(Original post by eugenius 8)
Where do you guys usually download anime from? Ive just received my external hard drive from Amazon today and thinking of building up my anime collection in it. I usually download from uploading sites but they're in Real Video format and not the best quality as they're only 40-60 mb per video. Which video formats are the best and can these only be gotten from torrents?
Also does anyone download anime from Veoh, if so are they actually video files? cos i can't seem to find them saved in my hard drive, just in the Veoh player
I can't say where I download from I'm afraid, against site rules. But I rarely torrent and about half of my files are what I would call superb quality. As for Veoh, I have no idea
And yeah, Real Video files are pretty much the worst you can get (but they're fast to download and far less of a drain on the download quota so the other half of my anime is in that format
). AVI files are the best quality I've found, but watch out for the file size as some are smaller than others and that usually means less quality. High quality AVI files should be +150 MB (for a ~30 minute episode), but 100-150 MB isn't too bad. MKV files are good, though the subtitles on them can be a bit weird (plus you would have to download VLC media player if you don't already have it). File sizes for MKV should be about the same as AVI. MP4 are third best I'd say, but I can't remember whether they play on Windows Media or not (I use VLC player for those too). Then there is FLV (i.e youtube sized videos that are fine when watched in smallscreen but go crazy in fullscreen). Then last in terms of quality are RM and RMVB files
I've finally fulfilled my comedy anime obsession, but it has been replaced with another possibly even stranger craving: the overly-cute anime series!
Top of my download list at the moment are 'Bincho-tan' and 'Magical Nyan Nyan Taruto'. The titles alone ooze cutey-sweetness and weak plots that are overlooked due to the overpowering cuteness of the characters! After watching these, I think I shall re-watch Elfen Lied to regain my sanity.