Dear German scene group ZZGTV,
While it is nice that Germany and Canada are currently aligned for broadcast of The Listener you appear to have grossly neglected some fundamentals.
German language releases are subject to German rules. English language releases are subject to English rules. They differ.
The Listener is shown with 5.1 audio in Canada and people expect it. Your release has the English 2.0 down-mix from a secondary stream. That does mean you can release an English version but it will piss off a lot of people when they discover no surround sound. Or you could release the English lowres x264 .mp4 format which requires 2.0 audio.
While German releases allow discretion for CRF 18-20 the English rules are much less flexible. Scripted programming is to be CRF 18 or 19 and never 20. You made The Listener with CRF 20 in English. That is nuke-able. And o god i soooooo do hope that happens soon. English looks for high quality not small file sizes, which seems to be the suggestion in the German rules. People mercilessly and endlessly mock and complain about much of the shit TLA releases with their stripped headers, unsynchronised audio, and inappropriate CRF. They are the worst example one could choose to emulate and yet you seem to have taken TLA as your role model. May i strongly suggest you look to the example of GeT as a European group that has some really nice releases of shows in English which for various reasons were not available in 720p with 5.1 audio in their native countries’ broadcasts.
It was however nice to see that FOX is indeed showing season 3 somewhere in the world.
For how picky 2HD had been about TWG i am surprised that 2HD has so far let a nuke-able CRF setting slide through unchallenged. Especially since 2HD did release the episode in the lowres x264 .mp4 format last night.
UPDATE: Poland actually had episode 10 on the same night Germany and Canada had episode 9. Perhaps the Polish broadcast doesn’t contain a secondary audio stream in English.