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Harmy's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Despecialized Edition HD !!!MKV and AVCHD v2.0 NOW AVAILABLE!!! — Page 139

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It seems the uloz link for part 01 of the AVCHD version of TESB 2.0 is also broken.

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Faithwyn said:

Wow! I’d never given this any thought, after reading this post I learned that
my copy of Jedi does indeed have chapter names, while the other two films do not.
Since I’ve yet to burn my custom projects I’m sure I would have discovered this
at that time and come hear asking this same question. Thanks for the links, I’ve
snagged all three to text files for future muxing!

I can give XML files including all chapter titles for each movie so you don’t need to manually add/create them in mkvtoolnix’s chapter editor. Just load the XML file and remux.

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GZK8000 said:

It seems the uloz link for part 01 of the AVCHD version of TESB 2.0 is also broken.

Annoying when that happens… Is this sort of thing just down to some file corruption on the server?

For info, the AVCHD of Harmy’s ESB 2.0 is available on the spleen (Zer0Squared) and Usenet (Mallwalker).

Bluto

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Thanks for the .XML files they may prove quite handy!

I thought I recognized your foul stench when I entered this forum!

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If these chapter titles are included in an mkv (or iso?), how can they be seen afterwards? Do standalone Bluray/DVD players show them anywhere? (I think mine only ever display chapter numbers… But then my hardware is ancient.) Or do the titles only appear if using suitable software - VLC perhaps?

Bluto

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Bluto said:

If these chapter titles are included in an mkv (or iso?), how can they be seen afterwards? Do standalone Bluray/DVD players show them anywhere? (I think mine only ever display chapter numbers… But then my hardware is ancient.) Or do the titles only appear if using suitable software - VLC perhaps?

Bluto

  1. You have to mux the xml files to the mkv file
  2. Both programs I use for mkv playback (VLC and Kodi) fully support reading of the chapter times and titles, I haven’t unfortunately checked any hardware player
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Thanks for the info.
Bluto

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First off, great work Harmy. Turning a bunch of different sources into one cohesive whole, and in HD no less, is pretty darn awesome. Thumbs up.

I have a question directed to all of OriginalTrilogy.com: I have a Roku with a USB port and that is how I usually watch Harmy’s Star Wars cuts, converted from MKV to MP4 with the best 2.0 audio track. Recently, I got a 5.1 speaker system and reconverted the MKV file using the 5.1 audio. When I plugged the USB into my Roku, NO sound came out. I had the audio settings set the same as the original audio (in terms of bit rate and that) but nothing. If anyone knows what happened because it happened to them or just know I would appreciate it.

FYI, because my dad was with me and wanted to hear Return of the Jedi (I know this is the Empire thread, I just figured what works for one file works for the others) in 5.1 (like me), I had to play my 2011 blu-ray (don’t feel sorry for me; I actually tolerate the special editions. I just prefer the originals/Harmy’s).

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I’m not sure if roku fully supports 5.1 or not, but I can tell you that if your 5.1 system has a pro logic setting the 2.0 tracks will still give great surround. They are matrix encoded to be compatible with dolby surround/pro logic and you will get legitimate surround, as in actual surround effects where they are supposed to be not just ambience. Use movie mode. In fact the 5.1 mixes present in de specialized are basically just doctored pro logic mixes anyway.

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Some players don’t know what to do with DTS-MA audio in an MKV (even if they deal with it fine in other media formats). Converting to AC3 will give you a (lossy) 5.1 track. Burning to a Blu-ray will give you a lossless 5.1 track, but not in an MKV. Or you could try PC software playback, etc.

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Possessed said:

I’m not sure if roku fully supports 5.1 or not, but I can tell you that if your 5.1 system has a pro logic setting the 2.0 tracks will still give great surround. They are matrix encoded to be compatible with dolby surround/pro logic and you will get legitimate surround, as in actual surround effects where they are supposed to be not just ambience. Use movie mode. In fact the 5.1 mixes present in de specialized are basically just doctored pro logic mixes anyway.

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Some players don’t know what to do with DTS-MA audio in an MKV (even if they deal with it fine in other media formats). Converting to AC3 will give you a (lossy) 5.1 track. Burning to a Blu-ray will give you a lossless 5.1 track, but not in an MKV. Or you could try PC software playback, etc.

Understood. Thank you guys. Yeah, my 5.1 doesn’t really play back in lossless, so I’ll try AC3 first. If that doesn’t work, then Pro Logic (that was DEFINITELY mention in the manuel). Thank you Possessed and Catbus.

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m said:

When using Winzip during unzipping it stops about 75% through and says the file is corrupted. However, as I stated previously, the movie plays fine but you cannot skip chapters. There is no readme file.

Hey m, did you ever get your corrupted download issue resolved?

When extracting the rars, I remember running into a similar problem. However, I had used JDownloader 2 as a download manager as per TUIG 4.0. Since that program had an extract function, I tried using it instead, and it worked fine. You might try that. You can find clean links to JDownloader 2 posted here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Z_Br2jXGay6XfTeM_P0pDKGkXt2-coSd5IXeYD06_pk/pub

If that doesn’t help, here’s another question. Did you use the multipart or manual rar download method?

If you used the multipart, and there are just a few rars that seem to be the problem, I could send you a PM with some alternate mega.nz links for whatever parts you need. They are exactly the same files as retrieved from the Uloz.to links and they worked fine for me. But I re-saved them to my account, so if there is a problem with the originals, you’d still have a source for working copies. Just let me know.

And though I don’t have copies of the manual rars, I hope some of that helps!

The NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions is available on Mega.

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solkap said:

m said:

When using Winzip during unzipping it stops about 75% through and says the file is corrupted. However, as I stated previously, the movie plays fine but you cannot skip chapters. There is no readme file.

Hey m, did you ever get your corrupted download issue resolved?

When extracting the rars, I remember running into a similar problem. However, I had used JDownloader 2 as a download manager as per TUIG 4.0. Since that program had an extract function, I tried using it instead, and it worked fine. You might try that. You can find clean links to JDownloader 2 posted here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Z_Br2jXGay6XfTeM_P0pDKGkXt2-coSd5IXeYD06_pk/pub

If that doesn’t help, here’s another question. Did you use the multipart or manual rar download method?

If you used the multipart, and there are just a few rars that seem to be the problem, I could send you a PM with some alternate mega.nz links for whatever parts you need. They are exactly the same files as retrieved from the Uloz.to links and they worked fine for me. But I re-saved them to my account, so if there is a problem with the originals, you’d still have a source for working copies. Just let me know.

And though I don’t have copies of the manual rars, I hope some of that helps!

Thanks for the link. I’m going to try JDownloader2.

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An impressive work, and in spanish too! Excellent!

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m said:

solkap said:

m said:

When using Winzip during unzipping it stops about 75% through and says the file is corrupted. However, as I stated previously, the movie plays fine but you cannot skip chapters. There is no readme file.

Hey m, did you ever get your corrupted download issue resolved?

When extracting the rars, I remember running into a similar problem. However, I had used JDownloader 2 as a download manager as per TUIG 4.0. Since that program had an extract function, I tried using it instead, and it worked fine. You might try that. You can find clean links to JDownloader 2 posted here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Z_Br2jXGay6XfTeM_P0pDKGkXt2-coSd5IXeYD06_pk/pub

If that doesn’t help, here’s another question. Did you use the multipart or manual rar download method?

If you used the multipart, and there are just a few rars that seem to be the problem, I could send you a PM with some alternate mega.nz links for whatever parts you need. They are exactly the same files as retrieved from the Uloz.to links and they worked fine for me. But I re-saved them to my account, so if there is a problem with the originals, you’d still have a source for working copies. Just let me know.

And though I don’t have copies of the manual rars, I hope some of that helps!

Thanks for the link. I’m going to try JDownloader2.

I downloaded multipart (from uloz.to) using JDownloader 2 and everything seems to work (no unpacking issues).

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I hate to so consistently be the “any update?” guy, but I have to ask: any update?

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Could August be the most amazing month ever?

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I’m sorry to say I’ve been so busy with work that I had no time or energy to do any work on Star Wars.
We have some big projects ending in September, so I’m hoping that then I could start doing some work on Despecialized.

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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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Yeah we completely understand. I was just getting a little giddy with Adywan releasing ESB:R, and return of the pug being almost done. 😋

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Harmy said:

I’m sorry to say I’ve been so busy with work that I had no time or energy to do any work on Star Wars.
We have some big projects ending in September, so I’m hoping that then I could start doing some work on Despecialized.

We’re probably mostly all just glad that you’re well and still keeping the project in mind. We’d all be thrilled to see this quickly come to fruition, but obviously you need to get the important stuff in your life done first. Still, come the end of some work projects in September, perhaps it is a good time to take a little vacation time to focus on …other… activities. 😉

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Harmy! I was just thinking about you the other day and how we haven’t heard from you in a while. Glad you’re keeping busy though!

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