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#330735
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THE STAR WARS SAGA - 1080P AVCHD DVD-9 for PS3 & Blu-Ray players - Episodes 1, 4 & 5 available now
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Thanks, Adywan! That did the trick. I should have known you'd have the answer. If you can manage to author the DVD DL of Revisted, I 'm sure you know your way around codecs and stuff. I wish the video would play smoother, though. My computer has a real hard time with 1080P. It handles 720P fine, though. By the way, when I play it in Media Player Classic, I get an extra set of black bars, which are lighter than the rest of the black area, like what is filling in the space between the 2:35:1  image and where a 16:9 image would be. If I play it in VLC, those bars are solid black, and looks much better, without the lighter black inner bars. I couldn't seem to find any adjustment in settings to fix that - is there no way to black out those bars in MPC?

I just had to say again what a phenomenal job you've done on the Revisited DVD, and I, like everyone else here, can't wait to see what you do with Empire. You've set the new standard to which all fanedits will compare.

 

 

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#330696
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THE STAR WARS SAGA - 1080P AVCHD DVD-9 for PS3 & Blu-Ray players - Episodes 1, 4 & 5 available now
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I downloaded this hoping that for now, I can play it on my computer, and eventually, when I get a PS3, I can play it on that.  I tried to mount the .iso into Alcohol 120%, which should create a new virtual drive and let me access the files in the iso, but when I click on the new virtual drive, all I get is a windows box saying: "Windows cannot read from this disk. The disk might be corrupted, or it could be using a format that is not compatible with windows."

I have checked google, and a few others also seem to have an issue with accessing AVCHD files on thier computers, with the same error message. Can't find a solution, though. I understand I will need software that will play this file, but windows should at least let me see the file there. I have mistakenly downloaded mac files before, and of course Windows didn't know what to do with it, but I could see the file on my computer. Alcohol has always worked for me before when mounting iso files. I don't want to burn this to a DL DVD, and still have my computer not read it. As far as Windows knows, there is a burned DVD now in my virtual drive, so if I burn it to DVD and physically put it into my dvd drive, the same error message would likely come up. Anybody have any ideas?

I did see the sample video in .ts format, though, and it looked fantastic. Nice to see the color correction applied, Adywan. I have wanted to see the original in HD, but didn't think I could deal with that horrible blue cast. My preferred version will always be Revisited, though.

 

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#312227
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>1080p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Ady, I just wanted to say thanks for posting the NTSC DVD. You've done an amazing job with the menus, and the video looks superb. The new flipper/hand scene looks much better than the xvid, a big improvement. Looks very natural. The hand is way more effective, imo. Also, the tweaking to the Tie Fighter reveal is spectacular. I can't wait to watch it now with the text commentary.

By the way, I'm sure many of you here have seen WookieGroomer's split screen treatment of the original trilogy. I think it would be awesome to see Adywan's version split screen with the official special edition. I wonder if he would be interested in doing this?
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#311705
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>1080p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Hi! I just wanted to add a quick comment on the discussion involving dual-layer discs. Something I haven't seen mentioned yet is the reliability of blank dual-layer media. From my experience with burning dual-layer discs, they are somewhat unreliable. I almost never have a burn fail, but the few times it happened, it was with dual-layer media. In fact, 2 out of a package of 5 failed during burning. Also, I generally use Verbatim, and scan my discs after burning using Nero disc speed. My burner does an exceptional job with Verbatim discs. However, dual-layer discs, even Verbatims, do not fare well when scanning - error rates are substantially higher. I just wanted people to consider this when deciding which version to burn. I myself am looking forward to the DVD-9 version of Adywan's release, but I almost never use DVD-9s. It would be a shame to lose the extras that Adywan is creating, but I think sometimes reliabilty is sacrificed when using DL discs.

Back to the main topic, Adywan, I'm glad to hear that you have solved your computer woes. It's too bad that some people are giving you a hard time over this project. I'm pretty sure none of them have half the talent that you do. I'm definitely waiting anxiously for the DVDs.
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#308916
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Wookie Groomer's 1080p Star Wars Saga project (Released)
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Quick question about the WMV HD split screens posted several months ago - The empire Strikes Back came with separate WMA and AC3 tracks for remuxing for multiple audio tracks. But I can't seem to find any posted for Return Of The Jedi, even though the included nfo states that they are included. Am I missing something? I was wondering if anybody else has found these separate audio files?
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#308865
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Wookie Groomer's 1080p Star Wars Saga project (Released)
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Hi, Wookie Groomer. I have just discovered your split screens, and they are fantastic!. I downloaded the original split screens just last week, and i thought they were great. Then I stumbled onto these V2 editions, and they are amazing in HD. I am wondering if you could repost A New Hope V2 WMV HD split screen, as it's no longer available on the newsgroups, and it's the only one I'm missing. It's amazing to see the differences side by side, and the color changes are unbelievable.
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#308807
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>1080p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Hi, Adywan. I'm new to the forum, and I just had to get my word in to compliment you on an astounding job. I'm amazed at all the work you must have put into this, and the fact that this edit blows away the official special edition versions put out by Lucasfilm proves what a labor of love this has been for you. This is indeed the official special edition, as far as I'm concerned, and I look forward to seeing it made available on DVD. You deserve a break after this is finished, but I'm already looking forward to seeing what else you have in store for the rest of the original trilogy. Thanks again for sharing this with us; it is certainly a gift.
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#308708
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1st post, looking for lunchbox DVD covers
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Hi! I'm new here, and I'm amazed at the creativity on display in these forums. For my first post, I have a question. As I was browsing through the earlier DVD cover posts, I came across a set of lunchbox covers, but the links no longer work. Does anybody have them available full size? I would greatly appreciate it if somebody could find them. Thanks in advance, and I look forward to participating in the forums. BTW, I've seen Adywan's Star Wars-Revisited, and it is astonishing. I'll head over to that forum later to give him my appreciation.