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#992975
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set (Released)
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yoda-sama said:

@darthrush
We’re to the point we need you to be more specific about your setup, such as: the exact model number of your BD drive (plus which firmware it is on, if you can find that information), what operating system and version you’re on (win7, win10, pro/home, 64/32-bit, etc.), what burning program are you using (I’ve been assuming ImgBurn) and which revision (then we should dig into what steps you went through when using the program), where did you get your copy of the file and is it corrupt, whether you’re plugging into a USB3.0 or USB2 port, etc. (and whatever other information along this level of detail you can think to add).

Yeah we need more specifics.

@ yoda - as soon as I edited my post I realized I was talking about two different things. Doh!

darth’s question though got me to look into my setup as I plan to burn/print some BD50s. I still can’t figure out why on my Win10 Pro, 64 bit, USB 3.0 laptop using BDR-XD05S over USB 3.0 - imgburn reads my system as Win8 Pro (was upgraded to 10), and finds my Pioneer Drive at USB 2.0 in the log when starting the software. It might just be a registry error and have zero effect on the burning…I can’t tell.

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#992859
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set (Released)
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darth - I would absolutely pick up some new discs. I’ve always been recommended to use quality discs…too much headache and time wasted when you use the cheap stuff and get failures. Now I will say, I might consider getting some less expensive but quality DVDs too. I’d burn a few DVDs first to see if you run into the same issue - if so then it’s a burner/software issue and you haven’t wasted more BDs. I did check out the Best Buy website and without the exact model number provided, I think you have the same drive as I. I looked at the pioneer website and there is a firmware update for it, as well as a drive utility software that lets you play around with drive speeds (especially reading speeds). I think I am running the original firmware, and only downloaded the drive utility.

I double checked - yeah, I’m using the windows 10 installed driver (10.0.10586.0) from 6/21/2006. Been working fine so I haven’t rocked the boat.

EDIT: OK - Odd the firmware listed above is the one found in the widows device manager. Imgburn is telling me the drive is using 3.01 the latest from pioneer - so maybe I did update it.

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#992799
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set (Released)
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darthrush - are you using the pioneer BDR-XD05? If so that’s that one I have and even reviewed off amazon. I’ve had great success with it since early this year for DVD, DVD9, and BD25. I’ve stuck mainly to plexdisc (the glossy printables are amazing), letting imgburn auto detect the max write speed, and I’ve not had any coasters or failures. I second that verification is a time sink, but is a good idea to do as my previous Laptop DVD burner did fail me once. I will say that my PS3 played the BD25 smoothly, but I did run into a little spat of freezing (medal award sequence in SW) on the PS4. So I threw in ROTJ just to see if might be a consistent bad burn/burner combo. Nope. Then I played SW again. Nothing. So I’m sticking with the plexdisc moving forward for the BD50s and see what happens.

I have to say that BDR-XD05+PlexDisc Liquid Defense Glossy+Canon Pixma922 = Amazing Dics!

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#991609
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set (Released)
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darthrush said:

Just finished trying my first ever burn for SW 2.7 BD50 disc. Used Pioneer burner. And it worked! It had an error during verification in ImgBurn that said “recondition disc, un correctable error etc.” but it turns out the burn was successful 😃 thanks again njvc

Glad to hear it worked. I’m waiting to buy a few BD50s at the moment.

But I do have a question - where did the files all go? I only see the SW BD50 on Spleen right now. Where’s the rest of them? I thought I might pull a few down this weekend.

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#938094
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Harmy's Despecialized Star Wars 1977 - Color Adjustment Project for v2.7 (released)
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Jumped on right away…managed to start uploading in very short order and have been seeding at nearly 2 mb/s. Having 2.7 from my earlier viewing for Towne32 helped the seeding process start markedly faster. 44.3 GB uploaded this morning and counting. Glad I could help in more ways than one.

May the 4th be with you!

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#915713
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Harmy's Despecialized Star Wars 1977 - Color Adjustment Project for v2.7 (released)
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towne32 said:

Yep, I have you marked down as well. 😃 Was just hoping to get a few more before starting a group PM. But I can always do separate PMs with anyone else who joins in later.

Towne32 - what is involved with checking over a render for you? Never done it, but willing to help if it is something I can and time permits.

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#912581
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Burning the Despecialized to Blu-Ray - AVCHD / MKV
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csiokos said:

If I have a PS3 do i need a bluray burner in order to play these mkv files once i burn them onto Bluray Discs?? I’m sorry i’m jumping onto this thread instead of creating a new one but i’m kinda desperate haha

The question doesn’t make sense. You of course need a blu-ray burner to make blu-ray disc.
You can play MKVs on the PS3 via USB but it takes some work - there is a discussion on the boards here, but you will have to find it.
You can play MVKs converted via TsMuxer to Blu-Ray ISO and then burned to blu-ray just fine on a PS3.
From what I’ve been told the PS4 plays MKVs just fine.

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#912023
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Custom blu-ray setfor the Despecialized Editions
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phildesfr said:

dogdoctor said:

phildesfr - if Towne32’s new recolorization project is completed and becomes Despecialized SW 2.6 - would it be possible for you to use that in one of your BD iso files? I think many of us are patiently waiting for Harmy’s ESB 2.5 release so you can update ESB and then we’ll will be grabbing your iso files. Very nice work!

For my ISOs, I’ll stick to Harmy’s versions (and I’ll definitely update the ESB ISO with v2.5 when released, of course). But if you wish to make a blu-ray out of any other version, muxing a BD from an MKV with TsMuxer is exceedingly easy, choosing only the audio and subtitles tracks (with the only limitation of 64 tracks overall): http://www.videohelp.com/software/tsMuxeR

I’ve used TsMuxer before with the MKV to Blu-ray. So are you saying that if one downloaded you ISO files, one could go in reverse and add in a different MKV and then muxe it back to an ISO? I would like to keep all your additional BD-rom features.

Also - just as FYI - if Towne32 project is completed, which it looks like it will be, Harmy is giving his blessing to call it Harmy’s 2.6. Pretty cool!

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#908935
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(Help) Making a custom box set for Harmy's Despecialized Edition trilogy
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hunkee said:

It sounds hairy, but I’m willing to see what happens and roll the dice I guess. How I’ll be attaining money is via tax return. I always do that early.

It’s good that you made a good investment and your wife eventually like it. Well, a couple investments based on what you said

I see that you might have a user in the other thread that might help you out. That’s great! I hope the project comes out well for you. Hairy? No. Room for lots of screw ups? Yes. I’ll look forward to seeing your completed project. Some of the stuff that floats around on these boards is amazing. I wouldn’t dare to a boxed set - I’ve got my fill of just making Blu-Ray and DVD case covers.

As for the investments - through nearly 14 years of marriage I’ve done a few things right. Just a few. 😉

Best of luck with the project man. And may your tax return be generous.

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#908919
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(Help) Making a custom box set for Harmy's Despecialized Edition trilogy
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hunkee said:

I didn’t know they were that cheap. Wow. Only a couple of issues on my end: I’m so broke I’m in the negative and after this project, I usually never use a printer so it would sit around most of the time. Otherwise, it would be a good idea now that I know they’re so cheap

Sorry to hear that you are that broke. Sucks to be in that place. But It begs me to ask how you’re going to pay someone to print the artwork for you (plus there is a lot of trial and error with these projects). 😉 I’d hate for you to get some stuff shipped to you only for you to find out it needed to be edited in some way. Lastly the these DIY projects aren’t cheapest either and these projects suck up - especially considering how much ink disks and paper absorb. I think your going to find that getting your own printer will pay dividends in the long run. My wife complained at me spending $75 (heaven forbid) on a multi-function printer, and now she loves the scanning feature. Men aren’t always wrong…so far I was right with a universal remote, Tivo, and iPhones too.

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#908813
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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:

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.

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#908785
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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:

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

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#908776
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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:

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.

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#908769
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Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD - V2.5 - AVCHD DVD9 & NTSC DVD5 (Released)
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Menippean said:

I’m having trouble downloading with JDownloader. I keep getting the plugin out of date error. Anyone else getting this? I’m dying to see ROTJ in its original form. No more of that “Jedi rocks” bullshit.

Use Jdownloader 2 - I’ve never had an issue with it. Or check out the Despecialized guide linked in the first post that directs people to a different software to download the files.

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#908766
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(Help) Making a custom box set for Harmy's Despecialized Edition trilogy
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hunkee said:

Hello all!

  1. I do not have an inkjet printer capable of printing onto a blank disc. If anyone has a printer capable of doing this, I am willing to pay for the supplies and shipping.

I can’t help you on 1 and 2 as I’ve not made, nor am planning on making a boxed set. But I’m sure others will chime in.

As for #3 - why not get a printer. They are in the grand scheme of things very low cost at this point. I upgraded my home printer to the Pixma 922. I wanted a home scanner for work purposes, copier for home purposes, and disc printing for Star Wars projects. 😉 I bought it on sale when it $75.00. But there are a few others such as the Pixma MG5720 on Amazon (being discontinued at $70). Save the cost of shipping and supplies and jump in with a printer that lets you play around with the artwork and discs. I’ve got to say aside from testing your burned disc - printing it is pretty damn cool. And the Plex glossy liquid defense plus disc are amazing!

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#908724
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Info: HD audio from PC
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Harmy said:

Like I said, I need to keep the player from that set for 3D playback and stuff, so there seems little point to getting rid of just the speakers. And as I also said, I’m perfectly happy with the sound quality I get from the current setup when playing BD directly through the HT system. It actually packs almost too much punch for my tiny living room and thin walls.

Plus the entire HT setup ran me about $200, so I don’t imagine I could get a very good price for it if I wanted to sell it.

If it only ran $200 originally - that is scary! You really need to upgrade that thing. It’s disturbing to know your listening to the classics on that. 😉

However, if you are dead set up keeping the player (and not just upgrading that too to a dedicated player only), then you will only want to upgrade the subwoofer as others have said. I did that once before too. Mine was a speaker system from Cambridge SoundWorks that came with a passive sub woofer. Once I upgraded the AVR to one with a dedicated sub out - there was no looking back. Nothing like a good thump!

I do think the recommendation for the new Denon AVRs is a good one. But don’t overlook the buying a refurbed AVR from the main companies to save $. Denon’s own site has a link and I bought my first real AVR via the Harman Audio store on Ebay.

I love the warmth in the sound from the Harman Kardon AVRs but for some reason they always have technical issues with connectivity (at least they did years back when I was active on the AVSforums). Denon has been very good to me though.