[You can buy the Bluray Discs here if you're in the United States.](http://amzn.com/B0116FT65W) They are actually affordable and competently produced by Funimation.
...and we're back! You didn't think we were dead, did you?
This time we're back with Fullmetal Alchemist (2003). Here is episode 1 as a sneak peak. It may be a little rough around the edges, but should give you an idea of what to expect for later releases.
Source: US BD
Source Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) 1920x1080 23.976fps \[V: h264 high L4.1, yuv420p, 1920x1080\]
Source Audio: TrueHD 48000Hz 6ch 6912kbps
Source Audio: TrueHD 48000Hz stereo 2304kbps
Video: 720x540 10-bit 4:4:4 H.264 CRF14
Audio: TrueHD --> FLAC (by eac3to) --> QAAC q=127 TrueVBR
Subtitles: Styled .ass based on US BD pgs.
Q: Will any other higher/lower resolutions be released?
Q: What audio+sub combination is default?
A: Japanese Audio, Full English subtitles
Q: Will you be doing encodes for the Death Note blurays?
A: Probably... not. I've heard/seen some evidence of mishandled deinterlacing on the progressive blurays. I've also seen/heard evidence of warpsharping. Typical Viz incompetence. Don't buy the blurays.
Q: What should I do if I see a problem in this release?
A: Leave a comment/tell us on irc. Our IRC channel is [\#FMA1394@irc.hoshinet.org](irc://irc.hoshinet.org/fma1394)
Q: Where are the dank memes?
A: ...did herkz rub off on you or something?
Q: Are you looking for help with this project?
A: Absolutely! I would love to have a competent QCer. If my QC from Death Note is reading this, I have no idea where you went, but if you want to work on this project, I'd love to have you back!
Q: Credits? Textless OP/ED?
A: English Credits.
Q: Why would you bother with such an old series?
A: Besides the notion that Fullmetal Alchemist is a long standing favorite of mine, every single release of it out there is complete shit. AHQ? Please.
Q: Why would you do SD encodes of a Bluray instead of just using the DVD?
A: The bluray is a lot cleaner. I did comparisons of it with the R2J DVDs. The fact that this is H.264 and not MPEG2 helped a lot with retaining detail. Really a good job by Funimation in producing these discs.
Encoding assistance: The-Profileth ([\#email@example.com](irc://irc.rizon.net/dual-duality))
Timing Adjustments: (fine timing): Stryen
Additional Translations: bluesun
Quality Control: FMA1394
Special shout out to: \_\_ar and herkz for some encoding advice
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[FMA1394] Fullmetal Alchemist 01 'He Who Would Challenge the Sun' [Dual Audio] [US BD] [CA047787].mkv (391.9 MiB)