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Oh gosh, I hadn't thought of that with the encoding error.  If you have a dual core Harmy, perhaps it's time to look into at least a quad core, especially when you tackle the BD version?  For me, I use a dual core and it can still take over two days to create a BD with a simple menu from an MKV that is 13GB+.

It’s really sad when the “creative minds” behind something we hold dear are also guilty of its destruction.

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I'm not particularly well versed in encoding, but does 2 pass really offer substantial benefit versus throwing more bits at it in a single pass?

Is the objective to get the best compression (least size) or can we allow the size to increase to reduce the encoding time whilst still maintaining quality?  We do have 25GB to play with for a BD-R and the mkv won't fit on a DVD-9 anyway.

Just saying perhaps the mkv could be larger to get it out there quicker and the BD using better quality compression.

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<p>What about encoding a reel at a time and then combining them? That way, if there's an error, one would only have to re-encode that particular reel.</p>
<p>Is that feasible?</p>

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1pass encoding would only be faster by like two hours; plus if I cranked up the bitrate, it would go even slower actually. As to rendering reel at a time, that would be good but I'm not sure how well joining MKVs or 264 streams without recoding works (I know it's possible but maybe it could cause some problems).

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So can anyone tell me if encoding each reel separately and then joining them without recoding would be possible? That would be awesome, I could check each reel for encoding problems while the next reel was encoding and the encoding time wouldn't seem so effin' long if it was broken down into smaller pieces.

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OK, I just made an interesting discovery - while the glitchy frame isn't there when playing the lossless file in a media player, it is there in the script preview in AvsPmod. Which on one hand is a relief in that it's not just some random glitch, so that if I delete/replace the frame in the script, no other thing like that should happen but on the other hand it's very weird.

Edit: actually when playing the lossless file in MPC, the frame simply isn't there and After Effects crashes on that frame in the lossless file. How do I add a BMP picture into the script to replace that one frame?

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Harmy,

Not sure about how to replace the single frame, but as to encoding each reel seperately, once encoded you can import them all into tsMuxer. Add the first reel, the hit the 'append' button to sequentially add the other reels. From there save your file to whatever file format you choose. This will give you one seemless master file that won't have to be reencoded. From there you can just demux the video or add it as is into whatever program you use to merge files to a .mkv file

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Harmy said:


How do I add a BMP picture into the script to replace that one frame?

video = AviSource("c:\video.avi")

fix = ImageSource("c:\fix.bmp", end=1)

video.trim(StartFrame, FrameBeforeGlitch) + fix + video.trim(FrameAfterGlitch, EndFrame)

return last

"StartFrame", "FrameBeforeGlitch", "FrameAfterGlitch" and "EndFrame" have to be replaced with the according frame numbers, of course. This of course has to be incorporated into your existing script, so I don't know what kind of frame rate settings or other stuff you have in there.

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Cool, all I really needed was the Imagesource line, I knew the rest :-)

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Hi there! I never wrote in this forum before but I've been following this project closely since version 1.0.

I just wanted to drop by and thank Harmy for all the effort, time and love he's putting on this. This is an amazing piece of work and is great that he's bringing back the magic and flavour of these movies we all love.

So thank you Harmy and thanks to all the people who's helping him in any way to make this project even better!

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I would use eac3to for putting the files together not tsMuxer, i don't trust tsMuxer for joining files at all.

edit: Although it's not audio your joining so maybe it would be ok but i still like eac3to

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adamblast said:

ray_afraid said:

Any chance you'll be fixing the green-to-red shirt color change that was just found? [...] I know it's a small change, but it is a change, it did look better green and it'll stick me in the eye every time now.

No criticism intended, but this is exactly why Harmy begged upthread for people to post complaints, details or ongoing flaws in private PMs only.

In general, the chances of getting something changed at this point are much slighter than the chances of just hurting everyone's enjoyment--much as the shirt knowledge has done for you...

Well, he said in the following post he would try to fix it and now he has in fact fixed it, so I don't think I was out of line in any way. Sorry, Harmy, if I was.

Great job on the shirt-color-change fix, Harmy! Looks great!

Ray’s Lounge
Biggs in ANH edit idea
ROTJ opening edit idea
Broom Kid agrees with me.

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Not out of line at all :-)

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I also love what you did with those Lightsabers. Great work.


Troy

looking for HDTV of the  Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.  Also HDTV of The Lord of the Rings trilogy

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Thanks Troy :-) It just bothered me every time I watched it, so I overcame my laziness and did it (the lightsabre work is terribly tedious and difficult).

So anyway, before I start the encoding, can anyone tell me with certainty that if I encode each reel separately, I will then be able to join them (by whatever means) without recoding the video and keep the Blu-Ray compatibility and not lose any frames?

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Didn't Mverta offer his expertise?

You know of the rebellion against the Empire?

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I've been away for a while, and it was nice to see Mverta posting here. I definitely recommend taking him up on any offer to help, as he's been the other largely unsung hero with amazing efforts at restoring Star Wars.  

As I understand it, there's a slightly different restoration philosophy between Mverta and Harmy, but both of them are absolute heroes.  I wish I could contribute more than gushing praise to either of their projects.

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Harmy said:

So anyway, before I start the encoding, can anyone tell me with certainty that if I encode each reel separately, I will then be able to join them (by whatever means) without recoding the video and keep the Blu-Ray compatibility and not lose any frames?

I'm not really sure but some time ago, I discovered several "timestamp problems" after merging two movie files. I don't even remember the format and doubt that both processes are comparable but since you're still waiting for hairy_hen's audio track and found out that the encoding error wasn't random I suggest not to take any further risks.

 

 

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OK, I've got a problem:

When I simply cut the frame out this way, there's no problem but once I add the BMP, it tells me that video framerate doesn't match

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The default framerate of Imagesource() is 24fps.  You have to set it to match the rest of the clips.

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How?

EDIT: NVM figured it out.

The line now is:

reel6_ins1=ImageSource("H:\DESPECIALIZED EDITION\FINAL ENCODE\FINAL ENCODE 06_ins1.bmp", end=0, fps=25)

and it seems to work. When I used end=1, like laserschwert suggested, it inserted the frame twice.

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Yes; Avisynth calls the first frame 0 rather than 1.

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Harmy said:

Thanks Troy :-) It just bothered me every time I watched it, so I overcame my laziness and did it (the lightsabre work is terribly tedious and difficult).

So anyway, before I start the encoding, can anyone tell me with certainty that if I encode each reel separately, I will then be able to join them (by whatever means) without recoding the video and keep the Blu-Ray compatibility and not lose any frames?

I have merged only mkv files, using mkvmerge and never had any problems with it, even the synchronization was always correct