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CCS Movie2 720p from an unknown source, is this OK?


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Let's say I want Card Captor Sakura Movie 2: The Seal Cards in dual audio.

The show must be digitized from VHS. There's heavy graininess and the screen shakes a bit all along.
Already got the DVD ISO from ADC, so there's no problem with the Audio, Vobsubs and Chapters,
but the Video...I've tried [O-A]'s and [C-W]Sakura's DVDrip, it sucks, DVD video sucks; or else, why would I bother to do a remux on my own?? ...720p would definitely be much better. Am I making sense?

Then recently I've got a 720p version from an unknown source. It's in 8-bit, crf 20.

Width : 1 280 pixels
Height : 720 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate : 23.976 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Writing library : x264 core 116 r2074+607 7764e0d
Stream size : 1.1GB
Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=8 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x133 / me=umh / subme=10 / psy=1 / fade_compensate=0.00 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=24 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=2 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=0 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=6 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / fgo=0 / bframes=8 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=240 / keyint_min=23 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=40 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=20.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00

Its size is much smaller than Coalgirls' encode.
Coalgirls: http://bakabt.me/163...-coalgirls.html
Video 10-bit h.264 6,381 kBit/s, the stream size is about 4.1GB

Here are the screenshot comparisons:
http://screenshotcom...mparison/138375
http://screenshotcom...mparison/138377

There is a color difference. Coalgirls seems a bit sharper and has more details(of course it is :P).
But the problem is, it's so big that I don't even feel like to download it :<

I kinda wanna share this dual audio remux with you, because I know currently this show has no dual audio in HD. But my UL speed is low and I'm not accessible to many filehosts(due to my location and regional blocks from my ISP), and size does matter for me, I wanna make it as much small.

So now I'm asking you guys for advice. Which encode do you prefer? Do you think this 'unknown source' encode acceptable?
Or else, perhaps should I just upload the DVD AC3 AudioTracks? Thanks.
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if you download the unknown source, run it through Anidb's system and see who did the encode, if it is truely unknown then anidb will not know what it is.
But in my honest opinion I would go get coalgirls encode because you know what you are getting

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CoalGirls is Bloated, but it has better quality. If nothing else, perhaps encode the CoalGirls FLAC audio to AAC to save space, or grab the BD ISO and encode from source.


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I've got more 720p versions, from [restart&sakura cafe] and [Loushao Rip(漏勺rip)].

Here're the comparisons:

Coalgirls vs restart&sakura cafe
http://screenshotcom...mparison/138438

Coalgirls vs Loushao Rip
http://screenshotcom...mparison/138436
http://screenshotcom...mparison/138442
http://screenshotcom...mparison/138444
http://screenshotcom...mparison/138447
http://screenshotcom...mparison/138451
http://screenshotcom...mparison/138453

Loushao's video size: 2.3GB, crf 18, and the quality is fine with me.
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