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??? I don’t think anyone’s forcing anybody to do anything. As far as we know, most people simply don’t care.

Also wrong thread.

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Please forgive me if the answer is staring at me in the face, but I am wondering what is new in “Star Wars DEED mkv v2.5.1”. I just stumbled across some new checksums in HanDuet’s supplementary guide, which relate to the aforementioned v2.5.1. As far as I can tell, there is no mention of this addition in the changelog of either the main guide or the supplementary guide, nor is v2.5.1 referred to in either the original post or last dozen pages of this thread.

If someone could post the contents of the included readme.txt file in this release (minus any download links which might be present, of course), I’d be grateful.

And a belated Happy New Year to everyone here!

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I’d say it’s a fairly safe bet that there will be a 4K release of the Special Editions sometime this year.

As for the notion that we might finally get an official uncorrupted release, I would paraphrase Éomer’s line from an entirely different nerdy movie:

Look for the OOT, but do not trust to hope. It has forsaken these fans.

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Bluto, I’ve never heard of any Star Wars DEED MKV v2.5.1. Are you sure that’s not just a version from the wild? Where did you hear about it?

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I heard about it from HanDuet.

Bluto said:

I just stumbled across some new checksums in HanDuet’s supplementary guide, which relate to the aforementioned v2.5.1.

The supplementary guide can be found by following the link in section 6 (file verification) of the ultimate introductory guide. There is a readme file included with the release according to this, and I would be interested to see what it says without having to download the entire MKV too.

Bluto

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I’ll send you a temporary link to the Readme file via PM, but it’s from SW 2.5.

Are you referring to this picture from TUIG?:

I’m not sure why those files have a “.1” on the end of the version numbers, but they’re still the 2.5 version.

Other than that, I see no reference at all in any of HanDuets three guides to a 2.5.1.

1/8 Edit: I spotted it later but still didn’t know what it was. Glad HanDuet clarified below.

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Hi Solkap,

Many thanks for your PM. No, I wasn’t referring the picture above, but rather to the supplementary guide (with checksums) for which you provided a link in the ROTJ thread:

solkap said:

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Since you understand how to do checksum verifications, perhaps this page will help you isolate if there are particular files that are causing the problem:

https://goo.gl/mI0qtC

Star Wars DEED v2.5.1 appears in this guide (but only for the MKV) as well as 2.5.

Bluto

JEDIT: Info kindly provided by HanDuet:

Version v2.5.1 replaces the buggy Spanish Latin Dub with a fixed version and adds Russian dub.
Subtitles from a newer version of Project Threepio (v9.0) are also included.

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I downloaded all three despecialized editions, and just finished watching Star Wars with my sons. It was amazing. I didn’t own any of the original trilogy films on DVD or Blu-Ray so I had to go to Wal-Mart and by the Blu-Ray collection for all three. I’ll probably never even watch those. Before I got the despecialized editions, I was making do with my old VHS copies! My VHS copy of Star Wars wore out, and I bought a used VHS for $1 to replace it last year. So glad to not have make do with those anymore!!

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ray_afraid said:

All I have are receipts showing that I bought a copy and sold it.
Those two receipts are my entire Star Wars collection.

But isn’t it actually current ownership of the source material that makes it ok to have the DE’S? IE, you probably shouldn’t have sold it as long as you intend to keep the Harmy’s versions?

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Yeah. Basically this means that someone else got their copy from him instead of buying it from the store.

I guess we could all just buy and sell each other the same copy endlessly here with that method.

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IMHO, with physical media, the rights to a particular copy are purchased and only maintained by virtue of physical possession. If you sell or give that copy away, you relinquish the rights to it, as well as any rights to edited versions.

My understanding is that that is one of the big reasons the powers that be tolerate the Despecialized Project or fanedits in general. In theory, more people than not will adhere to the honor code, and the copyright holders don’t lose that much money.

But in the scenario ray_afraid describes, both he and whomever he passed his blu-rays off to now both have access to copyrighted material, while only one copy was purchased, and the studios lose revenue.

Same problem with course of action towne32 describes. I hope I’m not coming off as preachy or judgemental here. I only mean to share my conscience.

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Let’s say I have the SE DVDs, but not the Blu-Ray. Am I still eligible to watch Harmy’s DE? It’s an official release, but not the source.

you guys did it! thank you guys so much! 😄

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Collipso said:

Let’s say I have the SE DVDs, but not the Blu-Ray. Am I still eligible to watch Harmy’s DE? It’s an official release, but not the source.

Nope.

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solkap said:

Collipso said:

Let’s say I have the SE DVDs, but not the Blu-Ray. Am I still eligible to watch Harmy’s DE? It’s an official release, but not the source.

Nope.

If they release a 4K version this year, will we all need to buy that in order to continue to have the DEs?

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solkap said:

Collipso said:

Let’s say I have the SE DVDs, but not the Blu-Ray. Am I still eligible to watch Harmy’s DE? It’s an official release, but not the source.

Nope.

So those who have the Blu-Ray, but not the DVDs, shouldn’t be watching Adywan’s? I think that’s a bit dumb. I think 2004/2011 should count as the “same”, sort of. I own both versions anyway, so I’m good, but still.

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solkap said:

Collipso said:

Let’s say I have the SE DVDs, but not the Blu-Ray. Am I still eligible to watch Harmy’s DE? It’s an official release, but not the source.

Nope.

If they release a 4K version this year, will we all need to buy that in order to continue to have the DEs?

If the DE uses the 4K as the source, I guess yes.

you guys did it! thank you guys so much! 😄

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Do you still sleep in a house after you sell it to someone? No, that is illegal and creepy.

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http://www.imdb.com/name/nm9422840/?ref_=nv_sr_1

So, some people noticed that what’s been keeping me busy and away from Star Wars is working for UPP (the biggest VFX house in Central Europe) on movies like Blade Runner 2049 and Wonder Woman. My contributions on those projects were pretty small - I basically just did some rotoscoping, because when I started in January, I had only just started learning Nuke (the software most professional studios use for VFX compositing, which is fundamentally different from what I’d been using before) but I have since worked my way up to a Nuke compositor and I’m working on some other interesting projects right now.

The funny thing is, that my quasi-fame from my Star Wars work had very little to do with me getting this job - most people in the company don’t even know about it. Also, the job I had before this gig payed about four times as much but it’s totally worth it, because this is my dream-job, which I thought I’d never be able to get.

Now, I’d like to repeat this request and ask any volunteers to send a PM and I’ll send you the instructions and assign you a reel to work on (is there a quick list somewhere of the reels start and end, so I can link it?):

Harmy said:

Guys - I could use some help - I need is someone helping me catalogue all the shots that need despecializing and making a system that will make it easier for me to keep track of the shots and what they need done.
My idea is this spreadsheet, where I could keep track of the progress on all the shots:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NwFnvrRp3CnyDOdr9W1__8PLBGwH8WOKkl8mjke8LQs/edit?usp=sharing

So, would I find volunteers, who would help me by going through Doubleofive’s galleries and putting all the shots down in this table and looking them up in GOUT and BD and putting in the timecodes?

When this is done and I start working on v3.0, the plan is to keep the table public for viewing, so you guys can check on my progress and every once in a while, when all shots in a sequence have status Pending Final, I want to post the sequence as a work-print and only after I get positive feedback on it, I will mark the shots as final.

This will make you guys more involved again, like in the old times, and it should help keep me more motivated. 😃

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  • IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DESPECIALIZED EDITIONS, PLEASE READ THE FIRST POSTS OF THESE THREADS, WHICH HAVE UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION: SW, ESB, ROTJ, 97SE RE-ED
    IF YOU DON’T FIND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR THERE, TRY ASKING IN THE APPROPRIATE THREADS - MOST REGULAR POSTERS KNOW ALL THE ANSWERS AND SOMEONE WILL LIKELY BE ABLE TO HELP YOU.
    IF I GET A PM WITH A QUESTION, WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN ANSWERED THROUGH THESE MEANS, IT WILL BE IGNORED. SORRY BUT I AM NOT THE LOCAL INFO BOOTH. THANK YOU.
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Harmy said:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm9422840/?ref_=nv_sr_1

So, some people noticed that what’s been keeping me busy and away from Star Wars is working for UPP (the biggest VFX house in Central Europe) on movies like Blade Runner 2049 and Wonder Woman. My contributions on those projects were pretty small - I basically just did some rotoscoping, because when I started in January, I had only just started learning Nuke (the software most professional studios use for VFX compositing, which is fundamentally different from what I’d been using before) but I have since worked my way up to a Nuke compositor and I’m working on some other interesting projects right now.

The funny thing is, that my quasi-fame from my Star Wars work had very little to do with me getting this job - most people in the company don’t even know about it. Also, the job I had before this gig payed about four times as much but it’s totally worth it, because this is my dream-job, which I thought I’d never be able to get.

Now, I’d like to repeat this request and ask any volunteers to send a PM and I’ll send you the instructions and assign you a reel to work on (is there a quick list somewhere of the reels start and end, so I can link it?):

Harmy said:

Guys - I could use some help - I need is someone helping me catalogue all the shots that need despecializing and making a system that will make it easier for me to keep track of the shots and what they need done.
My idea is this spreadsheet, where I could keep track of the progress on all the shots:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NwFnvrRp3CnyDOdr9W1__8PLBGwH8WOKkl8mjke8LQs/edit?usp=sharing

So, would I find volunteers, who would help me by going through Doubleofive’s galleries and putting all the shots down in this table and looking them up in GOUT and BD and putting in the timecodes?

When this is done and I start working on v3.0, the plan is to keep the table public for viewing, so you guys can check on my progress and every once in a while, when all shots in a sequence have status Pending Final, I want to post the sequence as a work-print and only after I get positive feedback on it, I will mark the shots as final.

This will make you guys more involved again, like in the old times, and it should help keep me more motivated. 😃

I’m so happy for you that you have reached your dream.

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