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Ho ho. I am going to help seed this for awhile.

 

Thanks for putting it up...if only we could get Building Empire back up.

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Cool. Is that the NTSC or PAL version?

You know of the rebellion against the Empire?

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From the torrent name, this seems to be the NTSC version, but I haven't finished downloading it yet.

You know of the rebellion against the Empire?

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For 2 dys my RTJ torrent is stuck at 75% lol. Somone seed!

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See, this is why I like getting stuff from Rapidshare.  Yeah, it costs a few bucks a month but I don't have to wander around forums begging for people to make stuff available when I want it.

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

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Even better, if you can't afford a RS premium account, try jdownloader.  Automated downloads for free.

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I have JD and it's made my life a lot easier.  I can leave it running overnight and while I'm at work and with multiple downloads on a paid account, I can have stuff in a day or so.

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

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TV's Frink said:

Even better, if you can't afford a RS premium account, try jdownloader.  Automated downloads for free.

Thanks for that Mr Frink, the Mac versions don't to seem to work with this wind up laptop but the Linux version will work on Chateaux Bingowings main computer.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Dp2OfIT_M

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I've finished downloading the torrent, and it is definitely NTSC.

However, there seems to be a problem with the aspect ratio.  I cannot get the movie to display properly on my widescreen TV. I've adjusted my display settings, but the bottom of the screen is always cropped off.

Anyone else having this problem, or know how to correct it?

You know of the rebellion against the Empire?

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Erikstormtrooper said:

I've finished downloading the torrent, and it is definitely NTSC.

Originally was PAL.
Torrent file sizes match the original, so I doubt it's been re-encoded.

Looks like some fuckwit has tried jiggery-pokery on the IFO files, perhaps trying to fool his player.

Original IFO files (from Moth3r's usenet post) available here:
http://rapidshare.com/files/280091725/MIAMI_RTJPAL.rar.html

However, in practice you must take into account the “fuckwit factor”. Just talk to Darth Mallwalker…
-Moth3r

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Darth Mallwalker said:
Erikstormtrooper said:

I've finished downloading the torrent, and it is definitely NTSC.

 

Looks like some fuckwit has tried jiggery-pokery on the IFO files, perhaps trying to fool his player.


Didn't boon do this in NTSC,and he is famous for that tricking the player shit instead of a true conversion.

 

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He did do the first version (pre-Miami).
IIRC his NTSC had exactly the same running time as the PAL original, which confuses me and suggests some sort of trickery with frame rate, but at least the resolution was downsized 576->480.

That's not the case here.
This Miami torrent appears to retain the PAL VOBs untouched (I can verify that later) so replacing the IFOs with the PAL ones should do the trick--as long as one can play PAL.

However, in practice you must take into account the “fuckwit factor”. Just talk to Darth Mallwalker…
-Moth3r

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I should probably add that the movie plays fine on my 4:3 CRT TV.

You know of the rebellion against the Empire?

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Could someone reseed, please? there's a slew of us stuck at 79%. Thanks!

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TV's Frink said:

Even better, if you can't afford a RS premium account, try jdownloader.  Automated downloads for free.

 Man, that jdownloader is pure freakin' magic.  Thanks for the recommendation.

IT'S MY TRILOGY, AND I WANT IT NOW!

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"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM

"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.

Rewrite the Prequels!

 

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I got a bit of a problem here.

I downloaded the PAL ISO  from FE which came in at 5.8GB (obviously too big for a SL DVD).

Have I downloaded a DL version by mistake or is there something wrong with this ISO?

Can shrink it down a tad without making it unwatchable?

Any idea how I've screwed up (assuming that I have which usually the safest option).

+++++UPDATE+++++

It was a honest labeling error (it was the DL version) and it's been corrected now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Dp2OfIT_M

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Is there any chance of getting an NTSC version of this that is not sped up?

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JediTray said:

Is there any chance of getting an NTSC version of this that is not sped up?

If you are talking about the Miami version, you would have to convert the PAL version.  NTSC conversions of the original version are available at fanedit.info.  I believe Jambe Davdar's original was PAL; if so, there is no chance of an NTSC version that is not a PAL conversion, if that is what you mean.

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I got my NTSC from fanedit, and the playback is too fast.  That tells me there was never a proper authoring of an NTSC, but rather a PAL conversion was done.  That's a shame.  I looked at Building Empire again and it doesn't seem to suffer from this, so I was just hoping it could be rectified.

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JediTray said:

I got my NTSC from fanedit, and the playback is too fast.  That tells me there was never a proper authoring of an NTSC, but rather a PAL conversion was done. 

No; it tells you that something went wrong somewhere.  PAL conversions do not suffer from fast playback because the PAL speed up is undone as part of the conversion, or it would not really be a conversion.  Something has gone wrong somewhere.  Has anyone else seen the NTSC version that is posted on fanedit.info?

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I just checked mine that I got from there about a year ago and it seems perfectly fine to me.

Tobor is robot spelled backwards.

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It's been about 6 months since I watched mine but I don't recall any speedup.

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Regarding NTSC conversions, I've just had a look through this thread and I think the following summary is accurate:

Original Version
Single Layer disc by caligulathegod used original audio
Dual layer disc by caligulathegod used slowed down audio

Miami Film Festival Version
caligulathegod never finished his conversion
some fuckwit uploaded an IFO-hack-job conversion to demonoid

 

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Perhaps that might explain why JediTray is having problems, although he says he downloaded his NTSC copy from fanedit.info, and as far as I know the Miami version was only ever PAL, so he must have the original in NTSC.  Strange!

 The Miami was released originally without the extras.  If I have time, I will see if I can convert the original Miami to NTSC, but I do not have the time or the inclination to add all the extras in.

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Looking at fanedit.info right now and here's what is available:

SL PAL (Rapidshare)
DL Miami PAL (RS)
DL Miami PAL Complete (Megaupload)
DL NTSC (RS)

If I remember correctly, "complete" means the extras are included on that Miami version.

JediTray, how long ago did you grab the NTSC version?  If it's been a while, you might try re-downloading off of fanedit.info.  I seem to recall that I accidentally grabbed the PAL version a while back but I can't remember why (it might have been mislabeled or not labeled at all).