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Star Wars 1997 DTS CD-ROMs

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For those that haven't heard, I have discovered a way to rip cinema DTS CD-ROMs for use in preservations.  Along with ElDonate, we successfully preserved the original 6 track mix for Jurassic Park.  Check out this thread for details.

What I'm wondering now is if anyone out there has the SE DTS discs that we could use for preservation efforts.  I'd imagine they aren't much different than the AC-3 tracks on the LaserDiscs, but the compression will be much less severe.

I'm able to rip the discs but the editing is something beyond my skill.  

For that matter, are there any other titles out there that anyone has that they may want to preserve?  The ripping tool is pretty outdated and thus won't work with any DTS CD's after 04-05ish.  I have the Epsiode III discs, but they are not able to be ripped.  The rest of the films should be doable.

 

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I think they may have been on the 35mm forum before. (Don't hold me to this, though.) According to Wikipedia, the standard bitrate of DTS on a CD-Rom is 882 kbits per second, and Wikipedia also says that the AC3 codec has a maximum bitrate of 640 kbits per second. This makes me think that '97 SE Theatrical DTS Disks would be a very good audio resource, and I'd love to hear a mix from them.

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The tech papers I have read also state it's a fixed compression of 4:1, whatever that means.

All I know is: Jurassic Park sounds PHENOMENAL!

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borisanddoris said:

The tech papers I have read also state it's a fixed compression of 4:1, whatever that means.

All I know is: Jurassic Park sounds PHENOMENAL!

I can personally attest to this, thanks again.

I have the Epsiode III discs, but they are not able to be ripped.

Too bad this couldn't be figured out.  I bet it would make a great alternative for folks who just enjoy movies and the experience that comes with it.  Having the SE DTS CD-roms audio would be a just as welcome a treat. 

I'd love to see them synched to the HD Broadcasts of the S.E. ..... it would be a perfect addition for all fans.

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The owner of those discs, (SW and ROTJ) does not want to risk loaning them out again. (They were returned scratched up the last time.)

They are easily copied, and arrangements are being made to do so.


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I was going to say: copies are easily made of them.  In fact, all I would need is each reel's .aud file.  From there, I can rip them.

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Here is to hoping an ESB DTS CD-rom comes out of hiding....  :)

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Ebay is our best bet. I spotted several DTS CD's from a seller who didn't really know what they actually are. None of them were the SE's though.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&hash=item48454373fd&item=310399693821&nma=true&pt=US_Film&rt=nc&si=x3ytb%252FEKHv4QDdctJOmbgmnM5AY%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

I was tempted to ask if they had Empire, but also leery it could jack up the potential asking price...


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That listing is hilarious.  He has no clue what he has there.

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Here is a question....would it be possible to sync the SE DTS stuff to the 2004 SE DVD's without issue?

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SilverWook said:

Ebay is our best bet. I spotted several DTS CD's from a seller who didn't really know what they actually are. None of them were the SE's though.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&hash=item48454373fd&item=310399693821&nma=true&pt=US_Film&rt=nc&si=x3ytb%252FEKHv4QDdctJOmbgmnM5AY%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

I was tempted to ask if they had Empire, but also leery it could jack up the potential asking price...

I'd bet that MIB DTS sounds awesome too....and for that price I would have jumped on it.

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SilverWook said:

Wasn't there a DTS MIB Laserdisc released though?

Could have sworn there was a Superbit release too.

I know that both MIB 1 & 2 had Superbit DVD treatments.

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Last time discs for all 3 films popped up the price was $300 (about £190). Obviously that seller knew what he had.

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Last time discs for all 3 films popped up the price was $300 (about £190). Obviously that seller knew what he had.

I'm sure if donations would help such a cause folks here would help out with what they can.  I can understand if someone owning such discs would be hesitant to share especially considering the price tag above.  They are obviously not easy to come by.

Thanks for the link.

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Why would anybody need to donate when , "They are easily copied, and arrangements are being made to do so."

Maybe just be a little patient and see what happens.

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I think Jetrell means if the discs for Empire ever pop up for sale again. We kind of need those. ;)


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SilverWook said:

I think Jetrell means if the discs for Empire ever pop up for sale again. We kind of need those. ;)

It is what I meant.  :)

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I'd be interested, but not at that price.  Talk about gouging!

 

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borisanddoris said:

I'd be interested, but not at that price.  Talk about gouging!

 

If we could get it for even the $39.95 plus shipping wouldn't it be worth it?  I know a fair number of folks may not like TPM BUT as far as having an archive of a films Cinema DTS soundtrack....that especially since TPM's didn't make the DVD or Blu releases (probably due to the fact that they aren't the original theatrical release).

I'd be willing to donate a few bucks for the cause.

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Can someone please explain how the CD's worked with the film? How did it sync up?

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