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#1251094
Topic
Star Wars - What is wrong and what is right... Goodbye Magenta
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I’m going to regret posting in here, but here goes.

No one is saying Callibration fixes the problems you are seeing with content. What everyone is saying is that without Callibration we cannot advise or comment on your changes. Callibration ensures that everyone is talking about the same thing, with a known point of reference.

https://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/convert/measurements.html

When people talk about a ‘cup of sugar’ or ‘pint of water’ that is a known measurement that everyone can understand and measure by.

Likewise, when everyone is talking colour, callibrated monitors gives everyone a known baseline to work to. If you have a callibrated monitor, and I have a callibrated monitor, and I tell you that your image is ‘too red’ we know that we are both looking at the image the same way. If my monitor was not callibrated and over-pushed the reds, me telling you your image is ‘too red’ and you reducing the reds, means when someone else looks at the image, they will say ‘not enough red’.

If I am colour blind, would you trust my opinion on colour? No, because I see things different to you.

If you do not callibrate your monitor to a known standard, no one can help you because we don’t see the same colours as your monitor. We are looking at your changes on our monitors and our monitors display colours differently to yours.

I do not speak French, so I cannot critique your French writing. Without Callibrating your monitor we are speaking a different language.

If you don’t callibrate, no one can help you as no one sees what you see, and if no one can help you, there’s no point posting for help or comments.

Does any of that make sense to you?

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#1248402
Topic
Star Wars Games
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Stumbled upon this today on YouTube, looks very promising:

https://www.moddb.com/mods/xwvm

“XWVM is a mod to the original Star Wars: X-Wing game from Lucas Arts and Totally Games by Larry Holland and Edward Kilham. Our goal is to rebuild the game engine with newer technologies that allow it to run and make use of the latest hardware and improvements in gaming hardware. The mod will require the player to own and have installation of the original Star Wars: X-Wing game, or have the GOG or Steam versions of X-Wing Special Edition (either the 1993 floppy, the 1994 CD, and/or 1998 Windows edition). XWVM neither contains nor distributes any copyrighted material. All game resource files (missions, voiceovers, SFX, iMUSE automaton, etc) are loaded from the player’s copy of the original game, or are original creations of our team, where the original resources are considered inadequate for today’s standards.”

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#1246766
Topic
4k77 released
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skywalkerfan101 said:

benduwan said:

skywalkerfan101 said:

Speaking of 2160p. What’s the recommended disc size for burning 4k?

4,7gb

Are you sure? When burning the Despecialized ISOs (with the menus), I needed discs that were 25GB or higher.

I think he might be “yanking your chain”…

05-Star.Wars.4K77.2160p.UHD.DNR.35mm.x265-v1.0.mkv is 48.3 GB (51,888,898,602 bytes) in size. That will not fit on a BD50, so you would be looking at something like a triple layered BD100.

BUT, it’s not as simple as a size of disc - to make the ISO you need to author a build a UHD 4K compliant Blu-ray, which this source video will not be. I’m not aware of anyone working on such a thing.

Forget burning it to disc, and instead pick up a high quality, fast USB stick (64GB). That will be your best option at present.

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#1244328
Topic
Episode VIII : <strong>The Last Jedi</strong> - film &amp; fan art, + covers etc
Time

This was published March 27 but couldn’t see it referenced in this topic:

https://www.starwars.com/news/happy-beeps-download-print-starwars-com-exclusive-star-wars-the-last-jedi-blu-ray-covers

Last Jedi Custom Cover 1

More PDFs to download in the link. Cool, but not my personal cup of tea. The Solo Artwork is done by the artist behind Poe Dameron and Chewbacca series comics, and does look awesome.

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#1244325
Topic
Phantom Menace '99 - HD Theatrical Version by Chewielewis
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ZigZig said:

Chewielewis said:
Seems silly to call this a competition.

I agree. Who said “I want to be the first to release” ?

ZigZig said:
Especially since my project is a bit more late than before because I tried to reorient my way of doing (new sources, new techniques, new schedule) so not to compete with you.

To ‘compete’ is to call something a ‘competition’, no?

Best of luck to both of you - the community benefits either way, and each creator get’s the level of satifaction that they want from their respective project.

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#1171853
Topic
Anyone working on a color correction and regraining of terminator 2 4k mastered?
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ChainsawAsh said:

Funcha said:

Until someone cracks ULTRA-HD copy protection, no.

Wait, if UHD BD copy protection still isn’t cracked, where are all the 2160p 10bit HDR “BDRemux” torrents I’ve been seeing lately coming from?

It’s cracked, just limited drive support and even more limited software support.

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#1171475
Topic
Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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Slight change of pace from reporting listinsg. Going back through this thread, here is a summary of the sellers, their location, what they are selling, and some additional notes:

Ebay User Location Fan Project(s) being sold Notes
tearjerker85 Aberdeen, United Kingdom NJVC Feature Discs Item Quote - “Painstakingly reconstructed and burned by me with custom artwork on Blu Ray discs.” FrankT Trilogy Cover Art. Bidding item (£57.78 / $80.68). Joined Mar 05, 2005.
sunsetreaper Mission, Texas, United States Harmy 720p? Item Quote - “i will send the movies WITH TEMPORARY ‘‘ONE DRIVE’’ OR DROPBOX LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE MOVIES TO YOUR COMPUTER”. ($15.00). Joined Jun 16, 2009.
www.trilogybluray.tk TBC TBC No listings currently. Joined Feb 04, 2018.
sellingstuffagain San Diego, California, United States NJVC 6 Disc Trilogy + 12 Disc Edition. No listings currently. Last item ‘sold’ for $99.00. Has also previously sold a ‘Trilogy + Star Tours + Holiday Special’ set for $190.00. Item Quote - “I am only selling you the time it took to create this wonderful set, with the cost of the ink, blank Blu-rays, blank DVD’s, Blu-ray cases. The time it took to cut and format everything. Trust me, it is not easy making these sets. I am throwing in the content for free because you already own a format of the official source.” Joined Dec 11, 2007.
teamblu_video Decatur, Alabama, United States Despecialized Trilogy & Team Blu projects. Despecialized = $55. Team Blu = $30 each. Joined Apr 10, 2017.
ldsentertainment123 Chicago, Illinois, United States NJVC Feature Discs? No listings currently. Trilgy was $40. Last listing quote 10 available, 39 sold but now reports “This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available.” Joined Aug 13, 1999.
daily-smack San Diego, California, United States Custom? $55 for 3 Disc set. Don’t recognise the menus as NJVC? Joined Jun 18, 2001.
stinkytuna2000 Brooksville, Florida, United States Adywan edits, Holiday Special, Ewok Movies 30+ copies sold per ‘design’. Item quote - Do not ask to buy just the discs because I am not selling the discs. They are not for sale but are included at no additional charge when you get the case and artwork. If you don’t want to waste 3 days of your life trying to download it and burn it… I am giving you the gift of time. Joined Dec 18, 2000.
michaelrosecroft Bethpage, New York, United States Harmy 720p? Item quote - “These are MP4 files no discs and it’s only the films no extras.” $20 - 53 sold. Joined Mar 09, 2003.
iliveforhim1976 Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States TBC Starting bid of $79.99. Item no longer available. Joined Jul 07, 2003.
1597365420@deleted York, United Kingdom TBC Trilogy for £30 ($41.89). No longer a registered user. Joined March 5 2017.
serjamekenn Brunswick, Georgia, United States Harmy AVCHD Joined Oct 06, 2014.

Contact Listings
A quick Google search brought up the following contact details for US and UK organisations who deal with copyright theft.

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#1158015
Topic
HDCP 2.2 to 1.4 converter?
Time

joefavs said:

Many thanks. Is there some kind of splitter I could employ rather than getting a whole new player?

My gut tells me ‘no’, as you don’t want to duplicate the signal but rather send the audio component a different route - I assume this is somehow ‘split’ within the player as it decodes the signal.

BUT

It does look like this may do what you want:

https://www.hdfury.com/product/integral-4k60-444-600mhz/

AVSForum users discuss it briefly below, which sounds like your ‘use case’:

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/2727865-hdmi-splitter-uhd-tv-audio-receiver.html

Had no experience, but perhaps someone else has.

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#1158001
Topic
HDCP 2.2 to 1.4 converter?
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OK, I’ve tried to use the same retailer’s website just for consistency of information:

https://www.crutchfield.com/S-baFGbkAOimX/p_305UBDM85K/Samsung-UBD-M8500.html
https://www.crutchfield.com/S-8fTYSqGti92/p_022RXV379/Yamaha-RX-V379.html
https://www.crutchfield.com/S-OBiWN7gEaS5/p_30555M6300/Samsung-UN55MU6300.html

As you said the player has a single HDMI 2.0a, supporting HDCP 2.2 as described in this link, while the reciever has 4 x HDMI 2.0 connectors, also supporting HDCP 2.2 according to this link. Even Yamaha’s Press Rlease says it does HDCP 2.2:

https://usa.yamaha.com/news_events/2015/20150428_yamaha_rx-v379_av_receiver_places_4k_us.html

TV has 3 x HDMI 2.0a, supporting HDCP 2.2, so from these specs your entire video chain is HDCP 2.2 compliant, and shouldn’t need to convert to HDCP 1.4??

A bit more digging brought up this article:

http://4k.com/news/how-hdmi-2-0-helped-4k-advance-8437/

IMO, it appears the issue is the reciever is only HDMI 2.0 not 2.0a and so it’s not an issue of HDCP which is the problem, but the HDMI specification. Hopefully someone will chip in if I’ve got this completely wrong. If it were HDCP ‘standards’ as an issue, I can see how a box like you suggested would work, as it legally decodes 2.2 protection, and then re-protects at 1.4 which is supported by more devices. I think your issue is that the signal coming out of your player is then having the additional commands in the 2.0a subset ‘stripped’ which are then required by the TV set.

If you’re still covered, I would look to exchange the Samsung 8500 for the 9500 which has the dual HDMI connectors.

HTH

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#1153091
Topic
Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
Time

oojason said:

DVD-BOY said:

oojason said:

lehmike said:

Harmy, I was trying to find a way to download this amazing piece of work, and someone on youtube is burning these to blu rays and charging $45 for them. LDS Entertainment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwIbM_uS8aA&t=71s

Personally, as just a member here, I’d encourage everyone to downvote that video.

If it puts anyone off buying from them it’ll be worth it.

And also carry on reporting any Despecialized items they see for sale on ebay too.

Just putting it out there, but there are websites that offer up / downvoting of youtube videos in bulk - google returns a number of hits. I’m sure if a bunch of people through in a few $$ we could get some ‘social media engineering’ going on.

It’s a decent idea that mate - though likely LDS will take down that video if they get so many negative comments or downvotes - and then they’ll start again with a new video a week or so later.

In fact I’d be surprised if they didn’t delete some of the comments on there before too long.

Thinking about it, personally, I’d advocate against going down the path of a bulk negative down vote tool - they already have more downvotes than upvotes - and that’s from real people giving their opinion on it. Let’s keep it that way.

Plus, I wouldn’t waste money on these leeches.

(and if anyone does have a few spare $s, consider sending Adywan or poita a donation to help them with their superb projects)

All good points. This social engineering angle has got me thinking. If the community were to create a series of ‘informational’ videos on YouTube, and apply the correct keywords surely we could push videos like this scumbag down the results, hopefully preventing sales and raising awareness.

It’s too risky to point ‘official’ videos on ‘This is where you download things from’, but videos which walk people through ‘I have a bunch of RAR files - what are they, and what do I do?’ or ‘How do I burn an ISO?’ or ‘I want to make cool box sets for my friends, what do I need, how much does it cost?’.

You’re not going to stop everyone, but if it means that ‘our’ videos hit the top of the results rather than his / theirs, it might prevent some people going down the dark path. It’s the same with Team Blu’s projects - you do a search for “Fright Night II” on YouTube, and if the video is talking about the TB release, it’ll be some copy bought off ebay which they are then providing a link to.

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#1152888
Topic
Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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oojason said:

lehmike said:

Harmy, I was trying to find a way to download this amazing piece of work, and someone on youtube is burning these to blu rays and charging $45 for them. LDS Entertainment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwIbM_uS8aA&t=71s

Personally, as just a member here, I’d encourage everyone to downvote that video.

If it puts anyone off buying from them it’ll be worth it.

And also carry on reporting any Despecialized items they see for sale on ebay too.

Just putting it out there, but there are websites that offer up / downvoting of youtube videos in bulk - google returns a number of hits. I’m sure if a bunch of people through in a few $$ we could get some ‘social media engineering’ going on.

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#1149629
Topic
Blu-Ray and other HD box size STAR WARS covers
Time

Jedi Master Skywalker, as ChainsawAsh says, if you wish to go off and make fantasy covers for your dream release, be our guest, we would love to see what you come up with.

Throughout this forum there are various examples of custom covers that people have made for their own projects with their own discs or ‘custom boxsets’ for gifts etc.

A number of people have also posted about their ideal ultimate boxset. Go wild!

From your posts, you seem to do lots of asking of other people and lots of fixation on Star Wars Legacy. May I suggest you open your eyes to other projects and perhaps try to contribute more and request less?