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#1301871
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Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD (AVCHD DVD9 & NTSC DVD5 available!!! SEE FIRST POST!!!)
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Atlantis said:

Could we have checksums (MD5) for the MKV file please? Like the first 2 movies that have them in their first post.

All checksums for Harmy’s DEED releases are also provided here: https://goo.gl/mI0qtC

Bluto said:

I believe this is the MD5 checksum for ROTJ v2.5 MKV:

BB61CFE99632010CDD13BA8F5CEFD35A

That’s correct!

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#1301870
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Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD (AVCHD DVD9 & NTSC DVD5 available!!! SEE FIRST POST!!!)
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** ANNOUNCEMENT **
Downloads are ONLINE again for Harmy’s Star Wars Trilogy Despecialized Editions!

TUIG updated to v6.0.
https://goo.gl/1WGHBA

This major revision of the guide (and supplemental references) replaced all obsolete content, provides access to to active download sources, and includes many other improvements. Thanks for everyone’s patience; it took a lot of research, conversations, and coordination to make this happen! Enjoy, and please send me a PM with any feedback.

Status updates about TUIG are posted on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HanDuet.SWDE/

Thanks to SnooPac for significant help making this all work, and to Harmy for his ongoing willingness to provide me quick feedback as I prepare and publish these “official” guide updates.

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#1301869
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Harmy's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Despecialized Edition HD !!!MKV and AVCHD v2.0 NOW AVAILABLE!!!
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** ANNOUNCEMENT **
Downloads are ONLINE again for Harmy’s Star Wars Trilogy Despecialized Editions!

TUIG updated to v6.0.
https://goo.gl/1WGHBA

This major revision of the guide (and supplemental references) replaced all obsolete content, provides access to to active download sources, and includes many other improvements. Thanks for everyone’s patience; it took a lot of research, conversations, and coordination to make this happen! Enjoy, and please send me a PM with any feedback.

Status updates about TUIG are posted on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HanDuet.SWDE/

Thanks to SnooPac for significant help making this all work, and to Harmy for his ongoing willingness to provide me quick feedback as I prepare and publish these “official” guide updates.

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#1301868
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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** ANNOUNCEMENT **
Downloads are ONLINE again for Harmy’s Star Wars Trilogy Despecialized Editions!

TUIG updated to v6.0.
https://goo.gl/1WGHBA

This major revision of the guide (and supplemental references) replaced all obsolete content, provides access to to active download sources, and includes many other improvements. Thanks for everyone’s patience; it took a lot of research, conversations, and coordination to make this happen! Enjoy, and please send me a PM with any feedback.

Status updates about TUIG are posted on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HanDuet.SWDE/

Thanks to SnooPac for significant help making this all work, and to Harmy for his ongoing willingness to provide me quick feedback as I prepare and publish these “official” guide updates.

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#1299118
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Biggs Audio Dynamite said:

oojason said:

Bluto’s comprehensive and quality ’Guide to Downloading Projects from Usenet’ thread, in the How-To’s and Technical Discussions section of the site, may also be of interest for those members looking to acquire Harmy’s Despecialized Editions - or TN1’s 4K OT Preservation Projects.

solkap’s ’NJVC Custom Blu-ray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega’ thread - with helpful and concise step-by-step guide - is a great option on how to acquire this particular Set.

I thought the above is also worth mentioning in here to help people find another method of obtaining projects on here.

Those are truly superb guides Bluto and solkap! Well done and thank you both 😃
 

Thanks for sharing! For everyone’s awareness, I anticipate that TUIG will be updated within a month or less with new sources for multi-part RAR downloads of Harmy’s DEED, restoring relatively simple access.

That said, I’ve also been investigating alternative download methods that can be pointed to in the guide so that people will have multiple download options, allowing people to choose the method they’re most comfortable with and maintaining access in case one source goes down. I was aware of availability on Usenet, but not of the method to access it freely, as described by Bluto. Another option to look into!

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#1247764
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Bantha_Tracker said:

I’ve seen some slight tension on here over people’s inquiry about how to download the DEED files. Side A thinks that Side B is exclusionary because Side A can’t find the downloads while Side B thinks that people in Side A aren’t quite as computer literate as they could be. I believe some of the problem and confusion that people may be having over how to acquire the downloads stems from the fact that the link to the Ulozto site in the Ultimate Introductory Guide (Section 3) is broken. The URL should contain an https:// tag instead of the current http one.

solkap said:

Bantha_Tracker, good eye! Yes, that link is incorrect. However, I seem to find that eliminating the “www.” works better than adding the “s”.

I have contacted HanDuet directly about this mistake and hopefully he will soon correct the error.

Thank you solkap for contacting me, and Bantha_Tracker for pointing out this broken link. TUIG has been updated to v5.0.2 to use the URL <https://ulozto.net>.

Anyone who discovers TUIG errors is welcome to contact me through PM here or my Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/HanDuet.SWDE/
Either way, I should receive your message and be able to make corrections promptly!

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#920283
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THX on 35mm Tech IB preservation - HELP NEEDED
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thxita said:

Those who pledged or asked for my PayPal and I replied to them, please do still go on with your donations though 😄 I’m counting on it.
Thanks again guys!

Do you have plans for using surplus donations to fund other efforts related to the THX restoration? I’m sure those who are interested in donating but haven’t given yet (e.g. me) would be more encouraged to still contribute if we knew how the resources will be put to good use!

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#905521
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Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD (AVCHD DVD9 &amp; NTSC DVD5 available!!! SEE FIRST POST!!!)
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SnooPac said:

bromeo said:

Hint: Use the ultimate guide. It will help a long way.

I looked through it briefly. Unless I missed something, I think the only current place other than spleen was uloz. Anyway, have a myspleen account now and downloading.

This is the first I’ve heard of Uloz.to being ISP blocked. TUIG (https://goo.gl/1WGHBA) provides a way to circumvent tehP (https://goo.gl/5Sif60), but I’m not sure if that will resolve the issue. SnooPac, using the supplemental guide I just linked to, are you able to successfully start downloads with FRD (Section 4 of TUIG) without visiting Uloz.to, or does FRD give some sort of error because of the ISP block?

Feel free to send me a PM to further troubleshoot this issue. Perhaps we can find a solution and update the guide accordingly!

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#905203
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Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD (AVCHD DVD9 &amp; NTSC DVD5 available!!! SEE FIRST POST!!!)
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Harmy said:

Here are the NFOs. Please let me know if you find any inaccuracies or typos

Hi Harmy! Not a correction, but I recommend shortening the links to OriginalTrilogy.com forum threads by removing the thread title from the URL to leave only “…/topic/id/#####”. The links function exactly the same way.

ORIGINAL:
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Harmys-RETURN-OF-THE-JEDI-Despecialized-Edition-HD-AVCHD-DVD9-and-NTSC-DVD5-available-SEE-FIRST-POST/id/12905
SHORTER:
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/id/12905

ORIGINAL:
http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/Project-Threepio-Star-Wars-OOT-subtitles/topic/13794/
SHORTER:
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/id/13794/

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#885142
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Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD (AVCHD DVD9 &amp; NTSC DVD5 available!!! SEE FIRST POST!!!)
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Acknowledging that current version is a workprint that most are choosing to not burn onto a disk, I decided to try creating a BD anyway since I’d like to watch this version with some friends.

For whatever reason, the BD creation with tsMuxeR (2.6.12) results in files that are not functioning correctly. MPC-HC will start playing the video, but freezes if you try to change anything (skip to another track time, enable subtitles, etc.). BD players won’t even open the file, saying that it’s not supported.

Confirmed that I’m able to make functioning BD folders from the official MKV’s for SW (v2.5) and ESB (v2.0), so this seems to be an issue limited to ROTJ (v2.0 workprint). Not sure if there’s something off about the file itself, or if I’m doing something wrong, but I thought I should go ahead and raise awareness to this potential issue.

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#778660
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Harmy said:

A newer and more complete 20 minute version of the documentary.
Still work in progress but it will have to do for a while, I think, so I'd welcome it very much, if people made English SDH and foreign subtitles for this, so I can add them :-)

https://youtu.be/QXifjbxZDAM

Hi Harmy! I know it's been awhile since you posted this; sorry I'm late to the party! The additional background information provided in the first half of this extended "Sources Documentary" video is excellent. I'm excited to see the final version of this short documentary in the future!

Since it's still a work in progress, I'm sure you'll eventually improve the pacing and remove repetitive shots (such as explaining problems with the GOUT at 5:30 and again at 12:15). Let us know if you want feedback on any of this, but you already have my complete trust in such matters!

I do have a question for you. As you may remember, I uploaded your first version (let's call it "v0.1") of this documentary on your behalf to my YouTube channel and coordinated efforts to provide subtitles in multiple languages. Over the last 2 years, it's gained nearly 700,000 views and is nearly always embedded or referenced in online articles talking about your project. Additionally, I provided propulsion links to instructions I wrote explaining how to (legitimately) obtain copies of SW DE v2.5. I don't have much to offer in the ongoing improvement of your project, but I like to think that I can at least served my best as an ambassador introducing your work to the masses.

Now that this next version ("v0.2"?) is complete, would you like my assistance in increasing its public visibility? I can offer my help in three ways:

  1. Provide a link to "v0.2" of the Sources Documentary on your YouTube channel in the annotations, description, and comments of the popular "v0.1" video on my channel.

  2. With your permission, upload a copy of your extended "v0.2" documentary to my own YouTube channel, allowing me to continue monitoring comments and pointing people in the right direction to discover your project.

  3. Once again coordinate efforts to provide subtitles to the documentary in multiple languages. At the very least, I can transcribe English subtitles with time (if you have a transcribe available, I can add the timings for you).

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Either reply or send me a PM if you'd like me to help in any of these ways. My preference is to link people to the video on your channel so that you clearly get the views/credit, but I'd also like to save you the time of deleting comments linking to SW DE on ThePirateBay! I'm here to serve in whatever capacity I'm capable.

The Force will be with you, always.

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#724307
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Hi all! It's been awhile (almost a year, in fact) since this list was last updated, but Harmy sent me Czech subtitles to add to the Sources Documentary video, bringing this featurette's count of available languages to six! If you don't know what video I'm talking about, you can view it on YouTube (with any available subtitles) using the link in my signature. Keep up the good work, everyone!

[P.S. Please tell me if there are any display issues with the Czech subtitles. In the past, we converted all non-English .srt files to UTF-8 encoding to ensure proper display of special characters, but I have retained the original ANSI encoding of the Czech subs as Harmy provided them.]

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Updated list of .srt subtitle files for the Sources Documentary; 25 Aug 2014.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/108143349/Sources-Doc_English_edit3_(ANSI).srt

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/108143349/Sources-Doc_Czech_(ANSI).srt

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/108143349/Sources-Doc_French_edit3_(UTF-8).srt

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/108143349/Sources-Doc_German_edit4_(UTF-8).srt

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/108143349/Sources-Doc_Polish_edit2_(UTF-8).srt

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/108143349/Sources-Doc_Spanish(European)_edit2_(UTF-8).srt

 

Change Log:

Czech subtitles added compliments of Harmy.

 

Credits:

English transcription: jedi1 [from TheStarWarsTrilogy.com]/Williarob

Subtitle timing: HanDuet

Quality check & encoding: A_New_Hope (aka "Albe Sure")

English editing & proofreading: HanDuet, Airwave

Czech translation: Harmy

French translation: johnlocke2342

German translation & proofreading: GeorgeKaplan1959, deho

Polish translation: Feallan

Spanish translation: Vali

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#683713
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Why such harsh responses to ScruffyNerfHerder's idea? It was clearly just a rough draft suggestion offered as a possible solution to the 8 audio track limitations Harmy's encountered. I think he clearly understands it's not the ideal arrangement, but it's better than nothing at all.

Hopefully the multiAVCHD lead will produce the results we want. Either way, thanks for providing food for thought, Scruffy.

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#683352
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Harmy, since I'm sure you already have more than enough trusted people to help with English proofreading & editing, probably the most helpful thing I can do is reproduce the credits list of those who helped translate the subtitles for your Sourced Documentary awhile back ago.

Link to post.

Non-English subtitle translators for Sources Doc:

French translation: johnlocke2342

German translation & proofreading: GeorgeKaplan1959, deho

Polish translation: Feallan

Spanish translation: Vali

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I can't know for sure if these users are available and able to help again, but I suppose it can't hurt to provide a reminder that they've helped out in the past. Reply to this post or PM me if I can help more!

Best of luck!

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#682269
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Fair enough. While I fully expected (and hoped that) uploading that video to YouTube would make knowledge of the project more widespread, I know that others here have expressed hesitation at spreading the word for various reasons. I've been helping a steady stream of newcomers to SWDE learn how to download the project for a few months now; I figured it's a good way to help curb the frequency of posts made here asking for help.

This was the first "high profile" person who's contacted me asking about SWDE, though, so I thought I should let you all know, as this gives a good impression of how widespread knowledge of the project is.

By the way, if anyone wants a copy of the "script" I send everyone who asks me for help downloading SWDE, just shoot me a PM. Responding to these requests is pretty simple when I can just use copy & paste. I'd also gladly provide demographic stats on who's watching the Sources Doc on YouTube, if anyone's interested.

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#682001
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Hey. Hey everyone.

This is either amazing or foreboding. Knowledge of the project appears to have reached the ears of Disney/Lucasfilm, due in no small part I'm sure to the recent 25,000+ views of the Sources Documentary on YouTube from Reddit.

Public knowledge may have reached critical mass by now, but if we ever need to be plunged into obscurity, be sure to tell me to set that video to Private. Otherwise, expect continued increase in traffic "from the outside."

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#669498
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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A_New_Hope said:

“The only way [to successfully remove iBook DRM using iTunes 10.5.3 and Requiem 3.3.6] is by using an iPhone, iPad or iPod with (iOS 5.1.1) or earlier to synchronize your desired eBooks and retrieve valid keys.”

...

HanDuet does raise some interesting questions in the possibly of exploring downgrading to iOS 5.1.1

Indeed, so you all just let me know if we need someone to downgrade their iOS device to iOS 5.1.1, and I'll attempt to do so with my iPhone 4S at that time. I follow this thread pretty regularly, but if you all want me to try this and you don't hear back from me quickly, just shoot me a PM so I'll get an email notification.

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#669264
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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AntcuFaalb said:

The problem is that Requiem 3.3.6 + iTunes 10.5.3 is needed for breaking iBook DRM, but iTunes 10.5.3 requires iOS 5.1.1. Unfortunately, my iPad is on 7.0.3...

Mind sharing some more details? Is using your iPad (or other iOS device) a necessary part of the DRM removing process? If so, what iPad do you have? Have you attempted downgrading it to iOS 5.1.1? Is anything specific preventing you from installing iTunes 10.5.3?

I realized you've probably already considered these things, but in case you haven't, here's an article describing how to downgrade to iOS 5.1.1 and a download link for the iTunes 10.5.3 installer:

http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/how_downgrade_back_ios_5

EDIT: Be warned that the process in the above article only works for certain devices, be sure to follow appropriate links and research the issue thoroughly before attempting any sort of iOS downgrade!!

http://filehippo.com/download_itunes_32/11465/

If a device running iOS 5.1.1 is essential to the process and you're unable to downgrade, I might be able to help. I have saved SHSH blob for my iPhone 4S, which means I SHOULD be able to downgrade without much trouble. Y'all just let me know, and I'll be happy to step in and fill this role if needed.

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#668560
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BroncoSport said:

I am confused as to why people would want A New Hope in the crawl.  This project was to restore the film to as close as possible to what was seen in 1977.

True, which is why Harmy isn't changing that aspect of the Despecialized Edition. However, different fans have different goals. While most of us here (including Harmy) focus our efforts on wanting to see the restoration of the original 1977 theatrical version of Star Wars, others wish to see the restoration of the film they grew up seeing - a film that included the "A New Hope" title but was free of the Special Edition changes.

More options is rarely a bad thing. Just go with what you like best. :)

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#667742
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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deepanddark20 said:

Those words ["Episode IV: A New Hope"] were not a "Special Edition" alteration, so if your goal is to remove "Special Edition" changes, you don't have to remove those words.

I understand what you're saying. However, the goal of Harmy's Despecialized Edition is not just "to remove 'Special Edition' changes." If it were, then that means we wouldn't be concerned with the additional changes made with the Blu-ray release (which clearly doesn't make sense).

Rather, the stated goal of this project is to restore the original theatrical release in the best quality possible. This means that some things may be lost which some of us actually like. For example, I rather enjoy the clip where Luke reunites with his old friend Biggs before they take off in a desperate attempt to destroy the Death Star. It builds an emotional connection between the audience and the other Rebel fighters so that you actually care when one X-wing after another is mercilessly destroyed.

But such opinions are just that - opinions. The beauty of this project is that it's not trying to make Star Wars look as good as possible, but it seeks to restore the original version, with all its good points and any bad (though I think we all agree that the former far outweighs the latter).