- For most shows we don’t have a raw capper, so we have no control over the encoding.
- For the rare instances we do have a raw source, not everyone can play 10-bit yet, and there are still tons of people who want 8-bit and won’t be happy if we release only in 10-bit.
- Either way, without a .ts source, we can’t encode 10-bit even if we want to. And we’re not against doing so in later seasons, or releasing two versions. However, we pure and simple lack the capability at the moment.
- We work really hard on our releases, and it’s a bit of a bummer when people rag on them over a minor detail that we usually can’t control, and that the community still hasn’t reached a consensus on.
- Did I mention we lack a raw capper so this is mostly moot point?
- Oh yeah. Since some people seem to think that’s our fault, let me clarify: I’m sorry that we’re not prepared to pay for somebody to fly to Japan, live there, and record anime for us, but quite frankly our lack of a capper is completely out of our control. We’d like a .ts source as much as you do, but connections with people willing to record anime for us don’t pop up out of nowhere. We put in dozens of man-hours each week for our releases, but no amount of hard work is going to magically acquire us a .ts.
We’ve only gotten a few complaints so far, so I’m just putting this out there for now. If it becomes a huge issue, Neibs has a piece of her mind that she’d like to share.