April 07, 2018

Steins;Gate

With a new series (Alternate ending) coming out, I realized I never finished watching the original. I started over. I was surprised when I realized my files were dated 2011! (Sheesh, was I on dial-up then? Or Clearwire?)

Annoyingly, the audio track on the first episode sounds like crap, like it's overcompressed or full of noise or something. A quiet scene sounds like it's got a rocket flying through it. Dunno if it's the file, or maybe the codec in the 64bit version of MPC-HC doesn't like the old encoding so much any more. I don't think it's corrupted, but I've never run into anything like this before. It's really annoying.

Further testing. Still bad when opened in Ifranview, but that could be using the same codecs. Still bad when opened on Etna, which has the 32 bit CCCP loaded (for some reason the 64 bit version started crashing on start, so I uninstalled.). So it must be the file. I guess everyone was compressing things to death back then. The episode is just over 281 meg,

Posted by: Mauser at 09:44 PM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 At least the second episode seems clean so far.  

Posted by: Mauser at April 13, 2018 10:08 PM (h8yX6)

2 And now all video players are crashing on my laptop, even WMP.  

Posted by: Mauser at April 19, 2018 07:16 PM (h8yX6)

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