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#1134425
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Possessed said:

Depending on your definition of simple you could use tsmuxer and eliminate all but the dub you want. It doesn’t re encode anything so it only takes a few minutes to save the new file and it’s pretty user friendly.

I don’t think it will save as an mkv though, I think it only does .m2ts so you might have to then open it in something like avidemux and resave it as an mkv if your tv won’t take that format.

Just use MKVmerge instead of tsmuxer, and do basically the exact same thing.

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#1132912
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Doctor Who
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Anyway…

New Shada trailer is out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBpmCZV6GAc

I know this will probably be met with another round of “Shada… AGAIN???”, but I think it looks great. Will be nice to have the film (outdoor) sequences in HD, new model work by the prop group, Tom recording his lines, etc. The guy who animated the Daleks in the “Power” animation is doing some 3D work for this one, and Mark Ayres has made a soundtrack that should sound like Dudley Simpson’s 70s Who, unlike the 80s synth music we had in the previous version of Shada.

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#1130913
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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greenlanternslight said:

Adywan are you updating things like the opening scene to make the ships move a bit faster and have the models look more modern things like that? Thanks man keep up the really good work.

The models look perfect as they are. They look as good today as they did back then. Something that can;t be said for the CG models in the prequels. The only thing that will be altered is ehat was done in the original ANH:R, like the tantive being hit, then fixing the misaligned stardestroyer flashes.

Just so you know, that’s jedimasterobiwan. 😃

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#1130908
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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Captain_Danielsan said:

TV’s Frink said:

Here’s the problem though - random member tinkers, does a poor job, and uploads it. It starts going around the internets and suddenly there’s a subpar product out there that people are downloading with Harmy’s (and maybe njvc’s) name(s) on it.

As the “creator” of content, I wouldn’t want someone doing that.

Also, Blu-ray players are insanely cheap now. Anyone who doesn’t have interest in getting one doesn’t get much sympathy from me anymore.

I get where you are coming from. But rest assured I have no intention of just doing this and then uploading without Harmy and NJVC having the final say. I will first pm them both and see if they are ok with it. If that step is successful then I’ll send the both of them a draft to view themselves and if they arent happy with the final product then thats where it will end. No sub par product floating around the inter webs.

It’s just too much content for a single layer disc, I think. This is the kind of thing that would get endless criticism from us and others if a company were to do it and release it.

It’s true that there would be more wiggle room for 720p material. However, part of what makes despecialized so large is the enormous number of audio tracks (some of them full DTS-HD MA audio) rather than having oversized 720p x264. One option would be to cut some of the dubs. There are a lot that don’t even show up in the menu due to technical limitations there. That will only save you so much, though, as they’re ac3.

As I said before, though, it doesn’t necessarily make sense to just compress everything down when you’ve got a feature film and very different content in all of the extras. BDRB does have options to selectively compress the main feature and bonus material in different ways. So that might be worth looking into. But really, I think the issue is best solved by either:

  1. Spreading the material out across two BD25s as has already been done.

  2. Not using the Blu-ray medium for something like this if its limitations and your desire to use smaller than ideal discs are in conflict. The whole point of it was sort of to have a near professional quality thing (which created its own slew of problems, obviously).

Good of you to ask njvc and Harmy. I’m chiming in as someone who rendered one of the main features you’re talking about compressing, but all credit and the final word is of course up to those guys.

As far as DVD goes, that’s a different ballpark but it seems fair enough. Do whatever is appropriate for the normal run length of a DVD, so that it’s still presented well for those that like SD content. I’m not familiar with mastering in this format, but I would assume that would be 2+ discs. And this brings up Frink’s point that quality control matters. Traditionally, we’ve had Chewtobacca making the ‘official’ DVD encodings because he knows what he is doing. Other people have thrown the mkv into a some kind of ‘insta-DVD’ program and uploaded it to the spleen, resulting in much complaining because of people not knowing what they’re doing. tldr: just do it right, I guess.

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#1130730
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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TV’s Frink said:

If I were those guys I wouldn’t want someone random person re-encoding in order to shrink it down.

I used Harmy’s x264 settings to get 2.7 just right. And njvc went through some some hassle to include it without re encoding. so just telling BDRB to build it smaller will lead to quality loss, whether it was visible at a glance or not.

The point of the 25gb versions was more discs but same quality. compressing everything, including a film where quality matters, and some YouTube rips where, not so much, may not be the best approach.

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#1126916
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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HerekittykittyX said:

towne32 said:

HerekittykittyX said:

solkap said:

If you are talking about playing the blu-rays on Xbox one, you can’t. According to towne32 X-box Ones are specifically designed to not be able to play burrned media.

I have no idea what their capability for playing ISO files is. Perhaps Towne32 or another member does?

Update after lots of hours of research Xbox one do allow burned blu-rays https://www.vg247.com/2016/11/04/blu-ray-bd-r-and-bd-re-discs-now-work-on-both-xbox-one-and-xbox-one-s/

Thanks. Guess that happened quite a while back now.

Also, I made the mistake of looking at the comment section.

boxmonkey99 said:

Does anyone know how to get their BD-50s to play on PS4s? Whenever I put my disc in the PS4, it says Unrecognized Disc. Do you guys think it is because the videos are in .m2ts file formats?

If it’s a disc that works in another blu-ray player, it probably means your PS4 has a pickier laser than the other player. I’ve only used Verbatim discs and never had an issue. But lesser quality ones might have problems. My PS4 reads discs burned using the BD50 iso files.

m2ts files are part of the blu-ray video format.

Do you know if the Xbox one can read ISO files burned onto a Blu-ray Disc

Well, as you’ve posted, Xbox One can apparently read burned discs. News to me, but I’m glad they’ve changed their ways!

But I’d just like to clarify what you’re trying to say. They way you’ve worded it sounds like you mean that there is an ISO file sitting on the disc. As in, you would put the disc in your drive and see a file named E:\Thing.iso on the disc if you browsed it.

I assume Zerome thinks you meant properly burning an ISO image to disc and not what I described above. Though maybe I’m wrong and the Xbox can do that, but I find it very unlikely.

There’s really no reason to burn a disc like that. I’ve got HDDs with .iso files that I use media players like Kodi to play back. But it’s a specialized function. If you’re going to burn it to the disc, you want to burn the image properly so that it reflects the contents of the image file. Otherwise you need to put the disc in your computer, mount the image on the disc, and play it. A waste of a disc, really.

Sorry if none of this is what you meant. It’s a common problem both in that people new to this burn things the wrong way, and it’s easy to describe the wrong way.

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#1126866
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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boxmonkey99 said:

towne32 said:

HerekittykittyX said:

solkap said:

If you are talking about playing the blu-rays on Xbox one, you can’t. According to towne32 X-box Ones are specifically designed to not be able to play burrned media.

I have no idea what their capability for playing ISO files is. Perhaps Towne32 or another member does?

Update after lots of hours of research Xbox one do allow burned blu-rays https://www.vg247.com/2016/11/04/blu-ray-bd-r-and-bd-re-discs-now-work-on-both-xbox-one-and-xbox-one-s/

Thanks. Guess that happened quite a while back now.

Also, I made the mistake of looking at the comment section.

boxmonkey99 said:

Does anyone know how to get their BD-50s to play on PS4s? Whenever I put my disc in the PS4, it says Unrecognized Disc. Do you guys think it is because the videos are in .m2ts file formats?

If it’s a disc that works in another blu-ray player, it probably means your PS4 has a pickier laser than the other player. I’ve only used Verbatim discs and never had an issue. But lesser quality ones might have problems. My PS4 reads discs burned using the BD50 iso files.

m2ts files are part of the blu-ray video format.

Are you saying my discs are the problem with the PS4 not reading it? Should I buy a different brand like verbatim?

If they’re being read by other standalone players and giving you an error that the disc can’t be read, probably. There are occasionally other issues where certain methods of encoding give flickery video on PS4, but not disc read errors.

Verbatim discs are great, and you should pick those up next time either way IMO.

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#1126809
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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HerekittykittyX said:

solkap said:

If you are talking about playing the blu-rays on Xbox one, you can’t. According to towne32 X-box Ones are specifically designed to not be able to play burrned media.

I have no idea what their capability for playing ISO files is. Perhaps Towne32 or another member does?

Update after lots of hours of research Xbox one do allow burned blu-rays https://www.vg247.com/2016/11/04/blu-ray-bd-r-and-bd-re-discs-now-work-on-both-xbox-one-and-xbox-one-s/

Thanks. Guess that happened quite a while back now.

Also, I made the mistake of looking at the comment section.

boxmonkey99 said:

Does anyone know how to get their BD-50s to play on PS4s? Whenever I put my disc in the PS4, it says Unrecognized Disc. Do you guys think it is because the videos are in .m2ts file formats?

If it’s a disc that works in another blu-ray player, it probably means your PS4 has a pickier laser than the other player. I’ve only used Verbatim discs and never had an issue. But lesser quality ones might have problems. My PS4 reads discs burned using the BD50 iso files.

m2ts files are part of the blu-ray video format.

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#1126725
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Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD (AVCHD DVD9 &amp; NTSC DVD5 available!!! SEE FIRST POST!!!)
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yoda-sama said:

towne32 said:

As far as the effect of the label drying, it was the biggest problem for CDs. CD surface/label layer is the data layer. If you damage it, or write on it with pencil or rip it off with a label, that’s your data you’re removing.

Fair enough, what I encountered at work quite likely was a burned CD rather than a DVD. I didn’t realize though that DVD is less susceptible to data loss from label side damage, that’s interesting to know, and I’ll certainly be looking into that more.

Yeah. On CDs the label is the data. On DVDs, the data layer is fairly safely sandwiched between two halves of the thick plastic layer. And for BDs, it’s extremely close to the surface opposite the label. I.e., most of the plastic is in between the data and the label. So any scratch that makes it through is likely to cause major damage to the data instead of just affecting readability (which can be fixed by resurfacing a CD). That’s why BDs have a scratch resistant coating.

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#1126672
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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dahmage said:

have people aware of the challenge just mention that in their note to adywan when they give $?

That sounds like the best solution.

I did get a reply from Adywan and doubleofive before I posted the challenge. If either had any questions or reservations I would have waited to post.

Oh, okay. I misunderstood.

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#1126660
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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dahmage said:

1,000 Challenge said:

I get it.
That’s why I notified Adywan and doubleofive last night that I intended to do this. This username was created for just for this challenge. They both know my legitimate user account. I have been an active participant on this site for nearly 5 years and I would expect that you might even recognize my usual user name. I was also one that helped Adywan out when his camera broke a while back (over $800).

The only thing I can do with the info in a Paypal receipt is put money in your account. Though if anyone feels there is any sensitive info on the receipt then black it out. I just need the date and the amount. Or if anyone has another suggestion for proof on paid donations feel free to speak up.

How about just have adywan tell you how much he received during that time period? we can trust him.

And we can trust him more than the random user, any of whom could easily make their own paypal receipt. Unless I’m mistaken, you can’t verify those transactions anyway.

Anyway, you probably should have gotten permission for the sock from the admins as well. Or at least waited for Adywan to respond…

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#1125393
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Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD (AVCHD DVD9 &amp; NTSC DVD5 available!!! SEE FIRST POST!!!)
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chyron8472 said:

dahmage said:

chyron8472 said:

red5-626 said:

ChainsawAsh said:

You need a printer that has a tray specifically for printing on discs.

bummer. I guess I’ll go get the Sharpie then.

Or you can, despite them being printable, buy adhesive CD labels and print disc art on those.

It’s what most of us do, I’d imagine.

only use adhesive labels if you want your disc to be unusable in a year or two. the adhesive warps the disc when it dries.

What? No.
I’m extremely skeptical about this.

Not that I bother with it much though since I have a media server.

This absolutely happens. I printed labels and put them on many discs ~15 years ago. All the discs with printed labels became trash, and everything stored properly is still fine (the labeled ones were definitely otherwise stored well, as they were in individual cases).

yoda-sama said:

dahmage said:

chyron8472 said:

red5-626 said:

ChainsawAsh said:

You need a printer that has a tray specifically for printing on discs.

bummer. I guess I’ll go get the Sharpie then.

Or you can, despite them being printable, buy adhesive CD labels and print disc art on those.

It’s what most of us do, I’d imagine.

only use adhesive labels if you want your disc to be unusable in a year or two. the adhesive warps the disc when it dries.

At work I’ve seen what adhesive can do to burnable media over time, it is not pretty (and I’m talking like just scotch tape… there were visible “waves” out from it in dye on the other side). Not to say that every adhesive will do the same with every disc, but it has certainly given me great pause in ever considering doing the same at home to anything I care about. Inkjet printable is as far as I go, and I’ve done so with surprisingly good results on a very affordable epson printer, which you wouldn’t even know has a CD tray unless you look just right…

As far as the effect of the label drying, it was the biggest problem for CDs. CD surface/label layer is the data layer. If you damage it, or write on it with pencil or rip it off with a label, that’s your data you’re removing.

DVDs and BDs have their data underneath the plastic rather than on/under the label. So I think the main risk for them is unevenly weighting the disc or having it peel off and get stuck in a drive. I’ve never had a label on a BD-R. But at least for DVD-Rs, those things were already poorly read by many drives and didn’t need anything else causing them trouble!

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#1122901
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Possessed said:

Harmy said:

I think from that perspective, Adywan’s version of the Emperor scene is by far the best.

I would agree if it weren’t sped up. I get that he was trying to make it match the original performance and ROTJ better but with his inflections and delivery it just sounds unnatural to me. It definitely looks the best tho

To join in the off topicness (with the disclaimer that Adywan’s work is wonderful), the video is more problematic for me than the audio. The top half of the face seems to be a static unblinking image. So there’s no “ideal” Emperor scene and probably never will be. There’s always the original, though!

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#1120351
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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Okay. It’s the idea that your blu-ray players don’t have ISO support that’s confusing me. They don’t need to play an ISO, they just need to play a disc. An ISO is an image of a disc, but when you burn it as an ISO, it just puts the whole layout of the original disc onto the new one. You should not have an .ISO file on the disc.

When you put the disc in your computer and browse the files, do you see a BDMV file on the root of the disc?

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#1120342
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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boxmonkey99 said:

It also looks like my Panasonic DMP BD60 doesn’t have the proper firmware support to play iso image files either. I’ll try figuring out if it needs an update or not.

This has me concerned about your method. Are you saying that your disc has an ISO file on it? Like you put the disc in and then mount the ISO and play that in VLC? You need to burn the image to disc.

See my post on the previous page for more info - this is what I thought might be happening. It’s not a DRM/player issue, it’s the burning method (I think).

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#1119781
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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Also, what does the file structure look like for the disc when you view it in your computer? I give you the benefit of the doubt that you followed the guide correctly. But when people that are new to this have discs that are completely unreadable on a PS4* (as opposed to just having issues and skipping a lot), I find that the most common reason is that they’ve burned the ISO to a disc as a file.

i.e., they will see a file such as E:\starwars.iso instead of a folder such as E:\VIDEO_TS or E:\BDMV.

*also, an off topic reminder to all of the helpful people here that when someone has this issue with an Xbox One, don’t tell them to burn another disc! They bought a machine that is intentionally made not to play recordable media. Most people don’t know that and discs are expensive. 😃

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#1118959
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Editroid said:

Valheru_84 said:
I think having more troopers tones down the absurdity in a way. The humor in the original version is “Wait a minute. You’re not the one who chases us. We’re supposed to be chasing you. That’s ridiculous”. In the SE, it’s now just, “Aha, reinforcements! The tables have turned!”.

That’s not a bad thing, is it?

It is absolutely a bad thing to remove the gag.

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