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Akwat Kbrana said:

Blast! Parts 1-32 downloaded just fine, but the remaining ten files are being troublesome. The "Status" section reads as follows:

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I tried reloading the list in JDownloader, to no avail. Very frustrating. Anyone encounter this?

I had the same happen to me while downloading the PAL SW:R.  First do a "check for updates" in Jdwnloader.  Then reset the bad links.  Then restart Jdownloader.  I think it happens because RS changed something on their site.

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1.7 GB is the Xvid.  It was made big to preserve the quality, whilst being relatively quick to download compared to the DVD-5.

Actually doubleofive is right.  ANH:R's AVI was 1.67GB, so it was virtually the same size.

edited - sorry, Moth3r. 

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Chewtobacca said:

Can anyone suggest an optimal balance between quality and file size for an Xvid AVI?  The old 700 MB (1 CD) AVIs don't really look very good.   2 CDs wouldn't be far off the 1.7 GB though.

I could give you my suggestions, but I wouldn't want to take this thread off topic. Hint: try asking in the Technical Discussions forum... ;-)

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A letter to Adywan.

Mr Adywan my name is david waring and for the last 9 years i have been suffering from depression . At the moment im currently signed into a hospital for the benefit of my own health , from time to time staff at the hospital bring movies into the patients so we can watch them , each movie if not already known has to watched before it is shown to inpatients at the hospital. That usually means no horror movies or violent action movies, when asked what movies i would like to watch i always say Star Wars , the original version when i get my request the staff usually bring either the special editions or the 2006 release with the unrestored picture which doesnt help my state of mind .By saying this i meen that what George Lucas has done to the original Star Wars movies humanity does or inflicts upon each other , denial of exisistence or treat it like you hate it . Recently a warden on the hospital ward brung in The Empire Strikes Back dvd but it was a copy , he said that its a very special version he found on the internet and that it may just put a smile on my face . I watched the movie with Steve the warden and Mr  Adywan you have made a big difference to my mental state of mind that no prescription drug has done in years , i now see the movie the way i remember it back when it was released . The Empire Strikes Back is a regular movie for me to watch but it is the 2006 version that has a bad picture quality to it and because of this i only get to watch it on a 28 inch old style t.v..

                 I have watched your restored version of Empire 6 times now and like isaid before you have lifted my spirits like no drug has been able to do recently and i THANK YOU for that. My doctor noticed how my mood has been elevated the last 10 days and i told him why , i look forward to collecting enough points so i can watch The Empire Strikes Back on the 40 inch lcd screen . As i write this my doctor is sitting with at the side of me , it was his idea that i write to you and thank you personally as i may further my good mood . Dont get me wrong im not cured from depression , not yet but you have made me a happier person in the hospital because i can watch the original version of this movie . I dont have time to read through the rest of the posts in this thread and i dont even know if i can get back online to read more of this topic as you collect points in this hospital for , internet , t.v. or computer games ( all non violent of course). It seems like the only way a proper watchable version of each movie is only going to come from an experienced editor like yourself , so i hope you will finish Star Wars and Return Of The Jedi.

PLEASE restore Star Wars and Return Of The Jedi as you have done with Empire , i remember cuing up to watch Star Wars when it was released in the u.k. in 1978. I wish we could all watch those same movies as we used to. Thank you Mr Adywan for doing what you have done to The Empire Strikes Back , i bet you never thought you would ever get a letter like this when you were doing it .

                                         David Waring

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Wow, that is just awesome!

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David, that is an extraordinary story, and amongst all of these debates about what should or shouldn't be changed and so forth - your story enlightens the magic that was once Star Wars.  That seeing the original version of this glorious film has brought such pleasure to you is truly inspiring.  It is also wonderful that an external source has improved your mood instead of some drug.  Natural happiness must be the finest sensation to you.  I'm sure Adywan would also wish you well, and further happiness.

Currently, I don't believe anyone has been able to do a full restoration of Star Wars or Return Of The Jedi, but perhaps, your story will push someone to make that great leap.  Take care, and stay well, David.

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This went way beyond my expectations. For the first time in years I actually experienced Empire instead of simply re-watching a copy.

This would be great for SW and Jedi as well.

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David, thanks for sharing the touching story. Best wishes on your recovery.

Shame on George Lucas for putting us all in this situation. How much ill will could be erased if he simply released the original versions?

Imagine if the recently discovered lost footage from Metropolis had been purposefully destroyed instead of released. That is what Lucas is doing to Star Wars, in effect.

(sorry for going a little off topic there)

You know of the rebellion against the Empire?

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Chewtobacca said:

brownstien said:

Can someone please send me the rapidshare links?

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Yes; but you could probably help yourself with a combination of (a) browsing back through the thread to find the clues that you need and (b) using google.  PM sent. 

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Well, I dunno what that PM you received said, but check that if you haven't. If it's not helpful, search for 'adywan' at tehparadox.com. I recommend the one uploaded by AvP2008, as it has a small audio fix implemented, so the downloader doesn't have to fix it himself.

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David, i can really sympathise with what you are going through as i suffer with depression myself. Your story has really touched me. It's reasons like this why i keep working on my edits. I really wish George would see sense and restore the originals instead of wishing they never existed and doing everything he can to make sure they fade away in favour of his Special Editions.

Thank you for taking your time out to let me know your story and i am so glad that my edit could lift your spirits.

All the best :)

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brownstien said:


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 The PM I sent did actually contain the links, and you would have found most of what Ripplin told you by browsing the thread.  I don't know what these search results were meant to show, but as I said the clues are in the thread, not the links; and you could have googled terms with which you might have been unfamiliar.

I wonder if Adywan's made any progress on an HD version yet.  Even if an HD version isn't possible, a DVD-9 would probably be a substantial improvement all on its own.

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Chewtobacca said:

I wonder if Adywan's made any progress on an HD version yet.  Even if an HD version isn't possible, a DVD-9 would probably be a substantial improvement all on its own.

You would have found that by browsing the thread :-D

adywan said:

Now unfortunately doing a HD version just won't work. Downscaling the 1080p colour corrected master to 720p still retains most of the detail, but upscaling the GOUT to 720p just really brings out just how bad the quality is when spliced in with 720p video. It just doesn't blend in at all. So the DVD version is all there will be, i'm afraid

You can find a thread about my shot at it in my signature.

 

 

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Harmy said:

Chewtobacca said:

I wonder if Adywan's made any progress on an HD version yet.  Even if an HD version isn't possible, a DVD-9 would probably be a substantial improvement all on its own.

You would have found that by browsing the thread :-D

 

You're right.  I have been following the thread, but I must have missed that post.  So much for my attempt to stay on topic!    A DVD-9 should still be a possibility though.

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Ady, just wanted to take the time to express my gratitude to you for doing this. It is wonderful. It's nice to be able to watch Empire without either cringing at the SE changes or awful quality. THANK YOU!!

On a side note, I'm happy to have helped indirectly with this by supplying the Fox fanfare opening. It is actually taken from the latest release of The Omen. For TSOTESB, I initially tried Bus Stop. It was close, but The Omen was spot on.

Again, nice work as always. I'm sure someone else has already asked, but what are the chances of an EPIV companion (and eventually ROTJ) to this using your AVCHD source files? IMHO, this is the most important release around here in a long time... probably ever!

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Hey Guys i would really love to see this. Can someone plz help me out how to get the DVD-9 or better the Xvid?

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Has Ady even said he'll be doing a DVD-9?  As much as I would love one, I was under the impression this was DVD-5 only.

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I'm too lazy to look back through the thread, so I'll just say I seem to recall him saying it was a possibility but he wasn't committing to it.

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To those who ask for ANH and RotJ companions:

Deleting completely new shots and restoring walls is one thing. Replacing 100% CGI replacement shots with their model based counterparts, or erasing dozens of CGI additions to Mos Eisley or Jabba's Palace is something completely different. All of Jabba's band would have to be from the GOUT, most of the enterence to Mos Eisley, the best parts of the Battle of Yavin, and so on. Ady wouldn't have to be the one to do an "insert original shot here" edit, because I'm sure it's been done before. Unless Ady has some magic method to restore these GOUT shots to near HD, it's not possible. And if he did have this method, we'd be better off just watching this theoretical upgraded GOUT.

That's my opinion on the subject. You ask the impossible, unfortunately.

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