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sukebei.Nyaa.se is the place for non-work-safe content. Still, the following rules apply:
  • No "extreme" real life visual content. This means no scat, gore, bestiality, or any other of such things.
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  • Although only hinted at above, we will of course remove any troll torrents tagged with "A-sucks", "B-is-slow", or such if reported by A or B.
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Web site features:

The search engine is located at the top right, and it allows users to search through the torrent titles available on the site. Results matching either word A or B can be included by typing a vertical bar between them (|). Results matching a certain word can be excluded by prefixing that word with a hyphen-minus (-). Phrases can be matched by surrounding them with double-quotes ("). Search results can be filtered by category, remake, trusted, and/or A+ status and then narrowed down further by age and size ranges. Sorting can be done in ascending or descending order by date, amount of seeders/leechers/downloads, size, or name. The search engine adapts to the current view and makes it possible to search for specific torrents in a specific subcategory from a specific user.

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Uploaders are encouraged to leave a complete description of the release on the torrent information page. This is especially true for batches.

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Orange entries: Torrents must be marked as remakes if any of the following applies to the release:
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Grey entries: Hidden torrents are grey.

The tools to manage your torrents are located right above the torrent's details on the information page. Editable fields are the torrent's title, category, description, information link, metadata, and the alias and key fields which are explained on the page. It is also possible to hide the torrent which prevents it from being displayed in lists or even delete it altogether.

Pseudo-anonymous uploads are torrents that will appear to be uploaded by Anonymous, but you can still manage them through your account.

Flagging torrents points them out for moderator review. Torrents can be flagged by clicking on the link located in the upper right corner of their information pages.

RSS is a useful Web feed that automatically updates when a torrent is added by a user. Many programs such as popular BitTorrent clients, which can be set up for automatic downloading, can make use of RSS feeds. The RSS feed link is dynamic which means that it will - like the search function - adapt to the current view, search results included.

Avatars will be looked up at Gravatar using the given e-mail address.
Get your own avatar for free at Gravatar.com and double-check the e-mail address in your Profile's User settings.

The chatbox is the messaging area at the bottom of the site where only validated accounts are allowed to submit messages.
Basic guidelines to keep in mind here are:
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  • Insulting our sponsors' artful creatives will earn you a kick.
  • Apart from the above, it's all about democracy.

BBCode user input is parsed by the chatbox, torrent descriptions, information links, and torrent comments, and they all support basic BBCode like [b], [i], [s], [u], [left], [center], [right], [code], [email], [img], [url], [color], [font], [size], [quote], and [spoiler].

The upload page returns various HTTP status codes in order to simplify automated uploads. The following details the custom codes used:
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  • 418 I'm a teapot: You're doing it wrong.
  • 460 Missing Announce URL: You forgot to include a valid announce URL. Torrents using only DHT are not allowed, because this is most often just a mistake on behalf of the uploader.
  • 461 Already Exists: This torrent already exists in the database.
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[Omnicat] <Nyaa> Reminder: Any Facebook/Twitter/social media/etc. account that tries to look like an official NyaaTorrents account is fake. NT itself and #NyaaTorrents@irc.rizon.net are the only official communication channels.
[Omnicat] <Nyaa> We will of course be playing Star Citizen. If you have a game package, you can join our subversion efforts right here. See you in the 'verse!
[10-30, 15:41] <sephirotic> That's Old but GOLD Senzura.
[10-30, 14:33] <Tysonblast> "rotational velocidensity" still gets me every time
[10-30, 14:31] <Lunarfang7789> Ok I know I asked already by I forgot to look, How long till Pri Para Naisho? ;(
[10-30, 14:21] <Artemix> From that char comparison FLAC is the boss.
[10-30, 14:10] <eraser> nice meme
[10-30, 14:06] <Senzura> I started collecting MP3s in about 2001, and if I try to play any of the tracks I downloaded back then, even the stuff I grabbed at 320kbps, they just sound like crap. The bass is terrible, the midrange…well don’t get me started. Some of those albums have degraded down to 32 or even 16kbps. FLAC rips from the same period still sound great, even if they weren’t stored correctly, in a cool, dry place. Seriously, stick to FLAC, you may not be able to hear the difference now, but in a year or two, you’ll be glad you did.
[10-30, 14:06] <Senzura> Hearing the difference now isn’t the reason to encode to FLAC. FLAC uses lossless compression, while MP3 is ‘lossy’. What this means is that for each year the MP3 sits on your hard drive, it will lose roughly 12kbps, assuming you have SATA – it’s about 15kbps on IDE, but only 7kbps on SCSI, due to rotational velocidensity. You don’t want to know how much worse it is on CD-ROM or other optical media.
[10-30, 12:43] <blackrepo> Retrying (sorry Nyaa) Robomaru Play Store
[10-30, 12:41] <blackrepo> fail
[10-30, 12:40] <blackrepo> Derp. Formatted: [b]Robomaru[b] Play Store link
[10-30, 12:38] <blackrepo> Robomaru - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nizlumina.robomaru
[10-30, 12:37] <blackrepo> Sooo guys. I created an Android app for subbed release (auto increment for eps, targeted RSS mode, etc). Just pair it with Flud or aTorrent and you're set for the season.
[10-30, 12:07] <Nyaa> I imagine 1.3.1 is just around the corner.
[10-30, 12:05] <Nyaa> http://www.rarewares.org/files/lossless/flac-1.3.0-x64-icl.zip is legit.
[10-30, 11:59] <[TRVE]> Is 1.3 stable and if yes, will we get a Windows build?
[10-30, 11:27] <Nyaa> Related
[10-30, 11:24] <Nyaa> Also, FLAC has checksumming on by default.
[10-30, 11:22] <Nyaa> Note that FLAC is being actively developed (again).
[10-30, 11:21] <Nyaa> http://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Lossless_comparison
[10-30, 11:01] <coldhell> TAK encodes far faster than FLAC and it produces smaller files (5-20% from my test), so there is no reason for you to use FLAC on PC.
[10-30, 10:50] <[TRVE]> At that point I simply rip the CD to FLAC just to be done with it.
[10-30, 10:49] <[TRVE]> Unfortunately for me, the music I listen to often has noisy instruments and is mastered by idiots with two left hands. MP3 sometimes turns this into a wall of noise.
[10-30, 10:46] <[TRVE]> MP3 at 320kbps CBR is a bad choice because people tend to forget that this setting automatically uses "full stereo" (for a lack of a better term) which encodes both channels as is. At "joint stereo" the result is alright for many recordings. And yes, both that and VBR V0 are the technical limits of mp3.
[10-30, 10:40] <[TRVE]> Oh, were we talking about audio tracks for motion pictures?
[10-30, 09:48] <sephirotic> Also, FLAC is good as storage/future-proofing? Yes, for MUSIC, not for anime, for fuck sake. For anime it's completely pointless. I've chopped off over 300gb of pure useless audio data in the last years just from reencoding my animus ST from FLAC to AAC. Call this useless data. We don´t need to worry with "future-proofing" for video's audio. AAC will be supported indefenitely even when a new format come up. No one needs the extra quality preserved for transcoding in video format, not even AMV makers. Hell, even mp2 is still supporter today, a format over 20 yeras old. Even if you need to re-transcode an anime episode you could just remux the Audio anyway, so no lossy-lossy conversion issues.
[10-30, 09:44] <sephirotic> No, 320kbs mp3 are horrid choice. VBRV0 has better otimization than CBR 320 and is a more efficient setting for Lame. Despite this V0 is also overkill. Even tough mp3 has problem with several samples, for most stuff it'll become completely transparent at V2 (~200kbps) even with people with above the average hearing.
[10-30, 09:32] <xa1> whoops, wrong site :v
[10-30, 09:32] <xa1> which category do one put audio porn in?
[10-30, 09:24] <Hobichan> Why would anyone use western name order in anime and yet leave the honorifics? That's just inconsistent.
[10-30, 09:05] <Adhiesc> Oh, okay, thanks.. :3 I forgot to check the posting time on the chatbox.. ~,~b
[10-30, 08:59] <vivan> difference between UTC and GMT is less than 1 second, so you can assume that they are the same thing.
[10-30, 08:54] <Abunja> tip: check the time you posted on chatbox, then open date and time settings. easy, right?
[10-30, 08:45] <Adhiesc> Excuse me, just want to ask, nyaa uses UTC time, is it GMT? or +/- how many is it?
[10-30, 07:31] <[TRVE]> Even so, the only clear message here is that Opus is supposedly the best codec for things like Skype or Teamspeak.
[10-30, 07:30] <[TRVE]> Until we know what they mean by "quality" and how they measured it, this remains a pretty picture.
[10-30, 07:21] <Varshnyar> http://www.opus-codec.org/comparison/quality.png
[10-30, 07:12] <sarachikorita> I think it was pretty clear that I wasn't comparing codecs there when I said right out that in both formats, I use the SAME CODECS, H.264 and AAC.
[10-30, 07:11] <sarachikorita> ()blivion summed me up correctly.
[10-30, 06:49] <hazardous> better than mp3
[10-30, 06:49] <hazardous> no. aac is
[10-30, 06:16] <Roxasbain> wait, so .mp3 isnt the best possible lossy audio format?
[10-30, 06:04] <zaturama007> YABAYABAYABAYABAYABAYABAYABADOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
[10-30, 05:10] <5H4D0W> Yes Anime is real, they live in our world... did you not know
[10-30, 05:10] <Stinky Cheez> LOTS of people watched legend of the Galactic Heroes, including me.
[10-30, 04:44] <Denkoko> Is anime real yet?
[10-30, 04:32] <Hoshizora> LOGH is the real Star Wars.
[10-30, 04:20] <SneakiestNEG> Galactic Heroes is the cause celebre of fansubbing.
[10-30, 04:16] <SneakiestNEG> I mean the show from the eighties. It is the war and peace of anine. Nobody actually read/watched it. I love me some sci fi.
[10-30, 04:10] <()blivion> galactic heroes? Isn't that the one that was leading the MAL top anime list for, like, a billion years?
[10-30, 04:06] <SneakiestNEG> A galactic heroes fan? I'm not alone! :)
[10-30, 04:03] <()blivion> ... Or at least that is the point I gathered from what he/she/it said.
[10-30, 04:02] <()blivion> Even so, MP4 is more popular, where MKV is really only popular with the animez.
[10-30, 04:01] <()blivion> MKV is an open "free" container, MP4 is proprietary.
[10-30, 03:59] <()blivion> ... sarachikorita never said that those were codecs.
[10-30, 03:34] <Stinky Cheez> Both .mkv and .mp4 are not codecs; bringing them up is a complete non sequitur. They are containers, and both can contain a wide variety of different types of audio/video encoding. And with that said, how widely a codec or container is currently supported is not the best basis for arguing for its superiority; otherwise, .mp3s would have to be considered the BEST audio format possible. For the sake of fuck, people.
[10-30, 03:33] <SneakiestNEG> Look I am all for choice. Hell I am old fashioned because I prefer deadfish. But AVI?!
[10-30, 03:22] <lotusgg> Nyaa's ads always makes me laugh.
[10-30, 02:55] <RUNBKK> agree
[10-30, 02:29] <sarachikorita> In the real world, "muh freedom" doesn't fly. MKV is still far less well supported than MP4 even using the same exact (H.264/AAC) codecs - I use MKV if necessary, but I prefer MP4.
[10-30, 01:48] <zaturama007> FLAC is the best to download but not the best to be used in your smartphone, the sd cant handle the size. 320kbs mp3 is just the best to be used everywhere but not always to be downloaded.
[10-29, 23:57] <sephirotic> I've fallen for this "muh freedom" bullshit before when vorbis first came out and showed results better than lame. I really tought it was going to be the future format. Turns out, it became obsolet and AAC won the format battle thanks to large corporations supporting it. Had to re-rip all of my old AoTuV albuns to AAC after a pointless 6~8 years wait for better support. Even my old nokia 8350 from 8 yeras ago reproduced AAC while only recently, 8 years later thanks to android, old deprecated codecs have become available again. Now is too late, I won´t be goig back to vorbis neither another "empty promisse" like Opus. Better to just stick with AAC which is supported pretty much everywhere, specially on my car's audio and BD-player. Fuck Opus.
[10-29, 23:52] <sephirotic> That's precisely the point. Opus is some hipster "Muh freedom" bullshit, even if it was better than AAC at 192, 160 or even 128 which is not, it wouldn´t matter since compatibility and future proofing, specially when talking about video, is very important.
[10-29, 23:49] <herkz> yeah but who gives a shit which is better at lower bitrates
[10-29, 23:19] <56563117> Sephirotic: Slightly wrong there. AAC is losing to Opus on lower bitrates in terms of both quality and size. While Opus may not be the most compatibile format at the moment, it can gain it over time.
[10-29, 23:02] <sephirotic> AAC > Opus, both in quality (higher BR), consistency and most important, Compatibility. Just saying
[10-29, 22:36] <hoodini> I have a question regarding Legend of the galactic heroes, can anyone tell me the order in which i need to watch the movies/the series etc?
[10-29, 22:17] <()blivion> Most people that bitch about quality couldn't >75% an unbiased ABX test to save their life.
[10-29, 21:55] <shaddrag> flac you guise
[10-29, 21:52] <NoobSubs> Why Opus when there's FLAC? What's so good about it?
[10-29, 21:42] <kill_la_kill> way nyaa site care about fuck Star Citizen!!?
[10-29, 21:35] <BrunoHunter> fuder com cus
[10-29, 21:29] <()blivion> Also, based Rockbox.
[10-29, 21:28] <()blivion> @56563117. I'm surprised [TRVE] said something that wasn't just edgy flame bait.
[10-29, 20:34] <nataku411> I'm still loving my Cowon i9+
[10-29, 19:43] <Artemix> Cowon still wins.
[10-29, 19:08] <[TRVE]> Samsung YP-R0 with Rockbox. I don't care about formats, it plays everything.
[10-29, 19:01] <Artemix> My little baby, iAudio 7 still works after.. many many years, playing FLAC like a boss.
[10-29, 18:59] <Artemix> FLAC is the best.
[10-29, 18:58] <herkz> but people don't use those yet for entirely different reasons
[10-29, 18:57] <hazardous> in 2020 everyone will be using HEVC/Opus and x264 will be artifact of museum.
[10-29, 18:57] <herkz> flac master race
[10-29, 18:42] <[TRVE]> I have no experience with Opus.
[10-29, 18:37] <56563117> TRVE: I'm surprised you didn't mention Opus there.
[10-29, 18:36] <[TRVE]> Bottom line is: listen first, consider your storage space and "future proofing" after that.
[10-29, 18:36] <56563117> For most people, lossy is enough, though.
[10-29, 18:36] <[TRVE]> In general, you should always compare things yourself first. The keyword here is "transparency" which means "indistinguishable from source", the source being CD audio. Now the thing is, lossy formats can achieve transparency (that's why they were developed), even mp3, although it requires hitting the technical limits of this format. More advanced formats can achieve transparency much easier.
[10-29, 18:31] <[TRVE]> If "lossy" equals "mp3" to you, then yes, pick lossless. However, mp3 is horribly outdated and should be replaced by more modern and advanced formats such as Vorbis or AAC. They have better psychoacousics.
[10-29, 18:29] <56563117> It also allows you to transcode a multitude of lossy formats for devices without worrying about generation loss of data as you have a perfect source to transcode from.
[10-29, 18:25] <56563117> This gives lossless a great value as an archiving format as well as futureproofing your music when more efficient lossless compression formats appear, allowing you to keep the quality with more efficient ratio.
[10-29, 18:21] <56563117> Lossless is generally better to download due to it never losing any quality as long as you're encoding it to lossless.
[10-29, 18:18] <56563117> Saddrag: >what is different of lossy and lossless audio? Lossy loses data when compressing, making smaller files but worse quality the more you compress.
[10-29, 18:05] <vivan> ScavvyKiD, because it was crap
[10-29, 17:46] <zaturama007> seeding is the ultimate internet whoring. THAT MAKES ME A WHORE.
[10-29, 17:45] <zaturama007> YABAYABAYABAYABAYABAYABAYABADOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
[10-29, 17:45] <zaturama007> YABAYABAYABAYABAYABAYABAYABADOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
[10-29, 17:21] <Artemix> Is uploading torrents the ultimate attention whoring of the internetz?. I've heard that each download equals 5 likes.
[10-29, 17:18] <ScavvyKiD> I uploaded this torrent.. it was fine.. had 100 downloads and now it's gone...why? someone took it down?
[10-29, 17:05] <magatsukami> check. time check