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Whippy

Why do people rip My Little Pony episodes to be so HUGE?

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I can't understand this....
I go looking for some My Little Pony episodes and find torrents that have a 20 minute cartoon that's over 700mb in size. Some are over 1gb, for ONE cartoon. Found another torrent of 30gb in size for 24 episodes. Even with internet speeds getting faster it's a HUGE waste of space!!!!!!  I found the same episode on youtube (in 360p) at 80mb in size and I can bearly tell the difference lol. It will take about 5 minutes to download instead of an hour too. Ugg...I just want to slap sense into these ppl >.<
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Added: 6 years, 5 months ago
 
Rhumba
6 years, 5 months ago
HD is a factor, though I think these "brony" boyz are ripping things for the first time and see the VCD sized releases the scene pirates release of movies and just shoot for that.
Amaterasu
6 years, 5 months ago
MLP is so epic it should be the only thing on your hard drive...ever...
DaddyDuckyBE
6 years, 5 months ago
My Large Pony: Size Is Magic!

But please, buckling...dun be another artist infected with the MLP virus who does nothing but this annoying stuff. And this is coming from someone who can tolerate your poo pix without being into it.
ButtercupSaiyan
6 years, 5 months ago
Wow, I really couldn't care less about people who are like "please stop drawing what you like and don't do just ponies."

Because Gods forbid the artist come first.

As for episodes, I tend to just download the ones I need or like at a given moment.
Whippy
6 years, 5 months ago
I agree. Everybody's full of "great ideas you should draw". The whole joy of being an artist is your ability to make something of your ideas, not doing whatever somebody else asks.  It's great for make money when you need it, but I don't want to become "just a pair of hands" for someone else either.

I downloaded 24 season 2 episodes from youtube last night. I kind of like season 1 better though. It seemed more emotional (at least for me). But I've only watched up to episode 8 so far on season 2.
Whippy
6 years, 5 months ago
I like watching MLP, and I may get into drawing / painting it. The character designs and personalities of the ponies are fun and not too complex. I like to draw things that others don't seem to do, even if it is the same character or subject matter.
Amaterasu
6 years, 5 months ago
I agree that an artist is not truly an artist unless they draw something of their own creation, and that DOES NOT MEAN oh, let me just create my own sonic/mlp character.

Ill give it to them that they can draw god but its just sad if an artist doesn't have the imagination to create something of their own.

although i think you are a bit out of place when saying this because:

A: Looq creates his own characters
B: Looq's gallery is filled with much more than just MLP
and
C: no where in this journal did he say IM ONLY GONNA DRAW MLP STUFF NAO
DaddyDuckyBE
6 years, 5 months ago
b.) I didn't even know there's any MLP in Looq's gallery yet?

a.) & c.) It's just, I've seen this happen to too many good artists. Once they'd started on MLP, they couldn't stop. It's like crack. Everything else becomes entirely impossible to do. All they want is *MOAR MOAR MOAR* MLP.
Whippy
6 years, 5 months ago
LOL,,,,Daddy, I've seen the same thing happen with Pokemon, Digimon, TinyToons, and other cartoons. Not to the same extent as MLP. Because the internet is now very widespread and common and MLP is a very new show - which means that just about anybody watching a TV is going to get exposed to it at some point, and even if they don't watch it on TV there's so much of it on the internet it's hard to miss. Fandoms grow like crazy on the internet because there's less restraint in people.

Another thing is what the show offers. Yes, western culture is all kinds of screwed up emotionally. And here's a show where things get worked through in the end. It's the same reason people watched 50's sitcoms, or any tv show with a plot for that matter. You just want a place without cynicism, bitterness, depression , etc. The characters are also made very simply, with bright colors, and mostly voiced by female actors. It's not overly cute to the point where it starts to seem contrived, like the original My Little Pony - so you can believe in the personalities of the characters.  This is gonna sound so cynical, but I think the appeal is based on what people lack or what they hunger for in life today.
loony24680
6 years, 5 months ago
People like to watch things in high definition. You've gotta bear in mind that 1080p isn't just 3x bigger than 360p, it's 9x bigger because it's three times as wide AND three times as tall, to keep the aspect ratio. However, since it's flash-style vector graphics, 360p is normally good enough (240 is pushing it a little). Mathematically, and especially giving for the difference in length of episode, that'd about explain the difference in size :3
sircharles
6 years, 5 months ago
I rip HD watermark-free episodes from YouTube (as I refuse to watch anything with watermarks or artifacts if I can help it), and even though my sources and methods are consistent, the sizes for episodes of the exact same length and size can vary anywhere between 650 MB to 1000 MB.  An inspection of torrents with similar content reveals similar file size ranges and values.

I'd be willing to bet whoever compiled the torrents simply didn't bother to convert their videos to .mkv or some other form of efficient compression.  I've seen torrents with that kind of efficacy, but I went and downloaded them off YouTube in AVI so that they would all be compatible with Sony Vegas for any silly projects I might want to play with.

If you seriously can't notice or don't mind the difference between YouTube 360p and YouTube 1080p for whatever reason, then you'd be best off ripping them from YouTube yourself with aTube Catcher or something like I did.
Whippy
6 years, 5 months ago
" you'd be best off ripping them from YouTube yourself with aTube Catcher or something like I did.p


That's exactly what I'm doing XD. I mean it's just a flash cartoon with a lot of solid colors and a few gradients here and there. Compared to cartoons with hand painted back grounds, there's not a lot of detail to miss. Hmm, maybe I should try finding some without watermarks too, they are pretty annoying.
SenGrisane
6 years, 5 months ago
I did that too but most videos didn't work in my players afterward. Dunno why.
Whippy
6 years, 5 months ago
What players are you using? Make sure that you have an flv splitter or something with ffdshow in it. I like to use KMPlayer because it plays most everything out of the box without having to install a bunch of codecs and splitters. But if you want to use your regular player, maybe you could try installing the combined community codec pack.
DaddyDuckyBE
6 years, 5 months ago
I don't know if those guys are really that reliable. They're hating all over VLC and discouraging its use because back in 2008, they tried figuring out a pre-1.0 version on Windows98 for a week or so and failed. They don't seem to have ever looked into VLC again for 4 years or tested it on any system newer than Win98. Positive outside feedback on VLC from Mac users was ignored.

They also dislike normalization.
Whippy
6 years, 5 months ago
Who? The Community Codec guys? Or the ppl behind KMPlayer? I don't know much about the people behind either. I just use the software that works for me :P
DaddyDuckyBE
6 years, 5 months ago
The CCCP guys.
SenGrisane
6 years, 5 months ago
I use VLC player.
ShirleyVaga
6 years, 5 months ago
I see a clear difference between bad quality and high quality o-o;
soggymaster
6 years, 5 months ago
I would go into video formats and compression standards, but I plead the 5th.
As for playing the stuff back, VLC is what I use.  It's the best piece of software I've found yet to play back any format I can find.  WTB port for Android.
betatest
6 years, 5 months ago
Whippy
6 years, 5 months ago
Oh nice! Thanks!
CLCoon
6 years, 5 months ago
they usually like to upload them in high HD
ZJG
ZJG
6 years, 5 months ago
I'm always a sucker for HD stuff! XD YouTube mostly gets some of the 1080p or 480p episodes, but will eventually get removed under the claim of Hasbro. I myself downloaded all of them using YouTubeD and used classic media player to play these vids that are downloaded in mp4 format which works easily for me.

I know it's hard to get a hold of all episodes which takes too long, but if you have firefox, or whatever browser you have, I suggest you pause on all of the episodes while one downloads. It's probably the faster way.

But hey, it's all about popularity among bronies! :P
BlackVulpine
6 years, 5 months ago
Simple! Torrents are easily by definition massive download sappers. It's why I always avoid them.
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