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#1326435
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Star Wars Episode I: Cloak Of Deception (Finished!)
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Hal 9000 said:

I tried that approach once, but the results don’t look very good at all. It might be the grain layer I slapped over top of the films. Piping the project through Compressor from within Final Cut looks great. But rendering it to a lossless file first looks terrible.

Me neither, but newby to all this. And I only discovered the site 6 months ago (window shopped for a while, let’s say). I’ll make them work, I’d just like to make them work in as high a quality as possible. I haven’t the Google Drive space to share the iso files altogether if & when I do, but I’m happy to share. My aim was to make some very simple menus if possible, but the file to blu ray is most important. And I’m just glad of these edits existing, so I am just querying. Really not a complaint.

As to quoting the above, I just Wondered if you may have a suggested Rate Factor as you mentioned a loss in quality when trying to do a lossless encode. But if you have no suggestions I shall have a play around. As to whether 4.0 or 4.1 makes a difference, Google was little help. Conflictig ideas (following one trail of thought no, following another yes). So again, I can play around with this. I was more hopeful that any others who may have previously commented in this thread have ever made it work. But thanks for your replies, and patience for the newby’s excessive questions

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#1326417
Topic
Star Wars Episode I: Cloak Of Deception (Finished!)
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Easier question: what settings would be as close to yours as possible, in the hope the encode simply removes whatever issue is causing the blockiness

I know you use a 4.1 level (at least that’s what tsmuxer tells me when I load your files) - I just need a suitable Rate Factor to ensure that I encode with (assuming constant rate - though if I use max bixrate then that is apparently irrelevant, but would take longer as I understand. Then I simply need to set a max bitrate / file size?)

I know many people are no longer using blu ray, but I will happily share with anyone if I can get this to work.

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#1326416
Topic
Star Wars Episode I: Cloak Of Deception (Finished!)
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It’s a small issue. They work plugged into PS4, though the media player is poor and sadly I have a Sony TV and again, usb is terrible. It would simplify life to watch blu ray. I have managed to get your ESB to work by re-encoding with handbrake, though I think I did a lossless RF, ultrafast encode with a 4.0 level. Looks good, but not quite so good as your original (I don’t think, but it is a hard comparison to make). I was wondering if 4.1 would be noticeable better.

It will work, but I’d like to watch these in best possible quality (so far I have a feeling they will be my go to cuts, and really looking forward to your ROTJ).

On a side note, your 97 ROTJ Audio, gout sync (for 4k83) still has yub nub rather than victory celebration, and wasn’t sure if this was intentional (like I said, utter newby to any video alterations, so I have probably misunderstood what the audio file actually is).

Thanks for the reply

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#1326411
Topic
Star Wars Episode I: Cloak Of Deception (Finished!)
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Really sorry to add extra bloat. I’ve struggled to get any of Hal9000 amazing edits to blu ray (even following the suggestions) without major blocking and lag of video. The only solution I can find is to re-encode via Handbrake.
I am a complete newby to this stuff. I’ve played with tsmuxer and muktiavchd.

I wondered if

A. Anyone has had much luck?

B. If I reencode, Any ideas about the RF I should set? (I’ve heard RF of 0 - lossless - can actually make it worse quality wise)
And I can get them videos to work with a level of 4.0 - should I be using 4.1?

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#1326400
Topic
Return of the Jedi: A Gentle Pruning
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EddyMerkxs said:

Obviously you aren’t too busy right now restructuring the whole ST, but if you ever get around to this, I have kk260’s ROTJ V2.6 (I think) if you get around to it. Also, Disney 4k ROTJ Blu Ray might be out by the time you get around to this. Right now kk260 is close but this would be the ideal version for me, subscribed.

Is there a link for this? (I have A kk650 semi-specialized edition - is this what you were referring to?). Not sure which version.

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#1325316
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The 'Request a Fan Edit' thread
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ChainsawAsh said:

Jamesleaf said:

I have also used MakeMKV to extract Adywan’s ANH DVD9 from his iso, and will happily put that on my Google drive for others to download if interested.

Something like this already exists - specifically, someone took the higher resolution PAL DVD9 video track (720x576), changed the framerate flag to 23.976fps, and muxed in the NTSC DVD9 Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track into an MKV.

It’s the best video quality available (highest resolution) combined with the best audio quality available (no PAL speedup) without any reencoding done to either track. I know it’s uploaded on MySpleen and has been shared elsewhere as well.

I did not know this! Sadly, I’ve no myspleen account, so if anyone else cam share for others I’m sure that would be appreciated. If not, I’d be happy to share, though as Ash said, probably not the highest quality version.

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#1325264
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The 'Request a Fan Edit' thread
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I’d take a darthrush too

But very interested in the Adywan 1080p ESB respecialized 1997 edit, in addition to the highest quality edit of ROTJ that has both victory celebration and the Sebastian Shaw ghost (I’m sorry, I must be one of the few fans who loved Jedi before 1997 but have not missed yub nub one bit). I was pretty young then - maybe that’s why.

So far I’d say the winner is dillary trump’s 1997 edit - though I have recently acquired kk650’s semi specialised too, yet to watch start to finish.

I would also be interested in the HDTV versions (any and all).

I have also used MakeMKV to extract Adywan’s ANH DVD9 from his iso, and will happily put that on my Google drive for others to download if interested. I am not home currently home so may not upload that for a week or two. I can PM people links when I do

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#1324762
Topic
<strong>Welcome to the OriginalTrilogy.com</strong>; Introduce yourself in here + useful info within...
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Fairly new to the site, and already amazed by the community and how helpful people have been. I have found the Despecialized editions (part of the reason for my browsing), and everyone has been very kind.

I grew up watching the originals, but was young enough when the 1997 edition cam out I did like some changes (I actually have no love loss for yub nub, but please don’t hate me for it 😄).