Release groups

This page tries to list specifics about release groups: how they package, whether the .nfo has a 00- prefix or not, … or any other stuff interesting enough to add here.

Morgoth MP3 releaser is used when the SFV contains upper case characters in just a few places: รถ in the original track name will show up as O in the SFV.

Most original NFO files actually use Windows\DOS line endings. This should be normal since "Code page 437 is the character set of the original IBM PC (personal computer), or MS-DOS." and then they can be viewed with notepad too. [Can anyone confirm or has statistics?]

PUSSYCAT

When the proof image is in the RARs, there is no image in the "stored files"/root folder.
http://www.srrdb.com/release/details/La_Voz_PAL_SPANISH_Wii-PUSSYCAT

EXiMiUS

The proof image is in the RARs, but also in the "stored files"/root folder.

RELOADED/HI2U/0x0007

The RAR files of these groups were made the same way.
https://bitbucket.org/Gfy/pyrescene/issues/107/hi2u-and-reloaded-rar-files

SPARKS

http://www.srrdb.com/release/details/The.Ides.Of.March.2011.720p.BluRay.x264-SPARKS has MAC line endings for NFO and SFV.

German groups

The proof files of the German groups are most of the time RAR+SFV with the JPG inside the RAR. The PROOF and SUBS folders are more often in capitals than what I observe in general for the whole scene. (specific groups?)

XF

NFO files can be renamed to match the SFV file name. An example:
Removed file xf-wasseypur2.nfo from release Gangs.of.Wasseypur.Teil.2.German.2012.AC3.BDRiP.x264-XF
(which matches xf-wasseypur2.sfv)
Added file xf-gangs_of_wasseypur_2012.nfo to release Gangs.of.Wasseypur.Teil.2.German.2012.AC3.BDRiP.x264-XF
1 2 3 4 5

AMBASSADOR

NFO files can be renamed to match the SFV file name.
http://www.srrdb.com/release/details/Captain.USA.Iron.Soldier.German.2010.AC3.BDRiP.x264-AMBASSADOR
Removed file ar-captainusa-sd-x264.nfo
Added file amb_presents_captainusa_sd_x264.nfo

VhV

Capitals in Sample name: only the S is capitalized. e.g. Sample/vhv-aliendw-xvid-Sample.srs
http://www.srrdb.com/release/details/Alien.Die.Wiedergeburt.German.1997.AC3.DVDRip.XViD.iNTERNAL-VhV

HaVeFuN

Capitals in Sample name: group name and the S of Sample. e.g. Sample/HaVeFuN-arachnid-xvid-Sample.avi
http://www.srrdb.com/release/details/Arachnid.German.2001.AC3.DVDRip.XViD.iNTERNAL-HaVeFuN

RARs, SFV and NFO can originally come with capitalization:
http://www.srrdb.com/release/details/Andy.Warhols.Frankenstein.German.1973.AC3.DVDRip.XViD.iNTERNAL-HaVeFuN

Akte.2014-03-25.GERMAN.Doku.WS.dTV.x264-FiXTv

Uses ; Generated by DF CrcSfv
Capitals exist in the file names: fixtv-Akte.2014-03-25.nfo
https://www.srrdb.com/release/details/Akte.2014-03-25.GERMAN.Doku.WS.dTV.x264-FiXTv

KNT

Capitals used in all file names for the group name.
https://www.srrdb.com/release/details/Zweimal.zweites.Leben.German.2016.AC3.DVDRiP.x264-KNT

ENCOUNTERS

NFO not the same name as the SFV.
https://www.srrdb.com/release/details/10.Cloverfield.Lane.2016.German.720p.BluRay.x264-ENCOUNTERS

3MiNA

Sample/emina-the.perfect.insidere11-720p-Sample.srs
Subs/emina-the.perfect.insidere11-720p.Subs.srr

https://www.srrdb.com/release/details/The.Perfect.Insider.E11.Farbloses.Wochenende.German.2015.ANiME.DL.720p.BluRay.x264-3MiNA

FLAC groups

The problem with FLAC releases is that there are multiple proof files around, with the only difference the file name of the proof jpg. Not 100% sure these are originally pred like this.

DeVOiD

The name of the proof files should mostly be [basename of .nfo] + '-proof.jpg' or '-tracklist.jpg'.

00-88_fingers_louie-behind_bars-cd-flac-proof-1995.jpg -> 00-88_fingers_louie-behind_bars-cd-flac-1995-proof.jpg
https://www.srrdb.com/release/details/88_Fingers_Louie-Behind_Bars-CD-FLAC-1995-DeVOiD
00-98_mute-98_mute-cd-flac-proof-1996.jpg -> 00-98_mute-self_titled-cd-flac-1996-proof.jpg (not the base name here)
https://www.srrdb.com/release/details/98_Mute-98_Mute-CD-FLAC-1996-DeVOiD
00-98_mute-class_of_98-cd-flac-proof-1998.jpg -> 00-98_mute-class_of_98-cd-flac-1998-proof.jpg
https://www.srrdb.com/release/details/98_Mute-Class_Of_98-CD-FLAC-1998-DeVOiD

Mrflac

The original proof file name should match the nfo/sfv and no -proof string.

00-2bal-2bal-fr-cd-flac-2012-proof.jpg -> 00-2bal-2bal-fr-cd-flac-2012.jpg
https://www.srrdb.com/release/details/2bal-2bal-FR-CD-FLAC-2012-Mrflac
00-45_niggaz-justice_sauvage-fr-cd-flac-2003-proof.jpg -> 00-45_niggaz-justice_sauvage-fr-cd-flac-2003.jpg
https://www.srrdb.com/release/details/45_Niggaz-Justice_Sauvage-FR-CD-FLAC-2003-Mrflac

MP3 groups

LEV

The .jpg extension of the cover file is originally (often?) in capitals: .JPG.
https://www.srrdb.com/release/details/250-One_Night_Stand-WEB-2014-LEV

JRP

The original .jpg file uses capitalization.
https://www.srrdb.com/release/details/3bjunior-Nanairo_No_Stardust-CDS-2014-JRP
https://www.srrdb.com/release/details/9nine-CUE-2CD-LIMITED_EDITION-JP-2013-JRP

NFO does not start with 00-

These are just observations and aren't applicable on every release. My best guess is that the NFO exists with 2 possible names due to scripts that rename the NFO file to match the SFV name.

  • hbZ (for older MP3 releases and not for FLAC)
  • BLiZZARD (MP3)
  • CMG (MP3)
  • GRAVEWISH (FLAC)

Naming of files

SFV

SKIDROW

Some original SFVs are in reverse order.
https://www.srrdb.com/release/details/Off-Road.Drive-SKIDROW
https://www.srrdb.com/release/details/Dungeons.and.Dragons.Daggerdale-SKIDROW

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