Blutopia, wasn’t it?
Basically, the only ones who can legally distribute anything Star Wars are Fox (ANH) and Disney (everything else), without something in writing from the appropriate party saying otherwise.
For most of us morality isn’t tied directly to legality so we don’t care about non-profit redistribution of what the rightsholders don’t want to be bothered redistributing - and they might even look the other way - but they don’t really have to. We’re fortunate that they have done so so far.
Yep, already been posted.
I used to offer copies of fansub tapes I had. I charged, literally, what it cost me to buy the blanks and send them out (and I was open about those costs), and that was it. If there was any markup it was a rounding error, to the value of a few cents at most.
A friend of mine always quotes the edited versions (especially “when this baby hits 88 mph you’re gonna see some serious stuff”).
Oh, certainly. This is the same-old-same-old as back in the days of fansubs on VHS. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose…
They use it as if it were one, at least. Not sure it’d hold up if challenged, though.
1.75:1. I guess that makes sense, given that that’s what Disney had been doing for some time by then.
Well, that I do believe I have - and have done it more than once.
Well, the audio is probably fixable, in the same way as the laserdisc audio, unless they raw-over-dubbed it with the DVD or BD…
The only nonpublic tracker I have an account on’s the Spleen, but this is something I’d be digging, especially if it CUTS OFF MY EAR…
The novelization, at least.
I didn’t say there was no point to scanning a 35 of those movies, I said there was no point to scanning a 35 at 4K.
I don’t think there’d be a point to 4K for anything past Little Mermaid (I think the CAPS films were rendered at 2K) but even 2048x1234, which should be close to the native resolution, should be an improvement, since it’d be the original theatrical versions, unlike the official releases.
Yikes. And I complain at 36C.
I was self-censoring, for what it’s worth.
Our objection is YOU’RE SELLING THEM AT ALL YOU DOHO (not you)
Command line unrar works fine for no cost…
I’d prolly donate if I had more money to throw around, but money’s always tight and around December it’s usually at its tightest. But when it’s all done and manages to make its way out into the world, I’ll try to make myself useful.
Basically, yeah. RPow2 is the only thing it doesn’t do, and that’s specifically an upscaling filter.
I read the script before commenting 😉
The bulk of it’s just Spline36Resize and AWarpSharp2… and I already use debanding filters on everything I encode, and ColorMatrix on everything I upscale, and a function to simplify the use of MDegrain2 is part of my arsenal (in fact I used it on an mp4 encode of the SSE of Star Wars, as well as on my DBZ encodes).
The current filter chain I seem to prefer for upscaling anime is a variant of
Oh, it just uses Spline36Resize and AWarpSharp.
This is why I only use 7-bit ASCII filenames. -_-; My own copies are called, literally, anh.ts, esb.ts and rotj.ts.
The best filter I’m aware of is nnedi3_rpow2…
Given that my laserdisc rip is made with poor quality equipment, I think I’d rather hold out for a better source than that before trying to despecialize Mewtwo Strikes Back… as big as the difference would be between a 1080p and 372i source, that would be exacerbated by a cheap laserdisc player and a bottom-of-the-line DVD recorder. 😦