Post Reply Why does GTO sound like it was recorded in a tin can?
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Posted 1/23/15
The title pretty much says it all. I tried playing episode one on my PC and phone, just to be sure. It sounds really terrible on both. I've watched GTO before, it's not supposed to sound like that. Whoever converted the audio butchered it terribly.
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Posted 1/24/15
Agreed. It's an older show, to be sure, but the sound quality is pretty dreadful.
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Posted 1/24/15

elux72 wrote:

Agreed. It's an older show, to be sure, but the sound quality is pretty dreadful.

I hope it isn't as bad as the audio on the older Toei shows like Air Master and Pretty Cure.
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Posted 2/3/15
Has there been an update on this? I started watching today and this issue is still happening. Seems like it's mostly in the OP/ED music and sound effects (i.e. glass breaking, smashing stuff). Sound comes out similar to what happens when crunchyroll switches to a lower resolution. Other older series like Slam Dunk play fine. I've seen the DVDs before and they don't sound like this.
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Posted 3/23/15
Just to add that this really needs to be re-encoded and uploaded again. I get that the source material is probably quite low (Laserdisc rip?) but the sound quality is horrendous. Its like someone dropped a mic into a fish tank, then put said fish tank at the end of an airport runway. Probably like 64kbit mono or something like that. There's also some crazy normalization going on so the background noise/music fluctuates all over the place. For a premium streaming service in 2015 this is not acceptable.

It has also highlighted another fairly major limitation of the Samsung app - 4:3 video gets stretched to 16:9 with no facility to overide

Come on guys sort it out.

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Posted 3/23/15
Video degrades after time if recorded in low Kbps from my experience
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Posted 4/25/16
So I'm not the only one who noticed. And as of today, the issue hasn't been sorted out. So it seems best to either buy the series somewhere else (or find other... illegal ways to view GTO) because Crunchyroll ain't gonna fix this shit now.
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