Anyway, if anyone is willing to translate the 2nd DVD special for me, please let me know. Otherwise I'll just release it raw. Thanks to Zalis for translating the second DVD special, the release is now complete!
Video: x264 (10-bit) 720x478 16:9 crf 13 (unfiltered)
Audio: Japanese AC3 2.0 192kbit/s
Subtitles: English softsubs, translation by Subbers Anonymous
This is one of those shows which were taking space on my HDD for several years (ISOs are 117Gb), while I was thinking if I should work on them or not. Now that I know how to OCR color Impress BT font with pretty good quality (using VideoSubFinder + FineReader with custom pattern), I think I can handle it.
Video: x264 (8-bit) 712x480 4:3 VFR crf 16 (unfiltered)
Audio: Japanese AAC 2.0 ~320kbit/s (-q 0.85)
Subtitles: English softsubs, translation by Anime-Empire
Yeah, I'll be doing this. It won't be done quickly though, because it has a shitload of hardsubbed signs in every episode which have to be redone. Got the typeset scripts from m33w, thank you guys!
The HDTV version from BakaWolf-m.3.3.w is bitrate starved to death (140Mb for 720p? WTF?!), therefore DVD version has way better video and audio quality. See the screen comparisons. Also, it looks like the animation got somewhat an upgrade in the DVD release, as demonstrated in the second screen comparison.
* I imagine some of the fanbase may take issue with these names being translated, but it doesn't make sense to translate some of the "Mew " names but not others. Plus, the strawberries and pomegranates are clearly shown in the ED.
This release uses ordered chapters. As much as I don't like them, here they save 4Gb of space. The linked files should be located in the same directory in order to be played back correctly:
NCOP, NCED -> linked to all episodes
Intro1 -> linked to episodes 1-11
Intro2 -> linked to episodes 12-41
Intro3 -> linked to episodes 42-52