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#888179
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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TK428 said:

jadepraerie said:

I’m still having trouble burning a DVD+R DL on a MBP running Mac OS X Mavericks from the AVCHD (DVD9) version that’s linked on tehparadox and hosted on uloz … each time I only end up with a data disc, not a playable disc.

I had the EXACT same problem. I’m a MBP user, with OS X El Capitan. My resolution was to use Mac DVD Ripper to burn the ISO file. http://www.macdvdripperpro.com/

Thank you. This app appears to have burned, though I can’t test the discs right now. And (for other readers) since the Jedi DVD9 downloads as a BDMV not an ISO (unlike SW and Empire), I used this method to zip an ISO in Terminal: hdiutil makehybrid -o ~/Desktop/jedi-de-1_0.iso path/to/folder/containing/BDMV/ -iso -joliet

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#885983
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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I’m still having trouble burning a DVD+R DL on a MBP running Mac OS X Mavericks from the AVCHD (DVD9) version that’s linked on tehparadox and hosted on uloz.

I’ve tried using Apple’s Disk Utility app and Sarner–Hauser’s Disco app. I’ve tried burning the ISO, the ISO and MDS, the ISO and MDS and TXT, the BDMV, and the BDMV and CERTIFICATE.

OS X System Information reports my optical drive can write to DVD+R DL, but each time I only end up with a data disc, not a playable disc.

Anyone succeeded at this? Which files am I supposed to burn? Which apps/methods do you recommend?

Much obliged.

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#884309
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Alzfpxq said:

Why has the line “Close the blast doors!” been cut from the scene where the storm troopers are chasing Han and Chewie? I believe the line was in the theatrical version and was only cut from the original VHS release.

Ask Google (or StartPage): site:originaltrilogy.com "blast doors"

See this post:

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/The-Definitive-tractor-beam-Close-the-blast-doors-Blast-it-Biggs-Wedge-you-dont-taste-very-good-Noooooo-Preservation-Guide/id/13428

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#884158
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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TK428 said:
I’m presume the majority of users here are Windows, but if there are any Mac users on here that have had success burning these please relay your process to me.

My recent post here:

I eventually found Disco (http://www.discoapp.com/) to be an easy option for producing a good-looking, DVD-playable copy of a VIDEO_TS file. Disco’s main options are simply choose a disc type (such as hybrid, ISO-9660, or UDF), drag the file, insert blank disc, and burn. I’m not sure of the differences among the three options I named, but they all play in the Apple DVD player app, and their quality appears (to my eyes) to be equivalent to the original file.

I haven’t tried DVD-DL yet (soon!).

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#882325
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VIDEO_TS on a Mac
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I eventually found Disco (http://www.discoapp.com/) to be an easy option for producing a good-looking, DVD-playable copy of a VIDEO_TS file. Disco’s main options are simply choose a disc type (such as hybrid, ISO-9660, or UDF), drag the file, insert blank disc, and burn. I’m not sure of the differences among the three options I named, but they all play in the Apple DVD player app, and their quality appears (to my eyes) to be equivalent to the original file.

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#882248
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VIDEO_TS on a Mac
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ger-el said:

You can use a program called burn.  It is completely free and will allow you to burn a DVD.

Kiwi Fruitware’s ‘Burn’ app has a lot more switches and knobs than I personally desire (bitrates, codecs, streams…).

Is there no simpler (and free or inexpensive) way to burn a DVD-player compatible copy of the Despecialized VIDEO_TS folder?

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#882213
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Smilner said:

…I’ve got the file, and I’ve got it on my exfat reformatted Flash Drive. I have made no other alterations to the files than this. I plugged the Flash into my PS4, and the Media Player finds the file. I click on it, but I am rebuffed with a simple, “Cannot play the media.” It looks like a proper MKV. Don’t know precisely where to go with this.

I know little of Playstation, but have you tried searching the web for can playstation play mkv? Also, the free Handbrake app can help convert video files to other formats.

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#880789
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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An argument could also be made for a condensed version (almost trailer like) to show before or after a presentation to the uninitiated.

Yes, this’s exactly my purpose. As it is, I usually just present a summary of the history (Academy Awards, NFR refusal, etc) with quotations from the ‘Save Star Wars’ site, and I show Harmy’s “Sources” doc.

It really isn’t the length that’s the problem, it’s the redundant repeating of information. The problems with the GOUT are mentioned twice and it’s not really necessary.

Agreed. I wish the two halves could be condensed into one, without repetition.

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#880284
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Redesign the site?
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Ah—it seems I probably should have posted this question in this thread instead.

WHERE IS THE PETITION? WHY IS ITS FORMER LINK FRONT AND CENTER?

I can’t help notice that the first thing shown on http://originaltrilogy.com/ is a dead link to the petition. Forgive me for asking, but why is that? Is the petition closed? Can it be re-opened? Is it not viewable? Should the landing page be changed? Thanks very much for your time and efforts.

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#880144
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Hi. Just re-watched the latest work-in-progress “Introducing the DE & Sources” making-of documentary video from 2015-06-02 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXifjbxZDAM). As always, thank you, Harmy and all, for your work on these projects.

If feedback is solicited here (if not, please excuse the following)…

Positives:

  • Great background story of SW’s original greatness, the absurd loss of that greatness, and how varying methods and persons have worked to restore it.
  • Good to see details that most viewers don’t consciously notice (magenta tones, motion-doubling, aliased edges, etc).

Negatives:

  • I hear frequently a distracting sniffling sound from the narrator (2:58, 3:13, 3:17, 5:10, 5:25, 5:45, etc).
  • I think it’s overall too long for most viewers. Perhaps time can be cut from the interview (sorry!), from before-and-after segments, and between all segments, to get it down to 15 minutes.

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#879876
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SaveStarWars.com (Save Star Wars dot com): All preservation content gone?
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And now I see the video clips (“Han Solo gunfight”, “Imperial walker battle”, and “Dogfight between cruisers”) linked halfway down http://savestarwars.info/starwarsonfilm.html are missing.

In the meantime, I’ve added basic Open Graph data (what sites like Facebook use for images and text when sharing links), an easter egg to the console (visible via command option i on Mac web browsers), and a custom 404 page (e.g. http://savestarwars.info/any-page-that-does-not-exist).

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#879858
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SaveStarWars.com (Save Star Wars dot com): All preservation content gone?
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none said:

Comparing archives, the fd.noneinc.com has an additional (the end statement is ‘in progress’) article:
http://fd.noneinc.com/savestarwarscom/savestarwars.com/goutcorrect.html
images in a self contained directory:
http://fd.noneinc.com/savestarwarscom/savestarwars.com/images/goutcorrections/

.info has files which occurred after the fd.n.i archive was made. Little closer to the full site.

Thanks for the correcting eye and link to missing content. I’ve updated http://savestarwars.info/goutcorrect.html with these images.

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#879776
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SaveStarWars.com (Save Star Wars dot com): All preservation content gone?
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Thanks everyone for sharing your joy in this website revival.

@poita: Yes, this thought occurred to me. I’ve been attempting to contact the original site creator, but I’ve gotten little response. I’d be glad to continue developing the site, but not in its current form if that would create tension.

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#879006
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SaveStarWars.com (Save Star Wars dot com): All preservation content gone?
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I was at a party last night and needed to reference the Lucas quote to Congress regarding the National Film Registry, when I noticed that http://www.savestarwars.com/ looks completely different, and it’s missing all of its former content.

Does anyone know what happened? More importantly, is there anything we can do to get it back online?

Did the domain get bought by someone new? I’d be willing to pay for a new domain (what should it be) myself if needed.

The current ownership appears to be private: https://who.is/whois/savestarwars.com
Was this the original owner? http://originaltrilogy.com/user/zombie84/id/2362
Was this the true FB page? https://www.facebook.com/Save-Star-Wars-353462731392141/

Thank you.

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#725807
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Original Triogy Soundtrack 4 CD set
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The most complete and true-to-original score/soundtrack I found was indeed the four-disc Star Wars Trilogy: Original Soundtrack Anthology set from 1993 discussed in this thread. It's an excellent collection to have! 

I chose to rearrange the tracks as indicated in a previous posting above due to their order being scrambled across the four discs (each film's score being too long to fit on a single CD). 

I then added to it (just recently) the "lost" Max Rebo Band songs "Lapti Nek" and "Galactic Dance Blast" reconstructions from the fan behind http://maxreboband.weebly.com/

In addition to lacking theatrical versions of the two Max Rebo cuts, it offers two not-quite film-version recordings of the Ewoks' "Yub Nub". I chose the one that sounded truer to the film's music and track-order in my ears (though I'd welcome tips on a better version!). 

The Anthology collection also includes the famous, haunting Nintendo-64 Shadows of the Empire opening loop within the track entitled "Main Title / The Imperial Probe [Extended]". It appears in its most recognizable form between about 3:39 and 4:11; it then re-emerges amidst another theme around 7:13 to 7:31 (currently listenable on YouTube here). 

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#725076
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Original Triogy Soundtrack 4 CD set
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unamochilla2 said:

http://www.starwars.com/games-apps/star-wars-soundboard

On the main screen, select "Films." Find and click "Jabba's Palace."  The song is labeled as "Music: Max Rebo Band."  It's the last sound clip.

Thank you…I'd forgotten also about the Baroque recital (lovely to hear on its own). 

I can't unfortunately access the isolated SWF URL (should be http://www.starwars.com/games-apps/star-wars-soundboard/asset/swf/StarWarsSoundboard.swf I thought) to rip the audio tracks. Hm…

Also, I've now found this pretty-good source for the lost Max Rebo songs: http://maxreboband.weebly.com/

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#725028
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Original Triogy Soundtrack 4 CD set
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unamochilla2 said:

I don't think there's anything better out there at the moment.  Starwars.com has a short excerpt of one of the songs and it sounds pretty good, but it's in mono sound.

Could you link to that page where I might give it a listen, please? 

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