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Journal Spy der Mann's Journal: You SUCK at AMV 1

OK I have to get this out of my system. I just want to ask: Why do people keep making AMV's with subtitles and with that stupid "DivX Video" logo on the bottom right?

It's not professional. The heck, it's not even amateur. It SUCKS! Specially if it's not an english fansub.

Here's a hint for you: Cut the bottom part of the video so that it'll display nice on 16:9 displays, and you'll get rid of the subtitles at the same time. Voila!

Of course, there's a little problem with 16:9 fansubs. But look, if you could find a fansub, I'm pretty sure you could find a bootleg around if you put a little effort on it.

And what's with the DivX logo? Did you know there's something called XVid that does NOT add that logo?

Allow me to prove my point: Is there *ANY* fansub in the awesome "AMV Hell" parody collection? No. Why? Because fansubbing SUCKS in an AMV.

Don't believe me, believe these guys.

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  • Yep. (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Rob T Firefly ( 844560 ) on Tuesday April 08, 2008 @12:44PM (#23001870) Homepage Journal
    Nothing raises pet peeves of mine like bad AMVs, and subs and Divx logos are two of the biggest irritants.

    I blame Youtube and its brethren for making it so easy to circulate crappy ones. Back when AMV editors had to find places to host their work or at least put together a torrent and have it stay alive, the final product was more likely to be the work of someone who gave enough of a damn to jump through a few hoops.

    Also, AMV Hell > damn near everything else.

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