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#1260053
Topic
The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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RogueLeader said:

Unrelated, but another thought I wanted to share.

I know Hal’s version of the scene where Anakin returns to Tatooine and speaks to Watto has subtitles, but did the theatrical version have subtitles too?

I was thinking, what if Anakin’s Huttese dialogue was changed from “I’m looking for Shmi Skywalker” to “I’ve come to free/purchase Shmi Skywalker.” Don’t know if it would be any better or worse, just a thought.

The subs on Hal’s Episode II edit are burned-in on the HDTV source he used, so they’re the theatrical subtitles with no alterations. He styled his Episode I subs to match them.

But the Blu-Ray has soft subtitles, so you can either use the BR to mask out the HDTV subs, or just use the BR as a source, and change the subtitles however you like.

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#1260049
Topic
Book Of The Dead II DVD (Evil Dead II TV Version)
Time

Maybe you’ll have better luck than you did two years ago?

benduwan said:

See No Evil said:

Ordinarily yes I might share it freely online, but I run BookOfTheDead.ws, which uses masses of Evil Dead Trilogy material on the goodwill that it isn’t slapped with a copyright suit. Up to now that’s never been an issue (and I know other ED sites have had one or more issues). Online sharing of this DVD would be outright piracy on a grand scale and indeed pushing my luck with the site which comes first.

Plus only trading it as a physical DVD set between collectors means I retain control over the quality. I can properly print off the cover & disc arts as I designed them (on the right type of paper, cropped accurately), use decent Verbatim DVD-DL discs that will last and put them in a proper DVD case. You know, give someone a complete package. I’ve taken a good amount of time to craft this DVD, been waiting years for some of the items there. I want this DVD to be as special to the person who wants it as it is to me. Not just another disposable download among millions others that you click>watch>delete just because it’s there & free. Sounds a silly thing to be bothered about but there you go.

any chance to get it?

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#1260020
Topic
Doctor Who
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If you also don’t like “It Takes You Away,” I’d sit the rest of Chibnall and/or Thirteen out, I’d wager. Or maybe “Demons of the Punjab,” but that depends on how much focus they’re going to put on historical episodes going forward (if they keep it up, then “Rosa,” Demons," and “Witchfinders” will probably be the best indicator of where things go; if they’re going to stick to sci-fi stuff, then “Tsuranga Conundrum,” “It Takes You Away,” and “The Battle of Ranksoor Av Kolos” are probably the best benchmarks).

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#1259774
Topic
Episode IX - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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DominicCobb said:

ChainsawAsh said:

DominicCobb said:

pleasehello said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

In the end, I’m happier with Abrams at the helm, but it’s worth remembering his strength lies in setting up plots, not resolving them. I remember someone on this forum saying they’d get a “sadistic satisfaction” out of seeing Abrams resolve his own story.

Oh shit. If history is any indicator, J.J. is going to kill the entire cast of characters and have them meet up again in some weird non-denominational purgatory.

I’ll never understand why this myth persists.

What do you mean? That’s what happened at the end of Lost (though saying he “killed the characters” isn’t super accurate, as they all died when they died, even if it was decades after their time on the island of natural causes) - the flash sideways stuff in the final season is literally a non-denominational purgatory where all the characters eventually meet after their deaths before they all move on to heaven or whatever after the last of them dies on Earth.

Not saying that anything like that will happen in IX, but I’m not sure why you think that’s a myth about Lost. Unless you’re talking about the myth that the island was purgatory and they were all dead the whole time, but that’s not what Starkiller was saying.

That’s not the myth I was talking about (he described it more or less accurately, as you mention). The myth is that JJ Abrams had anything to do with it.

Ah, okay, my mistake. You’re definitely right about that.

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#1259762
Topic
Episode IX - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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DominicCobb said:

pleasehello said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

In the end, I’m happier with Abrams at the helm, but it’s worth remembering his strength lies in setting up plots, not resolving them. I remember someone on this forum saying they’d get a “sadistic satisfaction” out of seeing Abrams resolve his own story.

Oh shit. If history is any indicator, J.J. is going to kill the entire cast of characters and have them meet up again in some weird non-denominational purgatory.

I’ll never understand why this myth persists.

What do you mean? That’s what happened at the end of Lost (though saying he “killed the characters” isn’t super accurate, as they all died when they died, even if it was decades after their time on the island of natural causes) - the flash sideways stuff in the final season is literally a non-denominational purgatory where all the characters eventually meet after their deaths before they all move on to heaven or whatever after the last of them dies on Earth.

Not saying that anything like that will happen in IX, but I’m not sure why you think that’s a myth about Lost. Unless you’re talking about the myth that the island was purgatory and they were all dead the whole time, but that’s not what Starkiller was saying.

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#1259745
Topic
4k77 released
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skywalkerfan101 said:

It didn’t work. 😦

It was playing just fine on my computer through pot player, but when I played it on my TV with the external hdd, there was video, but no audio. Did I do something wrong (i followed the steps)?

Not sure, but probably not. Did you make sure to check “Downconvert DTS-HD to DTS” in tsmuxer? If so, then it’s likely that the mono mix just doesn’t have a DTS core.

Is there a mono Track available that isn’t dts?

Don’t know. I’m sure someone has it in PCM or Dolby. If you have a 2.5-2.7 Despecialized AVCHD, it might have the mono in Dolby that you can pull from that and mux in with your 4K77 video.

Edit: I’m getting a 4k blu ray player soon. If I were to connect my hard drive to the player, will the dts files be available?

Any BR player should have a DTS-HD MA decoder built in, so yeah, that should work just fine without any remuxing of the original MKV.

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#1259707
Topic
4k77 released
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JEDIT: ignore the post that was here, I was thinking of mkvtoolnix.

Okay, so tsmuxer should be used to demux the video into its independent streams. By definition, it doesn’t reencode anything - however, since you’ll be using this to convert DTS-HD to DTS, technically you’re going from a lossless encode to a lossy one, but that shouldn’t be noticeable in any appreciable way for the mono track. I think the only audio track included where this might theoretically have a noticeable effect would be the 5.1, and even then I’d be a little surprised if you said you could actually tell the difference.

So. If the DTS-HD MA mono mix has a standard DTS core (DTS-HD MA always should, but 1.0 is a weird format for DTS-HD MA, so it might not), here are the steps you should take:

  1. Open the MKV in tsmuxer
  2. Uncheck every track except the one you want (the mono mix)
  3. Select the track
  4. Check the box that says “Downconvert DTS-HD to DTS”
  5. Under “output,” click the “demux” option.
  6. Choose your output folder
  7. Click “Start demuxing”

You can also use it to split off the MKV video into an independent video file, but that’ll require you to have at least 3x the HDD space of the original MKV by the end of this if you don’t delete the original MKV after this step, which I don’t recommend. Just demux the audio you want, you can steal the video from the original MKV in the next step and you’ll only need a little over 2x the HDD space of the original file.

Anyway, when it’s done demuxing, you should end up with a .dts file. Next, you’ll need mkvtoolnix.

In mkvtoonlix:

  1. Open the original MKV file (“Add Source Files”)
  2. Open the .dts file that was output from tsmuxer (“Add Source Files”)
  3. Uncheck all the other audio options you don’t want - ensure that, at minimum, the video file (h265 or h264 for the 1080p version) and your DTS audio file are checked (you can keep any subtitle files or chapter markers, too). You might also want to set the language of your audio track to “English” - if you have multiple audio tracks included you might also want to set your preferred one as “default,” but it’ll be automatic if you only have the one audio track
  4. Set your output file destination (it’ll be an .mkv)
  5. Click “start multiplexing.”

When it’s all done, you should have a new MKV file with a standard DTS audio track that’ll play in your TV.

NOTE: If the mono track doesn’t have a DTS core (I don’t have it in my laptop’s HDD to check), this won’t work, but the 5.1 and 2.0 DTS tracks will almost certainly include a DTS core you can extract, so you’ll be able to pick the original 1977 stereo or hairy_hen’s 1977 six-track reconstruction to use if you can’t use the mono mix.

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#1259698
Topic
4k77 released
Time

A quick search of your model number turned up the manual, which sent me to go.roku.com/rokumediaplayer for a list of supported formats. DTS is listed, but it also specifically says:

Note: DTS-HD and lossless DTS are not supported.

So you’ll have to remux the MKV file with a standard DTS encode of the mix of your choice, or a Dolby Digital/AC-3 encode.

However, FLAC and PCM (.wav) audio are supported, so if you still want lossless you can remux your MKV with an uncompressed PCM encode or a lossless FLAC encode. I don’t have the mono mix in any of these flavors, but I’m sure someone can help you out with that.

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#1259616
Topic
Doctor Who
Time

For me: bland writing, uninteresting villains (or at least, the ones that could be brought back weren’t interesting enough or weren’t actually villains), and too many companions taking focus and development away from the Doctor, leaving her to feel rather bland and one-note despite Jodie’s excellent performance. (Please get rid of Ryan…)

They should keep up with the historicals, though. Witchfinders, Demons of the Punjab, and Rosa were all the standout episodes this season. But they should probably drop the shoehorned sci-fi elements in those stories and go back to pure historicals if they’re gonna keep doing them - Witchfinders is the only one where that really worked for me (it was particularly bad in Rosa).

The only non-historicals I really liked this season were It Takes You Away and, to a much lesser extent, The Tsuranga Conundrum.

But the biggest criticism I have is, as I said, the one-note writing for the Doctor. She has the boundless enthusiasm, wide-eyed wonder, and deep empathy, and…that’s it. Where’s the ancient alien who carries the guilt of all the terrible things she’s done? Where’s the Oncoming Storm bubbling beneath the surface? The clever manipulator?

It seems like they were so afraid of people criticizing the first female Doctor that they stripped the character of any of her shades of gray, leaving behind a lot of nuance and complexity that nearly every Doctor has had before her, and giving her essentially no arc whatsoever throughout the season.

Hopefully now that the companions have been established and will all be returning, they’ll spend more time developing the Thirteenth Doctor (and I guess Ryan too if he has to come back).

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#1259500
Topic
4k77 released
Time

JonathanArthur19 said:

When I keep on looking at the crawls I noticed that the letters in the crawl, there is basically a blank space under the text and the letters appear much earlier than the final project, I’m guessing that it was cropped due to this problem?

It’s not a problem. Films are never meant to be projected at full aperture/frame size. Every release made from a different master will have slightly different cropping for this reason.

I believe it was discovered during work on 4K83 that during some screen wipes, the uncropped frame size for one shot would even be different than the other. I’ll see if I can pull up that screenshot…

JEDIT: Here it is - look on the right side of the frame. It’s clear where the projection aperture was supposed to be - that’s why raw frames will always have more image on the sides/top/bottom than the final version:

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#1259455
Topic
General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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snooker said:

I also feel like Luke is far too confident in the movie. The last time we saw him, he was bested by Space Hitler who was also his dad. He had hope, sure, but he seems too cool and calculated throughout Jedi.

He starts the movie as an entirely new character almost. I still like the film, I just think seeing that character development would have been better.

Yep. A clear indication that he’d been away finishing his training with Yoda would have helped this feel less jarring.

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#1259413
Topic
General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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LordZerome1080 said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

And if Return of the Jedi didn’t have 35 years of nostalgia attached, it would be as lowly regarded as the juvenile, simplistic, uninspired piece of shit it actually is.

Actually you’re talking about TFA and TLJ as ROTJ is original just not something as original as butchering beloved characters.

You mean like how ROTJ butchered Han? I might not think ROTJ is as awful as Duracell does, but it definitely isn’t good. I agree with him that most people that say it is are looking at it with nostalgia goggles on.

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#1259247
Topic
Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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Ryan said:

ChainsawAsh said:

I don’t think there’s any sort of timeframe. Harmy hasn’t been around much recently, he’s probably been busy.

I’m looking forward to it. I just hope he doesn’t put all of the matte lines back in. As I really did enjoy the digital compositing on the Blu-Ray’s removing those bad matte lines all through the movie. Also removing the Emperor’s Slugs, etc.

That goes against the whole point of the project, though.