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There are printers you can buy with a disc slot where you place an ink-jet printable disc and then it’s just a matter of choosing the mode in the driver when you go to print. I was lucky as my workplace has a CD/DVD burning robot with a printer built in. Not the best quality, but better than nothing. There are certainly better ones out there.

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MusicallyInspired said:

There are printers you can buy with a disc slot where you place an ink-jet printable disc and then it’s just a matter of choosing the mode in the driver when you go to print. I was lucky as my workplace has a CD/DVD burning robot with a printer built in. Not the best quality, but better than nothing. There are certainly better ones out there.

Is something like that expensive ? Would printed sticky labels be a bad thing ? I know it would be cheaper and easier…

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TheTrueSpottedfeather said:

MusicallyInspired said:

There are printers you can buy with a disc slot where you place an ink-jet printable disc and then it’s just a matter of choosing the mode in the driver when you go to print. I was lucky as my workplace has a CD/DVD burning robot with a printer built in. Not the best quality, but better than nothing. There are certainly better ones out there.

Is something like that expensive ? Would printed sticky labels be a bad thing ? I know it would be cheaper and easier…

https://www.amazon.com/Canon-Products-IP7220-Wireless-Printer/dp/B00AGV7TQ6/

https://www.amazon.com/Canon-TS9020-Wireless-Printer-Scanner/dp/B01N2RB71T/

No, it’s not expensive. I just went to Amazon and did a search for “disc printer”. People say sticky labels are apparently bad because the adhesive supposedly ruins the plastic over time and can make the disc unreadable. I don’t know how long a time that is supposed to take or whether that’s actually happened to people here yet.

TV’s Frink said:

chyron just put a big Ric pic in your sig and be done with it.

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Speaking for myself, I don’t have a printer that prints discs, although I think maybe Office Depot or Kinko’s or some place like that might maybe have one. You might call them first if you were going to check it out.

Anyway, I have been putting sticky labels on my discs, and so far it seems to be working fine. I would burn a disc before printing on it either way though, because you should probably test the burned disc to make sure it works in a standalone player before labelling it.

JEDIT: Also, if you’re going to get a printer that prints on discs or else take the discs to somewhere that can print on them, be sure to use printable discs, not regular ones. (Printable discs are solid white on top.)

https://www.amazon.com/s/field-keywords=printable+disc+verbatim

TV’s Frink said:

chyron just put a big Ric pic in your sig and be done with it.

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TheTrueSpottedfeather said:

would you print the art before you burned the disc ?

First off, sticky labels are a bad option, one of the big risks I didn’t notice anyone address this time is that the labels can come apart in the drive and ruin your hardware. Just don’t do it. As for inkjet printable discs, getting a good burn is really the harder part, I like to start with a really, really, really clean disc to reduce the possibility of a bad burn from a laser not writing correctly through a speck of dust or lint or something, and I don’t see how running it through a printer first is going to do that aspect the least bit of favor. Also, why waste ink on a disc that might not burn correctly anyway?

Perhaps do yourself another favor, get some really cheap inkjet printable discs to practice printing on (and I don’t mean BDRs, just get whatever is cheapest between single layer DVDR or CDR), so when you do have a good burn, you can be sure you don’t screw up the good disc with bad printing.

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yoda-sama said:

TheTrueSpottedfeather said:

would you print the art before you burned the disc ?

First off, sticky labels are a bad option, one of the big risks I didn’t notice anyone address this time is that the labels can come apart in the drive and ruin your hardware. Just don’t do it. As for inkjet printable discs, getting a good burn is really the harder part, I like to start with a really, really, really clean disc to reduce the possibility of a bad burn from a laser not writing correctly through a speck of dust or lint or something, and I don’t see how running it through a printer first is going to do that aspect the least bit of favor. Also, why waste ink on a disc that might not burn correctly anyway?

Perhaps do yourself another favor, get some really cheap inkjet printable discs to practice printing on (and I don’t mean BDRs, just get whatever is cheapest between single layer DVDR or CDR), so when you do have a good burn, you can be sure you don’t screw up the good disc with bad printing.

that sounds like a smart thing to do…especially seeing as how extremely expensive burnable blu-rays are…

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I tried labels for a long time and never was happy with the results. So I broke down and bought a Canon with disc print capabilities and I am much happier. I just wish I had done it sooner because I wasted way to much on labels and discs, ink, etc.

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I have tons of old CDs with sticker labels on them. I’ve never had a problem reading them (yet), but once one of my discs got stuck in an iMac (which has the drive in the monitor itself) and I had a lot of trouble getting it back out. I was lucky that it actually did. I’ll never use stickers again due to that and the fear of ruining hardware that was mentioned earlier. Printable discs are the way to go for sure. Seems like a less “homemade” way to go too once it’s done. Aligning the printing area perfectly to the disc can be a challenge, and the exact measurements/orientations can change depending on the disc type/brand. As you might be able to tell from my recent photos in the NJVC Bluray Collection thread, I got the orientation slightly off for ANH and ESB. By the time I did ROTJ and the documentaries I had it ironed out and pretty much perfect. So definitely practice on other discs.

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this is all great information. Now, if I could just figure out how to print covers as close to professional looking as I can get…what kind of printer do you need for that and what kind of paper ?

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I used glossy presentation paper. Just like the real thing. I used the big stand up colour laser copier at my office workplace. One of those ain’t cheap. In fact it’s downright unrealistic for personal use. I’m just lucky I work somewhere where I can use something like that.

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TheTrueSpottedfeather said:

yoda-sama said:

TheTrueSpottedfeather said:

would you print the art before you burned the disc ?

First off, sticky labels are a bad option, one of the big risks I didn’t notice anyone address this time is that the labels can come apart in the drive and ruin your hardware. Just don’t do it. As for inkjet printable discs, getting a good burn is really the harder part, I like to start with a really, really, really clean disc to reduce the possibility of a bad burn from a laser not writing correctly through a speck of dust or lint or something, and I don’t see how running it through a printer first is going to do that aspect the least bit of favor. Also, why waste ink on a disc that might not burn correctly anyway?

Perhaps do yourself another favor, get some really cheap inkjet printable discs to practice printing on (and I don’t mean BDRs, just get whatever is cheapest between single layer DVDR or CDR), so when you do have a good burn, you can be sure you don’t screw up the good disc with bad printing.

that sounds like a smart thing to do…especially seeing as how extremely expensive burnable blu-rays are…

I meant to include an important cautionary note: once you print a disc label, let it dry for 24 hours (especially ones that let you print really close to the hub). Don’t touch the label side, don’t put it in a player, don’t put it in a case, just place it off to the side and leave it to sit out in the open air for 24 hours.

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Hi, guys! First, I’d like to thank all the volunteers for helping me fill in the task-sheet. It’s now nearly done and I must especially thank MusicallyInspired, who did the lion’s share of the work!!!

I, however, have a problem - I wanted to start preparing the assets today, based on the sheet (I plan to do the shots I want to improve in ESB v2.5 first, already using the v3.0 workflow - no sense in doing them twice) and when I opened After Effects, I found out my Adobe CC license I still had from my last job has expired.

I hate to ask for donations, but I can’t currently afford to renew the license (I do the work for UPP as a freelancer and there wasn’t a lot of work these past three months and though there’s much more work now, after Christmas I could barely afford the rent), so if I want to continue working on Despecialized, I have to ask for donations for the software licenses. A yearly subscription to the whole Creative Cloud package is 725,85 € including tax - that’s about $900.

So, please, if you can spare a bit of money, my paypal is harmypaypal@email.cz

If you add a message with your name with your donation, I’ll put you in the credits, of course!

Thank you and sorry that I have to do this.

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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:

I hate to ask for donations, but I can’t currently afford to renew the license (I do the work for UPP as a freelancer and there wasn’t a lot of work these past three months and though there’s much more work now, after Christmas I could barely afford the rent), so if I want to continue working on Despecialized, I have to ask for donations for the software licenses. A yearly subscription to the whole Creative Cloud package is 725,85 € including tax - that’s about $900.

Hey Harmy, I don’t mean this to sound rude, but do you need to have the entire Creative Cloud? Personally, I have the Photography Plan, which is Photoshop and Lightroom, because I don’t need to edit complicated PDFs or make websites often, and I use Final Cut Pro X for video rather than Premiere.

Is it possible to just get by with the $19.99/month Single App plan (e.g. for just say After Effects), or do you need the whole package? Honest question; I don’t really know your workflow, and I’m just trying to be economical. Keep up the great work! 😃

What can you get a Wookiee for (Life Day) Christmas when he already owns a comb?

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I thought about this but I need After Effects, Premiere and Photoshop and the cost of those three apps separately is already more than the entire Creative Cloud package.
I do plan to slowly migrate my workflow to free apps such as non-commercial Nuke and DaVinci Resolve but those are severely limited by the formats they can read, plus most of the work on ESBv2.5 is already done in Adobe. I also have a Neat-Video license for both Premiere and AE, which is a great help, so it would be great to still have those apps.

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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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Man, I wish I could help, Harmy. You’re just amazing, my friend. I watched the despecialized editions recently (can’t WAIT to make a set of them for myself) and finally being able to see the movies as they were when I first saw them when I was a kid almost brought a tear to my eye.

Just a question. What are you trying to improve ? The movies already look amazing. What’s left to do to them ? When you DO do whatever it is you’re going to do, you’ll announce where to get them somewhere on this site, I assume ?

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TheTrueSpottedfeather said:

Just a question. What are you trying to improve ? The movies already look amazing. What’s left to do to them ?

1080p. And much higher quality 35mm sources for SW and ESB.

a trolling bantha

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I was doing some reading and found this…
“AVCHD is formatted for burning onto a Blu-ray Disk (BD) or even a dual-layer DVD (DVD-DL). This version usually downloads as a .ISO file (often with a .MDS file included). Not all soundtracks and subtitles are included in this version due to BD limitations. See this article to learn how to “mount” the .ISO file on Windows, Mac, or Linux.”

I’d like the MKV with all the features and audio, but if you convert this to AVCHD, it won’t lose the additional commentaries and stuff like that ? No loss of quality ?

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TheTrueSpottedfeather said:

I was doing some reading and found this…
“AVCHD is formatted for burning onto a Blu-ray Disk (BD) or even a dual-layer DVD (DVD-DL). This version usually downloads as a .ISO file (often with a .MDS file included). Not all soundtracks and subtitles are included in this version due to BD limitations. See this article to learn how to “mount” the .ISO file on Windows, Mac, or Linux.”

I’d like the MKV with all the features and audio, but if you convert this to AVCHD, it won’t lose the additional commentaries and stuff like that ? No loss of quality ?

If I hadn’t been reading all the other stuff you’ve been going on about I’d be totally, completely lost for your meaning here, but I think I follow… Are you still trying to figure out how to get these movies onto a Blu-ray disc? AVCHD as mentioned in the stuff you’re quoting is referring to the extra-compressed versions of the films that are particularly for those who can’t or won’t burn to Blu-ray, but still want a version of the movie to watch or share on discs, particularly cheaper discs like double layer DVDRs. The mentions of Blu-ray Disc and BD limitations, etc. are in regards to the AVCHD video standard used for the extra-compressed version being structured like Blu-ray and playable only in Blu-ray players despite technically being fit on a double layer DVDR. If you are wanting full quality on a disc and you already have the full quality MKV releases, there are some very simple steps to get it to be ready to burn to a BDR, as the video and audio are already made to be Blu-ray compliant (just have to run it through TSMuxer or some such first). If you want menus or anything fancy, in addition to being full quality, get the NJVC Blu-ray images as we’ve mentioned previously. And no (in reference to what you were asking Harmy earlier), don’t ever expect to be told directly where to download such things in this forum, anyone doing so shouldn’t, this is for discussion about these projects, not how and where to get them.

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Harmy said:

I hate to ask for donations, but I can’t currently afford to renew the license (I do the work for UPP as a freelancer and there wasn’t a lot of work these past three months and though there’s much more work now, after Christmas I could barely afford the rent), so if I want to continue working on Despecialized, I have to ask for donations for the software licenses. A yearly subscription to the whole Creative Cloud package is 725,85 € including tax - that’s about $900.

So, please, if you can spare a bit of money, my paypal is harmypaypal@email.cz

If you add a message with your name with your donation, I’ll put you in the credits, of course!

Thank you and sorry that I have to do this.

Dang. Sorry, Harmy. I’m afraid the only currency I have to donate is my time. 😦

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TheTrueSpottedfeather said:

I was doing some reading and found this…
“AVCHD is formatted for burning onto a Blu-ray Disk (BD) or even a dual-layer DVD (DVD-DL). This version usually downloads as a .ISO file (often with a .MDS file included). Not all soundtracks and subtitles are included in this version due to BD limitations. See this article to learn how to “mount” the .ISO file on Windows, Mac, or Linux.”

I’d like the MKV with all the features and audio, but if you convert this to AVCHD, it won’t lose the additional commentaries and stuff like that ? No loss of quality ?

AVCHD is a Blu-Ray burned to a DVD9, more or less. Converting the MKV to an 8GB AVCHD will lose quality. Just convert it to a BD25 and burn it to a single-layer Blu-Ray, then you won’t lose quality. Otherwise just download the AVCHD version and burn that to a dual-layer DVD (though it will only play in a Blu-Ray player).

a trolling bantha

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Please, I don’t want anyone to feel the slightest bit guilty for not donating for any reason!!!
And anyway, I posted the request to FB and we’re already half-way there! 😃

  • www.facebook.com/despecialized
  • 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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ChainsawAsh said:

TheTrueSpottedfeather said:

I was doing some reading and found this…
“AVCHD is formatted for burning onto a Blu-ray Disk (BD) or even a dual-layer DVD (DVD-DL). This version usually downloads as a .ISO file (often with a .MDS file included). Not all soundtracks and subtitles are included in this version due to BD limitations. See this article to learn how to “mount” the .ISO file on Windows, Mac, or Linux.”

I’d like the MKV with all the features and audio, but if you convert this to AVCHD, it won’t lose the additional commentaries and stuff like that ? No loss of quality ?

AVCHD is a Blu-Ray burned to a DVD9, more or less. Converting the MKV to an 8GB AVCHD will lose quality. Just convert it to a BD25 and burn it to a single-layer Blu-Ray, then you won’t lose quality. Otherwise just download the AVCHD version and burn that to a dual-layer DVD (though it will only play in a Blu-Ray player).

Some DVD players can play AVCHD DVD9 discs can’t they? Probably not many if any, granted.