx&page=434#10846
    Putting two and two: Convert 10bit MKV and play it on a DS…

  165. I really don’t care if a TV source release is in 10bit or 8 bit. However, I find it utter crazy that groups are releasing BD rips in 10 bit. Blu rays are 8 bit! There is no point in releasing them in 10 bit. That said, I hope you continue to release BDs in 8 bit. It also allows re-authoring without having to play conversion games.

  166. petrushka on October 12, 2011 at 12:07 am said:

    > I find it utter crazy that groups are releasing BD rips in 10 bit. Blu rays are 8 bit! There is no point in releasing them in 10 bit.
    stop posting something like that. it makes u look dumb
    http://x264.nl/x264/10bit_01-ateme_pierre_larbier_422_10-bit.pdf
    http://x264.nl/x264/10bit_02-ateme-why_does_10bit_save_bandwidth.pdf
    http://x264.nl/x264/10bit_03-422_10_bit_pristine_video_quality.pdf
    read this before posting like a retard ŗ≤†Áõäŗ≤†

  167. HeavenlyArmed on October 14, 2011 at 2:46 am said:

    Only two groups are doing Haganai now, I’d hardly call that being oversubbed. I suppose at the time this was posted Commie was doing it, but since they’ve dropped it now it’s just Doki and Mazui. Doki is slow and no one seeds Mazui. Would you consider doing it now?

  168. Petrushka on October 14, 2011 at 3:30 am said:

    >no one seeds Mazui
    u’re exaggerating it ‚Ēź(ÔŅ£„ÉľÔŅ£)‚ĒĆ

  169. HeavenlyArmed on October 14, 2011 at 3:57 am said:

    Ok, no one with a good speed seeds Mazui. My download speed has been hovering around 10 kBps for the majority of my download of episode 2 of Haganai. But exaggeration of my complaints still doesn’t change that the original excuse for not doing it is gone.

  170. Petrushka on October 14, 2011 at 4:48 am said:

    >HeavenlyArmed
    if u can’t get a good speed, i suggest u to use XDCC. there are a lot of bot that have mazui haganai. or u can try torrific.com ūüėČ

  171. HeavenlyArmed on October 14, 2011 at 5:40 am said:

    >Petrushka
    As a result of random lucky spikes in the speed it’s almost done downloading now. Thanks for the suggestions though, I might take them next week.

  172. ZEROibis on October 22, 2011 at 8:23 am said:

    Will we ever get some of the old releases redone in 10bit now that I have seen the quality difference I would like to start converting all my anime over to it to reduce the color banding.

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