[iKaos] [SoM] Dragon Ball Z - S09 (254-291) - [R2J Dragon Box] Multi-Audio [Broadcast JPN+ENG FUNi Dubs][480p][x264][8bit]

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2020-05-30 05:15 UTC
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**Previous releases (WILL EVENTUALLY BE OUT OF DATE):** Saiyan Saga (Level Sets) (1-39): [#1145615](https://nyaa.si/view/1145615) Saiyan Saga (Dragon Box) (1-39): [#1150268](https://nyaa.si/view/1150268) Namek Saga (40-74): [#1170280](https://nyaa.si/view/1170280) Freeza Saga (75-107): [#1163555](https://nyaa.si/view/1163555) Android Saga (108-139): [#1182197](https://nyaa.si/view/1182197) Cell Saga (140-165): [#1194180](https://nyaa.si/view/1194180) Cell Games (166-194): [#1210388](https://nyaa.si/view/1210388) Tournament Saga (195-219): [#1220106](https://nyaa.si/view/1220106) Boo Saga (Part 1) (220-253): [#1237061](https://nyaa.si/view/1237061) TV Specials (SP1-SP2): [#1185803](https://nyaa.si/view/1185803) *** **News:** 1. This is it. After two years of on and off work, I have finally finished the complete series. Work is not over yet though as I will be applying a lot of fixes to previous episodes for the eventual batch release. Information on what specifically will be updated will follow below. 2. A lot has changed since S8. When I started this project, I was working by myself, but now it's become more of a group release, and I'm more of a curator than anything else. This particular season represents a pilot of what the final batch will look like. **Changes since S8:** 1. All episodes have been encoded using scripts and settings provided by JySzE. These encodes have been properly decimated from the original DBOX source, meaning that the episodes run at their natural 23.976 film standard frame rate, with no glitches or random 29.97 frames. My previous encodes were flagged as VFR to account for the random 29.97 frames, however this can cause issues in some players. 2. In addition to being properly decimated, the encodes also feature chroma noise reduction and proper deinterlacing of a few random frames marked accidentally as interlaced on the DBOX. 3. The Japanese Broadcast Audio track has been updated to use Team Mirolo's v3 video-synced release (https://nyaa.si/view/1240737) and includes the fixes for two episodes that came out after their initial release. 4. The English/Kikuchi 5.1 track has been updated to use the Season Set Blu-Rays as a source instead of the R1 Dragon Box. The Blu-Ray track has more depth and better mixing than the DBOX track. This track was made possible by Deli. 5. The English/Replacement track continues to use the Season Set Blu-Rays as a source, however the sync has now been done by Kratos (https://nyaa.si/view/1248631). I thought about including his Orange Brick sync as well but ultimately determined it to be generally inferior to the BD audio. 6. The Original Dub track continues to be synced by me, however Kratos contributed some of his syncs as well. His contributions are on episodes 260+, although I still made modifications and added NEPs. The track is now in AC3 format for compatibility. 7. All English NEPs are included on the 2002/03 FUNi Dub track. The black frames at the end of each episode have been removed to allow the complete NEP to play. The audio for the NEP on episode 291 contains a special treat. 8. The GT Preview has been added to episode 291, sourced from the GT Dragon Box. 9. English "Dubtitles" continues to be provided by OnionEclipse. These subs match the remastered version of the English dub. This time around, he has added signs/songs to the track. 10. The signs/songs subtitle track is now stylized and in ASS format, also thanks to OnionEclipse. 11. CRC-32 checksums have been added to each file. 12. All of the above quality increases has also resulted in a larger file size, however I am making no compromises on quality. Needless to say if you're looking for tiny compressed releases, this isn't the one for you. *** *These episodes are compiled from the following sources:* **Video:** 1. 4x3 480p R2J Dragon Box - *from raw ISOs, encoded by JySzE* **Audio - 5 tracks:** 1. Japanese Mono Tokai Broadcast Audio (FLAC) - *originally released by AnimeMaakuo, R2J synced by Team Mirolo* 2. English 2014 5.1 FUNimation "Remastered" Dub w/Shunsuke Kikuchi score (FLAC) - *from the Season Sets, synced by Deli* 3. English 2014 2.0 FUNimation “Remastered” Dub w/Smith/Dobos/Morgan/Faulconer score (FLAC) - *from the Season Sets, synced by Kratos* 4. English 2002/03 2.0 Original FUNimation Dub (AC3) - *custom track from the Single DVDs, with English NEPs from TV/VHS, synced by me and Kratos* 5. Japanese 2003 DVD Audio (AC3) - *from the R2J Dragon Box* **Subtitles - 3 tracks:** 1. English (ASS) - *English Simmons translations video-synced by Team Mirolo and converted by me to ASS* 2. English Signs/Songs (ASS) - *provided by OnionEclipse* 3. English Dubtitles w/songs (ASS) - *provided by OnionEclipse* *** **But wait, there's still more notes:** 1. Episode 269 contains a line of dialogue by Vegetto at around 7:45 that changed between the original Japanese Broadcast and the Dragon Box. This episode has different subtitles for the BA and DBOX to reflect the proper translations. Thanks to Team Mirolo for pointing this out. It is currently unknown if there are other situations like this. 2. I've included a v2 of episode 253 to address some of the issues that it had according to the comments in my previous upload. It contains all of the upgrades that the S9 episodes have. 3. As mentioned above, I will be releasing all episodes of DBZ together in a large batch that includes all of the fixes in this release. There is no timetable for this release, but I hope to get it done within the next few months. As a refresher for all the different things that have changed in my releases since S1, here's my to-do list for updating previous episodes: ``` Proper decimated/chroma removed R1+R2J encode [JySzE/Romao] (1-291) All audios double-checked to match encode (1-252) Team Mirolo v3 video-sync BA (1-252) BD 5.1 Eng/Kikuchi track sync [Deli] (1-252) BD 2.0 Remastered track sync [Kratos] (1-194) Dubtitles to be added/fixed [OnionEclipse] (1-219) Convert signs/songs track to ASS [OnionEclipse] (1-252) Subtitles corrected/converted for video-sync, updated stylings [TeamMirolo] (1-164) Saban/Ocean dub reworked, Eng/Kikuchi filler video-timed (1-67) volume issues for UUE 5.1 track to be fixed (1-27) volume issues for singles track to be fixed (67-164) OG FUNi dub re-exported as AC3 wih complete NEPs (67-252) use reissued singles track as source for available episodes (75-107) reworked Faulconer intro (108-164) replace or add found English NEPs/recaps (various) fix random episodes without v2s (various) un-video sync JPN DBOX track (164-219) ``` I will also likely release a v4 of the Levels Sets with the fixes above as well. Thanks to Team Mirolo, JySzE, Kratos, Deli, and OnionEclipse for assisting with this release. The thanks I have for literally everyone who's ever helped me will be in the batch release. [MediaInfo](https://pastebin.com/AKe0tGMu) ***Update 5/30:*** Episode 254's signs/songs subtitles has the wrong episode title, there's a fixed version here: https://mega.nz/folder/WJsxFKSI#VIRWxkJGS5Up7t_zbrLN9w

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And it's done, sweet! Are you going to do GT, too? The Singles had the NEPs dubbed in English with the Menza music so it's something at least.
Thank you and your team so much for this! I'm glad my days of watching this season on the orange bricks are long gone. I'm a dub fan and this is the one season I prefer in the original dub over the Kai dub. I'm really looking forward to watching the original air dub over the remastered dub that came out on the orange bricks, I want to hear the low pitch Super Buu voice and the high pitch candy Vegito voice. I also want to dip my toes into the Japanese version and with this season out and the original Dragon Ball broadcast audio out I can't wait to finally watch the series in the Japanese broadcast audio.
A big thanks to you and your team for this! I was waiting for this last set of episodes before I downloaded the entire series, but knowing that there will be a batch with all the fixes means I can wait a bit longer. ;)
Thank you and your awesome team so much for this!! I'd been looking for a definitive way to watch DBZ for so long before I came by your uploads. Looking forward to the batch!
> I will be releasing all episodes of DBZ together in a large batch that includes all of the fixes in this release. Will you release the Level Sets separately or in the same batch? If separately then, is it safe to assume that you'll release Level Sets much sooner than the whole DBOX batch?
Pretty, pretty, pretty please do a remuxed, non-encoded / RAW video version of the batch with the corrections to the video you performed (If that is even possible to do).
@Damned its impossible to fix the video without encoding.
"its impossible to fix the video without encoding." Understood. Are you making similar changes to the Level masters (and if not, would you consider RAW video streams of those episodes)?
Ultimate Fusion!!! Thanks
In a hypothetical situation, he could release the series raw, but not 035-039 as those were released digitally only and so there's no raws of those (only high quality captures and even then the original video files on Xbox weren't that big — they were like 1.9GG each for each episode). You're also asking for it to be color corrected, but not encoded. It has, if it's gonna be CC'd.
Thank you for your excellent work, may i ask, if you plan to do original Dragon Ball, now that Broadcast Audio was uploaded for it as well?
thank you so much! looking forward to the complete batch
Hats off to you iKaos and team. I've been waiting before the orange bricks came out for the perfect release before I delved back in to give this series a rewatch. I will be doing that when you release the batch!! Cant bloody wait, thank you all for your time and hard work. Absolutely amazing.
has it really been 2 years, with everything going on in the world and the fandom it seems much longer, congrats on finishing everything off, usually w projects like this they die off before they get close to completion, question do you have any update on the westwood dub, and if so will it be sourced from the new sources that dropped a few weeks back? congrats again
Found the raw Xbox LIVE video files I was talking about @ http://kickasstorrents.ee/dragon-ball-z-level-2-1-1080p-fullscreen-wmv-drm-t8876282.html (1.80 GB each episode not 1.90 GB although I was close enough) I don't have them anymore, but they were DRM'd so it was impossible to see them, anyway.
You really nailed it this time . There is one more thing I would like to ask if possible, it's about both of your subtitles and dubtitles . Could you mimic Funi's R1 subtitles style like what Romao did to his remux ? I like their Vob / R1 DVDs subtitles font and type along with the white color . It's great that you removed those video issues by encoding you guys, but I still prefer the remux . Thanks for keeping that Japanese 2003 DVD Audio (AC3) from the R2J Dragon Box intact .

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@Impakt I have no plans on doing GT at this time. My focus is currently on the batch and on doing some movie audios. There's no point in me getting the raw XBOX rips if they can't be cracked. @Damned yeah my comments on doing a remux was before JySzE agreed to help me encode. These settings are pretty optimal and contain fixes for the episodes. The audios should theoretically work with a remux, though. @ab8895 @Damned The Level Sets will likely come out after the rest of the batch. The batch itself will only be Dragon Box material. I may or may not be doing any re-encoding for the Levels since I would have to re-do the video from scratch as I deleted the intermediate files (but still have the raws). The Levels don't really need any fixing although I've heard from at least one person that the 10-bit encodes cause them issues. @kamil88 I won't commit to DB at this time mostly because I know Shen Long is still working on it, but if I finish my batch and movie projects and it's still not released, then I'll probably take a look at doing it. @Mdsn I haven't had any contact with the guy that was going to help me with Westwood, plus that giant torrent just dropped and people are still trying to sort through it to organize what's in there. I'm sure someone will eventually sync it now that better sources are out. @The-good_Man1994 I am not making any changes from what's been released here.
@Damned They believe their encodes would be better than any remux because of those fixes they did /do through the encoding process . Also, from what I understood from iKaos, there wasn't any quality loss in this season compared to the raw source . If that's the case then we're up to encodes that are better than the official untouched source, which is great if you ask me . @iKaos Have it your way, I was just suggesting politely .
Thank you for all your work (as well as everyone who helped you with this)! I've been following your releases for a while now and it's great to see all the changes and improvements over time that will make a really awesome and definitive batch release which I'm also really excited for. And if I may add, could you add subtitles to the signs/songs for the Japanese NEPs in the English Audio tracks?
Hey @iKaos great job on finishing the ultimate way to watch dragon ball Z!!! as you know from my previews comments i want your last definitive perfect version so i'll be waiting for the final batch and the v4 levels sets if you do those! I wanna thank you and the rest odf the team in advance for such an amazing job! On a side note, it would really be amazing if after you finish you projects you decided to do original DB. @JySze iKaos said you're working on naruto, have you realeased anything yet? if not do you have an ETA on that? Thanks for all your work on these amazing animes
Thanks so much for this! I noticed on episode 254 the signs/songs track is actually from episode 250
Great work on the release guys.This in my opinion is the best way to watch dragon ball z.I would like to thank ikaos,Team Mirolo, JySzE, Kratos, Deli, OnionEclipse and all others who assisted with this release for giving this fandom this extraordinary release. OnionEclipse, great job on the dubtitles and signs, i would really appreciate it if there was another subtitle track:dubtitle without songs,because the songs in both the faulconer audio tracks dont match with dubtitle with songs track.I would be really happy,if we could get this subtitle track along with the 3 subtitle tracks.I know this one is going to be hard,this is not necessary,but would be great to have it,adding the subtitles for the english neps. ikaos,you are the man bro,the man who initiated this amazing project,thank you for giving this fandom what it deserves,what funimation couldn't give us.In the 2014 faulconer audio,if u could add the next episode preview audio,i think it would be a better release.Thank you.

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@thepunisher @Ifaz The fixed subtitles AND all the dubtitles with no songs are here in my fixes folder: https://mega.nz/folder/WJsxFKSI#VIRWxkJGS5Up7t_zbrLN9w English NEPs is a bit difficult due to them needing to be done from scratch. I will look into it.
Thanks for saying you will look into it. By the way your mega link isnt working.I think you might as well add 5 subtitle tracks for the 5 audio tracks in your batch release.The Japanese subtitle track can work for both the brodcast audio and the dragon box audio,dubtitles with songs can work as a subtitle for english with kikuchi score,dubtitles without songs can work with the faulconer audio,and dubtitles with the ed song can work with the original faulconer score cause the original faulconer score had an english ending theme and then you could also have the signs subtitle track for those who dont like dubtitles but want them for songs.I know this might be really difficult and considering this might be your final release,i think having all these would be great.I would personally like to help with the subtitles if you wish.Great job,man
Are you planning to include the original Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans in your movie set? If so, I know the subtitles Pendekar used in their release at least had incorrect translations for their title cards. I don't know how well everything else is.
What is the difference between the 2014 fualconer audio and the 2002/03 faulconer audio,is it only the intro,and which audio sounds better?
I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work. You will be remember as one of the best contributor under DBZ network. Thank you so much again.
iKaos, what exactly do you mean by "chroma noise reduction"?
great work dude, always hyped for your releases!
> What is the difference between the 2014 fualconer audio and the 2002/03 faulconer audio,is it only the intro,and which audio sounds better? Do you mean the music or the dub? Those two versions aren't the same, either way. One was the first dub and the other was the newer dub.

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@Ifaz @Impakt The 2002/03 dub is the original one, the 2014 one is the "remastered" version of the same dub (first appearing on the Orange Bricks in 2007). There isn't much difference at this point in the series, but usually the differences involve redubbing of certain characters, occasionally different lines and music placement. Obvious differences in these episodes in the remastered dub is the lack of voice filter on Majin Boo and a monologue by Goku as he fires off the Spirit Bomb. The remastered audio is from a Blu-Ray so it's going to sound a little better, but a dub purist would say that the original dub is more true to the original intentions. @Damned Chroma noise is the patchy color noise that appears on a lot of SD material: ![Chroma](https://i.imgur.com/HlkYCD0.jpg)
@ikaos I added a dubtitle for the english nep for the funi 2002/03 audio track of episode 255 as there were no dubtitles for the neps.I tried to do it as perfectly as i could.Hope you will see this.Note that this is only for episode 255 and works with the funi 2002/03 track as this dubtitle has no songs and has dubtitles for the nep.I hope you will see this and if u like this i hope that i can help you with the dubtitles for all the neps in your batch release.Here is the link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/114PiDUDgUVIQERbma3R8Ol0DSJSbiLxG/view?usp=sharing .Thanks.
@iKaos and all those who helped, Great release! Thanks so much! Not normally on here but noticed a few minor inconsistencies in the Signs/Song subtitles files (one that may want to be corrected and another very minor): Episode 286 is named wrong: The file has: "The Ace Up Boo's Sleeve!! 'You Become a Hard Candy!'" [this is actually ep. 271] And it should be:"Son Goku is Strongest After All!! Majin Boo is Eliminated" Also in Episode 290 there’s a ) when there should be a 0 in “10 Years Old” OCD just won’t let me not say anything... Cheers!

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@lfaz The NEP sub looks good. I would accept your help adding in NEP subs for the other episodes if you want. Probably easier to contact me over discord (link above) or at 85ikaos at gmail. @dbfan01 Thank you, I added fixed subs to the folder I posted earlier. I didn't think to cross-reference the English titles so hopefully there aren't more issues.
Thanks a lot for all your hard work. Your releases are indeed the best way to watch DBZ for us pirates! Looking forward to the batch!
@iKaos thanks soooo much. Back when you started, I thought it's gonna be another DBZ project that will just abruptly end half-way into the series because nobody ever gets to the finish line with a series of this size. Not only did you prove me wrong, but to see where you started and what this has become today... Not only did you actually finish it to the end, but it got better and better with each release. It's really amazing to see what has become of this. Of all the DBZ projects that came and went, I'm glad yours is the one that made it to the end. Thank you and everyone else who is involved at this present time to make this happen because now the batch really will be the ultimate definitive release. It really cant get any better than this.
god-like. I hope the westwood audio gets put on the batch release. I'm gonna have to buy a 1 tb hard drive and slap a DBZ sticker on it. Thank you so much once again.
@iKaos i have a question, is the S09 like definitive? or is it possible that it will have changes too in the final batch? i'm so excited about this release i wanted to go ahead and start downloading but i really want your final version. As always thanks for all your hard work, and your team too, and thank you for always taking time to answer people in comment section!
Same here i downloaded some of your older batches and thought well lets just wait for the perfect release :D

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@Vegeta1806 There are a few episodes here with subtitle issues that will get a v2 in the batch, but my intention was for these to be final. I will say that I might be adding 1 additional dubtitle track to all episodes with some of the suggestions here, but if you don't care about that then I can't see anything else changing. The list I provided in the description should inform you as to whether or not it's worth it to wait for the batch based on your personal preferences. The old seasons won't be going anywhere for awhile. As far as Westwood goes, while that was always a possibility for the batch, I think because of the recent drop of higher quality, but very disorganized, Westwood episodes, it will be some time before a proper DBOX-synced Westwood track appears. I don't have a specific timetable for the batch but it might be many months if I wait for a Westwood sync.
@iKaos i'll be waiting for the the final batch then, everthing you can throw at your already perfect realease is a bonus, we're all aware that with every thing you add it gets heavier but quality over everything for the best anime, nay best series ever! Although i know it's not for me to decide, and this is just my opinion, but i think the westwood dub should a maybe for the future if becomes available (by available i mean synced and all), just cuz we're so close to the perfect release of Dragon Ball Z i don't think you should delay that. But anyway that's up to you my friend, all i can do is say thank you, which i can't thank you enough, for taking your time (and your team as well) to do something neither Toei nor Funimation seems interested in doing, give the fans the ultimate version of the show.
im down to wait, rather it take a while longer than never get it figure you dont wanna make a v15
@ Mdsn The guy is looking for perfection as much as he can . If he can wait that much for the sake of that Westwood garbage dub then that means he would have time to include the orange bricks audio to his final batch while he at it . I'm not asking for that ever nor do I care for his hypocrite black-hearted group of people anymore . (Well most of them are, like the owner of the server he is in and so many known others ) nor his release and theirs as well . DVD singles ( including UUEs) , level set Blu-Rays and 30th Blu-Ray anniversary are the best ways for me to watch the show . So, I just came here to throw some random thoughts and to guide/ tell him how to spend his time wisely as long as he intents to wait for those unwatchable dubs . By the way, tell your scums ( Jysze and the owner of SOM server ) that there is no need to spam Nyaa with their unseeded shit . If they really don't appreciate the people on Nyaa by looking down to them and don't considerate their circumstances regarding Hit and run then why would they post their torrents in the first place? ( yes, not all of them are selfish who have good internet connection and seed boxes and just refrain from seeding by their own will) Just for shit and giggles /gags and to brag about them, I assure =_= !

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@Englishsubtitles @Vegeta1806 @Mdsn Everyone needs to re-read what I wrote. I have never, never said that I will DEFINITELY include the Westwood dub in my batch. I am not personally working on it. The person who was working on it with me had some health issues and only recently contacted me again. I personally don't have any connection to the Westwood dub. I know a bunch of new sources recently leaked here on Nyaa, and I know that people who are in the community (but unconnected with my project) are currently going through and trying to sort everything into levels of quality. I am not waiting for people. This is a long process that might take awhile, and that doesn't count the long, arduous task of then syncing it to the DBOX. If it gets done before I'm ready to release the batch, then I'll include it. If not, then I won't, but it will be trivial for anyone to take DBOX-synced Westwood audio and add it to my release. @dragonballlover/TheGoodSide/TheGoodMan_1994/Nerd - stop making shit up. I stopped using the "perfect" release term a long time ago when I learned that parts of this fandom will never be satisfied with anything, and like I said, I've never said I'm waiting for the Westwood dub. While I take other people's suggestions as to how to improve my releases, I never do anything that I don't want to do myself, so again, I'd appreciate if you stop speaking for me. You continuously make things up to suit your own narrative, and I won't have your toxicity infecting my torrents. You have no idea what things are like on our end with regards to seeding, but I invite you to figure out a more effective way of distributing 21TB of content. I don't know what your definition of selfish is, but trying to give back to this generally ungrateful community shouldn't be it. If there's something you want seeded, ping somebody and we'll take care of it, like we've been doing. If you have nothing else to contribute, then have a nice day!
iKaos Would you consider doing a fixes only upload? Or have done this already on mega??
I swear every time I see the comment sections of these torrents I hate this community more and more. I am happy to see a lot of people are thanking Kaos for the amazing encodes and releases he has done over the past years but then you have this small vocal minority of brain dead idiots who are either asking for more and more on top of what they are getting *cough cough* Englishsubs *cough cough* , but you have people being downright ungrateful. You guys need to understand Kaos and many other in this community of preservation are doing this out of love for the franchise and to preserve it for future generations. You can't just expect a small handful of people to remux the Westwood Dub which is A. Poorly Organized and B. Has different cuts and timings to just be finished in such a short time frame. So please for the love of god just stop begging for shit and just wait for it to happen because I guarantee the things you are thinking about asking for are already being worked on
Thank you for all your work iKaos. I remember being fuckin ecstatic when you first started this project 2 years ago. FINALLY, someone was making the perfect definitive release (perfect for NA fans anyways). For too long, there was no way to watch the Level Sets with the Ocean dub and the Dragon Box with funi dub + Falconer music let alone the Original Funi Dub (there were some dbox encodes with funi dub + falconer music, but they usually had some flaws and cropping issues). You even included NEP's for some of these for maximum nostalgia! I had a friend recently who was going to rewatch DBZ to relive his childhood. He was going to watch 30th anniversary release, until I stopped him and pointed him to your work because right now, there is no better way to watch DBZ. Thank you for all your contributions, I look forward to the final batch :)
@dragonballlover wtf, there are many many dragon ball torrents, if you don't like there ones, fine then just don't download it. and if you can do better than just do it, but don't come here and start talking shit like you own the place. iKaos and his team do what they feel like they should do, all we can do is politely request for stuff that may or may not be done. if you have no interest in these torrents why comment? you're just wasting your time and everyone elses, so do everyone a favor and just fuck off. And for anyone thinking that im licking someones boots, it's just called being gratefull which everybody that downloads these torrents should be for all that work that was put in them. So iKaos i hope you know the majority of us here are super gratefull for all your work, i would hate to lose any possible work you might do because of some bad apples. keep up and stay safe
It's like 99% thankful and appreciative people and 1% hater(s)... who cares... just ignore them. @Gnosis you can select only the fixed files that you want from a torrent. You don't have to download the whole thing if that's what you're trying to avoid.
@iKaos Are you going to do an all in one from 1-291, movies, and TV Specials?

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@SuperDonkeyjack It's in the description... > I will be releasing all episodes of DBZ together in a large batch that includes all of the fixes in this release. There is no timetable for this release, but I hope to get it done within the next few months.
I know it's not the final batch... but I've got to sing your praises on this dream come true for me and this community. This ideal version of DBZ is something I only fantasized about. Just thank you so much for this awesome achievement by Ikaos and everyone else involved!
@Ikaos Thank you. I can't wait for it. For now I will be re-watching what 2DS DB collection for now. When I'm done hopefully your final batch will be COMPLETE.
@iKaos would you be open to doing just the Ocean Dub stuff by itself?
@TheBlueKnight_3 Here is part 3. https://nyaa.si/view/1114231 https://nyaa.si/view/1113793 I will say that the Jap subs are bad for some reason. From the other subs that I have seen I feel like these are off. Here's part 4 https://nyaa.si/view/1188306 The dub has somethings bleeped, but the video isn't censored. Here's part 1 and 2 https://nyaa.si/view/740034 The part 5 dub hasn't finished yet and has been put on hold. Here's the Jap only version if you want it. https://nyaa.si/view/1250339
about the encoding settings, using 15 threads means that this was encoded on a 10 cores machine, so why only 3 refrenca frames ? i can understant using only 8 bframes so it works even low-end pcs but a lot of other settings are compromised like me subme and trellis, imho this could have been mush less in filesize if it was encoded with higher to compute settings but almost even decoding compute power on the consumer's end; but then again this is 720x480p only, it's gonna be okay to use even 16 ref and 16 bframes, which are important to save quality. i appreciate the chroma preservation with chroma-qp-offset -8, but using higher settings would give better results, also doing so you can use a crf of 16 or 15 for maximum fidelity to the filtered source. i'm giving my opinion sinse you share all you thaughts and to do list...you may find this remark useful, also keyint better be 240 if you're that cautious of 29/30fps parts. if i were in the encoder's shoes i would just use the placebo preset with chroma and keyint 240, i know placebo give 3% better results than veryslow, but we're talking about 291 eps, and if you want the best output then i think its worth it, don't forget this is just 720x480, its not that mush work, or if you're after encoding time being less lengty trellis 2 with partitions all will also do better than the actual thing, this just encoding settigns, i knwo that the real work that has been done by the encoder is in the filtering stage, which is best in class as it seems, so thanks to the encoder, and if possible can we have a look at the script if he wants to
and i have to say to say that this is a really successfull project, it checks all the boxes, good work and thank you to everyone who contributed to this.
@iKaos when you do release the batch, could you release the subs in a different torrent (or mega link) by themselves? The unlimited data limits in the US are about to expire (unless they do it again) and I'm sure the full torrent is going to be incredible. Or would the frame fixes you spoke of change the timing a bit? I mostly just don't want vob/ass mixed up in my own final release lol.
@linkthepirate if you just want the subs from a torrent this site mirrors nyaa and has the option to ddl just the subs, https://animetosho.org/ i use it to steal subs for some of the raws that are jap audio only

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@Chilled I passed on your comments to the encoder who will take it into consideration. @linkthepirate There's enough that's different where you might be downloading it all again anyway, but it's up to you. I will be putting several elements up separately (namely the custom audio syncs that I've done and the subs) for people who just want those as well.
Can't thank you enough for what you've done Kaos. Your releases here really are the best way to watch DBZ. Takes a person with some real metal to do take on such a massive undertaking for no more incentive than the appreciation of the community around you, and for the sake of preservation. Funi has probably spent millions over the years with their home releases, and they cant even compare to the feature set of homebrew releases by small crews of fans. Dubtitles, broadcast audio, different english dub-score combos, the whole gambit. You really make Funi run for their money here.
@iKaos how big do you expect the final batch torrent to be? Will it include the TV specials or do those not need to be updated?

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@AngelSpain It's not that dumb a question. Stop spamming comment sections with pointless things. @HughJass The files will be larger, similar to this release, probably closer in size to a DBOX remux when all is said and done due to the size of the audio files. The specials will be in the batch.

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You're not hearing dithering. You're hearing buzzing that's native to anything that uses Tokai as a source. You can't get rid of it easily, and it's not Mirolo's fault. There is always the Dragon Box audio for you.
Is the batch still on track @Ikaos?? How long we have to wait, is it still " a few months"? I'd love to rewatch DBZ so I tried downloading your releases however your first torrent with the first few episodes have no seeds anymore, impossible to get :/ Guess the batch is the last option

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@waylan4 ignore AngelSpain, he doesn't know anything about our releases and has been banned from multiple Discord servers. I and others on our team have temporarily shifted to Dragon Ball since Mirolo released their video-sync. It'll be released all at once probably within a few weeks. Like I said initially for Z in the description, there is no hard timetable for Z as there are a lot of pieces that need to be upgraded. In the meantime the older seasons are all constantly seeded. You might have been looking at my very old S1 upload which has been out of date for over a year now, I deleted it to get rid of confusion.

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It's in the description of this torrent, in a giant box.
Massive thanks to [iKaos] and co. Love what you've guys have done here. Will be looking forward to other releases you do, be it DB, DBGT or others!
Now that the original dragon ball has all of the broadcast audio out to the public, will you be doing the same for that series like with the Z sagas?
@ Vhager "I and others on our team have temporarily shifted to Dragon Ball since Mirolo released their video-sync. It’ll be released all at once probably within a few weeks." - iKaos super psyched about it, havent done a full watch on the og series since it was on colors waaaaaay back in the day
Oh man, i just started watching the og series with my neighbor, it uses the mirolo sync but it doesnt have the OPs EDs NEPs or PERs. so I'm SUPER excited about this
Will the Dragon Ball Batch just include the 153 Episodes of will it include the Movies and PSAs?
Just want to point out that the endings/openings have poor audio quality. Like they sound considerably worse than the episodes themselves. Not sure if you agree with this, if you don't, download Romao's release and compare it to your own. I hope this will be fixed in the final batch. (No offense intended)

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@Search Which OP/EDs? For the BA? Team Mirolo used DVD audio because it sounds better than the BA but not so different that it's noticeable. The FUNi remastered tracks also use DVD or CD quality OP/EDs. My reconstructed Faulconer Productions OP is also from a CD FLAC. At this point there is no compression happening for any of the audio.
Ikaos I'm syncing your audios and subs with my remux but on your next batch will you be doing video fixes like you did with dragon ball??

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@Gnosis If I was you I would wait because the batch will be a complete overhaul and basically be similar to what was done with Dragon Ball. There are several things being done that will make the video better than raw R2J Dragon Box.
Ikaos Thanks man will do, I figured the encode would have some fixes to the video freakin awesome!
any recommendations for z films
Ikaos Will there be a color corrected version of dbz aswell? And is there a time frame of when the dragon ball color corrected version will be done and uploaded??