1080p or 720p 10bit?
1080p is usually pointless.
1080 as I have a big screen
720, and definitely use VLC
The human eye can't see past 8bit in the first place.
Because anime blurays are almost always upscaled from lower resolution sources and so there's not much difference. Just use your eyes and watch the one you think looks better.
>not feeling the extra bits
Keyword here is usually. If you have a 1080p tv, compare 1080 and 720p releases of HS of Nobunagun and Log Horizon. You'll notice the difference immediately.
On other shows, not really.
more miku pls
720p is more than enough, why bother wasting extra space for 1080p?
Because I live in the year 2014 and have a 2TB hard drive.
>2TB hard drive
>not having at least two 4TB ones
Who cares about extra 200 MB per episode when I have over 300 GB of free space and I delete episodes after I finish watching them.
This is a 8bit grayscale, you can easily see the lines
>he doesn't remove the episodes after watching them
What's wrong with you?
Literally 99% of all anime released on Blu-ray is upscaled to 1080p. All it does is bloat up the file sizes while looking identical to 720p.
The only exceptions I can think of are the TTGL remaster, Bakemonogatari, Clannad: AS and Fate/Zero. I'm sure there more, but only a few. I'd love to find some more.
>The only exceptions I can think of are the TTGL remaster
I have a 4TB drive and I avoid 1080p uploads whenever possible. Not just because of the massive file sizes, mind you.
I don't understand the point you're trying to make.
I prefer the 8bit H.264 encodes with the same native resolution of the source.
Actually literally all blurays have native 1080p video.
Neither me or you know what resolution they working on it during production, but the master put onto the bluray and released is native 1080p video. Encodes from that to 720p are downscales, whether or not you think that's good or bad is what's arguable.
That's exactly what I said. The video is 1080p, usually upscaled from lower resolution sources.
>usually upscaled from lower resolution sources.
You have nothing to back this up, and I doubt this claim.
When you downscale that video from the bluray and it looks exactly the same as the original you can be pretty sure that the original was upscaled.
Most studios use 720p or less, a very select few anime such as Hyouka are released in higher resolutions, but even those are usually around 900 and not 1080.
That's in no way an indication or evidence of what resolution the studio was using in production.
If anything all that is is a testimony to x264 and scaling algorithms.
Furthermore, the video on the bluray sure as hell does look way different from 720p encodes of it.
You have nothing to back these claims up and they were formed based off rumors/word-of-mouth from /a/.
x264 or scaling algorithms won't recreate details lost in the downscaling process if there was anything to lose in the first place. And the video on the bluray looks different because fansub encoders usually fix all kinds of problems with it like banding and aliasing.
>x264 or scaling algorithms won't recreate details lost in the downscaling process if there was anything to lose in the first place
No, but it can create the illusion where a normal person won't see any difference.
>And the video on the bluray looks different because fansub encoders usually fix all kinds of problems with it like banding and aliasing.
I am aware of the filters they use, and I am aware of the typical but easily fixed (without re-encoding) problems of the video on blurays.
I am telling you the 720p encodes look worse and lose detail/quality.
>I am telling you the 720p encodes look worse and lose detail/quality.
That depends entirely on the show and the skills of the encoder. Of course if the show was produced at a resolution that's over 720p then you'll probably lose something. Whether that's something you notice is something you'll just have to look and see.
Look at this GIF. Do you see the banding?
GIFs only hold 8 BPP.
>That depends entirely on the show and the skills of the encoder.
The best encoder on Earth in your opinion using lossless H.264 encoding.
720p downscaling loses noticeable quality, it's often done because it lowers the file size significantly and the difference is often negligible enough, especially for so many people on 1366x768 screens where it makes none. It's not done because people believe that the 1080p video was an upscale from what was used in production so to fix that they have to take it and downscale it again.
>Of course if the show was produced at a resolution that's over 720p then you'll probably lose something.
You don't know what the studio was using during production. A subjective "it looks like it" does not mean anything.
Anon are you autistic? Of course I am not being serious. What the hell is wrong with you guys.
>A subjective "it looks like it" does not mean anything.
It means everything to someone who just wants to watch it.
>What the hell is wrong with you guys.
I just woke up and am a little out of it.
So can 8bit H.264, and we all know 8bit H.264 looks just as horrible as that.
Hitler drank wine, therefor wine is the reason Hitler tried killing 6 billion jews.
More ridiculous correlations that equal causations at 11.
If you just want to watch anime and don't care, I agree you shouldn't give a shit about any of this, and for all intents and purposes try to pretend like the fansubbing scene doesn't even exist because you'll be happier that way.
it's fine if he just wants to watch it, but trying to educate others when he doesn't know shit is not fine.
>720p downscaling loses noticeable quality
Not necessarely. Depends on the content.
Do you for example see the difference here?:
OP here, next time I'll just ask /g/. Boy I knew you guys were stuck up but this requires a new definition. Good luck untangling your panties, bye.
However I don't trust the sources of these and don't know anything about what was used and how it was done.
>Boy I knew you guys were stuck up but this requires a new definition.
>next time I'll just ask /g/
Yeah, /g/ totally isn't stuck up about anything. They'll be really accommodating and accepting if you tell them you use a version of uTorrent from the past three or four years or VLC.
The source is the TTGL BDs.
The one labeled 1080p is directly from the BD, while the other one is downscaled using debilinear and then upscaled with bilinear again.
Didn't you see me say "bye"? That means I am not responding to anyone anymore.
but you already did
Guys forget 1080p, when will we get (native) 4K anime?
Don't see 4k TVs getting popular anytime soon either.
VP9 or Daala
>compare 1080 and 720p releases of HS
Considering we're just now starting to see productions closer to 1080p, not any time soon.
mp4 or mp5?