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#909126
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Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD - V2.5 - AVCHD DVD9 & NTSC DVD5 (Released)
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stretch009 said:

ROFLRICK said:

nafroe said:

@ROFLRICK - So when you compress movies with those settings, about how big are your files, generally? I only ask because while I can play video files on my BD player via USB, it only has a 4 GB limit.

That’s the problem with the NTFS file size limit… The files are generally around 2.8gb to 3.0gb, less if I remove the 5.1 audio track.

You mean the FAT32 file size limit.

Here I stand–sit, rather–corrected.

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#908973
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Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD - V2.5 - AVCHD DVD9 & NTSC DVD5 (Released)
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nafroe said:

@ROFLRICK - So when you compress movies with those settings, about how big are your files, generally? I only ask because while I can play video files on my BD player via USB, it only has a 4 GB limit.

That’s the problem with the NTFS file size limit… The files are generally around 2.8gb to 3.0gb, less if I remove the 5.1 audio track.

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#908832
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Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD - V2.5 - AVCHD DVD9 & NTSC DVD5 (Released)
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ROFLRICK said:

dogdoctor said:

ROFLRICK said:

That’s what it’s all about. I’m pretty excited to show my as yet non-existent children Star Wars–someday!

I burn the AVCHD versions to DL-DVDs and am as happy as a clam. They look great on my 50" television. I use the DVD-5 version to create tablet rips with Handbrake. I should have been a little more patient, waited for the DVD-5 to hit the Spleen (no one is forcing me to use JDownloader, after all!) but ROTJ is my favorite Star Wars film. I’m excited, and I want every possible version of these preservations…

Also, thanks again for your help. It’ll be finished downloading shortly.

I agree - it was a great moment in their life (and mine to introduce them to the movies). My motivation for finding Harmy was showing them the 2004 SW - and my wife and I both cringing at the CGI and Han shooting second. From that moment on I was on a mission - little did I know I lived under a rock. LOL. I still laugh at my daughter being disappointed that Leia chose Han…we had to have that talk about brother and sister relationships. It was too cute. You will be there someday too. I just have the benefit of taking them to the new ones in the theaters too!

Can you explain to me a little more what you are doing with the DVD5 versions - you’re creating files for you iPhpne? How does that work? I’ve got the iPhone 6S Plus.

Sure! I open the VIDEO_TS folders in Handbrake, and then create versions that can, A) be played via USB on my Sony BD player, and B) load on my iPhone 6.

I utilize the following settings:

[VIDEO OPTIONS]

MP4 File
Average Bitrate (kbps): 2800
2-Pass Encoding

Paste this in additional options: cabac=0:ref=2:me=umh:bframes=0:weightp=0:8x8dct=0:trellis=0😒ubq=6

(That code string apparently helps to quell the issues with how reds bloom more when compressed, or some such thing! But use it, it does improve the picture I believe.)

[AUDIO OPTIONS]

You will have two tracks; the first will be what allows the file to play with audio on an iPhone, the second is a 5.1 pass-through (totally optional, but I like even my movies played through USB to have surround audio)

TRACK 1

Codec: AAC Core Audio - Mixdown: Dolby Pro Logic II - Sample Rate: Auto - Bitrate: 160

TRACK 2

Codec: AC3 - Mixdown: 5.1 Channels - Sample Rate: Auto - Bitrate: 640 (or 448, whatevs.)

And name the chapters if you’re feeling crazy–they appear when the file is played on the iPhone, which is fun.

That’s the long and short of it. This method yields files that look great (as great as up-converted DVDs can) on my 50" television. I actually watched my rip of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. last night, and it looked great.

Let me know if you have questions!

EDIT: I realize this is wildly off-topic. My apologies.

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#908825
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Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD - V2.5 - AVCHD DVD9 & NTSC DVD5 (Released)
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dogdoctor said:

ROFLRICK said:

That’s what it’s all about. I’m pretty excited to show my as yet non-existent children Star Wars–someday!

I burn the AVCHD versions to DL-DVDs and am as happy as a clam. They look great on my 50" television. I use the DVD-5 version to create tablet rips with Handbrake. I should have been a little more patient, waited for the DVD-5 to hit the Spleen (no one is forcing me to use JDownloader, after all!) but ROTJ is my favorite Star Wars film. I’m excited, and I want every possible version of these preservations…

Also, thanks again for your help. It’ll be finished downloading shortly.

I agree - it was a great moment in their life (and mine to introduce them to the movies). My motivation for finding Harmy was showing them the 2004 SW - and my wife and I both cringing at the CGI and Han shooting second. From that moment on I was on a mission - little did I know I lived under a rock. LOL. I still laugh at my daughter being disappointed that Leia chose Han…we had to have that talk about brother and sister relationships. It was too cute. You will be there someday too. I just have the benefit of taking them to the new ones in the theaters too!

Can you explain to me a little more what you are doing with the DVD5 versions - you’re creating files for you iPhpne? How does that work? I’ve got the iPhone 6S Plus.

Sure! I open the VIDEO_TS folders in Handbrake, and then create versions that can, A) be played via USB on my Sony BD player, and B) load on my iPhone 6.

I utilize the following settings:

[VIDEO OPTIONS]

MP4 File
Average Bitrate (kbps): 2800
2-Pass Encoding

Paste this in additional options: cabac=0:ref=2:me=umh:bframes=0:weightp=0:8x8dct=0:trellis=0😒ubq=6

(That code string apparently helps to quell the issues with how reds bloom more when compressed, or some such thing! But use it, it does improve the picture I believe.)

[AUDIO OPTIONS]

You will have two tracks; the first will be what allows the file to play with audio on an iPhone, the second is a 5.1 pass-through (totally optional, but I like even my movies played through USB to have surround audio)

TRACK 1

Codec: AAC Core Audio - Mixdown: Dolby Pro Logic II - Sample Rate: Auto - Bitrate: 160

TRACK 2

Codec: AC3 - Mixdown: 5.1 Channels - Sample Rate: Auto - Bitrate: 640 (or 448, whatevs.)

And name the chapters if you’re feeling crazy–they appear when the file is played on the iPhone, which is fun.

That’s the long and short of it. This method yields files that look great (as great as up-converted DVDs can) on my 50" television. I actually watched my rip of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. last night, and it looked great.

Let me know if you have questions!

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#908817
Topic
Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD - V2.5 - AVCHD DVD9 & NTSC DVD5 (Released)
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Harmy said:

Well, actually an iPhone 6 probably has higher screen resolution than 720p, so for that I guess you’d actually be upscaling.

There you have a point. Although, I’ve never seen the use of 1080p on a 4.7" display! It’s my hope to make BD-25 versions in the near future.

Harmy, have you ever given though to compiling the extras you’ve created as a burnable DVD-DL? Creating ‘2-Disc Special Edition’ versions, as it were?

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#908802
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Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD - V2.5 - AVCHD DVD9 & NTSC DVD5 (Released)
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Harmy said:

The DVD5s already have pretty heavy mpeg2 compression, so using handbrake to compress them further is a really bad idea - just use handbrake to make re-encodes directly from the MKV or AVCHD - you can set the resolution to the exact resolution of your tablet’s screen and you’ll get much much better quality results with the same or less effort.

As for Mega, the problem with that is that it limits the amount of data you can upload, plus I get much slower upload speed to it.

It does occur to me that the 50gb free version of Mega may be quite limiting when taking your potential usage into account, Harmy!

I know ripping from the VIDEO_TS folder isn’t optimal, but when I attempt to re-encode the larger versions, the resulting file is usually corrupted, or the process itself bombs my Mac. The tablet rips are used primarily on my iPhone 6, while the VIDEO_TS will go straight to a DVD-5 for viewing on an old Panasonic 13" CRT television.

That being said, I haven’t attempted to rip to a screen-specific resolution before. I’ll give it a shot.

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#908797
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Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD - V2.5 - AVCHD DVD9 & NTSC DVD5 (Released)
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dogdoctor said:

ROFLRICK said:

I’m using JDL2 now. I so seldom use it, there’s always a bit of an update process. It’s still quite convoluted… I’d be pleased with a Mega link!

I agree it’s a bit of pain - but until you can get on spleen - it’s your best source and frankly I did the DVD5 download there the other night since it’s not on spleen. I downloaded my first Harmy downloads (AVCHDs) from tehp and I forget the movie - but the 40 part download was a killer with all the captchas.

My DVD’s are going to show up from Amazon tomorrow so I will be burning and printing SW/ROTJ…just waiting on ESB. I’m making a set for the car for my kids. Son just walks around the house humming the Imperial March. LOL

That’s what it’s all about. I’m pretty excited to show my as yet non-existent children Star Wars–someday!

I burn the AVCHD versions to DL-DVDs and am as happy as a clam. They look great on my 50" television. I use the DVD-5 version to create tablet rips with Handbrake. I should have been a little more patient, waited for the DVD-5 to hit the Spleen (no one is forcing me to use JDownloader, after all!) but ROTJ is my favorite Star Wars film. I’m excited, and I want every possible version of these preservations…

Also, thanks again for your help. It’ll be finished downloading shortly.

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#908781
Topic
Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD - V2.5 - AVCHD DVD9 & NTSC DVD5 (Released)
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dogdoctor said:

ROFLRICK said:

I was able to access it by doing a Google search. Attempting to get JDownloader functional again.

I would recommend Jdownloader2 - I’ve read of lots of people having issues with just JDownloader. I’ve not had one issue with Jdownloader2 on two laptops now.

I’m using JDL2 now. I so seldom use it, there’s always a bit of an update process. It’s still quite convoluted… I’d be pleased with a Mega link!

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#908778
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Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD - V2.5 - AVCHD DVD9 & NTSC DVD5 (Released)
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dogdoctor said:

ROFLRICK said:

You sir, are a gentlemen and a scholar. DVD-5 here I come!

… If only. “The server is too busy at the moment. Please try again later.” Always with that site.

No scholar here - look back like 10-15 posts. I asked the same thing 😃
Working now…I just jumped in to read the thread posts.

I was able to access it by doing a Google search. Attempting to get JDownloader functional again.

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#908775
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Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD - V2.5 - AVCHD DVD9 & NTSC DVD5 (Released)
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dogdoctor said:

ROFLRICK said:
On another topic: I cannot locate the NTSC DVD-5 version on tehp, or anywhere really. Does anyone have any advice?

It’s in the “Harmy Trilogy” thread with all the movies. It doesn’t have it’s own thread.

You sir, are a gentlemen and a scholar. DVD-5 here I come!

… If only. “The server is too busy at the moment. Please try again later.” Always with that site.

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#595775
Topic
Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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I just completed downloading the fixed DVD-5 version from MS, and I have a question:

Has anyone noticed the cropping that is occurring on both the right and left sides of the frame? This is not present in any other version, and as best as I can tell, it is actual cropping. Information visible on the MKV, AVCHD, etc. is seemingly missing on the DVD-5.

I haven't seen any mention of this on MS or here. I just want to know if I'm nuts. If it helps, I've been using VLC to make comparisons.

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#595763
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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I'm startled by the sense of entitlement on the part of the new (-ish?) folks.

I don't say much on these forums, or very often for that matter. But I will say to you, Harmy, that the work you're doing is pretty damn great. To see a fan (and if I recall, a current, busy student) doing the work to give Star Wars its due is a real treat.

I'll gladly follow along and download all the damn versions! What's more fun than a work-in-progress? After all, it's only hard drive space.

So I took the long way around to say thanks.

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#588881
Topic
SW Episode III - Reign of the Dark Side (* unfinished project *)
Time

That door works really, really well. I can not say enough that the removal of that flip is essential in reducing the goof-ballery of this movie!

Question slash suggestion: have you given any thought to removing the line "I shouldn't have done that, it's not the Jedi way,"?

You could cut directly from "But he was an unarmed prisoner," to "It's only natural-- he took your arm..."

Pardon me if I'm stepping on your toes! Just a curiosity!