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Labyrinth Of Flames
::cracks up:: hehehe, stupid comedy, random music, silly chase scenes, and short enough to be enjoyable for the amount of silly fanservice it has. Granted, I just watched the second episode, and kinda have forgotten what the first episode was like... so...

This is the ending song [ mp3, 2.9M | Labyrinth_Of_Flames-ED.mp3 ] they used. It sounds very familiar. Anyone want to identify? Opera? o.O Russian, maybe? [random] Figaro? [/random] o.O Russian might actually make sense. I think the main guy is supposed to be a Russian who wants to become a samurai, and so... Yeah, it's Russian choral music. [ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/reviews/display.php?id=249 ] Still, anyone wanna identify it further?

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porsupah From: porsupah Date: April 29th, 2004 04:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eek.. I'm guessing I'm not the only one trying to download said mp3. ^_^; I'm seeing about 660 bytes/sec, in a nice regular burst pattern.

Maybe I'll wait. ^_^

Argh, I've got to get DSL in.. money's fearsomely tight, but I'm missing out on Twin Spica (if there've been any new releases since ep.9.. aaah, no! Still stuck there. That makes me a very saaad panda), Paranoia Agent, FMA, Papuwa, not to mention newcomers like Monster and Ashiteruze Baby.. and what was that one featuring a sort of frog mecha-equipped defender? Can't seem to find it in Jascii's archive. Funny.. thought I saw it there: Kanagawa Keroro Gunso.
ibneko From: ibneko Date: April 29th, 2004 04:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mmm, no, that's not the problem. I'm hosting the full audio recording of our recent drama production, and people have been trying to download that off of me for the past... several days. -.- That's causing the delays..

But I just got hit by a "You must reboot" message, so you might want to try again. I'll watch the httpd logs and I'll raise the priority for your IP (will probably grab it off the logs)...
porsupah From: porsupah Date: April 29th, 2004 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eep! An actual panic? Wow.. that takes some doing. ^_^

Are there video files of the production as well? I'm a visual panda, yes.. I can, of course, recommend Cleaner for assisting in things like gentle softening of the image, and noise reduction. Cleaner 6 runs under OS X, though I'm led to understand its UI has degraded somewhat from C5 (OS 9 only), following the end of Terran Interactive.

Sometime, I'll have to try some demanding audio tracks, and try my own comparisons between mp3 and aac, from very low to moderately high bitrates. I only have some cheapy earbuds, though, so it'd hardly be an audiophile test. ^_^; Something wildly unpredictable might be a good candidate, like Autechre "Gantz Graf", or relying on spatial imaging, like Coil "Nasa Arab". For particularly natural high quality mastering.. tricky. Maybe something off the net. Still, all my 'books are only 16-bit out anyway, so it wouldn't be super-fi anyway.

Yay! The theme's coming in very nicely now. ^_^
ibneko From: ibneko Date: April 29th, 2004 05:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mmm, usually, yes...

There's an actual video recording, but I have no way of digitizing that right now. Too poor to afford a nice video digitizer thingie.
porsupah From: porsupah Date: April 29th, 2004 08:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, if you'd like, I could lend you my humble CapSure PCMCIA card, originally from iRez. It only runs under OS 9, and only at up to 320x240 in NTSC (so, at 16bpp, 270MB/min - fine for even Bunny, a PBG3/266, modulo available disk space), but it's fine otherwise. Only outputs uncompressed data, though, rather than prepacked MPEG-4 or suchlike, so you'd need to spend some processor time exporting the movie.

I long for the whizziness of a pukka DV Firewire bridge. ^_^ I've a good deal of Hi-8 footage I'd like to edit and compress at full 640x480 (in some cases, more like 640x360; I often use 16:9 mode, though all it achieves is hard-masking the frame on this camcorder. Depends how well the situation frames), especially some of my travels, which'd be a fairly involved editing task, and not something I'd really want to go through at low res, and then have to revisit as a separate project.
ibneko From: ibneko Date: April 29th, 2004 08:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lend? That'd be really awesome... although I think it'd probably be more beneficial for me to just get off my lazy rear end and find a summer job like my mom's been nagging at me to do and actually _do_ work towards a nice DV Firewire bridge... I've been looking at the Studio MovieBox DV from Pinnacle Systems
porsupah From: porsupah Date: April 30th, 2004 01:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dammit. Now I have that tune (derived from a traditional Cossack anthem, ne? Where's our resident Foreign Correspondant?) stuck in my head. I must, therefore, do the only correct thing, and ensure it infects as many people I know as possible. ^_^
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