FAQ

GENERAL

Q: Why the title of some releases are not in English?

A: Because since it doesn’t exist an official name in English, and to maintain the fidelity to the original naming, the rōmaji naming will be used in those cases there’s only a Japanese naming for the releases. It’s important to understand that some common structures in titles and some other titles in their entirety will still be translated to english due to making it easier to understand or just because the community accepted/decided this translation.

Q: Where do you get your releases?

A: At the end of each post I explain in detail the source of everything.

Q: What’s the format and structure of your uploads?

A: In each section of this page I explain more throughly how I structure my uploads.

Q: What’s this checksum file I find sometimes, and what’s its purpose?

A: Every file has a SHA o CRC number that identifies them, which it’s unique to each file, and even the tiniest change to to them will modify those numbers. Then, in order to ensure that the download has been completed succesfully, this file will check that.

Q: How shall I proceed once I completed a download?

A: It’s really simple, if the file is compressed, just download WinRAR (version 5.0 at least), and then, to compare the checksums obtained in the download and with the ones intended, HashCheck will do the job, even though that this step is not mandatory.

Q: In which way do you organize your uploads?

A: As for the official uploads, the releases made by me are done with Exact Audio Copy. Each disc will be separated in an individual RAR file with these files: a FLAC for each song and a LOG file (to compare the quality of the rip with the original source). As for DVDs goes, I first take out any kind of protection they might have with AnyDVD HD, and then create a 1:1 copy with UltraISO.  Even though they are not the same as CDs, DVDs will be also be separated in an individual RAR file, and uploaded in an ISO file. Blurays receive the same treatment as DVDs, but they are ripped with AnyDVD HD, and stored in a BDMV folder. These releases also include the scans of their cases done at 600 dpi in TIFF with LZW compression in a separated RAR file. As for digital downloads, I will include the files compressed in a RAR file, but for the rest, stays like anybody would receive it from the store, just the name of the file for organization purposes. Unofficial uploads will be uploaded individually and also protected with a RAR file.

IMAGES

Q: In which format do you organize your uploads?

A: All the images are uploaded individually, without any kind of lossy compression whatsoever, so you can have a preview of the photos and you can actually download which photos you are interested into. The checksum file will be only included in those cases the posts won’t be updated over time. For what matters in terms of the sheer quality of the photos, since there’s not standard for them, the only thing I can reassure is that they are uploaded in the best quality possible.

MUSIC

Q: Why can’t I find the song the same way it sounds in the anime?

A: These versions of the songs, are often called “TV Size” or “TV Edit”, and in some cases (specially during the first years) are not to be found anywhere. But, in some cases those songs can be found in the albums “THE BEST OF DETECTIVE CONAN” (well a lot of those songs are only to be found in those albums), and also some albums include the TV Version in the textless opening/ending in some limited editions of their respective albums. In some cases, it will be included non-official releases the TV Version of those songs, but those cases will be rare to come by.

As time goes by, if more questions arise, I will update this page with the respective answers if the questions are interesting enough. If you still have any question, feel free to ask me anything in the respective post with a comment, or by filling out this contact form: