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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released) — Page 160

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Wow, looks perfect

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Harmy, with all the suggestions you're currently taking (as well as that repaired scene when the speeder was sold), it looks like there's going to be at least one more despecialized release of the entire trilogy.

Is that correct?  I'm downloading the three movies right now, but would you agree that we should probably wait to burn permanent copies until this next version is completed...?

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Stinky-Dinkins said:

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CatBus said:

I bought one specifically for this purpose.  These may be the only Blu Rays I ever burn, and it would still have been worth every penny.

 

You don't need a Blu-ray player to burn AVCHD DVD9 discs.  They are just dual layer DVDs that more or less use the same video streams as a Blu-ray (to oversimplify it).

He was talking about burning the made-for-BD version, the two people above him were talking about not being able to burn it. We're on the CatBus now motherfucker, and you don't get off until it gets you off, and I love it.

How Stinky knows my family motto is a complete mystery.  Aunt Marge?  Is that you?

Actually I plan on burning the MKV to Blu Ray.  It will be better quality than the AVCHD, and for you video snobs in the room, AVCHDs need to rotate much faster than Blu Rays which makes them relatively noisy even on normally quiet players.

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CatBus said:

Actually I plan on burning the MKV to Blu Ray.  It will be better quality than the AVCHD, and for you video snobs in the room, AVCHDs need to rotate much faster than Blu Rays which makes them relatively noisy even on normally quiet players.

Interesting, i didn't know that about AVCHDs.  I don't have blu-ray burning capabilities (i'm a mac guy) so I was just planning on doing a dvd9, but if the difference will be noticeable I will try to find some way to burn a blu-ray.  I'm sure one of my buddies has a burner.

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@ stst415: 1) Welcome to the forum. and 2) Yes, absolutely. Though it may be worth burning ESB and JEDI v1.0, because I'm definitely taking a break after I finish STAR WARS. After the break, I think I'll do Jedi v2.0 next, because there will be very few changes from v1.0 other than the quality increase from using the BD as a source and Premiere for editing, so it should be a quicker job.

@CatBus: That's interesting. It's definitely true about the noisiness, I noticed it with my BD player, though I don't understand why that is. Can anyone explain? It seems logical to me that if you have the film compressed to fill a disc of the same physical size, the information required to show say one second of the film should take up the same size physical area on the disc, only on DVD it will be less actual information but the rotation speed should then be the same.

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Cobra Kai said:

Interesting, i didn't know that about AVCHDs.

Try one out on your player first.  It's highly variable based on player and I'm awfully damned particular about player noise, so don't rule out AVCHD entirely on my account.

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Harmy said:

@CatBus: That's interesting. It's definitely true about the noisiness, I noticed it with my BD player, though I don't understand why that is. Can anyone explain? It seems logical to me that if you have the film compressed to fill a disc of the same physical size, the information required to show say one second of the film should take up the same size physical area on the disc, only on DVD it will be less actual information but the rotation speed should then be the same.

I honestly don't know why, but it's not the same physical size.  8GB on a AVCHD is the whole disc.  8GB on a Blu Ray is a narrower band towards the hub, not even the whole disc.  My assumption is it's related to data density.  On a Blu Ray you can get more data per square inch so to speak, so you don't need to rotate as fast to get the same bitrate.  But I don't know that for sure, I'm just thinking out loud.

EDIT: Ah I see what you're saying now.  Maybe it's just those magic blue lasers.  I have no clue.

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Harmy said:

I think I'll do Jedi v2.0 next, because there will be very few changes from v1.0 other than the quality increase from using the BD as a source and Premiere for editing, so it should be a quicker job.

 

Harmy, I may be underestimating it a bit, but I would think Empire would also be a relatively quick job?  I assume you may have some new sources to work with for the cloud city backgrounds and the bits of the original wampa scene, but other than that and the color corrections, what all needs updating?

thanks.

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Okay, I downloaded all three of the despecialized movies, but they're all in ISO format.

Forgive me.  I am pretty knowledgeable about basic video editing and burning, but I've never done anything in regards to Blu-Ray and HD quality videos.  I also only have a regular DVD burner (and I can't burn them to DVD since they're all higher than 8 gigabytes), so my question is....

Is it possible, for now, to simply watch these videos on my computer?  How would I be able to view them?  Can it be done in the current ISO format or would they need to be converted to something else first?

(And, yes, I did google this first.  Thus, I installed "DAEMON Tools Pro Advanced" and mounted the ISO file to the F: drive on my computer.  But neither Windows Media Player nor Roxio were able to recognize the file format).

Thank you!

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stst415 said:

Okay, I downloaded all three of the despecialized movies, but they're all in ISO format.

Forgive me.  I am pretty knowledgeable about basic video editing and burning, but I've never done anything in regards to Blu-Ray and HD quality videos.  I also only have a regular DVD burner (and I can't burn them to DVD since they're all higher than 8 gigabytes), so my question is....

Is it possible, for now, to simply watch these videos on my computer?  How would I be able to view them?  Can it be done in the current ISO format or would they need to be converted to something else first?

(And, yes, I did google this first.  Thus, I installed "DAEMON Tools Pro Advanced" and mounted the ISO file to the F: drive on my computer.  But neither Windows Media Player nor Roxio were able to recognize the file format).

Thank you!

Download VLC to watch on your computer.  And I would hold off on watching Star Wars.  That version is about to be obsolete.  Go back and read part of this thread if you would like to educate yourself on the new updates.   If you are as big of a Star Wars fan as the rest of us, you will really appreciate the amount of work that Harmy and others involved have put into this.

 

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If you want to watch them on your PC, I would download VLC Media Player. It's free and should work.

Also, you can burn these ISOs to dual-layered DVD-9s and use them in a Blu-ray player. I recommend burning with ImgBurn (also free).

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CatBus said:

Stinky-Dinkins said:

retartedted said:

CatBus said:

I bought one specifically for this purpose.  These may be the only Blu Rays I ever burn, and it would still have been worth every penny.

 

You don't need a Blu-ray player to burn AVCHD DVD9 discs.  They are just dual layer DVDs that more or less use the same video streams as a Blu-ray (to oversimplify it).

He was talking about burning the made-for-BD version, the two people above him were talking about not being able to burn it. We're on the CatBus now motherfucker, and you don't get off until it gets you off, and I love it.

How Stinky knows my family motto is a complete mystery.  Aunt Marge?  Is that you?

Actually I plan on burning the MKV to Blu Ray.  It will be better quality than the AVCHD, and for you video snobs in the room, AVCHDs need to rotate much faster than Blu Rays which makes them relatively noisy even on normally quiet players.

Why wouldn't you just wait for the BD version he's making with menus and shit?

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'Cause that ain't how the CatBus rolls. He wants his BluRay now! lol

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Okay, I got the VLC Media Player, it sees the ISO files, and it tries to load them, but nothing happens.  Do they need to be loaded a certain way?  Or converted into something else first by the program?

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When you open VLC, you should be able to open it using "Open File." If not, what I did when I wanted to watch it on my computer was to extract the VIDEO_TS folder from the .iso and select the stream from within that folder. You could try that.

By the way stst415, what is the picture in your avatar from? I have the feeling I have seen it before somewhere, but don't know where.

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ww12345 said:

'Cause that ain't how the CatBus rolls. He wants his BluRay now! lol

Pretty much.  A small amount of effort for a big improvement in video quality while waiting for the Blu Ray.

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I don't know if Virtual Clonedrive is free, but you may get the same results with DVDshrink, which is free. (I don't know, because it has been a while since I used it, but I believe you can load the ISO and click "backup" to backup to your regular VIDEO_TS folder. Hope that helps!)

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ww12345 said:

I don't know if Virtual Clonedrive is free, but you may get the same results with DVDshrink, which is free. (I don't know, because it has been a while since I used it, but I believe you can load the ISO and click "backup" to backup to your regular VIDEO_TS folder. Hope that helps!)

I don't think DVDShrink works with AVCHD files, which is what the ISOs contain.

You know of the rebellion against the Empire?

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The combination of Virtual CloneDrive and VLC Media Player worked.  Thank you!  And Harmy, a huge thank you to you!  It's as if you've brought back my childhood.  Wow, that's truly amazing, amazing work.

(But, yes, I'll wait to try to burn anything until version 2.0 comes out).

And in answer to the question about the avatar picture, it's one of my ancestors.  It probably wouldn't look familiar unless you too have relatives from counties Fermanagh and Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

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Or, you could just simply mount the .iso in Daemontools, then point VLC to F:\BDMV\Stream\00000.m2ts

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sorry if i missed it, but when will this be ready?