One thing I hate about WEB-DLs…
If you’re one of many people who think WEB-DLs are always better than HDTVs, this may change your opinion a little bit.
OK, a while ago, I was watching my own release of The Walking Dead, S05E05, which I ReEncoded from 1080p WEB-DL source. Then Suddenly I saw this…
I was like “What the hell is this? did I do something wrong? OMG I actually released this garbage? If this is something I did, then that’s it for me, I’m done.”
I checked my encode logs and everything was OK. Then I went to check the source “The.Walking.Dead.S05E05.1080p.WEB-DL.DD5.1.H.264-Cyphanix | 1.62GB”
This is the same scene from the source:
MY MIND BLOWN. Then I went to check 720p WEB-DL source to see if it has the same problem “The.Walking.Dead.S05E05.720p.WEB-DL.DD5.1.H.264-Cyphanix | 1.35”
OK, it’s much much better. look the fire for instance.
it’s simple. bitrate of the 720p one is 4038Kbps and it’s 4916Kbps for 1080p version . OK, I’d say it should be at least over 8k for 1080p. Other than that, this happens because they don’t use 2-pass encoding.
it’s just ridicules, they encode them regardless of the content. The Walking Dead has same size as Jane the Virgin. they don’t care if it’s action or it’s drama. I guess they don’t even check what they are releasing.
In this case, I prefer HDTVs over WEB-DLs. today The Walking Dead S05E09 came in 2.42GB (bitrate: 7484Kbps). WEB-DL is not out yet, but it will be same as before. 2.42GB HDTV 720p and it will be around 1.65GB for WEB-DL 1080p?
The thing is, people who download my releases won’t think the problem is source’s. they’d say “OK that’s it. I won’t download PSA releases anymore.” funny thing is, If I have used 720p version as my source instead of the 1080p one, I would have got better results.
YES, WEB-DLs are better in many other aspects, but this one… I hate.
Also please note, same thing happens to many ReEncoded releases. some people expect all the episodes of a particular show to have same sizes. like The Walking Dead always should be 350MB. THIS IS WRONG!. one episode needs to be 450MB, one episode needs to be 250MB. If all episodes are 350MB, then encoder wasted 100MB on the one which needs only 250MB, and the other one lacks bitrate…
So please trust me. always know every thing I release is the best I could get out of it.