Smiling Pasta Ep. 15 subs released + responses

>> Tuesday, December 26, 2006

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Sorry about the delay, but you know it's the holidays...hehehe... Please continue to be patient with our releases because fansubbers also have shopping to do, dinners to eat, and parties to attend! And my holiday going by fast, or what?! Sigh...gotta start preparing for school again.

Responding to comments about Hana Kimi:

I read comments, but I often read them and forget about when or where I've read them...hahaha...

Font sizes: no, I'm not going to change them. After doing a few episodes of silence, I realized that it's impossible to satisfy everybody. Since we've received more praises than complaints about the font color/size/position, the sub stays as is. Since there seem to be quite a number of individuals/groups subbing the series, you may be able to find a softsub copy from them to use with the RAW videos. That way, you can adjust the subtitles to the way you want it.

Episode 1 mistakes: yes, there's more than one...a dozen...maybe even more. You might notice things like missing capitalization on names/titles, some odd grammar ("the America"). However, after spending hours (into days) on testing out encodes using the X264 codec with AkumaX and matching font colors (aesthetics), both of us felt that we can live with those mistakes (after all, we're doing this for free). Yes, it's embarrassing....go ahead and laugh :P

Episode 2 encode: yes, it was encoded differently. It was another encoding "test" of ours. Heh, we thought it looked fine, so we released it.
It was later that we found out the file was not indexed very well, so some of you might be having problems with fast-forwarding and/or rewinding it.

Can we encode them into avi format instead of mp4? Well basically, we can very well slap the hardsubbed video and audio into an avi container, but that would probably confuse a lot of people to think that it is a DivX/XviD file (when it's not). Anyway, as mentioned before, we're using the X264 codec because it gives better quality than XviD at the same bitrate.

How do I re-encode them into another format? Since it is impossible for us to guide you through the whole process of how to encode videos, please refer to or

When will the next episode's subs be released? Hard to tell...translations can take from days to weeks. Timing usually doesn't take long, but the QC process can be very long depending on how much "tweaking" the translations and timing needs (this is where we transform, "thou shall die a horrible death!", to, "you will die ugly!"). Each process can be prolonged due to our personal events (school, tests/exams, shopping...). No matter how much you (or our very dear non-Chinese speaking timers) want to chain us to our computers to pump these subtitles out, you'll have to wait patiently.

Are you releasing softsubs? No. Why? Some users have been abusing this privilege.


Anonymous,  December 27, 2006 5:10 AM  

I'm agree on everything you said about Hana-Kimi. I really love how you're doing this project. Thank you so much to all the team ^_^

A little late but Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2007.

First of everything enjoy this holidays.

Anonymous,  December 27, 2006 7:30 AM  

YaY!!!!! thanks for the subs for 15!! What a wonderful start to my birthday today! ^_^

Anonymous,  December 27, 2006 12:55 PM  

Thanks soooo much for Wei Xiao Pasta!

I can't wait until the end of the work day.

Happy New Year to everyone!

Anonymous,  December 27, 2006 7:21 PM  

You guys are great! So what if there are minor mistakes here and there. We understand what you're saying, people should just use their imaginations! I, for one, am patiently waiting for the release of Hana Kimi's Episode 3 =)

As for the question about converting it into a file other than MP4, I highly suggest using VSO ConvertXtoDVD. No matter what file it is, you will be able to play it on your dvd player!!!

Anonymous,  December 27, 2006 8:24 PM  

Thanks Jenny_Le for the encoding advice. I'm going to try VSO ConvertXtoDVD so I'm not chained to my computer longer than I already am. Thank goodness Smiling Pasta is so easy to watch!

Anonymous,  December 27, 2006 10:08 PM  

Thks for the sub for smiling pasta!!!

Anonymous,  December 28, 2006 4:16 PM  

you guys are doing a great job!! thank you so much for subbing!! i hope ep 3 of hana kimi comes out soon ^_^

Anonymous,  December 28, 2006 10:38 PM  

i just wanted to say you guys are really awesome for doing this, and thank you for all of the work put into these projects.

Anonymous,  December 29, 2006 12:45 AM  

Thanks for Smiling Pasta.
I know you said you guys wouldn't re-encode into another format, but is it possible for you to re-encode the file again in mp4 format so that it's properly indexed? I was having a lot of trouble with fast forwarding and rewinding and stuff (as were others, as you already know).

Unknown December 29, 2006 3:38 PM  

Thanks for the Smiling Pasta subs! I can't wait for the next one. :)

Anonymous,  December 30, 2006 1:40 AM  

I think you guys are doing a great job. Thank you for all your work! Keep up the great work!

Anonymous,  December 30, 2006 12:58 PM  

Hey, I just wanted to thank you for subbing shows like Hana Kimi for us. I know it's gotta be very time consuming. So heres a big thank you for you! Happy New Years to all of you!

Anonymous,  December 31, 2006 3:42 AM  

bahah just one of those people that want to say THANK YOU. you don't know how much i appreciate your work. i'm anticipating ep 16 of smiling pasta and ...hana kimi is so funny. just being able to watch it .. thanks to your subbing team... really brightens my days hehe! happy holidays!

Anonymous,  January 01, 2007 2:48 PM  

Hi there, I'm a new fan of your subs and I really love Hana kimi. Please keep up the good work, I really appreciate it ^^. And a Happy New Year to you all!

Anonymous,  January 01, 2007 5:18 PM  

Thanks for recommending VSO ConvertXtoDVD. I am currently using this program to watch Hana Kimi 2nd episode. For some reason it splits the file into 2 when it is finish encoding into DVD format. Does anyone know how to prevent this.

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