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Welcome to anime.smallapple.net! Here, you will find screen-captures from various anime DVDs. You will find few comments. Rather, it is up to you to draw your own conclusion.

Note: all the images are properties of their respective copyright owners.

Kiki A comparison between various Kiki DVDs
Nov 2001
Princess Mononoke Princess Mononoke Comparison
Feb 2002
Captain Tylor Captain Tylor: R1 and R2
Mar 2003
Image is not available You Are Under Arrest (R2)
Apr 2003
Ranma 1/2 Ranma 1/2 (R2)
Apr 2003
Maison Ikkoku
Maison Ikkoku
Apr 2003
Tenchi Muyo Universe Tenchi Muyo Universe (R2)
May 2003
Gundam 08th MS Team Gundam 08th MS Team (R2)
Jun 2003
Cowboy Bebop Cowboy Bebop (R2)
Jun 2003
Macross: DYRL Macross DYRL: DVD vs VCD
Jul 2003
Mospeada Mospeada
Jul 2003
Slayers Slayers
Aug 2003
Slayers Next Slayers Next
Aug 2003
Castle of Cagliostro Castle of Cagliostro (R2)
Aug 2003
Nausicaa Nausicaa (R2)
Nov 2003

The thumbnails are resized to give 4:3 aspect ratio (16:9 for widescreen). The original images remain at 720 x 480 (3:2), except for widescreen images that are sized to 854 x 480 (16:9).

Notes on the use of JPEG

Most people automatically dismiss the use of lossy file format for image comparison. For most part, they are right. However, using lossless file format is impractical for more than a handful images. A lossless compressed file is typically 600 kB, compared to 100 kB for a high quality JPEG.

What about image degradation? Negligible at 100%. This can be confirmed by overlaying the BMP/PNG/TIF file and the JPEG file and taking their difference. Random pixels become visible only when you set the whitepoint to 5% of the blackpoint.

See for yourself in the Gundam 08th MS Team (R2) article (above).

Boxset Reviews

Ghibli Studio Ghibli Library DVDs
Dec 2001
Maison Ikkoku Maison Ikkoku R0 Boxset
Apr 2003
Captain Tylor Captain Tylor R2 Boxset
May 2003

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