FAQ

Time to re-make this.

If you have to ask: We didn’t cut out the OP and ED. We used something called “ordered chapters”. This means that the OP and ED are in separate files (and are magically linked to each episode so they play normally). It helps to keep you from having to download an extra 100MB with each episode, saving bandwidth and disk space.

HOW TO PLAY ORDERED CHAPTERS:

a. For Windows: Install the latest verson of CCCP (2013-05-30, or later). As LAV Splitter now supports segment linking, ordered chapters as well as multiple editions with Matroska, you can just use the default setting.
a1. For Macs, download MPlayer OSX Extended rev14 from here and an up-to-date binary of mplayer2 from here. Install, and check that subtitle scale is set to 100%.
a2. For GNU/Linux, use this build script to create a working MPlayer install that supports ordered chapters, or follow this guide to install mplayer2 [recommended]. If you’re an experenced user, also check out mpv.
b. Put the episode in the same folder as the OP and ED files. If you do not have the OP and ED files, they’re most likely in the torrent for episode 1 of the anime you’re trying to watch, or on the IRC bots.
c. Open the episode using Media Player Classic, or the mentioned player. It will play normally.

Some people have asked this, and yes, you can rename the episode and OP/ED files and the ordered chapters will still work, as long as everything is in the same folder.

1. Who are you?
I’m Kristen. Thanks for asking~

2. No, who are YOU?
Oh, like that. We’re a fansubbing group. That means we fansub anime.

3. I’ve heard bad things about Chihiro. Are you a speedsub group?
We used to be. Now we’re a “We’ll do whatever we want and if you don’t like it you can go fuck yourself” group.

4. What is your IRC channel! I want to join!
#Chihiro@irc.rizon.net

5. I want to donate, and there seems to be donors! How do I do so?
Go to the donation drive and leave a message, or contact Kristen on IRC.

6. I want to join this group! How do I do so?
As of now, we’re only looking for J->E translators and TLCs. If you do not know what those jobs do, you’re best off not applying.

7. Where is my XviD?!
Download the H.264!

8. No, seriously, where is my XviD?
XviD is a terrible codec that will produce worse results at 170 MB than a H.264 at 100 MB at the same resolution. If you look at K-On, the TOTAL size of H.264 WS will equal the size of XviD. Except, H.264 will look better and be 720p, while XviD will be 400p. That shows you how bad XviD compression is.
We are gradually moving away from XviD encodes, but for shows that we do do XviD encodes, they will come when the encoder gets around to it.
Kristen also likes making XviD encodes for no reason sometimes, despite all logic and staff members telling her not to. This is why we don’t let Kristen encode.

9. But my PC is slow and can’t handle H.264!
Wrong. Your PC is slow and can’t handle 720p. SD H.264 will play fine on all computers made within the last decade (It played fine on my computer in 2003).

10. But I want to get it to play on a stand alone player!
Get this and do it yourself.

11. Did you know (such and such) said (such and such) about you?
Odds are, yes. And odds also are we don’t care. Please do not troll back.

12. Will you do (insert series name here)?
No. We will do whatever we choose to do.

13. But (insert group) is doing (insert series)! You don’t need to sub it!
What do you not get about “We’ll do whatever we want and if you don’t like it you can go fuck yourself”?

14. Will you do DVD versions / Blu-Rays?
Entirely dependent on the encoder of the series.

15. There’s a S2 of (Such and such a show) announced! Will you sub it?
If we liked the original and have somebody to TL it, yes.

16. Pics?
GTFO!