So, as anyone who has been on /a/ in the past 3 days knows, there has been somewhat of a shitstorm with the introduction of this new encoding standard, and the fact that several fansubbing groups will be transitioning to the new standard next season. Groups confirmed for being hipsters: 1. Underwater (Daiz) 2. Commie 3. Ryuumaru 4. Interrobang And more relevant groups are likely to jump on the bandwagon in the coming months. Basically, what this new standard does is allow for higher quality releases by encoding into 10bit (yes, even with an 8bit source), which allows for more color data to be used in videos and thus less banding. From my understanding, this results in smaller file sizes as encoders don't have to use high bitrates anymore to deal with the banding issues. For instance, this Denpa Onna ep 7 encoded by Daiz, which was originally 265MBs, is now 165MBs. X So, stuff like 500MB encodes for gg releases would be a thing of the past (ideally). The problem right now is compatibility. The current build of ffdshow in the latest stable release of CCCP does not support 10bit. However, a new beta of CCCP was released a few days ago with a build of ffdshow that supports 10bit, and thus opening the doors of possibility for fansub groups to start using 10bit as the standard for encodes going forward. Oh yeah, the latest VLC beta also supports 10bit, but lol VLC. And DIVX will be left further behind. Oh, and it might result in the death of streaming.