A mini rant...
Is really an annoying trend that in this age and with so many free tools available some people still make hard subbed videos and files of gargantuan sizes. I understand that fansub is a hobby (to some people) and that is truly bothersome to compress a single video with various quality specifications BUT to a fansub that try to bring something of good quality is something of amateurs presenting a Hardsubbed video with a 1gb of size video.
I understand that raw animes have big sizes because the japanese just record the episode in hight quality and upload the file to Share/Winny/Perfect Dark/Utatane/Online storage service/torrent,etc ,he (or she) will not bother with the compression of the file. Is a high risk to upload illegal files in japan so we should be grateful for the risk that the person is taking. My problem is that the Fansub group looks like that don't know how to compress a video file or dont know of the existence of the HEVC compression technology. Even Chinese raws and fansubbers were experts in compression using the available Divx, Xvid, Windows media, etc technology in the past, the chinese raws/fansub are still the top notch out there, just see the legacy of quality of CASO, Sumisora, FLsnow..
About the subs..
This hobby attract many kind of people but the most prevalent ones are the attention seekers. Fansubs that only live of the flattery of idiots that don't know of the existence of good fansubbers. Take for example Anime forever (a4e), they like to put a disgusting logo in the videos all the time (hardsubbed of course) because they are afraid that somebody will use their poorly encoded videos. Another "example" of this practice is Chihiro, he do soft subbed videos BUT he hardsubbed the signs on the video... is one of the worst fansubs out there (with a4e of course).
I understand that in the past there was not a way to do soft subbed videos BUT when the technology was available the Chinese used OGM , Suprip (the .srt archives) and the standard of now: Matroska, so why still exist so many awful fansub groups?
About the fansub scene... a requiem for the Latin fansubbers
Is mesmerizing how deep they fall, they never were a example of quality to begin with because many of them Hardsub their releases and are truly afraid that their awful subs might be stolen but the truth is that the majority of them don't know anything of japanese, just the usual words like Kawaii, Hentai and Baka. One of the pioneers of bad fansubs was Anime Underground a group from Spain characterized by their poor translation and hardsubbed awful fonts. This group was a bad influence in the Latin american Fansubbers, the stupid name abbreviations (KKF, JRF, ETC), the hardsubbed poorly translated subs, the nonexistent quality compression and the most important key: translating from english to spanish (poorly of course). I feel sorry for the people that like anime in latinland and don't know english because their alternative to watch anime and understand it is to download from the hardsubbers amateurs or learning a language so hard to master as the japanese.
Do you like hardsubbed animes with big file sizes?
What do you think of the fansub scene?
Best fansubs and raw providers?