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#1171717
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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Since it is only two files that are giving you issues, you might also try just manually downloading them straight from your browser. It wouldn’t cost that much more time for only two rars, and it would eliminate the variable of the download manager.

Whatever you choose to try next, make sure to put the new copies of the rars in the same folder as their respective sets.

And you can use the same checksums I sent you to verify that the files have saved properly.

Edit: Missed that you had already tried manual downloading.

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#1170909
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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Have you tried extracting with a different program? There are several free ones you can try.

Sometimes one will work better than another.

If that doesn’t work, you could see if there is anything amiss with your file copies.

The best way to do that is to verify the checksums of the file. See how to do that in Windows here or on a Mac here

It basically generates an ID number that will be drastically different if any part of the file is different, say from a download glitch or a disc error.

I can send you what the numbers for the checksums for SW part 47 & SW Docs part 29 should be.

If you perform a checksum varification on the files you have and the numbers I send you don’t match exactly what you get when you run the check on your file copies, we’ll know you have corrupted copies and take further steps to correct that problem.

Let me know if you want me to send you the checksums, or if trying a different extractor fixes it.

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#1170871
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Curious about plans for long term cultural legacy of the efforts here
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As far as the DEs being distributed from a small used book/video store, not sure how that would work. Wouldn’t one have to sell it?

As far as using it as a physical place of storage, nothing wrong with doing that, but it doesn’t seem like that would that help with either length of preservation or the scope of distribution.

I wonder if, again, perhaps decades from now, some sort of trust could be set up, charged with keeping the DEs accessible? Would that even be legally feasible?

Brainstorming in terms of generational time spans is difficult with a project as unofficial as this site’s is, but I think it is important.

As for Pluto, I doubt it. 😉

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#1169249
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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To be honest, it turns out I actually have the same problem with the the burned discs and ISOs when playing on Leawo, even though I didn’t think so before. Everything works fine unless you try to skip to a different part of a title, using the slider, navigation buttons, or chapter menu. Then the image freezes as the sound continues.

Perhaps its a glitch in the ISOs themselves? 😦

In which case, it would be a pretty major bummer, but I’m still going to look on the bright side that these sets even exist at all.

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#1169216
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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Hi steebo! Welcome to the forum!

Are you trying to download more than 10 rars at a time? If so, you are probably running into data caps.

Take a look at this line from from step 7 of the first post:

All these links are in free accounts, which have a 5 Gig transfer limit. That means you’ll probably only be able to download a maximum of 10 rar files before getting a messages telling you to wait several hours before continuing to download.

And this line from step 8:

But you will still likely be limited to 10 rar files every six hours or so.

When you use Free Rapid Downloader or any other download manager, it will give you an error message if you try to download more than 5 gigs (ie 10 rars) within about a 6 to 8 hour period.

The best practice is to load only 10 links at a time into FRD, let it finish, then leave it be until much later in the day, then download another 10. This was the method I used when downloading the DVD5 versions of Harmy’s Star Wars 2.5 and Empire Strikes Back 2.0, since they are stored on mega. On days off, I’d start a batch first thing in the morning, start another batch in the early afternoon, and a third right before I went to bed.

And I never had any major issues. It’s tedious, but it works! 😃

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#1169051
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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Regnus, could you take a screenshot of the errors you’re getting?

Because I can confirm that the links are good.

Take a look at the screenshots I took of those parts below.
(Note the links in the images are redacted, but you already have them):

ESB Docs Part 12
ESB Docs Part 15
ESB Docs Part 26

ROTJ Docs Part 48

Plus I periodically run mass link tests using http://urlchecker.org/, and it also confirms they are fine.

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#1168496
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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If it isn’t downloading through your browser either, it makes me think that you’re hitting data caps. Because I just tested each of the links you mentioned (ESB Docs, parts 12, 15 and 26) and they are all working fine.

Changing IP addresses doesn’t always fool the mega servers. Try stopping for a day or so, then give it another shot. If you are still having difficulty then, we can troubleshoot some more.

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#1167096
Topic
JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit: turning a mediocre trilogy into one really good film
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How does one go about adding the English subtitles to these ISOs so they work with the built in menu? They don’t seem to come pre-loaded in the ISOs, as the selector won’t highlight “ENGLISH”, and neither VLC for the DVD, or Leawo for the BD, seem to find any subtitle tracks.

The download page includes subtitle files and says to “add them to the DVD/Bluray ISOs on your own”, but gives no instructions on how to do that.

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#1167088
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Needing help muxing subtitles into the DVD5 DE's
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I would like to be able to make a DVD5 set of the Despecialized Editions that has subtitles accessible by the remote.

I already understand that there will be no menus with this version and I’m fine with that.

If I am understanding the term correctly, to achieve this, I need to “mux” a chosen subtitle stream into the finished VIDEO_TS folder, then burn the “remuxed” project to DVD, all using the instructions in the Project Threepio README file as seen below.

But I’m getting confused with step 5. Using the […] button on the right hand side of MuxMan doesn’t seem to find any of the video files in the VIDEO_TS folder. And I’m not sure what to look for with the audio stream.

Plus once I have selected the proper files for video, do I need to do anything with the aspect ratio settings in the 2 “Pref” drop-down menus? Same question goes for the “Language”, “Extension”, and “Delay” drop-down menus in the Audio section?

Thanks for the help!

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#1164673
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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OK, cool!

In that case do everything the same as what I said above, but use the links the following headings instead:

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Star Wars BD 50 Links
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Empire Strikes Back BD 50 Links
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Return of The Jedi BD 50 Links
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#1164552
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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Hi MuffinMan!

The folder links are only there to use if you want to import the files to your own mega.nz account. They are way too big to be of much use for straight downloading.

As far as an ROTJ 25GB disc, there isn’t one.

NJVC’s ISO’s require the follwing sized discs:

SW - 50 GB Dual Layer Blu-ray
ESB - 50 GB Dual Layer Blu-ray
ROTJ - 50 GB Dual Layer Blu-ray

SW Documentaries - 25 GB Blu-ray
ESB Documentaries - 25 GB Blu-ray
ROTJ Documentaries - 50 GB Dual Layer Blu-ray

The ROTJ Extras Disc has so much stuff on it that it needs a 50 GB Disc just like the main feature.

As far as what links you need, if you are looking to download the ROTJ Documentaries, scroll down to where it says:

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Return of The Jedi BD 50 Docs Links
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Under that it will say "Folder Link:"
Under that there will be a single weblink which you can ignore for the reason I mentioned above.
Under that it will say "File Links for FreeRapid Downloader:"
And under that there will be a long list of mega links.

^Those will be the links you need to download if you are using my guide to get the NJVC ROTJ Documentaries ISO.

They are all pieces of the ISO file, split into smaller chunks so you can download a really huge ISO file in smaller parts instead of all at once.

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#1163057
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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yhwx said:

I bet they have filters for this kind of content at public libraries.

That might sometimes be the case, but it was not my experience.

The NTSC DVD5 versions of SW 2.5 and ESB 2.0 are posted on mega, and I ran into the IP address data limits that pop up after 5 GB when I was downloading those DE rars for the first time.

So I used precisely the approach I mentioned above to speed up the operation.

I would download 10 500 MB files at home, and when I could, run to the library, and download 10 500 MB files there, one by one, straight from the links, with no download manager, just to supplement the process. Even if all the files had been posted on mega and my home internet had been dial-up speed, for me, it would have been possible to obtain everything with this method, albeit tediously.

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#1162875
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What printers does everyone use for printing discs and artwork?
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DragoonClawNZ said:

Still need to try glossy HQ paper though

Since you are using a Canon Pixma MG5350, make sure your paper is inkjet compatible. Glossy inkjet paper has microscopic holes in the plastic coating that allow the ink to get in and adhere to the paper underneath.

Since paper for laser printers doesn’t have these holes, it won’t work, because the ink will still easily smudge off even after drying.

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#1162639
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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People also seem to forget that using computers that are publicly accessible at libraries to get the rars a few at a time is a feasible option, even if your home internet is slow.

If you use a flash drive just for the purpose of transporting files from the library to your home storage, an 8 gig drive would suffice to get 10 rars per trip.

Most libraries at least have broadband, so even if you only have dial-up at your home, these projects can still be within reach for you.

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