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44rh1n's "The Fellowship of the Ring" Extended Edition Color Restoration (Released) — Page 6

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Harmy said:
Could you tell me a bit more about the method you used to minimize the over-sharpening? The Star Wars UHD could certainly benefit from that too.

Another possibility might be the edge sharpening filter of the old freeware TMPGEnc. The slider setting allows negative values (-1 to -127) – presumably for anti-edge sharpening, both horizontally and vertically. (The later versions only have positive edge sharpening).

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Hopefully if there’s a new 4K master of FOTR, Saruman will be Saruman the White again rather than Saruman the Faintly Greenish.

“That Darth Vader, man. Sure does love eating Jedi.”

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Amazing work.
I have the BD Extended Edition trilogy. I would love to have a copy of this masterpiece if it’s still available. I am happy to offer proof of ownership and a PayPal contribution.

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brian0975 said:

Amazing work.
I have the BD Extended Edition trilogy. I would love to have a copy of this masterpiece if it’s still available. I am happy to offer proof of ownership and a PayPal contribution.

Thanks! Feel free to send me a PM, if you haven’t already. And my restoration is free for anyone who owns the extended Blu-ray (it’s important to support the filmmakers and studios who make the films we love). Fan restorations should never be bought or sold. 🙂 But if you’re interested in donating towards the creation of future restoration releases, you’re absolutely welcome to. It’s completely optional, of course. https://www.paypal.me/44rh1n/

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44rh1n said:

brian0975 said:

Amazing work.
I have the BD Extended Edition trilogy. I would love to have a copy of this masterpiece if it’s still available. I am happy to offer proof of ownership and a PayPal contribution.

Thanks! Feel free to send me a DM, if you haven’t already. And my restoration is free for anyone who owns the extended Blu-ray (it’s important to support the filmmakers and studios who make the films we love). Fan restorations should never be bought or sold. 🙂 But if you’re interested in donating towards the creation of future restoration releases, you’re absolutely welcome to. It’s completely optional, of course. https://www.paypal.me/44rh1n/

I know what a PM is, what does this uncommon DM mean?

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stretch009 said:

44rh1n said:

brian0975 said:

Amazing work.
I have the BD Extended Edition trilogy. I would love to have a copy of this masterpiece if it’s still available. I am happy to offer proof of ownership and a PayPal contribution.

Thanks! Feel free to send me a DM, if you haven’t already. And my restoration is free for anyone who owns the extended Blu-ray (it’s important to support the filmmakers and studios who make the films we love). Fan restorations should never be bought or sold. 🙂 But if you’re interested in donating towards the creation of future restoration releases, you’re absolutely welcome to. It’s completely optional, of course. https://www.paypal.me/44rh1n/

I know what a PM is, what does this uncommon DM mean?

It’s not uncommon. DM = Direct Message, PM = Private Message. They’re the same thing. 🙂

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44rh1n said:

stretch009 said:

44rh1n said:

brian0975 said:

Amazing work.
I have the BD Extended Edition trilogy. I would love to have a copy of this masterpiece if it’s still available. I am happy to offer proof of ownership and a PayPal contribution.

Thanks! Feel free to send me a DM, if you haven’t already. And my restoration is free for anyone who owns the extended Blu-ray (it’s important to support the filmmakers and studios who make the films we love). Fan restorations should never be bought or sold. 🙂 But if you’re interested in donating towards the creation of future restoration releases, you’re absolutely welcome to. It’s completely optional, of course. https://www.paypal.me/44rh1n/

I know what a PM is, what does this uncommon DM mean?

It’s not uncommon. DM = Direct Message, PM = Private Message. They’re the same thing. 🙂

It’s uncommon on this site.

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stretch009 said:

44rh1n said:

stretch009 said:

44rh1n said:

brian0975 said:

Amazing work.
I have the BD Extended Edition trilogy. I would love to have a copy of this masterpiece if it’s still available. I am happy to offer proof of ownership and a PayPal contribution.

Thanks! Feel free to send me a DM, if you haven’t already. And my restoration is free for anyone who owns the extended Blu-ray (it’s important to support the filmmakers and studios who make the films we love). Fan restorations should never be bought or sold. 🙂 But if you’re interested in donating towards the creation of future restoration releases, you’re absolutely welcome to. It’s completely optional, of course. https://www.paypal.me/44rh1n/

I know what a PM is, what does this uncommon DM mean?

It’s not uncommon. DM = Direct Message, PM = Private Message. They’re the same thing. 🙂

It’s uncommon on this site.

If that’s really the case and you think “DM” would have caused confusion, then thanks for letting me know. I just edited the post to say “PM” instead.

I honestly never thought a single person would have misunderstood what “DM” meant though, haha. 🙂

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DM is very new to me. I just recently saw it after being on reddit. It’s almost always PM here on OT.com.
I figured it meant the same thing as PM I just was curious what the ‘D’ was.

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DM is basically the only thing they’re called on Facebook, Twitter, etc. “PM” is pretty much exclusive to old-school forums in my experience.

a trolling bantha

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hey, thats sounds freaking awesome, could you please dm me the download link? 😃

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I don’t get how it’s even possible for 44rh1n to send people a Dungeon Master. I mean, that’s cool and all, but put air holes in the packaging.

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CatBus said:

I don’t get how it’s even possible for 44rh1n to send people a Dungeon Master. I mean, that’s cool and all, but put air holes in the packaging.

Hahah 😂

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I was able to grab this and have it on my hard drive. What’s interesting (in a sad way) is that VLC gives me no center channel. So no dialogue. Opening it in PowerDVD gives me the center channel. I have not come across this oddity before. I imagine it’s a 5.1 issue since the 2.0 foreign language tracks have dialogue.

From what little I sampled the imagery is lovely no longer set in the Matrix!

As I type this I am tsmuxing Blu-Ray folders. It’s been years since I did this so hopefully I am doing it correctly. I’m glad that I actually have a couple BD50 blanks handy! I will need to find appropriate art for the disc.

Once I have a Blu-Ray I will find the time to have 3 3/4 uninterrupted hours to enjoy this film for the first time in many years. Naturally I will then have to find two more 4 hour blocks to watch TTT and ROTK!

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Matt_Stevens said:

I was able to grab this and have it on my hard drive. What’s interesting (in a sad way) is that VLC gives me no center channel.

That’s very strange! Audio works like a charm for me in VLC. MPV is also a great free player and it works great too. If it’s any consolation, the DTS-HD MA 6.1 and DTS 5.1 tracks were lifted directly from the Blu-ray with no tampering whatsoever (other than merging parts 1 & 2 together with mkvmerge for V3).

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There is definitely something odd about the audio track – I’ve seen this same behavior, but I forgot which software it was that did it (could have been a version of VLC). I’ve been using burned discs so I don’t see the problem on my hardware player. I’m wondering if the DTS lossy core isn’t the same as the DTS lossless – that way it would only appear in players that had trouble decoding the lossless. I saw the same with the audio on the official discs. To test this/fix this, you could decode the DTS-MA lossless to multiple WAVs and then re-encode it again, and then presumably the lossy core would match the lossless audio again.

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Which versions did you guys download? I’m not having any issues on my end, and this is the first I’m hearing about this issue. But I definitely want to troubleshoot it if multiple people are having this problem! 🙂

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This one: 44rh1n’s “The Fellowship of the Ring” Extended Edition Color Restoration V3 v1.0

It’s just VLC that won’t give me a center channel. The burned Blu-Ray seems fine (I sampled various scenes). Watching it on a 74 inch HDTV is an eye opener. Normal color instead of Matrix Green = AMAZING. Finding 4 hours of free time is not easy right now so I hope that I can have the chance to watch this in its entirely soon.

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Also saw the same issues with the audio tracks right off the commercial discs, so I doubt it’s specific to a version. It may be hard to test if the conditions for making it fail aren’t fully understood – Matt may be invaluable here, as the only one who can reliable repro the issue. I could extract and re-encode the DTS-MA audio if that would help (I have all the right tools for it), but I’m heading out for a week, so I’m not sure if someone else wouldn’t be better for that.

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I’ll try and find the time to test the file on some additional media players.

When I tsmuxed for BD folders I pulled it up (inside the STREAM folder) with VLC and had the same issue. No center channel for either DTS track so no dialogue. But again, the BD that I burned plays fine and has fantastic sound.

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Are you on the latest version of VLC? I find it odd that you’re able to reproduce the issue in VLC, yet VLC plays the center channel on my end. Hmmm.

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Could also be a bug in the mixdown from 6.1 to 2.0 in the software somewhere, if that’s being done.

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Oh, and IMO it’s not entirely clear the problem is a missing center channel. You should still get dialogue bleed-over in the L/R channels if you just mute the center. But this thing, IIRC, was just zero dialog, like a whole different mix, or something created from combining the surround channels only. I’ll also see if I can repro the issue here, but it may take a while.

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I wasn’t able to repro the issue either, both VLC and MPC-HC, the only software video players I’d ever used. So IMO whatever I saw was either a bug fixed in a newer release, or something in the Windows audio mixdown to stereo, which may be different since I’m using a different machine now than when I saw this before.

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CatBus said:

I wasn’t able to repro the issue either, both VLC and MPC-HC, the only software video players I’d ever used. So IMO whatever I saw was either a bug fixed in a newer release, or something in the Windows audio mixdown to stereo, which may be different since I’m using a different machine now than when I saw this before.

Thanks for looking into it! Yeah, I couldn’t produce the problem on my end either, on any of my computers or players. So I wonder if it’s a system setting or something.