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#1140611
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NJVC Custom Blu-ray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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boxmonkey99 said:

Is anyone else here having trouble getting their dual layer discs to play on their ps4? Mine will play perfectly through the first half of the movie, and then it will try to switch to the second layer of the discs but just freeze indefinitely. I seems to me like my ps4 refuses to play the second layer of my discs. I am using Verbatim dual layer discs from Japan if anyone is wondering

Have you tried burning at 2x speed? A number of forums recommend burning BD-DL (50GB) discs at 2x speed, even if they are rated at 4x or 6x, in order to reduce the chance of things going wrong at the layer change.

Also, I would recommend burning with ImgBurn software and “verify” turned on.

Out of interest, what is the media ID code of your discs? ImgBurn should be able to tell you this.

Bluto

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#1122863
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Project Index: Star Wars Preservations <em>(last update 29th Oct '17)</em>
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NeverarGreat said:

Here’s a spreadsheet I made for people who want to know what versions of ANH are available to watch:

Very handy - a super idea! If there’s room, it could be useful to squeeze in the word “GOUT” in the description for the Limited Edition 2006 DVD, since that is what it is commonly referred to.

With the resolution details at the bottom, I believe the DVD should be 480-576 horizontal lines (480 for NTSC, 576 for PAL, assuming it is anamorphic), and the laserdisc 425-440.

Bluto

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#1122239
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The 1997 Special Editions
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JawsTDS said:

They’re straight rips from the LaserDisc.

Thanks for confirming, JawsTDS. The uploader thought they might be from the original laserdisc masters rather than rips.

SparkySywer said:

Possessed said:

Actually adywans 1997 reconstruction was 1080p I think though I don’t think it was 100% accurate don’t remember him adding Luke’s scream back in or fixed any other tiny differences that may have been there just put the old emperor back in but was there anything else?

Checking my copy of it, the scream is in there.

Yes, I believe Adywan’s 1997 reconstruction of ESB used an audio track from a laserdisc of the 1997 SE, so the sound should be entirely accurate including Luke’s scream.

Bluto

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#1120320
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NJVC Custom Blu-ray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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Yes, it is the same. Checksums are very cleverly designed so that even the tiniest difference between files will result in large differences in checksums i.e. you can tell they are different at a glance. There is a remote chance that two different files would have precisely the same SHA-1 checksum (about 1 in 16^40 for files of this size).

7 minutes for that checksum is pretty good compared to my PC! It took about half an hour on mine, but my PC is 5 years old now.

Try testing your disc with a program such as that recommended by oojason above. If you use vlc (which is free and available as portable software - don’t know about other programs), then be aware that you may not get the main movie on njvc’s Blurays to play on your PC. But all extras and menus should work fine with vlc. My disc works fine in all respects in my standalone Sony Bluray player from about 2008.

Bluto

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#1120236
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NJVC Custom Blu-ray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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If you have 7zip installed on Windows, you can right-click on any file and obtain various checksums. For the “Star Wars Despecialized 2.7 BD50.iso” file, I have the following details:

File size - 49,773,346,816 bytes
SHA-1 checksum - 2171 77D9 982C D6B0 23F3 02C8 3F1D B418 8AB1 A3DB

I “forced-checked” my file against the Spleen torrent with no errors, so the above figures should be correct. If your checksum matches mine, then you can rest assured that your iso has been downloaded and extracted correctly.

Bluto

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#1119256
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NJVC Custom Blu-ray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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Agreed - try lower speeds. I bought a Pioneer BR burner last year (internal, BDR209-EBK) and some Verbatim BD-R DL (50GB) discs. Although the discs were rated as 6x speed for burning, I made half a dozen coasters at 4x and 6x speed. Once I started burning at 2x as recommended in the club.myce forum, they worked perfectly. In fact, some hardware testers recommend always burning BD-R DL discs at 2x speed even if they appear to work at 6x, on the grounds that the burn quality is higher at 2x.

I’d give 2x or 1x a go before giving up on the discs.

Bluto

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#1118279
Topic
STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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trimboNZ said:

SilverWook said:

It’s a magical Jedi crunchy frog! He Force teleports out of Jabba’s stomach each time he’s eaten. 😛

I assume that some slave, possibly a Jawa on stilts, has the job of keeping Jabba’s crunchy-frog bowl topped up at all times from a supply cupboard/pond out the back.

Actually because of the way that scene is edited, as a kid I thought that Oola had somehow been shrunk by some machine beneath the trap door and transported to that bowl, and Jabba was then eating her. But that’s a discussion for the “childhood misconceptions” thread.

I remember thinking exactly the same thing as a kid when seeing RotJ in the cinema for the first time! It was only after getting the VHS several years later that the scene made sense to me, and I realised it was some kind of frog being eaten.

As for those flipped shots of Luke and Boba Fett, I can’t believe I never spotted either of those before… Luke’s parting and Boba’s antenna look so blatantly wrong now it’s been pointed out. In my defence, I’ve only seen the film about 25 times 😉.

Bluto

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#1109955
Topic
Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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The issue I referred to earlier is similar to pittrek’s regarding VLC, but only for NJVC’s ISOs. (Specifically the actual movies on the 50 GB versions - I haven’t tried the 25 GB versions.)

With the help of the extra libraries, I can now play commercial Blu-rays on VLC no problem, with menus etc. Both with and without these libraries, I can also play some unofficial Blu-ray discs such as TN1’s Renegade Grindhouse ESB (~22 GB ISO).

But VLC won’t play the main movie in the NJVC ISOs on my system. Menu / extras are fine.
Windows 10 Pro, Intel i7 2.93 GHz, 4 core, 8 GB RAM.

Sorry for taking this thread in the technical direction and thus a little off topic. Any PMs about it welcomed, however.

Bluto

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#1109253
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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one69chev said:

I have had success in using VLC for iso files, but they need to be mounted to a virtual drive first. After the iso is mounted, if you right click to open, go into the bdmv folder, open stream and then right click the largest file(if there is more than one) and click ‘open with VLC’. It works pretty well.

Thanks for the feedback, one69chev.
Have you tried VLC with NJVC’s ISOs, or with some other ISOs? I’d be interested to know if the NJVC ones work for you. I have mounted them virtually in Windows 10, and tried the following:

  • Open the largest m2ts file with VLC - nothing happens. But the other m2ts files (extras) open fine.
  • Open the mounted drive as a Blu-ray disk in VLC. Menu works fine, extras play ok, but the main movie won’t work. The timer zips forward really fast, but there is no video/audio.

Bluto

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#1109219
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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Many thanks for the info, Solkap!

The website is a little confusing as to whether or not the software is really free. The main page says “100% free” for the Blu-ray player, and yet the main download page says “free trial” on the file link. The online guide and FAQ also make reference to a trial version, with the latter saying that you only get to watch for 5 minutes…

Shame that VLC doesn’t cut the mustard with NJVC’s ISOs; it’s a great media player otherwise.

Bluto

P.S. Your link has an erroneous “originaltrilogy . com/”.

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#1108134
Topic
Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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I have a very old Sony Blu-ray player from about 10 years ago, and NJVC’s ISOs work fine on there when burned to disc. But I have a similar issue to you when trying to watch them on my PC with VLC. After “mounting” the ISOs as virtual discs in Windows 10, I can access the menus and extras etc. but the main films don’t play. In my case, the timer moves at about 10x speed when trying to play the film, but there is no video/audio. Has anyone got the ISOs to work in VLC?

Harmy’s mkv files work fine in VLC, however.

Bluto

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#1096431
Topic
Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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NeverarGreat said:

I feel like this can’t be a good idea. If these companies felt like the fan projects were becoming a problem (for example being sold for profit), I don’t think they would be very discriminating in their retribution. Everyone would be at risk.

I agree completely. Reporting these clowns directly to Ebay is one thing, but attracting Disney/Fox’s attention to this community would, in my view, be unwise. It just needs the wrong person over there to get involved - someone who takes a particularly dim view on the restoration/fan projects here - and OT in its current form could be shut down.

Bluto