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Originally posted by: Schnapple
So are there any bootleg DVD's of the Star Wars tangents? Like the Holiday Special or the Ewok Aventure?



There sure are and I gotz em.

Drop me a line if you need em'

Rik

“My skill are no longer as Mad as the once were” RiK

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Can somebody who has the torrent files PLEASE upload them to a p2p program?

Preferably Limewire?

http://www.limewire.com If anyone who has the torrents could do this, it'd save me about four monthts of NONSTOP downloading time to get these files.


Thank you thank you.

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I have seen them from time to time in the DCC+ (direct connect) filesharing universe, plenty of people have offered them here on DVD for basically nix, so why not buy a set, and up them to limewire yerself

Um, I can't remember if I read your message - sorry, please send it again.


Rik, can you PM me a list?

Cheers
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is it true that to download the 4th disc with bittorrent it will take me 12 GB (4 BG download + 8 GB upload) of bandwidth? it seems to upload at twice the speed of it's downloads. that's a crazy amount is there any other way to download this? by the way, are those torrents for the same version of the set that Rikter posted screens of on page 26? i got copies all 3 movies from that version from a except for the 4th disc, which he didn't have.
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Originally posted by: Rikter

There sure are and I gotz em.

Drop me a line if you need em'

Rik


LoL, Rikter won't miss a chance to sell his DVDs...
“Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” — Nazi Reich Marshal Hermann Goering
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To Laserman,

What kind/brand of laserdisc player were you talking about for it to be able to output in RGB 4:4:4? All laserdisc players I looked at have only composite or S-Video outputs. Even the allmighty Pioneer HLD-X9 doesn't have anything better than S-Video.

How big your 'digital master' would be using that capture method? Would it be uncompressed or could it be compressed with a lossless codec for a smaller size?

Nobody else but you at the moment have the means to make that kind of quality output. I'd love to fiddle with that kind of equipment. Your OT DVDs will certainly be made of the best source available!
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LoL, Rikter won't miss a chance to sell his DVDs...


thanks ricarleite, i'm downloading it now though. i had to check with my brother who is the cable subscriber here first. i'm sure we've already about hit our 20 BG limit so i thought there was no way i'd be able to d/l this. but my bro says "they'll just call up and complain" about the bandwidth. it d/l 23 % in the last 12 hours, so there's a day an a half to go, yipee
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The whole idea of bittorrent is the more you upload, the faster your download. It is designed to stop 'leeching' and works pretty well.

Pioneer made quite a few RGB capable laserdisc players, most weren't available in the retail channels though, they were sold to Broadcasters and put in Kiosks and Lasedisc arcade systems. There are plenty of them out there. We even have a laserdisc burner that we used to use for frame by frame computer output in the 90s before digital recorders became the norm.

You can still find RGB players on ebay, usually they have come out of information kiosks, or virtual tour rides etc.

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The uncompressed capture comes in at around 200GB for 2 hours of footage.
If you did it on a PC using a realtime lossless codec like Huffyuv then you would be at around 60-70GB, so not too bad.
But on the PC, I don't know about the quality of the capture boards, and how many bits per channel they capture etc. You would also want to use decent 75ohm cables and connectors so as not to end up with extra noise and bandwidth crush.

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I got my Star Wars Holiday Special from Rikter a little while ago and after finally getting a chance to watch it, here's my review.

THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL Review: The DVD has selectable menus presenting the Special, the Star Wars episode of the Muppets Show and vintage Kenner toy commercials.

For a 1978 broadcast taped off television, it looks pretty good. Obviously I mean 'good' by 3rd generation VHS copy standards. The picture is blurry, and colours are washed out and smeared, but the video is very smooth with only some distortion, and drop out is at a minimum. The sound is kinda harsh and hollow, but quite 'listenable' and you can jump ahead with chapter stops. Really, I still have tapes from the 80s that don't hold up as well. As for the show itself, anyone familiar with that era's sketch variety shows will be familiar with the structure. The special opens with a live action plot about Chewie's family on Kyshykk waiting for him to arrive so they can celebrate Life Day together. Eventually, Chewie and Han do show up, but not before the imperials and a roster of comedy players including (Golden Girl's) Bea Arthur, Art Karney, (Mel Brook's alum) Harvey Korman, and others get mixed up in their 'wacky' shenanigan's. Needless to say, their antics are embarrassingly bad. I actually like most of the performers, but it’s all very slow and boring, especially the first 15 minutes when nothing happens. Interspersed throughout are bizarre 70's sci-fi dance and musical sequences, with trippy lava-lamp visuals. Aside from an appearance by one of my fav bands, Jefferson Starship the best part by far is the Nelvana cartoon sequence that introduces Boba Fett. Fans of Droids will love this. I've never seen this before and was surprised as Boba is already a cool badass character. This is well worth watching, too bad it’s so short. The Leia sing-a-long is a hoot too.

Included on the disc is the Muppet Show episode with Luke and the droids. I'm a huge Muppets fan and I love this episode. There is a sharp visual and audio buzz near the middle, but otherwise it looks and sounds pretty good. Like 1st gen VHS.

The real bonus is the vintage Kenner commercials and these are awesome. I haven't seen these since I was a kid and they bring back a lot of memories. I even still have a few 'em! Sure they're real dark and poor quality, but where else can you see them?

I got all this for the cost of the disc and shipping, and Rikter even threw in a couple of cool bonuses. Thanks a lot! You are a true fan and anyone in the Star Wars community would appreciate your efforts to preserve all this great memorabilia for Star Wars history!
The original Star Wars trilogy: Our cultural history deserves to be preserved and should be available to the public like all great works of art!
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Are there any screens available of JediTray's menus of the OT? does anyone know if the picture quality of these is better than the ones Rikter posted screens of on page 26, or what differences there are?
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To laserman,

Wow, thanks for the info! That means you only need to use up about 15 DVDs just to backup your master file!

About those Pioneer players with RGB output, can you give me any specific models? Are they part of the Industrial V-series?

Thanks again!
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^^^ No. I had one. Don't get "industrial models".
MeBeJedi: Sadly, I believe the prequels are beyond repair.
JediRandy: They're certainly beyond any repair you're capable of making.


MeBeJedi: You aren't one of us.
Go-Mer-Tonic: I can't say I find that very disappointing.


JediRandy: I won't suck as much as a fan edit.
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Originally posted by: MeBeJedi
^^^ No. I had one. Don't get "industrial models".


Why is that? What is wrong with those? From what I've seen, they're thin on features but I'd say they're built more like a tank than the consumer models, wouldn't you say?
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Well, if you simply want to watch the films, that's fine. If you want "features" such as optical/coaxial digital out (not to mention AC3), then no, they are not fine. Since this thread is about making bootlegs from the best source possible, buying one of these would not be recommended.

Besides, once you have them on DVD, what is good about having the "tank", really?
MeBeJedi: Sadly, I believe the prequels are beyond repair.
JediRandy: They're certainly beyond any repair you're capable of making.


MeBeJedi: You aren't one of us.
Go-Mer-Tonic: I can't say I find that very disappointing.


JediRandy: I won't suck as much as a fan edit.
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Originally posted by: ricarleite
Originally posted by: Rikter

There sure are and I gotz em.

Drop me a line if you need em'

Rik


LoL, Rikter won't miss a chance to sell his DVDs...


Actually I look for trades first

I have all the titles that were once hard to find and ones that honest fans like us were getting jacked on eBay for - I mean $60 - $100 for 4 DVDr's - Fans are still getting Jacked/Robbed/Hoodwinked and ripped off on eBay this very minute Like this poor hack - but I think I solved that here on these forums.

So if anyone gots some cool DVDr's they wanna trade for one of my Star Wars DVDr's hit me up -

sweyland - Thanks for the review!

Word to the Spookies...
Rik

Smackin' Down Dark Side dealers - never pay more then $4 for a DVDr

“My skill are no longer as Mad as the once were” RiK

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Yeah, they are thin on features, but the one we have has coaxial digital out, and most of the others could be modified to add it. The broadcast units had MUCH better S to N ratios as well, and most gave better pictures.
You aren't buying one to be a you beaut player, your buying one to get an RGB transfer.
Also some models can take the old laserdisc games and be used with Daphne, and so you can play the original Dragon's Lair, Space Ace etc. But that's a whole nuvva topic.
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A seemingly great idea that you technically minded ppl are doing - the 4:4:4 transfer etc, tho I have question:-

Just how much better in picture and sound quality will this version be - say compared to DigitalFreakNYC or TR47's versions? Will the average Joe (me) be able to easily tell the difference in quality? (if this version will be 'available' to people here)...

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I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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The idea is to make it better than the laserdisc original. The sound would be the same, but the colour rendition is a little off on the LD version. We have the colour grading tools here to correct that.

I haven't yet seen the bootleg DVDs that are floating around, but my guess is that if you run a projector the difference will be very noticable if for no other reason than going to a Dual layer output. If running on an uncalibrated small TV then you probably won't see any difference.
My main aim is to have an archival copy of the laserdiscs. Laserdiscs rot, so they will not be around forever, which means the only reasonable qulaity edition of the original films would disappear forever if not digitally archived. I will be archiving the uncompressed digital master as well.
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Cheers for the info Laserman.

I had no idea that Laserdiscs rot - I assumed they'd be similar to DVDs in that you get a few 1000 times play out of them. Best of luck with the archiving.
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I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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oojason, that's not true.

There is no expiration date on CD's, DVD's or laserdiscs. Some LD's were prone to rot. The only thing that's confirmed to degrade over time is tape.
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The players will wear out long before the discs will, which is why these projects are so important.
MeBeJedi: Sadly, I believe the prequels are beyond repair.
JediRandy: They're certainly beyond any repair you're capable of making.


MeBeJedi: You aren't one of us.
Go-Mer-Tonic: I can't say I find that very disappointing.


JediRandy: I won't suck as much as a fan edit.
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Not to seem impatient, but what time-frame are we talking about for these 4:4:4 DL versions? Just a ball-park estimate would be nice
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There sure are and I gotz em. Drop me a line if you need em'


I did a while ago, and I wouldn't mind hearing back...
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Does anyone know how i can get on the torrent that's posted at http://www.torrentbox.com/torrents-details.php?id=1574??
There are several people D-loading from this right now but when i click on the torrent-link there's a 404. if someone has the torrent downloaded can they post it somewhere please? the filesoup one is excruciatingly slow.