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To any Mac users having trouble burning the BDMV folders and getting it to play, burn it using Toast Titanium 10.
There is an option under the video tab for BDMV Folders.
Burn them that way and they will play fine on PS3 & BluRay players.

I just heard about these a few days back and watched the whole Trilogy this weekend. Damn beautiful work, man.
The asinine changes to the official Blu-Ray set, plus the lackluster effort to the new deleted scenes on the official Blu-Ray had me seriously doubting whether to shell out the $100 for it. Watching these over the weekend re-enforced my decision not to buy them.
Never thought I'd see the originals in this level of quality again.

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I also recently downloaded the Despecialized Editions. Absolutely fantastic work, they look great. Many, many thanks to Harmy, and those whose work contributed to these!

To the previous post re: Mac users, I had no trouble burning the folders to DVD9 just using the Finder's burn to disc function... discs work fine in my Samsung BD player. 

-Josh

 

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Is there any chance of getting smaller 1-2GB MKV versions? I'm not too bothered about 720p at the moment, I just want a decent quality version of the original trilogy.

I suppose the next best thing is the DVD5 version but it doesn't include all the soundtracks.

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NeonBible said:

Is there any chance of getting smaller 1-2GB MKV versions? I'm not too bothered about 720p at the moment, I just want a decent quality version of the original trilogy.

I suppose the next best thing is the DVD5 version but it doesn't include all the soundtracks.

 

That's ridiculous, you might as well just get the DVD if size is a concern. When have you ever seen a full HD movie with an .mkv container be 1gb? If anything, I'd want a larger file with all the audio options muxed in. I'd prefer to put the original .avi file into an mkv container and call it a day... no re-encoding. 

 

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I noticed an encoding glitch in SW:

Just before the infamolus "Close the blast doors" sequence, there seems to be some pixelation, as Han and Luke run past the camera.

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Yeah, I knew about that one but thanks for reminding me, I totally forgot about it.

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TheHutt said:

I noticed an encoding glitch in SW:

Just before the infamolus "Close the blast doors" sequence, there seems to be some pixelation, as Han and Chewbacca run past the camera.

Yep, i can confirm this. There is definitely some around 1:27:19, and i think i spotted some more during that sequence.

Edit: Whoops, late response.

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Here's the disc art:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=R4UWXWY8

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Those are gorgeous looking! Do you have versions that can cover up more of the disc (in the clear space) and just leave the hole?

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No, but that area is usually the transparent plastic anyway.

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Harmy said:

No, but that area is usually the transparent plastic anyway.

No it isn't, not if you get printable DVDr's, they are white all the way to the hub, that is what most people use now, I used to back when I burned a lot of DVD's, it is to bad these do not go all the way to the hub, would have looked a lot nicer, and you are really a Luke fan aren't you LOL.

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Would love to be able to watch these, can anyone help a long time member with a PM?

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@ DJ: Well, I was trying to stay with the theme set by the covers and the front pictures looked horrible on the discs.

@agr1170: Just go to tehparadox.com and search for Harmy :-)

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Ginge said:

NeonBible said:

Is there any chance of getting smaller 1-2GB MKV versions? I'm not too bothered about 720p at the moment, I just want a decent quality version of the original trilogy.

I suppose the next best thing is the DVD5 version but it doesn't include all the soundtracks.

 

That's ridiculous, you might as well just get the DVD if size is a concern. When have you ever seen a full HD movie with an .mkv container be 1gb? If anything, I'd want a larger file with all the audio options muxed in. I'd prefer to put the original .avi file into an mkv container and call it a day... no re-encoding. 

 

 

I wasn't asking for a full HD version (that bit wasn't clear), but rather a re-encode to something like 480p but with all the audio options.  Just wondering thats all since my screen wouldn't really benefit from 720p and space is a concern for me.

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Sorry but no, I am not encoding and uploading yet another release.

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NeonBible said:

I wasn't asking for a full HD version (that bit wasn't clear), but rather a re-encode to something like 480p but with all the audio options.  Just wondering thats all since my screen wouldn't really benefit from 720p and space is a concern for me.

This is definitely something you could do yourself though.  Download the DVD5 and the AVCHD, use tsMuxerGUI to demux the extra audio tracks from the AVCHD, and then mux them back into the DVD using your favorite DVD authoring software.  But it's going to take some learning on your part and I doubt you're going to get a volunteer to do it for you, since your request is so specific/unlikely to have broader appeal.

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It would be even easier to just get the AVCHD and use RipBot to reencode the video (you can choose the resolution and output size and even crop the black bars) and then use MKV merge to mux in all the audios. Just keep in mind that just the audio tracks are over 1.5GB, so a 2GB file would have to have the video track be something like 500MB and that would make it look worse than an average LD trasnsfer.

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Thanks for this, Harmy. I watched the whole trilogy this weekend for the first time in years, and really enjoyed it overall. Great work.

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Wow, the Emperor himself! Cool :-)

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harmy(or anyone else), do you have any suggestions for paper/labels to print that disc art on? 

i've never printed disc labels. 

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A word of warning: Self-adhesive paper labels suck ass!

I've used them a lot in the past, and nearly all of those discs aren't readable anymore now. It looks like sticking something on one side causes the whole disc to bend slightly (think bimetal, if you remember physics class back in school), making it unreadable. I've peeled the labels back off, and some of the discs were playable after that, so I could rescue some of the data, but I'll be never using that stuff again for sure.

Better get a printer that can print on discs directly (like Canon's Pixma series) and use glossy printable DVD-Rs. They look like factory printed discs after that!

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Here's the requested 3 disc box trilogy cover:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=DG183XPB

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Says the 3 disc cover art is unavailable?

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Huh?

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