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  1. How do I play your releases? (Windows)
  2. You need the correct codecs. The recommended codec pack is the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack. Uninstall whatever you have, and install this, and it will play, guaranteed.

  3. How do I play your releases? (Linux)
  4. MPlayer2 is the one to use, apparently.

  5. How do I play your releases? (Macs)
  6. MplayerOSX is the one to use, apparently.

  7. What are Hi10P & HEVC and how do I play them?
  8. Player: K-Lite Mega Codec Pack (supports Hi10P and HEVC)
    Media center: Kodi (supports Hi10P and HEVC)

    If you’re already using K-Lite or Kodi (xbmc), you might need to update it to get HEVC support.

    How to update K-Lite:

    1. Uninstall old K-Lite
    2. Reboot (highly recommended, otherwise stuff might be broken)
    3. Install new K-Lite

    Hi10P (High10 Profile of h264) means that the release is in 10-bit.

    HEVC is a successor to h264 and offers better compression efficiency. All our HEVC releases use the Main10 Profile, meaning they’re all in 10-bit. Unlike h264’s Hi10P, HEVC’s Main10 will be supported by (some) hw decoders.

    For more info, click Hi10P or HEVC.

  9. I am having trouble playing back your release.
  10. I am assuming that you have all the correct codecs installed. If you are unsure, read up.

    The second most common cause of not being to play one of our releases is a corrupt download. All files are checked before we release, and we can guarantee that files are not corrupt when they left our servers. The 8 characters appended to the end of all releases aren’t there for decoration. This is a CRC hash of the file. If you generate a CRC hash of your file (hashmyfiles.exe), and your CRC matches the stated CRC, then your file is an identical copy. However, if you get a different CRC, then your file has changed, or corrupted. The most common cause is due to an incomplete download. To fix this issue, redownload the file from wherever you got it from. If you discover that a file is incomplete on any of our XDCC bots, then you can report this to us via IRC or email.

  11. Are your releases playable on hardware devices?
  12. Our XviD releases should be playable on hardware devices. Note that we no longer release XviDs as of late 2010.

    Our h264 releases might be playable on hardware devices, depending on the encoder.

    Our Hi10P releases are not playable on hardware devices, because no hardware supports Hi10P at the time of writing (Sept 2011)

  13. Are your h264 releases DXVA compatible?
  14. Again, this is dependent on the encoder. The majority of our releases are DXVA compatible.

  15. What are Ordered Chapters and do you use them?
  16. Ordered Chapters are used to save space. The OP and ED are cut from the episodes, and included as seperate files in the same folder, which are linked in when the episode is played, giving the illusion that the whole file is intact.

    Ordered Chapers are never used in Doki. The only exception is the BDs of Nogizaka Haruka s1.

  17. What are Editions and do you use them?
  18. Editions are an extension of Ordered Chapters. Different versions of the file can exist in one file. For example, Edition 1 could play the normal OP/ED, Edition 2 could play the NCOP/NCED, and Edition 3 skips the OP/ED.

    Editions are normally not used in Doki. They may occassionally be used if I feel it is necessary. An example is 2 episodes in Clannad After Story.

  19. Can I stream your releases?
  20. I am looking into the possibility of streaming releases.

Below is a list of commonly used software, related to video encoding, audio encoding, and fansubbing in general. All links should work. If you find any dead links, email me and I’ll fix it.

  • Aegisub 3.0.2
  • The most widely used program for fansubbing (timing, typesetting, k-timing). Loads video, audio, and subtitles.

  • AviSynth 2.58
  • AviSynth is a powerful tool for video post-production. It provides ways of editing and processing videos. AviSynth works as a frameserver, providing instant editing without the need for temporary files.
    AviSynth itself does not provide a graphical user interface (GUI), but instead relies on a script system that allows advanced non-linear editing. While this may at first seem tedious and unintuitive, it is remarkably powerful and is a very good way to manage projects in a precise, consistent, and reproducible manner. Because text-based scripts are human readable, projects are inherently self-documenting. The scripting language is simple yet powerful, and complex filters can be created from basic operations to develop a sophisticated palette of useful and unique effects.

  • AvsP 2.0.2
  • AvsP is a text editor designed to help create AviSynth scripts.

  • Hashmyfiles
  • Generate CRC32, MD5, and SHA-1 hashes with this program.

  • eac3to
  • Command line program which can convert PCM, WAV, DTS-HDMA, True-HD to WAV, FLAC and DTS.

  • MeGUI
  • Program for video and audio encoding. Recommended for beginners to encoding. It supports MPEG-4 ASP (XviD), MPEG-4 AVC (x264), AAC, MP2, MP3, Flac, Vorbis, AC3 audio and various common containers support (MP4, MKV, AVI, M2TS).

  • tsMuxeR 1.10.6
  • tsMuxer is a Transport Stream muxer. Remux/mux elementary streams, EVO/VOB/MPG, MKV/MKA, TS, M2TS to TS to M2TS. Supported video codecs H.264, VC-1, MPEG2. Supported audio codecs AAC, AC3 / E-AC3(DD+), DTS/ DTS-HD. Ability to set muxing fps manually and automatically, Ability to change level for H.264 streams, Ability to shift a sound tracks, Ability to extract DTS core from DTS-HD, Ability to join files. Output/Author to compliant Blu-ray Disc or AVCHD.

  • x264
  • Command line program which encodes in h264. Has 8-bit and 10-bit flavours.

  • VirtualDub
  • VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility. It lacks the editing power of a general-purpose editor such as Adobe Premiere, but is streamlined for fast linear operations over video. It has batch-processing capabilities for processing large numbers of files and can be extended with third-party video filters. VirtualDub is mainly geared toward processing AVI files, although it can read (not write) MPEG-1 and also handle sets of BMP images.

  1. What are -san, -chan, etc?
  2. These are honorifics. See here for an in-depth explanation.

  1. What are these FAQs?
  2. These are Frequently Asked Questions. I am tired of answering the same questions over 9000 times, so that’s why they are here. Chances are, if you have a question, then someone else has already asked the same question, and the same answer is here.

  3. Who are you?
  4. We are Doki Fansubs. We… fansub.

  5. How long have you been around?
  6. I started Doki Fansubs in October 2009.

  7. When is episode x of [insert anime] going to be released?
  8. When I get around to releasing it. Constantly asking won’t speed up the process.

  9. If [insert anime] gets licensed, will you drop it?
  10. No.

  12. No.

  13. How can I donate to Doki?
  14. Here.

  15. Where is my XviD?
  16. Nowhere. We are phasing out XviDs. For a show that is getting XviDs, it is probably in the queue to be encoded.

  17. Will you make XviDs for all shows?
  18. From Autumn 2010 on, we will no longer be doing XviDs for airing TV shows. Projects which already have XviDs will see those XviDs completed. Some Blu-Ray shows will have XviDs, others will not.

  19. Will you do DVDs/Blu Rays for your shows?
  20. Sasameki Koto will definitely not be getting DVD/Blu-Ray versions. All other shows are subject to the encoder. Most likely the answer is yes, unless we cannot obtain the Blu-Rays.

  21. Will you release 720p or 1080p for Blu Rays?
  22. If the 1080p is a terrible upscale, then 720p only. If 1080p looks good, then we will also release that.

  23. FLAC is too big! Use something smaller!
  24. Lossless > Lossy. Releases with FLAC audio are most likely ones which are for archiving. Lossless audio can be re-encoded to lossy codecs with no loss of quality. Buy a new hard drive or something, they’re dirt cheap anyway.

  25. How can I join Doki Fansubs?
  26. Either e-mail me at, or show up on You will need to tell me what you want to do, and any past experience you may have (if any).

  27. Will you sub [insert anime series]?
  28. If I like it and have time. Most of the time, the answer will probably be no.

  29. [insert fansub group] are also subbing [insert anime series]! Why are you doing it?
  30. Because we want to. Go with the other group if you don’t like our subs.

  31. There is a season 2 of [insert anime series that we did]. Will you sub it?
  32. Depends whether a translator is interested. Just because we have done season 1 does not guarantee that we will do season 2.

  33. Will you release a batch torrent for [INSERT ANIME]?
  34. Yes. I always release batches. There are no exceptions.

  35. Is the TV version 720p of [INSERT ANIME] an upscale?
  36. Most TV airings are upscales.

  37. On noes! I can’t hear any speech, only the music.
  38. As the audio is perfect (I play everything twice before releasing it), the problem must therefore lie on your end.
    The most likely explanation is that the audio is 5.1, and your player cannot handle the 5.1 channels. Most of the talking is in the Center channel, and if all you hear is the L+R channels, then of course you’re only going to hear the music. To solve this, fiddle around with your player until it plays 5.1 channels correctly. If your speakers are only 2.0 or 2.1, your player need to correct downmix 5.1 into 2.1 or 2.0. I suggest you get K-Lite Codec Pack, that sorts your audio channels out when you install, and is very easy to configure afterwards.

  39. Oh noes! Your karaoke is not playing properly.
  40. Most of my softsubbed karaoke are kf karaoke, which means the colour slides across as the song is sung. If the slide is jittery, go to your MPC settings and set the buffer to 0. That will solve it.

  41. I can’t play your video files properly.
  42. I suggest you remove whatever you are using and download K-Lite Mega Codec Pack. This package comes with everything you will ever need (and more). If you are having a problem playing our HD 1080p encodes, the issue might not be software, but hardware. Time to get a Core2 Quad or i7 CPU, lol.

  43. How do I download files by IRC?
  44. To learn how to download by IRC, see the links below.
    Link 1
    Link 2
    Link 3