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#789259
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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I'm pretty new to this, too, but here's what I understand.

The main questions are what format did you download and how do you want to play it back.

In my case I burned a Bluray, but then decided I'd rather stream them. I have an Apple TV and I found an app that can stream to it. (I did it that way because my ATV is connected to my home theater receiver.) If you already have a media streamer that's even easier.

Another approach is to load it on a USB stick and if you have a Bluray player or other device that takes USB storage you may be able to play it back from that.

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#789048
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Info: Press coverage of Harmy's Despecialized Editions
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(Cue the Vader theme music from Empire)

There’s probably going to be more and more press about fan edits as December approaches. Should I start a topic to collect it?

Anyway the popular game site Polygon just published a story about the despecialized editions here http://www.polygon.com/2014/8/18/6030725/star-wars-hd-despecialized-edition

These always creep me out. I don’t want Lucas/Disney to try to shut these down.

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#787940
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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Okay for those keeping track at home I gave up trying to use my BluRay player's MKV player.

Instead I installed the "Beamer" app on my Mac and used it to stream the MKV to my Apple TV. I think it's even using the DTS track! Seems to work very well.

I love watching my seeds get uploaded by new people soon to enjoy this awesomeness.

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#787902
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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Okay this is weird. The "audio" button didn't do anything but allow me to switch between L,R, and LR. But your suggestion sent me to the options menu which allowed me to choose "soundtrack". The choices are "1" and "8". Unfortunately "1" is totally silent.

"8" works well, but it is in Spanish! Looking for English, sadly.

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#787897
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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I downloaded the ESB MKV file and bought a large enough USB stick to fit it. I then plugged it into the USB slot of my Bluray player and started it playing.

The video looks great, but there is no audio!

Any suggestions? The bluray player is connected via HDMI into my home theater amp.

The audio from the AVCHD I burned of Harmy's Star Wars (to a bluray disk) works fine.

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#786559
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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Thanks for the info, CatBus!

I certainly want the highest possible bitrate when I watch these. I haven't seen the originals since they were each released and am probably more excited than a normal person should be. I was 11 in 1977 and I think Star Wars may have mutated my brain.

I'm going to pipe them into my home theater system. I have burned blurays from the AVCHD versions and they look pretty good, but if the difference is noticeable I will figure out how to watch the MKV versions.

How do you watch them yourself? Directly from some kind of media streamer or do you burn blurays? Can the MKVs be made into blurays without quality loss?