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Offline Sindobook

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Historical Links / Commentary
« on: December 13, 2007, 04:12:51 pm »
[making reference to early fansubbers or other people of note to the community]

"When I first became active in fansubbed anime (long before I started the ADS), there were certain "giants" in the fansub community: Will Ray of KNA, Barbara Chambers of Technogirls, Jay Harvey of Anipike, some people at Kodocha and later Anime News Network, and maybe one or two other people whose name escapes as I write this. With the exception of Chambers, all of these people have since retired from public life. Without putting these people on a pedestal so high they would feel uncomfortable getting down, these people were an inspiration to me. They were leaders of a movement. A movement I"

[an example of the old site when it was up]
"n a public statement, TechnoGirls front-woman Barbara Chambers expressed her gratitude"

[early list of fansubbers / fansub distributors]

[Kodocha Anime formally 'shut down' around June, 2003]

[compare the earlier methods to BT today]

[an example of some early online distributors]
Digital Anime Distribution, or DAD, is part of a new trend towards internet-based fansub distribution. The group, consisting of college students Charles Liu and Robert H Wu, will aquire fansubs and digitize them, compress them in RealVideo form, and make them easily downloadable... Previous attempts at downloadable anime utilized MPEG compression, and have required enormous bandwidth due to their size. RealVideo format, while not as pretty, makes files roughly 1/6 the size of an MPEG file. Rather than making them download-only files, the group will distribute CD-R's"

[more from Barbara Chambers... she appeals to fansubbers to sub little-known anime]

[Anna Exter originally translated for Barbara, but then started working for commercial companies]

[Tomodachi Anime Distribution closes.  "I'll make a Habit of it...", "Hime-chan", etc.]

[list of VHS distros, fansubbers, etc. in 1998]

[Avery's reason for creating VirtualDub in the first place]
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Re: Historical Links / Commentary
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2007, 04:13:47 pm »
(related) 1st accessible version of l-e homepage on the web (12/2001)
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Re: Historical Links / Commentary
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2008, 05:18:01 am »
Thank you for the archives.