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by seneschal
Jan 11th, '09, 23:20
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Seeking for help (convert rmvb to dvd)
Replies: 16
Views: 4531

I used to try to do the same thing (about 3-4 years ago), burning DVD's from RMVB. After many hours of frustration, I bought a DiVX compatible DVD player and just used that. But the easiest and most economical solution is to get a very cheap laptop, hook it up to your TV (most digital sets now have ...
by seneschal
Jan 11th, '09, 23:01
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is Bittorrent or BitComet Legal?
Replies: 89
Views: 20218

Slydog is right, any TV show torrents downloading is almost always illegal. The chance of getting sued for downloading Japanese or other Asian videos in the US is almost zero, because there is not a strong organization like RIAA or MPAA in the US to watch for the rights of Japanese shows (with the s...
by seneschal
Nov 15th, '06, 22:35
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Where do the RAW files come from????
Replies: 14
Views: 2122

I don't upload RAWs, but I know people used to get them from WinMX, and now probably from Winny. Maybe we even have people recording/ripping them directly from HDTV too. Well, if you look at the aspect ratio they are all HDTV now, they're all 16:9. No, they aren't HDTV. A HD-Video must have at leas...
by seneschal
Nov 13th, '06, 17:34
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Where do the RAW files come from????
Replies: 14
Views: 2122

I don't upload RAWs, but I know people used to get them from WinMX, and now probably from Winny. Maybe we even have people recording/ripping them directly from HDTV too. Well, if you look at the aspect ratio they are all HDTV now, they're all 16:9. Also, on the Chinese message boards they all claim...
by seneschal
Nov 13th, '06, 07:09
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Where do the RAW files come from????
Replies: 14
Views: 2122

Where do the RAW files come from????

I noticed that the Chinese-subbed dramas would come out about a day after airing in Japan. Where do they get the RAW files? Is there a P2P network in Japan that trades shows actively?
Thanks.
by seneschal
Feb 26th, '06, 07:23
Forum: Chinese Drama Discussions
Topic: New Chinese-Subbed Asian Dramas - Announce Here!
Replies: 128
Views: 237580

Subtitle Characters

Any ideas why the Japanese doramas are usually subtitled in Traditional Chinese characters (mostly, there are some mistakes occasionally and they fall into Simplified), while the Korean dramas are usually subtitled in Simplified Chinese characters? I thought most of the subbing groups are based in t...
by seneschal
Feb 22nd, '06, 06:16
Forum: Chinese Drama Discussions
Topic: New Chinese-Subbed Asian Dramas - Announce Here!
Replies: 128
Views: 237580

D-Addicts Subpig TVBT - 週一21點(月9)西遊記 Saiyuuki D-Addicts Subpig TVBT - 週二21點(火9)護士小葵 Nurse Aoi D-Addicts Subpig TVBT - 週二22點(火10) Unfair D-Addicts Subpig TVBT - 週三22點(水10)神不會擲骰子 Kami wa Saikoro wo Furanai D-Addicts Subpig TVBT - 週四21點(木9)白夜行 Byakuyakou D-Addicts Subpig TVBT - 週四21點(木9)野兽之道 Kemonomic...
by seneschal
Feb 19th, '06, 17:27
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: I wish I was tall T_T
Replies: 576
Views: 107841

I'm 181 cm.
by seneschal
Feb 19th, '06, 06:39
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Byakuyakou
Replies: 247
Views: 76649

Yukiho's somehow gonna use the sleep medication she got from shinozuka to drug her sempai, making him believe he got her drunk and slept with her. Hence he has to marry her. :blink As for why Ryoji told Tomo to leave the police clues that he is alive, it's probably to direct all suspicions to him r...
by seneschal
Feb 18th, '06, 23:45
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Byakuyakou
Replies: 247
Views: 76649

Re: 1280 X 720 Byakuyakou

The 1280x720 version can be easily found here at d-addicts every week about 3 days after airing... Hi, I downloaded the 1280x720 versions. I couldn't really tell the difference from the RMVB non-HD versions?!? My plasma is 1024 X 768 so maybe it got scaled down, but I guess a lot of it is due to th...
by seneschal
Feb 17th, '06, 07:15
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Byakuyakou
Replies: 247
Views: 76649

Re: 1280 X 720 Byakuyakou

The 1280x720 version can be easily found here at d-addicts every week about 3 days after airing... This version also includes Chinese softsubs, so it's my fave version :wub: Tho I don't know where the guy get it from tho Also, you can go to my post to find all the sub threads for all the jdramas se...
by seneschal
Feb 13th, '06, 07:25
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Should subbers get paid?
Replies: 17
Views: 5485

@seneschal: movie torrents were taken off the site because d-addicts wasn't completely off that "radar"... movies tend to earn revenue worldwide, while the doramas are usually more of a national product... so chances are, the copyright owners will enforce their rights more vigorously on movies... Y...
by seneschal
Feb 13th, '06, 07:22
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Should subbers get paid?
Replies: 17
Views: 5485

allredndizzy wrote:i guess it's becoz a lot of people are benefitting here.. so far.. it's not hurting anyone... :-)
I don't think the Japanese TV stations or the stations that bought the rights to air them in the subbed countries would agree... :lol
by seneschal
Feb 13th, '06, 06:39
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Byakuyakou
Replies: 247
Views: 76649

1280 X 720 Byakuyakou

Does anyone know where we can find the 1280 x 720 version of the AVI on Bittorrent? I saw on the Chinese sites that it's available on emule, but it takes forever to download it (queue was 40 long but not moving). I'd like to see how well it shows on my plasma HDTV. magnet:?xt=urn:ed2khash:dab02e9e4c...
by seneschal
Feb 13th, '06, 06:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Rondo
Replies: 155
Views: 34385

It's all right

I had high expectations for this dorama, but I'm a little disappointed. The dialogue sequence reminds me a lot of the previous Friends 2002. I guess they always have that problem when the two lead actors speak different languages. It's a bit preposterous for them to be speaking past each other, supp...
by seneschal
Feb 13th, '06, 06:30
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Byakuyakou
Replies: 247
Views: 76649

I can make out a few words, it's better than guessing the situation without any subtitles.[/quote] That's exactly like me..omg..lol[/quote] I think this will be a tough dorama for you guys to figure out with the language issue... Even a native Japanese speaker/listener would have a hard time gettin...
by seneschal
Feb 12th, '06, 23:42
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Byakuyakou
Replies: 247
Views: 76649

Possible you can link the thread where they put up subtitles? My Chinese is horrible. Ummm... If your Chinese is so horrible, wouldn't downloading the drama with Chinese subtitles be worthless for you? :roll They're not soft-subs, they're in RMVB (PRC is not big on softsubs and neither am I). So yo...
by seneschal
Feb 12th, '06, 23:12
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Byakuyakou
Replies: 247
Views: 76649

Ahhhhhh my head is spinning after ep5! There's no Chinese subs out for Ep5 yet, even so my Chinese isn't good enough to decipher much anyhow. I went on to skim around Ep5 .. Why did Yukiho have Ryouji kill her friend from school? :( How the hell did Matsuura get in touch with Yukiho? How did he get...
by seneschal
Feb 11th, '06, 22:56
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Byakuyakou
Replies: 247
Views: 76649

whew, after watching ep 5, i seriously think yukiho needs to have some mental counselling... . She had too much childhood trauma... :-( Very painful for both of them... Ryoji just keeps sinking into darkness because of her... So does Detective Sasagaki, he just wants to give her the counseling insi...
by seneschal
Feb 9th, '06, 07:02
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Should subbers get paid?
Replies: 17
Views: 5485

I don't doubt that if fansubbers start getting paid to do what they do, the authorities will start shutting them down left and right. I don't think it would necessarily be the "authorities," but rather the copyright owners would direct the local law enforcement to these violations. In the US that w...
by seneschal
Feb 9th, '06, 06:56
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Byakuyakou
Replies: 247
Views: 76649

who was that woman that has to help Ryouji and Matsaara in that bank thing? And why does she have to help her? [/spoiler] It was a woman who got conned into attending the gigolo party Matsuura had put together with Ryouji (I think it was in episode 2). She got disgusted at the party and left in the...
by seneschal
Feb 7th, '06, 05:41
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Byakuyakou
Replies: 247
Views: 76649

The fact that Yukiho gets married to some other guy. I was wonder if someone could tell me with a simple answer. I don't really want to spoil anything else. :lol Thanks. I don't know any more than you, but I have a feeling it's true. Episode 4 seems to foretell this with the guy who comes back from...
by seneschal
Feb 5th, '06, 05:27
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Byakuyakou
Replies: 247
Views: 76649

i really like this show. even though it's really dark, the story is fascinating. sux bout the ratings though. i wonder why they're so low Episode 4 helps resolve a lot of things. But I think because it's so dark the ratings are sure to drop more. The subject matters are not pleasant (necrophilia!?!)
by seneschal
Jan 31st, '06, 23:24
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Byakuyakou
Replies: 247
Views: 76649

Hey, do you think it's necessary to hide this entire thread in spoilers? After all, the topic is very clear, talking about an ongoing drama. If we don't discuss the plot, what can we discuss?!?! Anyway... Does anyone know what the penalty in Japan is for murder when you're 11 years old? I'm sure at ...
by seneschal
Jan 30th, '06, 02:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Byakuyakou
Replies: 247
Views: 76649

it's still weird. Why does ryo has to take the blame for the dead woman? I mean they could have erase the traces in another way. yukiho loves ryo a lot so why would she wants to put all the blame on him? if putting all the blame on ryo is her intention then why did she cried when she red the letter...
by seneschal
Jan 29th, '06, 07:29
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Byakuyakou
Replies: 247
Views: 76649

What did he do or do to the dead woman with tatue and why does ryo need to pretend to be dead? It was kinda confusing for me too, but I think Yukiho wanted him to have sex, i.e. ejaculate inside the dead woman, that's why he cringed at first. She put him through a guilt trip (at the Catholic church...
by seneschal
Jan 29th, '06, 07:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Byakuyakou
Replies: 247
Views: 76649

Pimping him out...

can anyone explain why Ryouji is giving Matsuura Isamu money?? I know that he is one of the persons that knows of his and Yukiho's relationship but it didn't really explain why he was giving money... The way I read it, it's because Matsuura knows that Ryouji is a murderer and is using it to get Ryo...
by seneschal
Aug 1st, '05, 00:54
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: [Tutorial] Usenet/Newsgroups - How Do I Access & Use It?
Replies: 54
Views: 92772

Not sure what the retention policy of my ISP is, but for the binary groups I think it's quite low. Manyfiles would go missing a part. You're right, that's what I meant. When you first get Newsbin the default is to automatically download all the files. The reason for that is so you can run it on auto...
by seneschal
Jul 31st, '05, 05:15
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: [Tutorial] Usenet/Newsgroups - How Do I Access & Use It?
Replies: 54
Views: 92772

You're right, that's what I meant. When you first get Newsbin the default is to automatically download all the files. The reason for that is so you can run it on autopilot, say while you're sleeping. I'm sure the filter can be programmed but I guess it's still not 100%. The main point is not getting...
by seneschal
May 5th, '05, 16:45
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Bittorent Client Recommendations
Replies: 347
Views: 123874

Now, now, this is turning into a rag-fest. Let's try to be civil here. I think it's called a "Forum," not a "Pillory": fo·rum [ fáwrəm ] (plural fo·rums or fora [ fáwrə ]) noun 1. place to express yourself: a medium, for example, a magazine or newspaper, in which the public may debate an issue or ex...
by seneschal
May 4th, '05, 22:56
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Bittorent Client Recommendations
Replies: 347
Views: 123874

I was just running Azureus 2.3.0.0, boy it is a major resource hog!!! I'm running a Dell XP SP2 512 MB 2.4 GHz, it slows down my computer to a crawl. I had to quit it to be able to use the browser. I'm running it on a full T-1 too. Throughput was OK but it slowed all of my other tasks down, I though...
by seneschal
May 4th, '05, 18:25
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Bittorent Client Recommendations
Replies: 347
Views: 123874

Yeah, it seems nice, but I'm wondering whether all that overhead for the distributed database is getting used? It would seem to me relatively simple to add the feature to allow searches on the distributed database. After that is done then it will really make Bittorrent much more useful and user frie...
by seneschal
May 4th, '05, 06:07
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Bittorent Client Recommendations
Replies: 347
Views: 123874

I found this on the web, I don't think the registry key does much good according to it: http://www.lvllord.de/?lang=en&url=downloads I read something, that it's possible to change limit via registry (TcpNumConnections). Is that true? Unfortunately not. Because the concurrent connection attemp limit ...
by seneschal
May 4th, '05, 01:34
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Bittorent Client Recommendations
Replies: 347
Views: 123874

That's a very interesting analysis, veritati. I just saw this on Slyck, I guess the new Azureus has gone to DHT. This is supposed to help out so all the BT clients don't repeated hammer d-addicts.com. I wonder if it will really work though? -------------------------------------- Azureus, a leading j...
by seneschal
Apr 7th, '05, 03:31
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Bittorent Client Recommendations
Replies: 347
Views: 123874

Java

I was using Azureus and I noticed it is a lot slower than BitComet, after I switched to the later. I have the same experience on other Java programs such as Oracle ERP, the Java seems to slow everything down to a crawl... In Azureus I noticed a lot of disk thrashing as well, maybe the memory managem...
by seneschal
Apr 1st, '05, 02:03
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What do you like more: j-dramas or k-dramas
Replies: 213
Views: 42295

Jdrama

I prefer Jdrama because I like to practice hearing the language and also because I lived in Japan before...
by seneschal
Mar 27th, '05, 19:13
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: [Tutorial] Usenet/Newsgroups - How Do I Access & Use It?
Replies: 54
Views: 92772

Re: 2 connections

Got a question on this: 1. I've been using Newsbin for a while, it automatically suck everything posted to a newsgroup. But how can I ensure I don't waste time downloading stuff that I don't need/want? I.e. doramas dubbed in Thai and subbed in Norwegian, say? 2. Seems like my ISP only keeps a few da...
by seneschal
Jan 20th, '05, 08:15
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Bittorent Client Recommendations
Replies: 347
Views: 123874

Shareaza

Hmm... Not many use Shareaza here huh?
I've been using it 'cuz I could dl dramas at the same time as mp3's and games and warez, all using the same client. It connects to Gnutella and EDonkey2000 as well.
by seneschal
Jan 20th, '05, 08:00
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Beautiful Life
Replies: 78
Views: 34447

It's OK

I've watched it through Episode 7, a bit slow in the beginning...