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***The Cowclops Transfers (a.k.a. the PCM audio DVD's, Row47 set) Info and Feedback Thread*** — Page 11

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IIRC, it's:

1) Luke/Treadwell
2) Luke/Biggs/Camie/Fixer
3) Luke/Biggs
4) Alternate cantina edit

Similar to the stuff which is on "Deleted Magic" except that the alternate cantina is not intercut with the 2004 DVD and is thus much more watchable.

Also, RowMan's forthcoming RowDroid ESB extras disc contains some great stills from the Wampas in Echo Base scenes.
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Does anyone know if this version is still alive?
I hope it is, I'm very keen to see it myself.
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When will the new cowclops set be available because I want to buy one?

Going to be awesome, way better than official release 2004 edition.

“Always loved Vader’s wordless self sacrifice. Another shitty, clueless, revision like Greedo and young Anakin’s ghost. What a fucking shame.” -Simon Pegg.

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Originally posted by: Stinky-Dinkins


That's a great first post. These crazy buttons blow my mind.

Looking for an update on the new transfer.

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When it is available, it will be posted here. Please stop asking about it.
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Please stop asking about it?!?!
Awww, that's no fun. :-)

Anyway, I'm glad to hear it is still happening, I was worried it may have gone off the rails or something.
We all know how much work is involved, just wanted to know if it was still in progress, which it is, which is fantastic.
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Return of the Jedi is 99% done. If anyone has the sound track for A New Hope or ROTJ in at least 160kbps mp3 format, it would be a great help if I could have a couple tracks off it to finish up the RotJ disc and make the extras disc. Music is about the only thing I need that I don't have right now.
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Thanks for addressing that, CC. I'm not trying to be a hard ass about people asking questions, but I've answered that same question at least 5 or 6 times throughout this thread-it tends to become very redundant. I understand people's enthusiam but please read the thread and then ask questions which have not been answered already if you need to. Also, publicly asking about acquiring v2.0 is a no-no, so please don't. If you'd like more info do not hesitate to PM or email me by clicking my profile icon. Thanks!
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I have the soundtracks for the three films in 192kbps mp3, if you want them.

EDIT: They're Special Edition, though.
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Originally posted by: Cowclops
Return of the Jedi is 99% done. If anyone has the sound track for A New Hope or ROTJ in at least 160kbps mp3 format, it would be a great help if I could have a couple tracks off it to finish up the RotJ disc and make the extras disc. Music is about the only thing I need that I don't have right now.


I have the original Polydor soundtrack of ANH, the Anthology Box Set, and the 1997 Special Edition releases. (I don't have the newest versions released last fall. I think they're the same tracks as the 1997, but a separate mix.) I've ripped them all at 192kbps (pretty sure that's what I chose).

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IM me at "Cowclops" on AIM if you'd be able to help me out with the sound track. SE vs non SE doesn't matter at all, its just the music I need and the music should be the same in either case.
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Actually, that brings up an interesting question: did they just remaster the SE soundtrack to the original? I'm certain I've seen topics that some things were cut or rearanged. Unless I'm thinking of the unused portions of the score that's on the Deleted Magic DVD.
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Error #1

At 50m31s - the picture does go black for around 4 seconds BEFORE the welding scene appears - THIS was caused by a Laserdisc Side Flip!

Quirk #1


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Originally posted by: TR47
- I have watched my originals more than once and the only errors present are the 3 second gap and one very brief part in ROTJ in which a speeder bike explodes, the bitrate jumps over 10 MBPS (which may cause a stutter in some players)
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There is another error that I noticed when watching ANH last night. At the scene transition between Alderan exploding, and Luke practicing his lightsaber against the remote; there is a frame that got encoded as an interlaced composite of the previous half frame (showing the end of the explosion) and the next half frame (showing Luke with his lightsaber):

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Interesting... I never really consciously noticed that until you pointed it out, but I always felt the transition was a little odd. I suppose once 2.0 is released everyone will nitpick it also.
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Originally posted by: TR47
Interesting... I never really consciously noticed that until you pointed it out, but I always felt the transition was a little odd. I suppose once 2.0 is released everyone will nitpick it also.

For some reason it jumped out at me during my first viewing. I said out loud, "What in the hell was that? Was that an interlaced frame?" Then I paused it and went back frame by frame. My friend watching it with me didn't see a thing; well, not until I paused on the frame of course.

It could just be the way different people see things, whether they notice or not. It also could be that I spent quite a while recently working on a similar problem on a different video and interlacing oddities are burned into my brain, lol.

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Its the nature of the disc. Alderaan blowing up is right at a side switch, and they didn't do that great of a job in their own cut, so thats basically what it ended up as.
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Originally posted by: Cowclops
Its the nature of the disc. Alderaan blowing up is right at a side switch, and they didn't do that great of a job in their own cut, so thats basically what it ended up as.


I may fix it for my copy. I have found a couple of programs that can make cuts on any frame, not just I-frames or key frames. When they save the edit, they bit-for-bit copy everything aside from the edit point, where they re-encode a couple of frames before and after the cut in order to make it work. Without programs like this, the only way to delete that single frame would be to re-encode the whole thing. The two programs I have found that can do this are VideoReDo and TMPGenc MPEG Editor with "Smart Rendering" (which is their official name of the function that I descibed above). That is how I perfectly cut out the 4 second black space in ESB without leaving any black frames or losing any good frames.

I am keeping a copy of the original "TR47" set too, errors and all. It may sound odd, but I see the original "TR47" set as a genuine piece of Star Wars history with an interesting backstory. It set the standard for quite some time and, what is used for comparison screenshots for the elaborate "X0 Project"? The TR47 of course. Plus, the name "TR47" sounds cool, like something out of Star Wars itself.
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One word: Done


I don't believe you.

Dr. M

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Originally posted by: Cowclops
One word:

DONE.


That is the best thing I have heard all day and I just got back from seeing Jet and Oasis perform in Toronto! Now that we have the official confirmation of completion when can we get our grubby little mits on this masterpiece? Will you be making it available directly Cowclops or will distro still be through TR47?
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Please check message #2 on this page. Thanks!

Originally posted by: 88keyz
Originally posted by: Cowclops
One word:

DONE.


That is the best thing I have heard all day and I just got back from seeing Jet and Oasis perform in Toronto! Now that we have the official confirmation of completion when can we get our grubby little mits on this masterpiece? Will you be making it available directly Cowclops or will distro still be through TR47?