Yeah, I know, slowest fansub ever.
This episode is a bit of an experiment. Like a lot of current fansubs, it's an x264 mkv file instead of the usual XviD, which means you get a much smaller file size for equivalent quality plus other little perks like soft subs and chapters. It's slightly quicker and easier for me this way as well.
Feedback on this would be much appreciated. Is compatibility a problem (i.e. are there a lot of people out there who still can't play these types of files, justifying a separate XviD release)? Is there any noticeable reduction in video quality based on how I've encoded this episode? Does everything work and display okay?
If I do release XviD versions in future I'm likely to reduce the file size anyway, since 230MB seems needlessly unwieldy when the raws aren't especially great to begin with...