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#1110420
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Phildesfr's Blu-Ray Complete Set
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Awesome! I actually figured out how to do the black spine myself in GIMP, but those measurements will help a lot! Thank you Phildesfr!

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#1110346
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Blu-Ray and other HD box size STAR WARS covers
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skywalkerfan101 said:

I have neither the label sheets, nor the applicator, yet…

No, no, no! Don’t put labels on optical discs! They will deteriorate much faster than the disc itself and when they do, they can cause possibly irreparable damage to your blu-ray player!

Take a look at this article. There are also posts about this floating around this forum.

People posting disc art around are here intending it to be printed directly onto inkjet printable discs using something like this:

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#1109942
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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pittrek said:

I’m pretty sure it’s not possible. I tried all free players, and none of them could do it. All I could was playing the m2ts files, but not the Blu-rays themselves (meaning no menues etc.) As far as I know only commercial software can play Blu-ray discs.

Leawo can indeed really handle blu-rays, with menus, and it really is free! And it really is simple; you don’t have to do anything fancy. I just have a Windows 10 laptop with a 64-bit processor and an external pioneer blu-ray drive, nothing special. All I did was download it from here and installed it like any other program. If you use a mac, you can get it here.

And look! The menus work!

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And the blu-ray plays!

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There must be some reason it isn’t working for you. What other trouble shooting steps have you tried?

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#1109695
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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ml80 said:

Hello probably been answered before but can I delete the rar files after I’ve converted them into the film? Thanks!

Extracting them writes a new folder containing the working files, so deleting the rars won’t affect the unpacked data. However, I have opted to keep a set of the rars backed up to several DVD+R DL discs. That way, should my DE copies ever get corrupted, I won’t have to spend massive amounts of time downloading them again.

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#1109403
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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To Valheru_84:

Yeah, the fact that you can’t use the mouse directly and the buggy virtual remote do make Leawo less than ideal. But the fact that it can handle blu-rays and ISOs, plus the free price tag make up for it if you ask me.

By the way, I find that the virtual remote only displays on menus where you would need it and when the option doesn’t display as it should, closing and restarting the program usually does the trick.

When it’s displaying properly, it looks like this and clicking it brings up this control window.

To andyw715:

I think it depends on the parent and on the child. There are some pretty mature elements in even what is the arguably lightest film of the Original Trilogy. Though they are all brief or off screen, Star Wars includes dismemberment, torture, and genocide. I can see how a parent might want to wait a few years, either because of their own values or the sensativity of the individual kiddo.

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#1109193
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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Bluto said:

Has anyone got the ISOs to work in VLC?

I forgot to include you in my previous post, Bluto. Sorry!

My experience with VLC trying to play Blu-rays or mounted ISOs has been dicey, even though it is my preferred player for most forms of digital video.

HOWEVER, I have found “Leawo Blu-ray Player” handles both fine. It’s free. Check it out. 😃

www.leawo.com/blu-ray-player

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#1109144
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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Oh, almost forgot. If you do manage to get your hands on an NJVC set, they are ISO files, which you should be able to mount as a virtual drive and also play without burning if you wish. It will do so with menus and everything.

For that, my experience on a PC is that Leawo Blu-ray Player works better. But Leawo is also free and the MAC OS version of it is here.

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#1109112
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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Hi ml80, welcome to the forum!

It sounds like your biggest concern is having a high quality copies of the films to show your daughter.

The easiest way to do that would probably be to use the MKV versions, since they would not require burning. All you would need to do is download the rars, extract them, and play the resulting MKV files on a compatible media player. I have found VLC works best for this on my windows pc and it’s free. You can snag the Mac OS version of it here.

Connecting your laptop should work just fine at that point. No need to buy a bd burner! 😃

I’d assume since you say you’ve done research that you’ve already found the follwing, but just in case it helps, here are two guides that may help you obtain MKV copies, as well as other versions:

“The Ultimate Introductory Guide”: https://goo.gl/1WGHBA
"Harmy’s SWDE, Multipart RAR Links": https://goo.gl/5Sif60

As awesome as the NJVC sets are, they can be pretty difficult to come by without using torrents.

But, if you do decide you want to go the physical media route, keep posting! There are lots of people here that will be happy to help!

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#1107046
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Phildesfr's Blu-Ray Complete Set
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Hello again phildesfr,

I’ve found a near-by print shop that is willing to print Episodes 4-6 of these for me professionally and give a bit of a discount if they don’t have to do any image prepping.

So I have a couple of things to ask. First, is there any size adjustment or specification that I would need to do or indicate, if I give them the following PDF file from your folder to print:

“StarWarsTrilogyDesp_inserts_recto”

I know the finished product needs to be 10 7/16" wide and 5 13/16" tall to fit a standard blu-ray case, but do I need to give them those numbers or perhaps adjust the images to account for the bleed?

Secondly, I have a favor to ask. Would it be to much to request a version of those covers, but with a black bar on the spine behind the logos instead of an extension of the cover image? I feel like it might balance the cover a little better. I’ve messed around with your asset files, but I cant quite seem to get it right.

But even if you don’t want to bother with the second request, any help you would be willing to provide would be welcome!

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#1106207
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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stealthboy said:

This thread should just be abandoned completely.

First let me say that I am not seeking anything. I have copies of the ISOs, but as per NJVC’s wishes, I will not be distributing them. I would like, however, to help if I can with the corner that this thread seems to have gotten itself backed into.

I would hope this thread could be salvaged, as NJVC put together something really cool and I think most of us would agree we’d like lots of people to be able to access those sets, so long as they aren’t bought or sold.

But right now the first post of this thread doesn’t give much help to those trying to acquire the projects. So what about adding a link to another thread or threads, where it would be appropriate to ask for help, in the first post?

I understand that the mushrooming bootleg issue has NJVC nervous. However, it seems like clamping down on the distribution of the ISO files will only really serve to drive people to those sales in greater numbers, since the genie is already out of the bottle. If people had a clearer place to get help, perhaps more would do so instead of buying $200 sets.

Maybe once there, they could ask for a little more help with how to find the sets as torrents, if NJVC is averse to them being available as file locker links. Plus they could do so without posting disruptive and repetitive requests. And after a few answers to FAQs are posted, users who take time to read instructions (theoretically) wouldn’t need to post at all.

As for people who ignore clearly posted protocol and/or are just out of line like the user that started calling names on page 54 of this thread, my only suggestion would be warnings and bans, as was suggested here.

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#1105520
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Some Disc art I am trying out.
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Hello Tyler0013,

Quick question.

Do you still have a copy of the “Harmy Film Restoration” Logo that you used on these discs? It looks so official on yours. I’m presuming you used a PNG image for it. Would you be willing to let me know where I could find a copy of that file to use for my own custom set?

Thanks!

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#1104704
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What kind of DVD's am I supposed to burn movies with?
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Hi SpooneyToe11240,

I just noticed your post and I think I may have an idea what your problem is.

It sounds like you are trying to burn something that will play in a standard DVD Player. The AVCHD versions will not work for that. They are a High Definition Version of the film that is formatted so it can be burned onto a DVD Dual Layer Disc. But even once you do that, the resulting burned disc will only play in a Blu-Ray Player. It’s a work around for people who want to burn the films in HD but don’t want to buy an external Blu-Ray burner.

If you want to burn to a standard DVD, you need to use the NTSC DVD5 versions of the films. And just so you know, once you do, there won’t be any menus. The disc will play the movie when inserted into the DVD Player, and you will still be able to use the arrow buttons to skip back and forth from chapter to chapter, or to fast forward or rewind. If you want to get really technical, you can even add in sub-title tracks. But that’s about it without going into Blu-ray territory.

Feel free to ask if you have any other questions!

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#1104468
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Is it possible to burn an NJVC Set with SW 2.5 instead of SW 2.7?
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I’ve skimmed through both SW versions as MKVs side by side, and with all due respect to Towne32, I think I prefer the coloring of 2.5. A little less yellow here and there, just a matter of personal taste. But the NJVC feature disc is made with 2.7.

So is there a way to swap out version 2.7 from NJVC’s ISO and replace it with 2.5, since presumable the only difference would be the coloring?

I realize this is probably a dumb question, since the internal structure of NJVC’s ISO file looks way too complicated to be able to do that easily. And honestly, both 2.5 and 2.7 look great, so on a scale of one to ten importance, this probably only ranks at about a one and a half for me.

But just in case there is a (relatively) simple way to do this, I thought I’d ask.

Thanks!

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#1104293
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ronwlim Ultimate Star Wars boxset, 2.0!
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Cool choices! But sorry to hear about your video burning issues!

What disc authoring software are you using?

I’ve found a lot of people are very willing to troubleshoot with you on custom projects here on this forum and in the forum area at videohelp.com.

Maybe start looking there for fixes? I hope you find some solutions!

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#1104253
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ronwlim Ultimate Star Wars boxset, 2.0!
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ronwlim said:

… Again, while I won’t be releasing all the files this time (blame the pirates!!!) …

Don’t worry. I won’t beg for any files.

But I am curious about the digital material you used for your “Making of Star Wars” Disc.

What documentaries did you use for content?

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#1103166
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Some Disc art I am trying out.
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Oh, yeah, I’ve seen that thread. I’ve even commented on it.

To be honest, I must have had a small mental lapse, as I didn’t make the connection that you were the same person who posted those.

Really, really awesome work!

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#1102835
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Some Disc art I am trying out.
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Hi Tyler0013,

I noticed while poking around for disc art that your imgur link is down.

But also, after reading your comments about how you “don’t have access to Photoshop or anything” and “can’t open EPS files” I’d like to pass on a tip I picked up here on this forum.

GNU Image Manipulation Program or “GIMP” is a very versatile cousin of Photoshop which is completely free and can handle ESP files just fine. I recommend it if you’re still interested in making disc art.

Hope that helps!

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#1102820
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Blu-Ray and other HD box size STAR WARS covers
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audioart said:

There’s really a fine balance that I’m looking for in my cover design-- and perhaps it is unattainable. On one hand, I don’t want my covers to scream “THIS IS A FAN MADE CHEESY PROJECT”-- I want it to look very legitimate, like something officially put out by Lucasfilm. Yes, I don’t want it to look the same as anything that actually is put out by Lucasfilm-- I want it to stand out as something special… or, rather, something De-special. There is a bit of tension between these two ideas, and I’m not sure if I can find it without compromising one side or the other.

^Could not have said it better.

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#1102743
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Blu-Ray and other HD box size STAR WARS covers
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One69chev, on the one hand your various designs are just gorgeous.

One the other, you are making it very hard for me to settle on which ones I want to use when I actually start printing and burning. And how in the world am I going to keep the design theme unified across the nine discs?

You’re killing me! 😉

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#1101651
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Tyler0013's Boxset
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Just noticed something. On the Obi Wan leaflet, Chapter 44 should probably have a different title. “Luke and Biggs” fits the scene from the SE, but Biggs is not in that scene in the DE. It’s a scene between Luke and Leia.

But I do think your choices of shots for your cover art are superb!

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