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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released) — Page 447

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It seems every single release of Harmy's Despecialized Editions has involved someone asking for a release date, Harmy providing a release date, and then that release date proving spectacularly wrong (by up to a year) due to unforeseen complications.  Predicted release dates are therefore pretty much a joke in this thread. So with his latest answer, Harmy's playing it safe--or so I hope!

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Hi all,

Has anyone created a sub 4GB version of the Harmy's despecialized Editions of Star Wars IV-VI? I would like to watch the movies with my family on our HD TV, which has a USB port (accepts only FAT32 formatted hard drives). I tried using Handbrake to get them down to 4GB but the audio was way off after about one hours of play.

Any help would be deeply appreciated.

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Well, my advice would be get a BD player - they're getting really cheap now. But if that's not an option, you can always use MKV Merge to simply split the file into several files of smaller size without loosing any quality and it'll only take a few minutes.

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The DVD downscales (current for ESB and ROTJ, at v2.0 for SW) might be under 4GB, or close to it.  You're going to be dealing with DVD quality anyway with files that small, so forget HD. Honestly really worth getting a DVD or BD burner IMO.

EDIT: What Harmy said too.

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Buster D said:

I'd kinda like to have an 1080p version since that seems to be the only way for me to optimally watch version 2.5. My PC can't handle DTS-MA, and playing 2.5 on my Blu-ray player after remuxing the MKV into a Blu-ray structure only allows playback at 720p60 or 1080p60, not 1080p24, so I get pulldown judder.

I'd be fine with just an upscale of the 720p24 master, if Harmy can't do it perhaps someone else would be up for the task? I'd volunteer myself but I only have a low-end laptop at the moment.

If you can use the LAV filters and find the Arcsoft dtsdecoderdll.dll, a PC should be capable of decoding DTS-HD.  Also, the latest ffdshow filters will decode the DTS-HD MA core.

Alternatively, many TVs support IVTC (converting 60i->24p) internally, so if you can output from your Bluray player as 1080i60, you may still be able to get 1080p24 on the screen.

Some of the cheap Bluray players will upscale 720p24 to 1080p24.

If you have an HD audio capable AVR, you should be able to bitstream DTS-HD MA from your PC.

There are many ways to skin a cat.

+1 to splitting a large mkv file into smaller pieces for FAT32:  you can split at main chapter points where there are logical break points or fades to black.  I'm familiar with having to change laserdisc sides, so it's a no-brainer for me.

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Thanks for the tips, but my laptop doesn't have HDMI, so I can't get DTS-MA or LPCM 5.1 no matter what codecs I have.

My projector will of course accept 1080i, but that still results in pulldown judder. My girlfriend's 120hz Sony TV will remove judder from 60hz progressive sources, but she doesn't have an AVR or anything, just the TV speakers.

What players will output 1080p24 from 720p24? Probably won't bother getting another one (already have an Oppo, a PS3, a Panasonic 3D player, and two Blu-ray recorders), but I'm curious if this feature really works.

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coltonlolz said:

lol wtf?

lol you deserved that.

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gopool said:

Hi all,

Has anyone created a sub 4GB version of the Harmy's despecialized Editions of Star Wars IV-VI? I would like to watch the movies with my family on our HD TV, which has a USB port (accepts only FAT32 formatted hard drives). I tried using Handbrake to get them down to 4GB but the audio was way off after about one hours of play.

Any help would be deeply appreciated.

From my experience, Handbrake doesn't like the "header removal compression" found in Harmy's mkv files. After turning off the compression using Mkvtools (for Mac; search for Win equivalent if needed), the sync issue will probably disappear in HB transcodes.  The AppleTV 2 preset, with only one or two audio tracks selected, and large file size unchecked, will probably result in a nice HD file that is under 4GB. Good luck!

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CatBus said:

It seems every single release of Harmy's Despecialized Editions has involved someone asking for a release date, Harmy providing a release date, and then that release date proving spectacularly wrong (by up to a year) due to unforeseen complications.  Predicted release dates are therefore pretty much a joke in this thread. So with his latest answer, Harmy's playing it safe--or so I hope!

You know what this means, right? Harmy's going to run into unforeseen complications (again), so now the Blu-ray is going to be delayed at least until 2026. I sure hope Harmy doesn't wait until the Blu-ray release to start work on EST and ROTJ. 

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Your mom waits until 20:26 EST to work on the Blurays.

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If it really does end up taking until December 24, 2025, then that should allow Harmy enough time to give it seamless branching with the '81 crawl  ;)

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Oh well, I guess an extra two years of waiting is no big deal. Perfect gift for the 50th anniversary of the movie!

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Harmy said:

OK, you wanted a date, no problem, here's a date: I feel confident, that it should be done by December 24th 2025 at the latest.

Thats 10 years from nowh dude! Plz relese fasterr!! :( :( :( And make it 1080p

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Hurricanes and blizzards, here comes the final fight”

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Memorex said:

Harmy said:

OK, you wanted a date, no problem, here's a date: I feel confident, that it should be done by December 24th 2025 at the latest.

Thats 10 years from nowh dude! Plz relese fasterr!!

faceplam

 

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The BD will probably take an enormous amount of work to perfect to ensure it is working properly for everybody with all the features, so I can understand why Harmy does not want to rush the release. Don't forget it also saves him extra work later on with having to fix things that he didn't spot/notice before.

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ww12345 said:

TV's Frink said:

faceplam

Is a faceplam like a facepalm?

Yes!

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Not that this will matter much but I watched this version of the movie last night and then I watched the BD version of Star Trek:the motion picture and they look good back to back unlike before with the official BD release of Star Wars aka A New Hope.

What’s worse George Lucas changing the OT or selling the rights to Disney

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Buster D said:

Thanks for the tips, but my laptop doesn't have HDMI, so I can't get DTS-MA or LPCM 5.1 no matter what codecs I have.

My projector will of course accept 1080i, but that still results in pulldown judder. My girlfriend's 120hz Sony TV will remove judder from 60hz progressive sources, but she doesn't have an AVR or anything, just the TV speakers.

What players will output 1080p24 from 720p24? Probably won't bother getting another one (already have an Oppo, a PS3, a Panasonic 3D player, and two Blu-ray recorders), but I'm curious if this feature really works.

An Oppo 93 and above will output 1080p24 from 720p24 mkv, however it won't output DTS-HD (just the core if you are lucky).  However, if you convert the mkv to Bluray structure (as BDMV folder on USB drive or burned to Bluray disc) an Oppo 93 will play it back just fine in full resolution.

You are probably going to tell me next that you have an Oppo 83.

The cheap Bluray players will often output 1080p24 from 720p24, but I can't help you with which one.

The best solution is to construct an HTPC:  that is the only solution that is completely under your control and flexible enough to handle any codec thrown at it.  All standalone devices are crippled in some way:  the studios don't want to make it easy for you to play copies of their "copyright" material in full resolution.

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But getting 24P output without tearing or sync problems on a HTPC isn't easy either.

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YanniD said:

An Oppo 93 and above will output 1080p24 from 720p24 mkv, however it won't output DTS-HD (just the core if you are lucky).  However, if you convert the mkv to Bluray structure (as BDMV folder on USB drive or burned to Bluray disc) an Oppo 93 will play it back just fine in full resolution.

You are probably going to tell me next that you have an Oppo 83.

 

An Oppo 80, actually.  But thanks anyways.  I plan on building a new desktop PC eventually, so I guess I'll just make my own 1080p24 upscale.  Although one made directly from Harmy's 720p24 master instead of the compressed encode would probably look better.

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YanniD said:

An Oppo 93 and above will output 1080p24 from 720p24

Actually not entirely true.  In the same firmware that removed ISO support on the 93, a bug was fixed with the side-effect that 720p24 could no longer be output as 1080p24.  As far as I know, it's not fixed yet and may not be fixable, as I believe the two bugs are two sides of the same hardware bug.  If you still have the ISO firmware, you're fine, but then you have the other scaling bug and any other bugs fixed since.

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My HTPC - Acer Revo R3610

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Love my HTPC ;] plays all HD 720p, 1080p in 24p and watch BluRays via attached drive and PowerDVD. Simplez.

Harmy take all your time you need dude on the BluRays its not as if any of us havent seen these films before Lolz. But when there out I'll be 1st on the DL que :]