Downloading Subtitles Using MPC (Media Player Classic)

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MPC means Media Player Classic (download), it is a little old - latest release is dated to 2006-03-20, but that means nothing. It is still one of the best software players floating around. I will show you in this guide how to download perfectly matched subtitles without opening any website using OpenSubtitles.org ISDb protocol.

At the start of deciding which hash should be used for matching subtitles with movies, I checked, if there is no hash algo for this. I found in MPC, it supports downloading subtitles from website, so I contacted Gabest - coder of MPC. We changed some mails, he gave me access to download database, and I came to conclusion - OS should use this special hash - not the best one - but there were already some thousands of hashes submitted. Currently opensubtitles.org have more than 94.000 hashes.

Problem with MPC is, no subtitle database currently exists, so no one can use its unique features. I grabbed some MPC source codes, and programmed ISDb support. Let’s see how it works, it is really simple, and if you will setup MPC, you will (almost) never use “normal” searching anymore.

Step 1: Open MPC, press “O” - you will get options window

Step 2: Find Playback -> Output, change settings to VMR9 (renderless) or VMR7 (renderless) - if you will not change this, Download will be disabled!

Step 3: In options window set in Subtitles -> Database: “www.opensubtitles.org/isdb”, you can test it if you want

Step 4: Open some movie (drag and drop, CTRL+O), and click File-> Subtitle Database -> Download

Step 5: Select some subtitle in your language, click to Download & Open

Congratulations - you are watching movie with subtitles!

If no subtitles are available - don’t panic, go to File -> Subtitle Database -> Search - browser will open and maybe it finds something :) If this step fails too, you have to search those subtitles manually - if they exists on website it means they are not connected with your movie, so it should be nice, if you upload them again.

Maybe you ask how this works - basically it is simple - every movie is connected to subtitle using special hashes (not filenames!). You can help other people, if you will upload subtitles with movie hashes, so other will be able to download them “in fast way”. For the moment it is not possible (and maybe I will never allow this, because I’m afraid there will be many mistakes in uploads) upload subtitles using MPC. For uploading - and for other cool things - you have to use OSCAR or SubDownloader.

Source: http://blog.opensubtitles.org/opensubtitlesorg/downloading-subtitles-using-mpc

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Official Resignation Letter

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Dear Ani-Ma Kyoukai,
We are not the enemy. We are just the ones you forgot to say sorry to. The ones who took care of you and you forgot to take care of in return. We are the ones who sacrificed their souls for your reputation. We are the ones who asked you to be better than you are now. We were the ones who protected you.

What a huge mistake it was for us to give our hearts to you. What nerve you have to take our right, thinking that you knew better than us. What decorum you display to show to the world that you are a role model. What a beautiful liar you are.

We are the ones who looked out for everyone else. We wanted a better order. And what was there to fix? YOU! To quote a comic character “With great power comes great responsibility,” And not everyone may see it, almost everyone may not believe it, and a number may have purposely blinded themselves about it, but your great power was just for you all along. You remain responsible for our fall and the many others still. Congratulations for managing in getting rid of us and labeling US as the “delinquents”. However were we one?

You manipulate people’s words and sometimes make up your own - creative!

You say what you’re doing is for the good, but what is the return? - to be used, abused and refused the right to be mended.

You say you save people but you’ve sunk us deep into the depths of our wounds that you, yourself have inflicted.

We are not the enemy. You have just managed to make us look the part. That in this story you are the hero and we are the villains. We congratulate you for your ability to rise still without worries and conscience. To remain noble in your own skin and emit the right fragrance to lure the ones who have come to look up to you and admire your greatness.

We have plans of destroying you inside and out . And we could, but it’s a good thing we know better.

Karma hits hard or rather actions will have its reputations and will bring back its deserved rewards.

How could we say such things? Simple— you’ve implied it over the past 2 years. You forgot how to be humanly right.

How awful we are, right? Cruel and self-centered and inconsiderate with what matters most. But you see, YOU lost us because you had the nerve to wound us with your own greed. You valued your selfishness more than you valued our friendship.

We hope that this letter will force you to see how we see you, when you brought us down and ruined us. If you are indeed blind, or blinded by shallow purposes, or are just full of pride and scared for your reputation to admit to the public of your faults, then we stop here and leave you to life’s consequences.

Dear enemy, we love you to death but we’d rather be living for our sakes than enslave ourselves for your glory. We are not Ani-Ma Kyoukai members anymore. For what it’s worth, we thank you for being there for us once upon a time.
The Undersigned:

  • Annaline Ong - Moy-Moy
  • Josh Sanz - Josh
  • Kate Anjuli Nombrado - Kate
  • Stephen Acosta, Jr. - Stephen
  • Dinah Hong - Dinah
  • Lester Moore Koting - Lester
  • Reida Jade Renovilla - Reida
  • Maria Luz Lu - Dichi
  • Ma. Glaiza Lu - Mei-Mei
  • Janina Mae Gantuangco - Nina
  • Justin Jason Soriano - JJ
  • Ellen Grace Morre - Momo
  • Jennifer Jendall Ong - Ping-ping
  • JP Paredes - JP
  • Mark Sanchez - Mark
  • Carla Jane Chua - Carla
  • Duane Bacon - Duane
  • Alain Pedronio - Alain
  • Samantha Lao - Sammie
  • Chris Kimberly Anito - Anito
  • Robellito Diuyan, III - Rob
  • Adrian Ablazo - Ogs’ Peace
You can view the official site here — http://goodbyeamk.atpointblank.net/
You can view comments here — http://goodbyeamk.atpointblank.net/comments.php
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IT3 Family

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The IT3 did enjoy our 10-18-19-06 Trip… After having our dinner with my mates down the space burger and them at a nearby cafe (which i forgot the name) We decided to have our tripping. They wanted to go to someplace exciting. Excitement as in lots of fun and risks. You know, how about going to interlude or someplace similar to that. hehehe.. We went bar hopping (at least everyone at the back of the pick-up knew what i meant) we pass by autoshop, venue, and wew, didn’t quite expect it but landed on the… no, not in MARS, but it is way much better that MARS… we landed on QueensLand. wew! don’t think bad, we just go there to out of curiousity. We park the vehicle nearby the shore, and
just good enough to sniff the smell of the saltiness of the sea. We ate balot (me, plong, kitel, and badjoy) while the others are strolling down the sea. and we talk about stuffs that we don’t normally talk like… (secret!) and we talk and we talk… we talk about stuffs like the teenage stuffs and about the place and about the magnificent statue that Kuya is so curioust about. There badjoy also divulge teptep’s nick - CHICHAY and donna’s nick… (ano nga un???) hehehe.. then after which, we went to a nearby gasoline station to withdraw (C.R.) what we have eaten a while ago. and then deposit food for the vehicle (gasolina). By that time it was past 12 midnight. But everyone isn’t ready to go home. After thinking for a place to stay, they finally decided to go the Chowking. We hopped again to the vehicle and off it goes to Chowking bajada. But then as we entered some of our doodz parted because of some circumstances for instance Kuya Cris because of programming, and dirk because of i dunno. and ghetz which i do not know too. anyways,
There we ate food “Unusually” because we ate against conditions… hehehe… (si leri lang pala un) After a hearty meal. (para sa iba its their breakfast), We then finally decided to go home because its past 2 am na and some of us will be having our defense. We first drop off plong at belisario, then we go to (tagal ko nalaman) jade valley to visit the norstrom’s head programmer and kitels. after which we then search for kuja’s abode and then dropped him (este her pala) off. Then next in line is kitels (for which how many times i thought na bababa na tlga xa kac un na place nya). Then after we drop mario to his pigeon hole and next we dropped donna to his home with me as backup and with a few bodyguards guarding (guarding bah? murag dle gyud.) nearby. Then off we got to teppy’s (chichay’s) house alongside with badjoy and leria and me. We dropped them off (cla duha ni teppy-chichay ug badj) to teppy’s (chichay’s) home then after dropping them off me and leria went home (actually nakikisakay lang po ako) and then she drops me off in the kanto and i rode a motor to my home (kac ayaw daw ni leria ihatid ako kac takot na xa about sa… kaya pala may unan) and then i just went home and un… i am here writing about what happened today… wee… i can’t sleep and its about 6 am here and its minutes to count before i have to take a bath and prepare for school (hanep no walang tulugan). Till hir ciao! and IT3 your my best family ever!!!

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Colorful Life

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Happiness is still a mystery to me. Questions mingle with emotions. There are times when mind speaks over heart and so is there a time when the latter speaks over the former. You could question me all you want. Because even you, don’t know that I am also questioning myself the very thing that has been bothering you. Yet I don’t doubt it. Taken will be its end, only I could accept. But I would give in without a fight. Exhausted all means, then death will take its toll.

Still moonless nights of shimmering velvet,
cast over a thousand of times over me.
Still thoughts lingers, could not forget,
if only my heart you could only see.

Dreams floating in vivid crystal green,
keeps me awake in a lonely night.
If the words you said is enough to mean,
will cause this weary heart to flight.

Undying love that rekindles in yellow,
burning love deep, gentle and true.
My life will not end nor even mellow,
because what colors my life is you

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No Goodbyes

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I don’t know how I manage to write something like this but I did write this. It might be because I’m a little confused and I don’t know what I am feeling right now.

I don’t have any title for this as of the moment. I just wrote this out of the blue. (you call it impromptu!)

No Goodbyes

I am in deep sadness that my teary eyes wanted to cry.
But I don’t want to leave you without saying my goodbye.
To leave without you will leave my heart in blue.
Coz I have found the love I’ve seen from you.

The love I found within you my love.
Is something to keep like a love from above.
I’d never surrender this feeling so true.
Coz I have found the love i’ve seen from you

I have been in the midst of this sad refrain
But still my love for you will always remain
I don’t know what to say, I do know what to do
Coz I have finally found the love i’ve seen from you

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MCS Update.

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MCS now allows cosplay crossovers.

Photo Reference Submission removed in MCS Rules and Regulations.

To entertain and allow more participants to join, MCS is now allowing Cosplay Crossovers. So what exactly is cosplay crossovers? It is where an anime character belonging to a specific anime title will go together to cosplay with another anime character that belongs to another anime title.

To clarify my definition let’s use an example:

Uchiha Sasuke from Naruto Shippuden and Luffy from One Piece cosplaying together and doing a skit on stage.

On the other hand, the photo reference submission in Group Cosplay Rules and regulations has been removed. You can now send in your registrations without photo references. This is done to lighten the load of interested participants that wishes to join but are having problems with regards to photo references submissions.

For more information please visit : Ani-Ma Kyoukai Website

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Cosplay Criticism/Critique

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Cosplay has been a major trend nowadays. When we hear about “Anime”, we relate it to cosplay or cosplaying. But what is Cosplaying?

Cosplaying or Cosplay is a Japanese term for cosplaying. It is equivalent to the the western term ‘Masquerade’. It is basically a time for fans to dress up in their favorite costume or as their favorite character. There is this condition that comes with it. You will not only play the character in dress but also the character’s nature. By means, you will have to act as if you are the character itself.

Criticism or Critique is a reasoned judgment or analysis, interpretation or observation of a person. It is divided into two (2) categories - Constructive Criticism and Destructive Criticism. To simplify, the former dwells more on a positive criticism that uplifts the other person materially, morally, emotionally or spiritually. The latter dwells on with the negative criticism. It is intended to harm someone, derogate and destroy someone’s creation, prestige, reputation and self-esteem on whatever level it might be (i.e. “bashing”)

Combining both, Cosplay Criticism is a form of reasoned judgment or analysis of a person (critic) towards how the person portrays the character. Was that person able to play the character in nature as well as the way he/she dress or not? Cosplay criticism is not new to us. Same as fashion models and prestigious restaurants and other entities, they are all receiving a critics’ comment/s, and cosplaying is not an exception to the wary eyes of criticism.

But how does society look at it?

The following comments are true and unaltered. They came from real people with real experiences. I’d like to share their piece of the pie about it:


“Cosplay Critique (Criticism) - It’s looking through every OBJECTIVE angle to identify the mistakes. It’s somewhat related to bashing only because they both comment on the cosplayers’ faults. Bashing is subjective while critiquing isn’t.”

~ Enzo ~

“Cosplay critique- defines the judgment of a viewer to a cosplayer. Critiques may vary based on a cosplayer’s costume, portrayal and props. It is generally an OBJECTIVE CRITICISM, which is really based on the portrayal of the character. Bashing is a different kind of criticism which involves too much SUBJECTIVE CRITICISM… in other words, bashing involves personal aspect to a cosplayer. However, a cosplay critique may involve bashing due to the fact the judge/the viewer may involve his/her personal standards cosplaying. However when, official judging is involved, it is the discretion of the judge whether he/she will involved his/her personal standards to as a tool of judging along with the criteria given or not. Hence, bashing is just for people who are born out of IGNORANCE. A true Cosplay Critique is 90% objective and 10% subjective.”

~ Rob ~

“Cosplay criticism is a professional way of justifying your criticism; it’s constructive and has worth whether it’s bad or good. Bashing in the other hand is the complete negative side of cosplay criticism.”

~ Angelo ~
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SM Davao’s Halloween Event

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There will be a costume convention on October 30, 2008 (Thursday) at the Event Center of SM City Davao. Interested participants of the cosplay competition and digi-art contest should read the following rules for your information: (for more information, visit AMK Official Website here

Group Cosplay Rules and Regulations

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Philhosting Back Online

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10/07/2008: WINDOWS HOSTING UPDATE: We have done restoring clients files, we are now in the process of restoring clients database. For windows clients, please send your database name, database user and password, and database type (MSSQL/MySQL) to support@philhosting.net together with your account domain so we can restore the database.
- From Philhosting -

After a few weeks of server downtime due to hacked servers, Philhosting is now back online. Sad to say, our files and databases are wiped out. I have to start from scratch again. I am not sure if Philhosting have any plans in compensating their clients for what happen (I sure hope they do).

I knew few people who also availed their services. They are very much disgruntled with the services they have received from them. Even the Customer Service Representative (CSR) is very much unfriendly (and in our part, rude).

I am saying that they could have changed their system NOW. There’s still a chance to improve their way of dealing with their clients. Unless they want unsatisfied clients bashing their services and the company itself.

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Palpakers

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‘ Friends Forever ‘

Palpakerz! This brings back memories of my college days. Never thought my buddies will ever bring this one up. This gives us both fun and reminisce those memories. xD

Sorry if I don’t have much time to spend to outings. This is one of the drawbacks of night shifts xD

Hmmm… Much to say, I’ll definitely be present in future outings and gimiks from here on. xD

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