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Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects — Page 21

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I don’t get why people buy these. They are so easy and cheap to make It costs maybe ten to 15 dollars to get blank DVDs, an empty DVD case and the paper for the cover and inserts. Plus, the cover artwork for edits are numerous and available online for free. I personally aim to make my own DVD sets for my own personal usage when I find the time and house space for them. heck, maybe make some for my friends for free.

I find your lack of faith disturbing.

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Darth Giacomo said:

I don’t get why people buy these. They are so easy and cheap to make It costs maybe ten to 15 dollars to get blank DVDs, an empty DVD case and the paper for the cover and inserts. Plus, the cover artwork for edits are numerous and available online for free. I personally aim to make my own DVD sets for my own personal usage when I find the time and house space for them. heck, maybe make some for my friends for free.

It’s very, very easy to understand why people purchase them.

  1. they don’t know where to get them
  2. they don’t know anything about torrenting
  3. they don’t have a burner
  4. they can’t be bothered

It’s really that simple. For a lot of people, 1/2 are the biggest deal-breakers. They’re computer illiterate.

And I also know many people who just don’t have computers anymore. They only have tablets.

I’m not condoning people selling them but there’s a reason that they do. I’d say that a majority of people buying them fit into one (or all) of the categories above

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#2 and #4 are my biggest obstacles.

I still haven’t seen these (beautiful) restorations/preservations yet.
I will not pay good money for a film burnt to a blank BD, as the discs don’t last as long as the official product.
I can wait - however long it takes - Mr. Lucas is an old man…

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Slavicuss said:

#2 and #4 are my biggest obstacles.

I still haven’t seen these (beautiful) restorations/preservations yet.
I will not pay good money for a film burnt to a blank BD, as the discs don’t last as long as the official product.
I can wait - however long it takes - Mr. Lucas is an old man…

Torrenting is pretty easy. You can download uTorrent and can find most projects from here on most public torrent sites.

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Seconded. Torrenting doesn’t have much of a learning curve if you read about the basics first, and uTorrent is pretty good. I use version 2.2.1 (build 25302), which I believe is the last one released before version 3 when the software became bloatware. It’s really small and works well.

When browsing torrent search engines (such various incarnations of the infamous “bay”), I would advise running your web browser in a sandbox such as Sandboxie. This should make it virtually impossible for any malware to get onto your system.

Bluto

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Some eBay links to some people selling copies of the DE Trilogy.

  1. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-Original-Trilogy-Theatrical-Edition-Despecialized-3-Blu-Ray-NEW-SEALED/174022826822?hash=item2884919b46:g:Jr4AAOSwkRhdXCzv
  2. https://www.ebay.com/i/183937642472?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=183937642472&targetid=593772083213&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9009256&poi=&campaignid=2089372078&mkgroupid=77528565016&rlsatarget=pla-593772083213&abcId=1141026&merchantid=6296724&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0-SbrcTB5AIVllqGCh1I2AdmEAkYASABEgJ3qPD_BwE
  3. https://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-DESPECIALIZED-ORIGINAL-TRILOGY-BLU-RAY-SET/183944161981?epid=97927353&hash=item2ad3ed2abd:g:49QAAOSwLKNbrmqY
  4. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-Despecialized-Trilogy-Extras-BluRay-3-disc-set/283607510717?hash=item4208532ebd:g:VgQAAOSwRWVa849y
  5. https://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-THEATRICAL-DESPECIALIZED-TRILOGY-BLU-RAY-DOCUMENTARIES-6-DISC-SET/163745625011?hash=item261ffff3b3:g:4TMAAOSwNZxchf-f
  6. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-Original-Trilogy-Despecialized-Editions-Blu-Ray/254351071724?hash=item3b388159ec:g:kacAAOSwZ3Ja6xYW
  7. https://www.etsy.com/listing/659779959/the-original-star-wars-trilogy-unruined?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_a-books_movies_and_music-movies&utm_custom1=c3a80489-3b36-451a-b9a0-8da0eaf2ffc8&utm_content=go_304501235_22745991995_78727221995_pla-106554966755_m__659779959&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIrOPz1MXB5AIVwQOGCh3cXAdhEAkYBCABEgIhFPD_BwE

One guy in particular on eBay seems to have quite a few listings for the DE Trilogy.
(https://www.ebay.com/usr/yogurt80?_trksid=p2385738.m4383.c10)

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^ all reported, and unfortunately a few more listings found on ebay too also reported.
 

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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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NeverarGreat said:

While we need to do a better job at directing new members towards important information (see here for my suggestion), there will still be the problem of people unwilling/unable to burn the blu-rays and create custom sets. For those people, buying these things may be the only way they get their hands on them. And that’s a big problem.

Any solution not involving money would be quite a hassle, and the best thing I can think of is a system wherein the party requesting the blu-ray would be required to purchase their own blank blu-ray discs and send them in a package containing their copy of the relevant 2011 Blu-ray discs (as proof of purchase) and enough postage for sending it all back.

I would totally do this. It’s so tempting to go the eBay route but I don’t want to be unethical. I don’t have facilities to download and burn a Blu Ray disc.

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ORIGINAL Star Wars Fan said:

NeverarGreat said:

While we need to do a better job at directing new members towards important information (see here for my suggestion), there will still be the problem of people unwilling/unable to burn the blu-rays and create custom sets. For those people, buying these things may be the only way they get their hands on them. And that’s a big problem.

Any solution not involving money would be quite a hassle, and the best thing I can think of is a system wherein the party requesting the blu-ray would be required to purchase their own blank blu-ray discs and send them in a package containing their copy of the relevant 2011 Blu-ray discs (as proof of purchase) and enough postage for sending it all back.

I would totally do this. It’s so tempting to go the eBay route but I don’t want to be unethical. I don’t have facilities to download and burn a Blu Ray disc.

Hopefully this may be of some use for you mate:-

The ’How do I do this?’ on the OriginalTrilogy.com - some info & answers to members’ queries thread in the General Assistance section of the site may also be of interest for alternatives, possibilities, ideas and choices for those who think they may not have the necessary equipment required, believe they do not possess the technical know-how to obtain projects, or mistakenly concluded that certain projects may not be available to acquire…
 

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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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Another help would be any of the probably infinite tutorials on YouTube.

I can answer almost all questions anyone might have about the Sith from Star Wars Legends, and please do PM me for the bd25 DEED(Despecalised Editions), as I have this version, though I can’t answer technical questions about them. Do not go gentle into that good night, Though wise men at their end know dark is right, They
Do not go gentle into that good night.
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