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                The Swedish TV XviD Releasing Standards 2008                 
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     Requirements: Notepad with terminal font or any other ascii viewer.     
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                              +---[ INTRO ]---+                              
  While the Americans were trying to agree on new TV-XviD rules we took      
  their draft in our own hands and here we present the Swedish TV-XviD       
  rules. They are specially adapted for Swedish television airtimes and      
  formats. Big thanks goes out to the writers of the US draft for all the    
  time and effort they put into it.                                          
                                                                             
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                          +---[ RELEASE RULES ]---+                          
                                                                             
  Release sizing:                                                            
  - Shows 18:00-23:59 shall be 175MB                                         
  - Shows 24:00-34:59 shall be 233MB                                         
  - Shows 35:00-51:59 shall be 350MB                                         
  - Shows 52:00-64:59 shall be 525MB*                                        
  - Shows 65:00-95:00 Shall be 700MB                                         
    *NOTE: Shows 52:00-64:59 may be sized at either 525 or 700MB at the      
    capper's discretion based on show framerate and content.                 
                                                                             
  - Shows of any other length should be sized at ripper's discretion         
                                                                             
  - Best effort should be made to release all episodes of a given series     
    at the same size. If one episode runs slightly over or under the size    
    lines, it should still be done at the same size as other episodes in     
    order to maintain consistency.                                           
                                                                             
  - 2CD releases may be optionally split into separate discs, but this is    
    not required. 3CD or more releases must be split to prevent issues with  
    >2GB files. If releases are split into multiple discs, they must be      
    placed in directories named CD1, CD2, CD3, etc. (No Disc1, cd1, or other 
    naming styles).                                                          
                                                                             
  - Episodes that air back-to-back without a natural break such as full      
    credits or commercials in between must be encoded as a single release.   
    Directory naming for this will be in the following format:               
    TV.Show.S03E04-E05.SWEDiSH.HDTV.XviD-Group.                              
                                                                             
  - Releases must be within the range of 5.0MB under to 3.0 MB over the      
    target size.                                                             
                                                                             
                                                                             
                                                                             
                                                                             
  Previously on/Credits:                                                     
  - It is suggested that any "previously on" footage be included in the      
    release, but it is not required. No release may be propered for glitches 
    in or missing portions of "previously on" footage.                       
                                                                             
  - Credits that are overlayed on actual show content are required to be     
    included.                                                                
                                                                             
  - Credits that are run cleanly, i.e. with no modifications such as         
    promos for upcoming shows, are encouraged but not required.              
                                                                             
  - Credits run with promos for other shows are not recommended, but may     
    optionally be included.                                                  
                                                                             
                                                                             
                                                                             
                                                                             
  Video:                                                                     
  - 2-pass variable bitrate XviD must be used.                               
                                                                             
  - The second pass must be done as spanning the entire episode with         
    bitrate distribution based on need determined from a stats file          
    referencing the entire episode; segmenting with arbitrary bitrates is    
    banned.                                                                  
                                                                             
  - Quantization type must be either MPEG or H.263. Custom quantization      
    matrices are not allowed.                                                
                                                                             
  - QPel and GMC are not allowed.                                            
                                                                             
  - B Frames:                                                                
    - The use of B frames is required.                                       
    - A maximum of 2 consecutive B frames may be used.                       
    - This document gives no preference to packed vs. unpacked bitstreams    
      as there are benefits to each format, and it is trivial to convert     
      between them using MPEG4 Modifier.                                     
                                                                             
  - Framerate must be 25.000 fps.                                            
                                                                             
  - Valid resolutions are:                                                   
      Width: 512 - 640 pixels for WS material.                               
             512 - 576 pixels for FS material.                               
      Height and Width: Must be a multiple of 16.                            
                                                                             
  - Must be within 5% of the original aspect ratio.                          
                                                                             
  - Releases shall be cropped so that all black/noise on the edges is        
    removed. In the case of changing crops, cropping should be done so that  
    no part of the release is overcropped. Portions of a channel logo        
    extending into black areas must be cropped.                              
                                                                             
  - Video defacement such as intros, outros, and group watermarks is         
    forbidden.                                                               
                                                                             
                                                                             
                                                                             
  Audio:                                                                     
  - Allowed audio formats are VBR MP3 and original AC3. ABR is considered a  
    VBR technique.                                                           
                                                                             
  - Average bitrate on MP3 audio may not exceed 192kbps.                     
                                                                             
  - MP3 audio must be normalized.                                            
                                                                             
  - Audio frequency must be maintained at 48kHz.                             
                                                                             
  - Original AC3 audio may be used at the discretion of the capper.          
    However, transcoding to AC3 is forbidden.                                
                                                                             
                                                                             
                                                                             
                                                                             
  Release Naming/Packaging:                                                  
  - Directory Naming:                                                        
    - Numbering for episodic programming shall be in the format S00E00 or    
      or S00E000 for series with more than 99 episodes per season.           
    - Number for date-based programming including sports and variety shows   
      shall be in the format YYYY.MM.DD                                      
    - Other numbering formats such as S00.E00, DD.MM.YY, and MM.DD.YY are    
      not permitted.                                                         
    - For variety shows, it is strongly recommended that the primary         
      guest's name be included in the directory name.                        
    - Releases are to be named in the format                                 
      Show.Name.S00E00.SWEDiSH.HDTV.XviD-Group                               
      Show.Name.2007.11.06.Guest.SWEDiSH.HDTV.XviD-Group                     
      Show.Name.2007.E00.SWEDiSH.HDTV.XviD-Group                             
                                                                             
  - Additional Tagging:                                                      
    - PROPER, REPACK, RERIP, REAL, UNCUT, SUBBED, iNTERNAL, DIRFIX,          
      SAMPLEFIX, NFOFIX, or Read.NFO are allowed (discretion is recommended) 
    - All releases tagged PROPER, REPACK, RERIP, REAL, and Read.NFO must     
      include notes in the NFO as to why the release was tagged that way.    
      PROPER.Read.NFO is therefore redundant and should not be used.         
    - Additional tagging should be placed directly before the language, i.e. 
      Show.Name.S00E00.PROPER.SWEDiSH.HDTV.XviD-Group                        
                                                                             
  - Source Naming:                                                           
    - Valid source names are DSR, PDTV and HDTV                              
    - Source Definitons:                                                     
      - 480i/576i/576p shall be tagged DSR when horizontal resolution is     
        less than 704px                                                      
      - 480i/576i/576p shall be tagged PDTV when horizontal resolution is    
        greater than or equal to 704px.                                      
      - 720p/1080i/1080p shall be tagged HDTV.                               
        - 4:3 content broadcast at HDTV resolutions shall be tagged PDTV     
    - All sources listed must be 100% digital. S-Video, composite, or RF     
      from a digital receiver to a tuner card is analog. Valid DSR, PDTV,    
      and HDTV sources will be received via a digital connection such as     
      USB, Firewire, or Ethernet from a receiver, or using an ATSC, QAM, or  
      DVB tuner.                                                             
                                                                             
  - AVI:                                                                     
    - Container must be AVI.                                                 
    - The AVI itself should be named like the release and include some       
      format of episode number (show initials are fine, as is shortening the 
      episode number).                                                       
                                                                             
  - RAR/SFV:                                                                 
    - Releases shall be packed into 15,000,000 or 20,000,000 byte rars       
      using store compression.                                               
    - An SFV must be created for all RAR files in the release.               
                                                                             
  - Sample:                                                                  
    - All releases must include a sample of length :50-1:10, cut directly    
      from the release.                                                      
    - The sample must be placed in a directory named Sample (SAMPLE and      
      sample are not permitted).                                             
    - The file itself should be named uniquely, preferably containing the    
      name of the release as well as the word sample.                        
                                                                             
  - NFO:                                                                     
    - An NFO must be included in the release and, at a minimum, must         
      contain release name, episode number (or title), and date of           
      airing/release.                                                        
    - The NFO must be named uniquely based on the name of the release.       
                                                                             
  - Allowed Characters:                                                      
    - abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz                                             
    - ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ                                             
    - 0123456789                                                             
    - ._-                                                                    
    - All Sample, NFO, SFV, and RAR names MUST be in all lowercase           
      letters. The name of AVI inside the RARs is permitted to contain       
      capital letters.                                                       
    - Double dots (..) are not allowed.                                      
                                                                             
                                                                             
                                                                             
                                                                             
  Propers:                                                                   
  - Propers are only permitted in the case of technical flaws with the       
    original release or violations of applicable rules.                      
                                                                             
  - All propers must include a note in the NFO detailing the flaw in the     
    original release, including timecodes if relevant.                       
                                                                             
  - Including a sample of the flaw is suggested but not required.            
                                                                             
  - Propers are expressly permitted in cases of any of the following flaws   
    in a release:                                                            
    - Audio 150ms or more out of sync                                        
    - Severe audio drops resulting in the inability to understand material   
      dialogue                                                               
    - Improper audio normalization, including audio with levels that vary    
      widely between parts, very quiet audio, or audio with excessive        
      clipping                                                               
    - Bad cropping resulting in a line of black pixels or noise along an     
      edge for the entire episode                                            
    - Releases missing a significant portion of video, either in duration    
      or content                                                             
      - Loss of 2 seconds of fade in after a break, with no lost dialogue,   
        is considered bad form, but is not a valid proper reason             
    - Change in video format (i.e. PDTV on an HDTV release) exceeding five   
      seconds or causing loss of dialogue.                                   
    - Local overlays such as weather, breaking news, or Amber Alerts that    
      exceed five minutes in length, cause a change in video format (i.e.    
      drop to PDTV on an HDTV release), or cause loss of dialogue or video   
      - The proper release must be completely free of overlays to be         
        considered valid; merely having less spam is not enough              
    - Inclusion of 2 or more seconds of commercials over an entire release   
    - Releases with sizing outside the allowed range. 3.01MB oversize is a   
      valid proper reason.                                                   
    - The enumeration in this document, of certain proper reasons, shall not 
      be construed to deny or disparage others that may be valid             
                                                                             
                                                                             
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        The Swedish TV XviD Releasing Standards 2008 (2007-12-27)            
                                                                             
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                        +  ------[ GROUPS ]  ------+                         
                                                                             
               SWETVX2K7 rules signed by the following Groups:               
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      HuBBaTiX MsR KlockreN OFFSiDE PRIPPS SPORT ST TELEFUNKEN TS TVS TX     
                                                                             
                                                                             
                                                                             
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