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#1152673
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Yep, everyone here is well aware of that site. Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot anyone can do about it, other than to point out to new users that ldsentertainment is run by greedy a scumbag who doesn’t care about scamming people, profitting off others non-for-profit work, and endangering the entire availability of the OOT.

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#1151999
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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Hi Biomedic. Do you have access to public libraries? If you are very patient and very methodical, with a flash drive of sufficient size you could download the necessary files for the stand alone movies from the computers there. It would take several seperate trips, but it could be done.

If what you most want is just to see the films, a 128 gig flash drive should hold a portable version of winrar, all the rars to the MKV versions of all three films found here and have room enough for the extracted MKVs as well.

Once you have all the files to a particular film, you could use a portable version of winrar to unpack them onto that same thumb drive.

Watching them at home without a home computer, though, is a pretty tall order. I don’t think that’ll be possible unless you enlist the help of a friend with laptop you could borrow.

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#1151877
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Phildesfr's Blu-Ray Complete Set
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Ah, OK, then an 8.5" × 11" would work for you!

My experience has always been that somewhere between .5" and .25" margins the ability to print gets unreliable. But I’ve never had an Epson printer.

BTW, keep in mind, those screen caps are from Special Editions. Of course, for the majority of movie stills that won’t matter. But just something to remember.

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#1151572
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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Thank you Ryan!

Yeah, I know what you mean. It can be like looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack sometimes! 😃

It’s too bad there isn’t a search built into OT.

One trick another user here taught me was how do a site specific search on google.

You enter:

“__________ site:originaltrilogy.com”

but substitute __________ for your search terms.

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#1151444
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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Hey Ryan, I know you’re exited about your project, but you’re starting to spam. The answers to all those questions could have been answered with a little searching on your part or with PMs to individual users. And quoting big chunks like that clogs the thread.

As far as the Discs go they are only 720p, but still vastly superior to the official blu-rays. You won’t regret the the effort of getting them! 😃

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#1150906
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Phildesfr's Blu-Ray Complete Set
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Ryan said:

Actually, you can use 8.5" x 11". There’s enough room there for that.

Technically, yes that’s true, but it would come within about a quarter inch of the edges and printers sometimes don’t handle that well.

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#1150899
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Phildesfr's Blu-Ray Complete Set
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That all sounds great. Another piece of freeware graphics software that might interest you is GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP).

If you want to reproduce those cases, this site might be helpful:

https://starwarsscreencaps.com/

But also be aware, the producers of everything Despecialized are very much aware of ldsentertainment, and that site and whoever runs it are despised around here for obvious reasons.

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#1150801
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Phildesfr's Blu-Ray Complete Set
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Hi again Ryan,

If you are going to use a 12mm blu-ray case, phildesfr’s stuff is already properly sized.

And I believe it already has bleed marks built in beneath the visable design, but even if not, since I do know the size is already correct, just print and take it to an office supply store and trim the edges with their paper trimmer manually to the finished measurements below.

width: 10 7/16" by
height: 5 13/16"

I’d recommend glossy 32 lb (brochure weight) inkjet paper that’s not pre-folded or pre-perforated, 8.5 × 14 inches. It can be a little hard to track down, though. You might have to ask a print shop to buy a few blank sheets of paper like that if you can’t find it to order.

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#1150217
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Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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Don’t know if this is much of a barometer, but hopefully it’s a good sign.

As of the minute of this post, searching “Despecialized” returns zero hits on eBay. Found this guy (and reported him) by searching google shopping, but it was the only active listing that shows up. And the closest thing that surfaced by searching “Harmy” via methods above was hits of this odd looking children’s book about an anthropomorphic harmonica.

Huh, who knew?

I’m cautiously optimistic, but really, none of that reliably indicates anything.

Anybody have any ideas about how to gauge if bootleg sales might hopefully actually be down?

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#1149335
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Phildesfr's Blu-Ray Complete Set
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^You know, that is one of the things I appreciate about this site. Even though it has its share of trolls (as would any online community) there is also an abundance of common courtesy. And that is a rare thing on the interwebs.

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#1149098
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Phildesfr's Blu-Ray Complete Set
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ChainsawAsh said:

they’re highly derivative of your set and use many of the assets you’ve provided, so if you feel they’re too similar to your work, please let me know and I’ll happily take the links down.

I don’t presume to speak for phildesfr, but I think it’s highly likely that he’ll be fine with it.

You gave clear credit to him where credit was due when you posted the stuff you put together. Plus, the assets you used are ones he’s shared publicly.

In my humble opinion, it would seem you’re only doing what phildesfr was encouraging in the first place.

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#1148992
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Blu-Ray and other HD box size STAR WARS covers
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I can speak from the experience of learning to tweak aspects of sets posted on this site that adding text is one of the simpler alterations you can make to an existing design.

I think it’s kind of cool that he posted the designs without summaries so people can customize.

Nice work ChainsawAsh!

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#1148742
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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Well, if you have your eye on something in particular and you want to be extra sure, there’s always the option to private message (or PM) the user who posted it.

I think most of the designs on this site are designed for 12 mm spine cases, as those are generally the most common size for 2 disc blu-ray sets.

But since there are many slightly different options for cases (here for example) the best thing to do would probably be to buy whatever sized case will work best for your particular project and have them in hand before you start printing artwork.

As you can see from J.D.'s work a few posts back, some do sets of three, four, or more discs per film, by including material beyond what is in the NJVC set alone.

Once you have whatever empty case you choose, you can cut trial and error pieces of scrap paper to double check the precise size your printed insert will need to be.

And if the size you need is slightly larger or smaller than the design you’ve picked by a few mm, use a site like this one to precisely resize photo:
(www.filesresizeimage.net)

or this one to precisely resize pdfs:
(www.sejda.com/resize-pdf).

But if you get a 12 mm case, like say this one, most of the designs here should already be all set to print as they are.

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