bigray wrote:hey, I've got some simple questions about this...
- when you say it patches the japanese dragon box. does it actually patch the dvd and insert subtitles and audio? or are you running a program on the PC every time you want to watch them?
- is it necessary or beneficial to do this on the Z dragon box if we already have the funi english release?
I'm not thejeremymenace, but...how do I put this politely? You're kind of missing the point!
Dragon Radar doesn't directly affect the Dragon Boxes. What you are asking kind of goes against how the DVD format was created. You can't put changes onto a DVD once it's already pressed. Even in the case of consumer DVD-RW discs, you can't add stuff like subtitles after things have been encoded. You have to either override the files or add new material in addition to what was already put on the disc.
The Dragon Radar works is it makes exact copies of the content of the various discs, decouple the video audio and subtitles from the dvd format, synchronise the american stuff to the japanese stuff, then mixes it into MKV formatted episode without loss of quality or recompression.
...I tried to simplify the explanation, but I'm afraid I might not have explained things enough. Can someone else try to explain this using even less technical terms?
1. It doesn't literally patch the Japanese Dragon Boxes, nor does it use a program to add subtitles and audio when the dvd is playing.
2. It doesn't literally patch the Japanese Dragon Boxes. Also, what do you mean by funi english release? There's no single release. There's the various Bricks (Orange for DBZ, Blue for Original DB, Green for DBGT), the Funimation Dragon Boxes (only cover Z), the Double Features (only the DVD's are covered by Dragon Radar, the Blu-Rays don't work with it), the uncut singles (which don't work with Dragon Radar, which is unfortunate in the case of DBGT), the Level and Season Blu-Rays, neither of which Dragon Radar supports, etc.