A general thread for any ideas, suggestions, requests - and also for any Q&A’s - that any of the fine members of originaltrilogy•com may have for, or about, non-Star Wars Fan Edits.
And also a thread for just for helping each other out too…
Some useful info / links…
A Master List of Fan Edits, Preservations and Restorations - over 1700 films - a superb compilation by ^…^
FanEdit.org - A large online database of Fan Edits (with forum)
IFDB.com - FanEdit•org’s own Masterlist of Edits - The Internet FanEdit Database
FanRes.com - A forum focused on home made movie restorations - and more…
Reddit’s R/FanEdits - A reddit page for Fan Edits
FanEdit.info - An independent site for providing your daily Fan Edit fix
originaltrilogy•com’s much overlooked ‘How-To’s and Technical Discussions’ section
originaltrilogy•com’s Fan Edit / Preservation Forum Rules and FAQ
A general, yet important, rule on many a Fan Edit site is… ‘Before obtaining any fan edits, you must be in ownership of the official retail release’.
Another rule is do not post direct download links to Fan Edits or Preservations etc on this site (though links to a short demo or trailer is fine) - see below for more info & details.
A few often-asked questions…
• I have tried getting in contact with the author of a Fan Edit - but haven’t heard back…
Hopefully the PM you sent them was polite. It may also be the case that the Fan Edit author isn’t online every day - or even every week - and may have a ton of queries or other stuff to get through before dealing with your request - so try to be patient.
It may also be worth posting in the thread letting others know you are after an Edit - they may be able to help you. Continually posting requests or being abrupt / rude will likely see you receive less help.
Also, people may be more likely to help you out if you are an active member of the community here - you don’t have to be a fellow fan editor, technical wiz, artistic or skilled etc - just a member that has made, or is making, an effort.
• Myspleen aren’t currently giving out invites / Can I have a Myspleen invite / Myspleen requests etc…
Myspleen (a private torrent site) are not currently issuing invites to their site - and haven’t done so for some time.
No-one here is affiliated with Myspleen, we have nothing to do with Myspleen, we are as much in the dark about this as you - and so we cannot help you with invites or other info - so please DO NOT ASK ON THIS SITE - thank you.
Myspleen does have it’s own forum, here - link.
It may be worth be trying some of the public torrent sites - and also private torrent sites too - for trying to find an elusive Fan Edit etc. Online search engines are useful for this.
Some projects also have their own websites or youtube, twitter and facebook pages ete - so it’s worth checking for those as well.
• What links can I put up to downloads of Fan Edits or Preservations on this site?
Rule 4. of the ‘Fan Edit / Preservation forum Rules and FAQ’ says ‘No direct links to media downloads of copyrighted materials (VOBs, WMV, QuickTime, torrent files, NZB files, ED2K links, etc) with the exception of short clips to demonstrate quality or content. No direct links to pages containing such files’.
A summary of the OT•com ‘Linking Policy’:-
“PM me for the download links to my project” - is acceptable.
“Now available on a.b.starwars” - is acceptable.
“Click HERE for NZB” - is not.
“Torrent uploaded to piratebay” - is acceptable.
“Get the torrent at www.atorrentsite.com” - is not.
“Mega links are available at fanedit•info” - is acceptable.
“Mega links can be found on this page” - is not.
“look for the Star Wars Fixhund file with pcm audio in 1080p on tpb” - is acceptable.
“Star.Wars.IV.1977.MULTI.VFF.1080p.PCM.AC3.x264-Fixhund on tpb” - is not.
Furthermore, obfuscated or hidden links (ie, links behind an icon or a single character in the post text etc) are still considered direct links, will be removed - and will result in a ban.
Fan Edit authors are responsible for the availability / distribution of their Edits - it may well be frustrating that you have found information on a long sought-after Edit on here (or elsewhere) - and yet have no way of acquiring it, though unfortunately on occasion that is the way it is…
Also, check some of the Fan Edit sites linked to above - they have good, friendly and knowledgeable communities as well. Remember… be patient, be polite - it may just come down to good fortune if you acquire it or not. Ranting about how unfair it all is - or ‘what a rubbish system it is’ - won’t likely get you any help that may have been coming your way.
If anyone has any suggestions for info / links to be added to the post above please post them in here - thank you 😃
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