This is my 10 bit HEVC / x265 reencode of [Moozzi2's](https://nyaa.si/user/Moozzi2 "Moozzi2's uploads") 58.1 gb release of Cowboy Bebop. English audio and subtitles have been muxed in and reencoded from Joy's release. All audio has been encoded to AC3. English audio is default.
I would have thought I could compress this show a lot more, but unfortunately the grain in some episodes of older shows makes it a lot more difficult to reduce file size while maintaining quality. These file sizes were as low as I was willing to go while keeping basically all the visible detail from the source pretty much all of the time.
Here are some comparison shots of my encode vs [Moozzi2's release](https://nyaa.si/view/887137 "Moozzi2's encode")
Obviously there are some reductions in visual quality compared to the original in all my uploads, these screenshots should help you decide whether the reduction in quality is worth my far lower file sizes.
Keep the file size differences in mind.
In the year 2071, humanity has colonized several of the planets and moons of the solar system leaving the now uninhabitable surface of planet Earth behind. The Inter Solar System Police attempts to keep peace in the galaxy, aided in part by outlaw bounty hunters, referred to as "Cowboys." The ragtag team aboard the spaceship Bebop are two such individuals.
Mellow and carefree Spike Spiegel is balanced by his boisterous, pragmatic partner Jet Black as the pair makes a living chasing bounties and collecting rewards. Thrown off course by the addition of new members that they meet in their travels—Ein, a genetically engineered, highly intelligent Welsh Corgi; femme fatale Faye Valentine, an enigmatic trickster with memory loss; and the strange computer whiz kid Edward Wong—the crew embarks on thrilling adventures that unravel each member's dark and mysterious past little by little.
Well-balanced with high density action and light-hearted comedy, Cowboy Bebop is a space Western classic and an homage to the smooth and improvised music it is named after.
### File details
1448x1080 – (~4:3) 24 fps HEVC Main 10
Japanese; AC3 Stereo ~192 kbit/s
English; AC3 Stereo ~192 kbit/s
English; ASS subtitles