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QUANTUM LEAP - NTSC Music Preservation Project.

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Seasons 1 and 5 are fine everywhere.

Seasons 2 and 3 DVD releases in Region 1 have their music altered. It's not the case for Region 2 UK which is PAL. Since I own Season 2 and 3 DVDs from Region 2 with the music retained, I'll be doing some PAL to NTSC conversion and adding English subtitles.

Season 4 is a tricky matter. Both Region 1 and Region 2 DVD releases have the songs changed. All someone would need to do is to rip the DVDs for the video, excise the audio and use the audio from Netflix streaming.

I'm using Doctor M's guide for PAL to NTSC conversion but it's my first time doing this.

 

There'll be a status update for Seasons 2-4. Will be working on a single disc at a time.

 

SEASON 2 (PAL to NTSC. Adding subtitles. No music omitted.)

DISC 1
Honeymoon Express
Disco Inferno
The Americanization of Machiko
What Price Gloria?

DISC 2
Blind Faith
Good Morning, Peoria
Thou Shalt Not...
Jimmy

DISC 3
So Help Me God
Catch a Falling Star
A Portrait for Troian
Animal Frat

DISC 4
Another Mother
All Americans
Her Charm
Freedom

DISC 5
Good Night, Dear Heart
Pool Hall Blues
Leaping in Without a Net
Maybe Baby

DISC 6
Sea Bride
M.I.A.

 

SEASON 3 (PAL to NTSC. Adding subtitles. No music omitted.)

DISC 1
The Leap Home, Part I
The Leap Home, Part II
Leap of Faith
One Strobe Over the Line

DISC 2
The Boogiem*n
Miss Deep South
Black On White On Fire
The Great Spontini

DISC 3
Rebel Without a Clue
A Little Miracle
Runaway
8 1/2 Months

DISC 4
Future Boy
Private Dancer
Piano Man
Southern Conforts

DISC 5
Glitter Rock
A Hunting We Will Go
Last Dance Before an Execution
Heart of a Champion

DISC 6
Nuclear Family
Shock Theater

 

SEASON 4 (NTSC DVD but other audio. Time to rejoin Netflix.)

DISC 1
The Leap Back - “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby?” Performed by: B.B. King (OMITTED)
Play Ball - “Traveling Man” Performed by: Ricky Nelson (OMITTED)
Hurricane - “It’s a Beautiful Morning” Performed by: The Rascals (OMITTED)
Justice

DISC 2
Permanent Wave
Raped
The Wrong Stuff
Dreams

DISC 3
A Single Drop of Rain
Unchained
The Play's The Thing
Running For Honor - “Easier Said Than Done” Performed by: The Essex (OMITTED)

DISC 4
Temptation Eyes - “I Want to Know What Love Is” Performed by: Foreigner (OMITTED)
The Last Gunfighter
A Song For The Soul
Ghost Ship

DISC 5
Roberto!
It's A Wonderful Leap - “Someone to Watch Over Me” Performed by: George Gershwin (OMITTED)
“Somewhere” Performed by: Stephen Sondheim (for “West Side Story”) (OMITTED)
Moments to Live
The Curse of Ptah-Hotep

DISC 6
Stand Up - “Orange Colored Sky” Performed by: Natalie Cole
“Someday You’ll Find”
“World Is Brighter”
A Leap For Lisa - “April Love” Performed by: Pat Boone

 

Links will be for MediaFire. Choices will be DVD-DL or mpeg4 files in very high quality per request as project progresses. Season 4 will be the most difficult since I've never rejoined video with another source of audio before.

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You're going to have to hope someone has vintage TV rips they saved, or else get yourself the appropriate recordings of the problem songs and re-mix them into the existing audio.  A few S4 eps say "Disc Only" on NF streaming.

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My outlook on life - we’re all on the Hindenburg anyway…no point fighting over the window seat.

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Ziz said:

You're going to have to hope someone has vintage TV rips they saved, or else get yourself the appropriate recordings of the problem songs and re-mix them into the existing audio.  A few S4 eps say "Disc Only" on NF streaming.

Running for Honor

It's A Wonderful Leap

A Leap For Lisa

I think it might be easier to just have the audio from the episodes and then the PGC for the video. Otherwise I wouldn't have any idea what to do to add in the songs while removing the muzak.

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Small update. I might or might not add subtitles to Seasons 2 and 3 since I haven't any idea how to add them to the VOBs.

The individual episodes are also going to be available for those wishing to watch them on a computer. The srts will be archived with the episode in question.

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I thought it was established that HULU has the original broadcast versions, with original audio?

 

Regardless, I have the broadcast versions recorded from the Sci Fi Channel (aired mid/early 2000s) with original music intact.

 

Theyre the syndicated versions, so the opening credits are not correct in some some seasons.

 

Im not sure if they have scenes edited out due to syndication

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Echo3 said:

I thought it was established that HULU has the original broadcast versions, with original audio?

 

Regardless, I have the broadcast versions recorded from the Sci Fi Channel (aired mid/early 2000s) with original music intact.

 

Theyre the syndicated versions, so the opening credits are not correct in some some seasons.

 

Im not sure if they have scenes edited out due to syndication

For Season 4? I just need the episodes listed audios only so I can excise the songs and place them correctly.

Season 2 and 3 are on hiatus until next month. Just bought the monitor I've always been wanting to purchase. ASUS PA238Q IPS.

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Ever since you were a little boy... :)

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I wish you good luck on this preservation project :-)

 

If Hulu does have the original versions, I can easily save the FLV files from the site with TubeDigger (I've purchased the program, and it's come in handy on stuff like that), and extract the audio from there. If anyone can confirm that they are the originals, perhaps I can help in that regard, at least.

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nocomments87 said:

I wish you good luck on this preservation project :-)

 

If Hulu does have the original versions, I can easily save the FLV files from the site with TubeDigger (I've purchased the program, and it's come in handy on stuff like that), and extract the audio from there. If anyone can confirm that they are the originals, perhaps I can help in that regard, at least.

I was attempting to watch Disco Inferno from HULU and it said they didn't have it due to rights issues.

All the audio is on my computer for Seasons 2 and 3 in AC3 format. What I need now is the exact NTSC episode run times to the millisecond so I can re-time these already. Next month I'll be rejoining Netflix so I can rent the 12 discs in question. Then what I'll be doing with Handbrake is rip individual episodes as high quality .m4v files which will be uploaded via MediaFire and links will be shared in PM with a PasteBin link.

The individual episodes for Seasons 1 and 5 are already uploaded to Mediafire with subtitles embedded. Zero denoising or any other filter applied. This show was shot and film and shall appear to be as film, grain and all.

Season 2-4 discs will be in ISO format.

In fact this is my first project.

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That's awesome! I would LOVE to get these! I'll help in any way I can! I only have season 1 on DVD so far and I'm in the US.

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Netflix is still a go but in July. Going to be renting Season 2 and 3 on disc from there. Season 4 I'm still going to need the broadcast audio. My apologies for the short hiatus.

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Well project is at a stand-still. Needing an audio program which will let me change the timecode and length of the AC3 track from the PAL discs which I have to match with the video of the NTSC DVD release.

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FremenDar said:

Well project is at a stand-still. Needing an audio program which will let me change the timecode and length of the AC3 track from the PAL discs which I have to match with the video of the NTSC DVD release.

 

Decode to wav, adjust duration (with or without pitch shift), re-encode as AC3.

You may have to cope with the fact the underlying video is of different duration. And that is going to get interesting.

 

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Well this project is indefinitely on hold. I'll be uploading the PAL audio from Seasons 2 and 3 to Mediafire along with the NTSC DVDs of those two Seasons. If anyone else is actually willing to give it a go beat my guest.

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Are they the straight AC3 tracks?

And you only have seasons 2 and 3?

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Asaki said:

Are they the straight AC3 tracks?

And you only have seasons 2 and 3?

AC3 tracks are from the UK PAL DVDs which I own. The NTSC DVDs of Season 2 and 3 are from Netflix. They're on my computer. If anyone else would care to make NTSC 2.0 versions of these using the PAL audio for the retainment of everything, be my guest. Still unsure what I should do about Season 4.

I have another personal fun project I'm working on.

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I own the DVDs for seasons 3 and 4.

I could give it a shot, though as usual, I'm low on HDD space =|

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FremenDar said:

Echo3 said:

I thought it was established that HULU has the original broadcast versions, with original audio?

 

Regardless, I have the broadcast versions recorded from the Sci Fi Channel (aired mid/early 2000s) with original music intact.

 

Theyre the syndicated versions, so the opening credits are not correct in some some seasons.

 

Im not sure if they have scenes edited out due to syndication

For Season 4? I just need the episodes listed audios only so I can excise the songs and place them correctly.

Season 2 and 3 are on hiatus until next month. Just bought the monitor I've always been wanting to purchase. ASUS PA238Q IPS.

 

 

I have all of Season 2,3 & 4 with original audio.

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Echo3 said:

FremenDar said:

Echo3 said:

I thought it was established that HULU has the original broadcast versions, with original audio?

 

Regardless, I have the broadcast versions recorded from the Sci Fi Channel (aired mid/early 2000s) with original music intact.

 

Theyre the syndicated versions, so the opening credits are not correct in some some seasons.

 

Im not sure if they have scenes edited out due to syndication

For Season 4? I just need the episodes listed audios only so I can excise the songs and place them correctly.

Season 2 and 3 are on hiatus until next month. Just bought the monitor I've always been wanting to purchase. ASUS PA238Q IPS.

 

 

I have all of Season 2,3 & 4 with original audio.

I'd just need Season 4 with original broadcast audio. Was going to make custom NTSC discs for Season 2 and 3 using the PAL audio from the releases I own but got too frustrated with it.

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Hi Echo3, 

Are you saying that you have Season 4 on DVD with the ORIGINAL music?? Please verify. If yes, is the set Region 1 and in NTSC format? If yes to all those questions, I would be interested in purchasing a copy of the season set from you. Please let me know. 

Thank You, 

Steve L. (Chicago area, IL)

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Echo3 said:

I thought it was established that HULU has the original broadcast versions, with original audio?

 

Regardless, I have the broadcast versions recorded from the Sci Fi Channel (aired mid/early 2000s) with original music intact.

 

Theyre the syndicated versions, so the opening credits are not correct in some some seasons.

 

Im not sure if they have scenes edited out due to syndication

I can verify that HULU (I have HULU Plus so can see all eps on roster, except "Disco Inferno", which is ONLY available on DVD) does have all the original music for Season 4, fortunately. Season 2 however is definitely altered. I watched eps like "Another Mother" and "M.I.A." and the replacement music was pretty god-awful. Season 3, like Season 4, appears to fortunately be unaltered too. 

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Any updates on this?  If not, if I were to buy the following I would have unmodified episodes/music?

Season 1 DVD - NTSC

Season 2 DVD - PAL

Season 3 DVD - PAL

Season 5 DVD - NTSC

Then the only problem is Season 4, which appears to be complete and unedited on Hulu but nowhere else...

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Infinity said:

Any updates on this?  If not, if I were to buy the following I would have unmodified episodes/music?

Season 1 DVD - NTSC

Season 2 DVD - PAL

Season 3 DVD - PAL

Season 5 DVD - NTSC

Then the only problem is Season 4, which appears to be complete and unedited on Hulu but nowhere else...

Anyway to capture from Hulu?

Season 2 and 3 PAL to NTSC conversions are dead in the water. I've moved on to start adding some custom tracks to Blu-ray. Especially trying to add the full-bitrate DTS track from Interview with the Vampire DVD to the BD25 Blu-ray released by Warner Bros. Which has lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 audio.

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I have been able to use a DVDR and record from HULU PLUS in real time.
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i would like to take over this project if anyone has the dvds.