Video: h264 high 4:4:4 predictive L5.0, yuv444p10le, 1280×720
Audio: AAC, 320 kbit/s Adaptive Bitrate
Subtitle 1: Default Script
Subtitle 2: No Notes
And here we’re yet again revamping our Saki Blu-rays. I apologize to anyone who might have waited all this time. I know it’s a disappointment that I won’t be releasing a batch in one go, and that it has to be a new encode, but I won’t be able to handle this task in one fell swoop.
Good thing is, this revamp has its perks:
- A better video/audio quality (don’t take my word on it and judge it yourself)
- Heavily Retimed Script (I don’t know why but, I noticed that there are many lines off by a frame or two)
- Heavily Edited Script (this is especially true on mahjong notes)
- Two Subtitle Tracks (First one is the default, while the second track does not have the mahjong notes)
It’s been years since I started working on the episodes, and after taking a look at it again, I saw a lot of errors and nitpickings in the script. And after trying encode the episode again, I saw a noticeable improvement of video quality in general. The new encode preserves colors more accurately when compared with the BDMV stream, as well as the details. Saki Blu-rays are not best known for its own quality (I’m not fond of interlaced BDMVs), but there really are many tiny details on it that is more apparent compared to its past DVD version (in my opinion).
So here it goes, I’ll be doing the episodes again from the top, but I’ll be prioritizing new H-anime release translations whenever something that I like comes out.