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Posted on 19-01-15, 11:24
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Nvidia has just released their first display driver which adds support for the VRR capabilities of Freesync displays.

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Posted on 19-01-15, 13:42
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And AMD is talking to Microsoft about fixing the scheduler bug that hamstrings EPYC and THREADRIPPER processors in Windows.

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Posted on 19-01-15, 20:44 (revision 1)
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Your friendly reminder from the engineers at Toshiba that spinning rust storage devices still have plenty of future ahead:

https://www.storagereview.com/toshiba_announces_16tb_mg08_series_hdds
https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/us/product/storage-products/enterprise-hdd/mg08.html

Yes, those are your next SWEET SIXTEEN TERABYTES* for your pr0n, RAWMz and Steam backlogs. On helium, no less!

I want two, please.

*Actually 14.55 TiB. Sadly, beancounters still run the show at Toshiba.

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Posted on 19-01-15, 22:54

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Posted by tomman
Your friendly reminder from the engineers at Toshiba that spinning rust storage devices still have plenty of future ahead:

https://www.storagereview.com/toshiba_announces_16tb_mg08_series_hdds
https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/us/product/storage-products/enterprise-hdd/mg08.html

Yes, those are your next SWEET SIXTEEN TERABYTES* for your pr0n, RAWMz and Steam backlogs. On helium, no less!

I want two, please.

*Actually 14.55 TiB. Sadly, beancounters still run the show at Toshiba.


Well, thank goodness they're not HAMR drives. Whoever invented that technology is insane.

I don't understand people who collect data that extensively, though. Unless they're in a third-world country like you, tomman, with really bad internet connections that make redownloading infeasible, there's no need for them to keep all their games installed at once. It's not like you're going to be playing all of them for small time slices every day. Just keep the one you're playing now on the drive and when done delete it and install the next. Most people don't go back to games they've already finished, so it would otherwise just sit there, bitrotting on the drive.
Posted on 19-01-15, 23:22

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I have over a terabyte of music. Could you imagine if I stored backups of every show I've ever watched? The space it would take would be huge.
Posted on 19-01-16, 00:08
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Posted by tomman
Your friendly reminder from the engineers at Toshiba that spinning rust storage devices still have plenty of future ahead:

https://www.storagereview.com/toshiba_announces_16tb_mg08_series_hdds
https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/us/product/storage-products/enterprise-hdd/mg08.html

Yes, those are your next SWEET SIXTEEN TERABYTES* for your pr0n, RAWMz and Steam backlogs. On helium, no less!

I want two, please.

*Actually 14.55 TiB. Sadly, beancounters still run the show at Toshiba.
LONG LIVE THE DISK!

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Posted on 19-01-16, 10:14

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Posted by wareya
I have over a terabyte of music. Could you imagine if I stored backups of every show I've ever watched? The space it would take would be huge.

Yeah, that's kinda impossible especially with HD, these days.
As a side note, I have 2.1 TB just for one band, alone.
Posted on 19-01-17, 00:31

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Posted by wareya
I have over a terabyte of music. Could you imagine if I stored backups of every show I've ever watched? The space it would take would be huge.

Yeah, that's kinda impossible especially with HD, these days.
As a side note, I have 2.1 TB just for one band, alone.

Even at an uncompressed 128kHz 24-bit rate that would be 91146 minutes of music. At ~3 minutes/song it would be 30382 songs. If you stored 10 different performances of each, that would still be 3038 original songs, which no band has ever achieved. Forgive me if I don't believe it.
Posted on 19-01-17, 01:16
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Duplicates from diffrent performances. Start archiving concerts.

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Posted on 19-01-17, 03:11

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If you're keeping video recordings of concerts, filling up your hard drives is actually super easy, barely an inconvenience.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Screw_Yall
Posted on 19-01-17, 05:59 (revision 1)

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Posted by BearOso

Even at an uncompressed 128kHz 24-bit rate that would be 91146 minutes of music. At ~3 minutes/song it would be 30382 songs. If you stored 10 different performances of each, that would still be 3038 original songs, which no band has ever achieved. Forgive me if I don't believe it.


Well,I guess if you were to be...huh, very thorough about archiving and kept every concert duplicate from different angles,possibly including every vertical cellphone recording that you found somewhere of that concert... it could add up pretty quickly.


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barely an inconvenience.


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Posted on 19-01-17, 13:31 (revision 1)

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Posted by BearOso
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Posted by wareya
I have over a terabyte of music. Could you imagine if I stored backups of every show I've ever watched? The space it would take would be huge.

Yeah, that's kinda impossible especially with HD, these days.
As a side note, I have 2.1 TB just for one band, alone.

Even at an uncompressed 128kHz 24-bit rate that would be 91146 minutes of music. At ~3 minutes/song it would be 30382 songs. If you stored 10 different performances of each, that would still be 3038 original songs, which no band has ever achieved. Forgive me if I don't believe it.

<@Screwtape> wareya: I'm guessing that's his bootleg collection of every Pearl Jam concert they ever played.
<wareya> sounds reasonable
<Kakashi> Screwtape, wareya: 1.3 TB for all official and unofficial bootlegs.
600 GB worth of videos (could be more).
140 GB for all official releases (including side projects).
<Kakashi> demos 8 GB
<Kakashi> Eddie Vedder bootlegs (very illegal) - 65 GB
<Kakashi> Custom fan projects 50 GB
<Kakashi> misc 9 GB
<Kakashi> and it will all grow next time they tour
<Kakashi> every official bootleg is 24/96 these days
Posted on 19-01-17, 22:33
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Most stuff can be easily redownloaded, like everything on your Steam/GOG/whatever library.

But... for some stuff, things are not so easy. Dubbed anime is a good example, particularly for languages not named "US English". Sure, for most licensed titles you can simply buy the DVD/BD and rip those as many times as you want (for out of print titles you may have to resort to eBay and its legion of scalpers and crazy collector nutjobs), but in some markets we aren't that lucky to get releases on physical media of any kind. I have a 1TB HDD dedicated solely for my Latin American Spanish collection - most of it is irreplaceable because of many reasons ("Sony killed Animax LA" being the #1, while "FBI seized Megaupload" and "people in Latam hates torrents" being #2 and #3, respectively), and recently when I emptied an spare HDD with old backups, I decided it would be a good idea to repurpose it to backup the (in some cases already failing) collection of DVD-Rs with years of downloads. ~250 discs managed to fill the HDD, leaving little spare to spare.

Then there is my collection of Touhou PV/fan animation/concert/event DVDs (and now BDs, thanks to Manpuku Jinja's HD re-releases of Fantasy Kaleidoscope ~The Memories of Phantasm~), now weighing exactly 300GiB. I'm not sure if there is a more comprehensive collection than mine, and certainly it has been a massive PITA to build it and take care of it (having random people pop up on my email inbox saying "here are some links to cool shit you're looking for, can I have some of your stuff?" really helps). For example, I'm one of the few people in the world that have complete DVDISOs of each Flowering Night concert ever made (except for 2010 as there was no concert that year, and for the final 2012/2013 concert, as they apparently made no DVDs for those), and not many people are willing to share massive DVD9 images for a very niche event around a (somewhat big) niche videogame franchise. Now you understand why I have backups of my backups, as the other options would be:
- Deal with Share/PD/torrent resources that have been unseeded since 2012
- Assume that those Mega links are going to be alive for the next 10 years (won't happen)
- Beg around walled Chinese gardens ("ACG boards") with tall paywalls (really, paying for piracy!?) or insane trading requirements and Bai-duh links that are impossible to download nowadays without resorting to install their Chinese spyware and giving them your cellphone number. NO THANKS!
- Buy the DVDs yourself (good luck with that™ - doujin productions are the equivalent of "self-destructing culture", most likely that release you have been chasing for has been sold out for years -DECADES at this point-, doujin circles born and die at every Comiket/M3/Reitaisai/VoMas/$FRANCHISE_SPECIFIC_EVENT/$FETISH_SPECIFIC_EVENT/whatever, and not living at Glorious Nihongo is a insurmountable barrier for your average fan)

So yeah, the "you can always redownload" is not an option depending on what kind of media/productions are you a fan of. Sometimes, the only answer is being a data hoarder (although a lot of hoarders are selfish beings, and when they or their storage devices die, so does those valuable productions). While 16TB is way overkill for my specific needs, that only applies RIGHT NOW - who knows what I would be collecting five or ten years from now on? (assuming I still have working computers and a Internet connection for then!). And you, random netizens, dwellers of the bBoards, have your specific "HDD-hoarding" collections, be it Touhou, Pearl Jam, midget porn, or every bsnes/higan beta ever made....

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Posted on 19-01-18, 10:32

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Any Australian TV is surprisingly hard to get after the first seed. Everyone loves to hit and run.
Posted on 19-03-18, 06:06
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Vulkan 1.1.104 Brings Native HDR, Exclusive Fullscreen Extensions
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Vulkan-1.1.104-Released

FINALLY! Decent frame pacing without the DWM interfering and better input responsiveness too! It will also mean improved compatibility with Freesync, G-Sync, VRR, and HDR (at least under Windows).

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Posted on 19-03-18, 10:44
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Posted by tomman

But... for some stuff, things are not so easy. Dubbed anime is a good example, particularly for languages not named "US English". Sure, for most licensed titles you can simply buy the DVD/BD and rip those as many times as you want (for out of print titles you may have to resort to eBay and its legion of scalpers and crazy collector nutjobs), but in some markets we aren't that lucky to get releases on physical media of any kind. I have a 1TB HDD dedicated solely for my Latin American Spanish collection - most of it is irreplaceable because of many reasons ("Sony killed Animax LA" being the #1, while "FBI seized Megaupload" and "people in Latam hates torrents" being #2 and #3, respectively), and recently when I emptied an spare HDD with old backups, I decided it would be a good idea to repurpose it to backup the (in some cases already failing) collection of DVD-Rs with years of downloads. ~250 discs managed to fill the HDD, leaving little spare to spare.

You haven't considered doing like in Russia, separating out the dub to make a separate .aac file?
It makes it drastically easier to share and store, with no real downside.

Could also upload the ISO files to archive.org and then only keep the re-encodes. I think their policy is "anything goes", and don't delete anything short of overt spam, just hide it. Although it might be cumbersome to get the ISOs when you need them again.

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Posted on 19-03-18, 12:21 (revision 1)
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Posted by sureanem

You haven't considered doing like in Russia, separating out the dub to make a separate .aac file?
It makes it drastically easier to share and store, with no real downside.

Could also upload the ISO files to archive.org and then only keep the re-encodes. I think their policy is "anything goes", and don't delete anything short of overt spam, just hide it. Although it might be cumbersome to get the ISOs when you need them again.


1) Preserving loose audio tracks is of dubious utility - they're not meant to be consumed as a standalone product! I know, I was there, I still have .FLACs of every audio I managed to rip from Animax. Noone wants them, except those making their own encodes/remuxes.

2) Uploading the ISOs to the Archive is actually a great idea, to be fair (why didn't I thought into that!). If my DSL ever gets fixed, I may look about their offerings and how they would deal with those. The goal of my collection is not a private stash where stuff would be lost forever if all of my HDDs were to suddenly die the very same day, but to share and spread the word about those weird and wonderful Touhou fan animations and concerts. If their rule is "anything goes", why not? They preserve absolute turds like the SCD32X library, and those Touhou DVDs are more worthy of preservation than that. Plus, anything that can be done in spite of Chinese file hoarders is always welcome~

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Posted on 19-03-18, 13:16
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Posted by tomman

1) Preserving loose audio tracks is of dubious utility - they're not meant to be consumed as a standalone product! I know, I was there, I still have .FLACs of every audio I managed to rip from Animax. Noone wants them, except those making their own encodes/remuxes.

No, they're played together with the regular video files, just like you have separate .srt and video files if you watch a movie. In mpv and VLC, all you have to do is drag and drop the audio file on the video and it attaches. And at least in mpv, it automatically adds any audio file with the same name in the same folder as a new audio track to choose. Of course this doesn't work if you have multiple dubs (unless you put them in one .mka file with multiple streams), but if you only have one official dub you'd like to ship it should be fine.

Also, you can bundle the international encodes (raws/non-hard fansubs) for convenience. Then you could back up just the audio files, and only keep a temporary copy of the video for seeding that can be found elsewhere anyway.

It's curious that only Russia does it this way, while the rest of the world still insist on muxing everything into one file. It would become much easier to make fansubs if you don't have to worry about the legal aspect of it all or bother with encodes.

Posted by tomman

2) Uploading the ISOs to the Archive is actually a great idea, to be fair (why didn't I thought into that!). If my DSL ever gets fixed, I may look about their offerings and how they would deal with those. The goal of my collection is not a private stash where stuff would be lost forever if all of my HDDs were to suddenly die the very same day, but to share and spread the word about those weird and wonderful Touhou fan animations and concerts. If their rule is "anything goes", why not? They preserve absolute turds like the SCD32X library, and those Touhou DVDs are more worthy of preservation than that. Plus, anything that can be done in spite of Chinese file hoarders is always welcome~

Well, the caveat is that that uploading is easy, but if it gets marked as copyrighted it becomes "hidden" and not publicly downloadable, so you'll have to hope they can send you a copy over email or something if that happens.
If they're seeded as torrents, you can upload the torrents there and they will download and save them into the archive automatically.
You could also try uploading the ISO files to rutracker. They appear to be much more interested in raw ISOs/remux/etc than other torrent sites, and seed for a longer time. Although it's not really an archival solution, and only applicable for raws.

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Posted on 19-03-18, 13:41 (revision 4)
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1) Russia does everything wrong, from politics to piracy. I do watch my dubs. Having to remux them prior to watching kills the enthusiasm, thus why noone does that. I'm not one of those Troo UNIX® Way™ nerds that love really convoluted non-solutions, so don't bother. Once again, HDD space is not a problem if you consider that outside US English, the percentage of dubbed anime licenses is rather small. Dragon Ball dubs are not going to be lost anytime soon, while archiving, say, Di Gi Charat Nyo! LA Spanish dub (complete with average quality MPEG-4 video encodes) only requires 3 DVDs, and for a modern multi-TB HDD that's peanuts.

2) Rutracker is cool (it has saved my ass in at least a few occasions), but not for Touhou stuff. They do have some stuff (mainly music and maybe the games), but nothing regarding the videos (once again I know because that's one of the places where I look for new material from time to time). Regarding the copyright part, most circles don't give a damn (considering that they're doing derivative works from another copyright which belongs to a dude that basically has a "anything goes" rule regarding said works), although I've seen some stingy ones in the music arrange area that are trigger happy with those DMCA takedowns. On the video scene? Not so much - most circles are fine as long as you don't go and upload their latest Comiket releases right away (case in point: Manpuku Jinja -of Fantasy Kaleidoscope ~The Memories of Phantasm~ fame- is fine with reuploads, but only if you respect their "first dibs" right on YT/NND uploads, and that's just one example from personal experience)

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Posted on 19-03-18, 17:00
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Posted by tomman
1) Russia does everything wrong, from politics to piracy. I do watch my dubs. Having to remux them prior to watching kills the enthusiasm, thus why noone does that. I'm not one of those Troo UNIX® Way™ nerds that love really convoluted non-solutions, so don't bother. Once again, HDD space is not a problem if you consider that outside US English, the percentage of dubbed anime licenses is rather small. Dragon Ball dubs are not going to be lost anytime soon, while archiving, say, Di Gi Charat Nyo! LA Spanish dub (complete with average quality MPEG-4 video encodes) only requires 3 DVDs, and for a modern multi-TB HDD that's peanuts.

I don't see what Russia does wrong piracy-wise. Library Genesis does not even have a Western counterpart, Sci-Hub (Kazakh, but relies on Russian infrastructure) is useful enough to effect actual social change, and Rutracker tends to have better seeded torrents of better quality than The Pirate Bay, especially for music. To be honest, I think they are miles ahead of the West, unlike the Chinese who can't manage it in a civilized manner despite it being 100% legal and supported by the government.

As for the actual issue: You don't need to remux them, that's the whole point.
Try putting a random mp3 file in the same folder as a video file with the same name (e.g. video.mkv / video.mp3), then play it.
In mpv, the audio track becomes added and selected. In MPC-HC, apparently the same goes but I haven't been able to verify it. In VLC, I was wrong and you need to do some convoluted "open multiple" thing.
I can't think of any other media players that people often use to watch anime. At any rate, you could use ordered playlists to force VLC et al to load the audio files, like Coalgirls does with splitting out the OP/ED. That would also remove all the failure modes of files getting renamed, since it goes by hash instead.

There is another slight gain to this, in that if a new BluRay remaster comes out but only in Japanese, there is (theoretically) no need to encode a whole new release.

2) Rutracker is cool (it has saved my ass in at least a few occasions), but not for Touhou stuff. They do have some stuff (mainly music and maybe the games), but nothing regarding the videos (once again I know because that's one of the places where I look for new material from time to time).

No, I mean you should upload it there. They only have the first three episodes of it, so I'm sure they would appreciate it.
Regarding the copyright part, most circles don't give a damn (considering that they're doing derivative works from another copyright which belongs to a dude that basically has a "anything goes" rule regarding said works), although I've seen some stingy ones in the music arrange area that are trigger happy with those DMCA takedowns. On the video scene? Not so much - most circles are fine as long as you don't go and upload their latest Comiket releases right away (case in point: Manpuku Jinja -of Fantasy Kaleidoscope ~The Memories of Phantasm~ fame- is fine with reuploads, but only if you respect their "first dibs" right on YT/NND uploads, and that's just one example from personal experience)

Ah, probably fine then. Considering even ordinary anime is often found on YouTube (!!!) without anyone bothering to call it in, they should survive a pretty long time.

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