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ThingKing
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Ooof, LE4. Let's get the obvious one out of the way: Marius? :P

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2019-12-11 Wed 10:23:02
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:stop: not sure if he was around back then!

The context of the quote is me being recruited

2019-12-15 Sun 16:03:46
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LE4? Nah Marius came way later i think. Didn't he start with Sunrise?

:quik: ?

2019-12-15 Sun 16:36:28
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Wiadp1?

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2019-12-15 Sun 17:31:27
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Hmmm, neither MD nor CM existed at that time. Sounds like a native or at least fluent English speaker. Rax?

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2019-12-17 Tue 21:54:38
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:stop: :stop: :stop:

In early CDD everyone had their own nickname colour, and the quotee's one was yellow. Not a native English speaker.

2019-12-18 Wed 02:00:04
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Zooz wrote:
I can upload them to my youtube channel


Nah, figured I could avoid another lossy transcoding step by just uploading the original somewhat huge files, but youtube still crushes the quality. Am I missing a setting or is this just what we get with gaming videos?


So the main clues:
- CDD member... probably
- When there were only two CDDs
- Not wiadp1
- Not native English speaker, or I would have guessed warwp
- Yellow

Hrm, I'm not familiar enough with old CDD members and now I fear looking up the memberlist in case they're already colour-coded. xD Doesn't sound like Racz. Is it somebody Scandinavian?

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2019-12-18 Wed 20:36:05
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quality of the Video looks perfectly fine for me aside from the usual problems with grass etc getting blurry in the recording.


Don't forget that it usually takes a while after uploading until YT has fully rendered all quality options for the video^^

2019-12-18 Wed 23:10:53
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It's already in 1080p60 if that's what you mean. Or is there some other quality setting?

The grass wasn't blurry in the recording either. Compare map 2, @34s:
- original recording This is what got uploaded to youtube
- youtube rendering of the same frame

ofc youtube has done a transcoding for multiple reasons but good god:
- Text unreadable in places
- Halos around text
- Grass/trees blurry
- Cliff textures gone
- Blocky bands on car roof
- Colours washed out/black level much brighter
Even compared to my own transcodes it's pretty terrible.

I've seen some beautiful looking videos on youtube so why is this different? Maybe these graphics don't work well in youtube's codec (yeah dynamic content is always going to be worse than slower-changing stuff), or they use different settings according to the content or category or channel popularity, or there is a setting I'm missing, or I'm just mistaken?

I've seen an extreme example of youtube content, where the player simply couldn't keep up at times. Read the comments.

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2019-12-19 Thu 02:43:52
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My TM videos always come out really ugly too, especially Rally where many things are similar shades of green. That, despite always following the latest recommendations of Let's Play guides and such. They just don't use very good encoding I guess.

2019-12-19 Thu 03:01:43
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sorry Mix i thought you weren't too familiar with Youtube's way of rendering a video but if you mean that the video still looks weird after the final rendering with 1080p etc then yeah YT always has had problems with that since basically the beginning of time xD

2019-12-19 Thu 09:34:33
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The trick to get higher quality YouTube uploads is to record/upload in 1440p instead of 1080p. The latter gets a different (more lossy) conversion by YouTube, while the 1440p upload gets higher quality treatment.

I uploaded some tests a while ago, it's how I found out.

VI Test 1080p
VI Test 1440p

2019-12-19 Thu 10:58:55
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Interesting, thx JJ. I'd gone for MJPEG rather than NVENC for quality reasons, but then my rig wasn't beefy enough to do 1440p. Maybe doing NVENC at 1440p is a better compromise for uploading to youtube. Or I could rescale to 1440p at a high bitrate then upload but it is a bunch of extra steps, and storage space.

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2019-12-19 Thu 18:37:01
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Right, I remember that used to be the case but the limit was at 720p. I guess times have changed. Even with that though, it wasn't very good, but that was like 6 years ago.

2019-12-19 Thu 22:29:51
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Damn, nobody remembering the old school CDD members. The quotee also played for CDD in TMS, but is no longer active. It's a Polish player.

2019-12-19 Thu 22:33:58
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I would have had a stab if ET league websites were still up. :'/

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2019-12-20 Fri 07:20:31
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who is king in trackmania? :D

2019-12-20 Fri 18:21:27
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?

Anyway, is the quotee Yard?

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2019-12-20 Fri 18:41:10
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:go:

Right! Yard was one of our best and most reliable players throughout TMO and TMS. And his English was good. And he recruited me. That's how it worked in the past, some TM history. This was probably after talking on a server.

[12:40:34] yard: I know you're in CS but its a french clan, and dunno
if its good for you
[12:40:58] yard: just an offer, feel free to decline
[12:43:03] Zooz: i knew that was it :P
[12:43:20] yard: ;)
[12:43:32] Zooz: i'll think about it, i dont think Stitch will
like it but i can hardly communicate with him anyway :P
[12:43:41] Zooz: that's a bit of a problem in CS...
[12:44:00] yard: yea, I see
[12:44:25] yard: and you're a damn good driver of course :P
[12:44:33] Zooz: well... um... sometimes :P
[12:44:49] yard: :)
[12:45:20] Zooz: only with the right tracks and the right
opponents
[12:45:40] yard: lol
[12:47:51] yard: its quite urgent coz at the moment we have only 2
drivers that can play Le4 and our leader: wiadp1 asked me
to find someone
[12:50:14] Zooz: i dont even know anything about those leagues
:P
[12:50:51] Zooz: and it has another disadvantage: I'll have to
go change my name in Powerup, SU Alpha, SU Alpha 3, Sunrise
beta, Sunrise mag demo beta, and TM-Exchange
[12:51:08] yard: lol
[12:51:23] yard: le4 link here:
http://thefragmag.mine.nu/trackmania/index.php
[12:51:34] Zooz: k ty
[12:51:52] Zooz: in CS i was also supposed to participate in a
league but i never really got instructions
[12:52:28] yard: same league?
[12:52:44] Zooz: think so, not sure :P
[12:52:50] yard: its played each tuesday at 21.00
[12:53:00] Zooz: yes it could be that one then
[12:53:02] yard: different tracks each week
[12:53:10] Zooz: i'll only be able to play 'til 22.00 tho
[12:53:51] yard: so we can start a bit earlier if our opponent agrees
[12:53:56] Zooz: k
[12:54:15] yard: and its the biggest and most fomous league in TM :)
[12:54:35] yard: 40 teams participating
[12:54:35] Zooz: erf... i have to connect to an IRC channel
too i read, i have to put my router into DMZ mode for that,
which leaves me unprotected
[12:54:37] Zooz: wow
[12:54:52] yard: irc is not a problem
[12:55:22] yard: its ought to be used only if you can't communicate
different way
[12:55:38] Zooz: k
[12:55:40] yard: and thwen 1 or 2 players are enough
[12:56:11] yard: on irc I mean
[12:57:29] yard: and furthermore we have really nice members: Baboy,
Nuust, Stain, you may know them, don't yuo? ;)
[12:57:36] Zooz: ehehe, i'm subscribed in that league with
CS², didnt know :P
[12:57:37] Zooz: yes
[12:58:11] Zooz: so i'll have to be switched there too if i
join
[12:58:49] yard: yes, but we'll only need to talk to admin, thats no
problem
[12:59:02] Zooz: k
[13:00:37] Zooz: TmK is a good team... i usually lose to them
:P
[13:01:09] yard: yes, this is gonna be a hard match, but after that we
have some worse opponents
[13:01:27] Zooz: yes... never heard of RPV :P
[13:01:39] yard: and not all of them are that good(TmK)
[13:01:41] yard: :)
[13:01:44] Zooz: 080 is only difficult in Sunrise i think :P
[13:02:34] yard: Loser used to be really good, but they had squad
probs
[13:02:49] yard: and we beaten them once :)
[13:02:56] yard: *have beaten
[13:03:42] yard: anyway, have you played any clan matches so far?
[13:06:01] Zooz: nope
[13:06:28] yard: so you dunno how funny these can be ;)
[13:06:33] Zooz: nope :P
[13:07:13] Zooz: o well, i guess i'll start the difficult job
of changing my tag everywhere then
[13:07:16] Zooz: what's the color code?
[13:07:43] yard: yea, I think, I've finally convinced you ;)
[13:07:45] Zooz: lol
[13:07:49] yard: $f60
[13:08:05] yard: and the nick colour you can choose on your own
[13:08:09] Zooz: k
[13:09:15] yard: welcome to Crazy Demo* Drivers team Zooz :)
[13:09:28] yard: demo coz we started playing TM demo
[13:09:50] yard: and didn't want to change tag in full version ;)

2019-12-21 Sat 15:14:24
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Ha nice, never knew much about the history of CDD :)

Wish I remember how Quik recruited me into CM...

2019-12-21 Sat 17:36:33
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