FWIW, I plan to release a GOUT-synced 4K83 to address all the sync issues with not only dubs, but any other GOUT-synced audio tracks (Laserdisc rips, in-theatre recordings, etc) that people may have collected over the last 26 years since the Definitive Collection Laserdiscs came out and became the primary thing to sync to.
Okay, this is done. Sorry it was delayed a little extra due to the impending release of one of my other projects. In a nutshell, this is what it is:
GOUT-synced 4K83 with the 1.1 color correction, at 1080p (MKV format), using an encoding and filesize that could easily be used to create a BD25. Includes one of each major English track variant (83 6-channel, stereo, mono, and 93 stereo) in DTS-MA, defaulting to 6-channel 83 (which is just hairy_hen’s new track for 4K83, GOUT-synced). Also includes all of the dubs in my personal dub collection (Dolby Digital), which is big but not exhaustive. Also includes 32 subtitle tracks (only 32 to avoid player compatibility issues) chosen to be most useful for most American, Western European, and Japanese audiences. The subtitle tracks are from the upcoming Project Threepio 11.0, which will be available soon, and you can download that or the current version if you need additional subtitle options.
The purpose of this release is to have a version that “just works” for any mix-and-match purposes without having to think a lot about it, the main beneficiaries likely to be people who watch with their favorite dubs, but it could work with any of the random tracks collectors have been accumulating since the Definitive Collection Laserdiscs were released in 1993 and created this long-lasting fan frame standard we now call GOUT.
PM me for a link if you’d like it. I’m checking with admins right now about putting it on MySpleen (I’m also a complete torrent novice, so there may be technical delays)
I’ll take a different approach on how to respond to someone politely:
Your welcome. Hey, I knew it was a niche use case to begin with. Most people don’t even notice the sync problem to begin with. But the requests did start coming in not even a full hour after I posted it, so clearly it’s not that niche.
But to address the point of contention more seriously – I do not have access to all of the GOUT-synced Star Wars audio tracks, or even all of the dubs, in order to re-sync them to 4K83, even if I wanted to. Fans have been slowly accumulating GOUT-synced tracks since 1993 (the year the Definitive Collection Laserdiscs came out) – dubs, in-theatre recordings, commentary, and who knows what else, very little of it having even the most tangential relationship to the deservedly-maligned 2006 bonus discs – and I just provided video that makes these fans’ 4K83 audio experience suck less for very little technical effort on their part. Furthermore I currently do not want to sync my own personal audio files (those included with this release) to 4K83 because I personally favor the DeEds at the moment, and Harmy has indicated he has no plans to move to the 4K83 frame standard at any point in the future. So while we live in this bifurcated universe with two competing frame standards and no reconciliation on the horizon, what I’ve just now done is provided an option so that the choice of watching 4K83 is a painless one because it’s now available GOUT-synced too. There’s 26 YEARS of GOUT-synced Star Wars audio sitting in collector’s closets spread across the globe with no system in place for updating them in any sort of centralized fashion. This audio will be with us for centuries, even long after I find it worthwhile to resync my own relatively small collection to 4K83.