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michaelkirschner

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#761932
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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Harmy said:

On the bright side, I'm not actually seeing that many "get despecializized instead" comments but there are tons (actually vast majority) of comments saying that if this is the SE, they're not interested - far more so than when the BDs came out four years ago, so that sends the right kind of message and shows that the public opinion has shifted and our campaign to make people informed about the issue has worked.

 Would I be correct to assume that the bitrate of these new "digital"(everything is digital)is horrendous compared to the Blu-rays? 

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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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I was just re watching version 2.5 and I noticed something out of place. I tried searching for it but found nothing. The issue occurs at around 18:50 and is in the scene when the Jawas come to Luke's home to sell their droids. We all know there is a funny shot when C-3PO is speaking to Uncle Owen and R2-D2 sarcastically turns his dome, as I was watching the scene I noticed the shot was missing, then at around 18:50 when the red droid blows his top and Luke says "what about that one" the missing shot is included. I was one of the early downloaders of 2.5 and I remember people talking about issues so it might be possible that I just downloaded a bad version.  

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#699953
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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djchaseb said:

Nearsighted Scrappile said:

I tried to build a menu and make my own BD. Let's just say that my Vanilla Coke has a new place to sit.

 BD menu authoring is no joke, I use MultiAVCHD but it's just a simple menu so the movie doesn't start as soon as I pop it in.

 Is there any Blu-ray software that will allow for better menus with several audio tracks that are affordable? 

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#697272
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Harmy's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Despecialized Edition HD - V2.0 - MKV & AVCHD (Released)
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Harmy there is a concern among some people on 4chan /tv/ that the image on the left presents a loss in detail as you can better make out the officer's arm on the right. I replied that it might be that you used a contrast level that was more true to the original 1980 version but I just wanted to bring it to your attention just in case

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#694934
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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Here's a mistake that I made when I built my first computer last summer. I was worried about static and me being the extra cautious type I bought myself one of those static discharging wristbands on amazon (very affordable and worth the peace of mind it brings) so in order for it to work you need to attach the alligator clip to a piece of metal in order to ground yourself. Most builders use the metal case itself which is safe to do so. Your motherboard needs brass standoffs so any static that passes along the chassis will not affect the motherboard. Now this is very important if you do use your case as a ground MAKE SURE THAT THE PART YOU ATTACH THE ALLIGATOR CLIP TO IS METAL!!!!!!

I made the mistake of assuming that just because something is hard and cold (stop laughing) that it was metal it later turned out to be plastic

Fortunately for me it was the summer and I was standing on a hardwood floor so I didn't have any static and the computer is still working so a potential disaster was avoided. 

Also this goes without saying that you need to go in another room without carpeting when it's build time.

Another thing to keep in mind is that although anti-static bags protect their contents from static charge the outside of these bags potentially has MASSIVE amounts of stored up charge I have heard of many people who will take out sensitive electronics and set them down on those bags this is a major no no

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#684674
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Harmy said:

Not currently. I'm currently working on not getting kicked out of school as my primary occupation, doing my teaching job properly as a secondary one and finishing the SW DeEd docs as a tertiary one. All else is currently on ice.

 No problem Harmy you take all the time you need your education, job, and family take high priority where as Star Wars would fall towards the bottom of that list and besides we already have the 2.5 mkv to keep us occupied in the meantime.

That being said there are a large number of people on another popular Star Wars message board that are eagerly awaiting the release. If I were to take what you have said on here and estimate a time frame I would say that significant progress won't be made until school ends around June meaning that the project won't be ready for release until Christmas 2014 at the earliest and Feb/March 2015 at the latest. Would you say that time frame is mostly correct or way wrong?  

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#684033
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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AntcuFaalb said:

michaelkirschner said:

Harmy said:

Well, I thought about that, and the foreign languages wouldn't be a problem, because when selecting tracks with remote, you can see the language of the track but then you have 4 different commentaries, an isolated score track, commentary for blind and stuff, which all need description.

 The commentary for the blind doesn't need a description 

Well, an audio one would be helpful (e.g., "This is the commentary for the blind audio track!"), but how would a blind person navigate to it to find it?

 Warmer, warmer, warmer, you're on fire!, ice cold

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#684023
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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Harmy said:

Well, I thought about that, and the foreign languages wouldn't be a problem, because when selecting tracks with remote, you can see the language of the track but then you have 4 different commentaries, an isolated score track, commentary for blind and stuff, which all need description.

 The commentary for the blind doesn't need a description 

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#676553
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theanalogkid80 said:

Hi Harmy, what's your projected release date for the 1080p Blu-ray of V2.5?  In case you don't already have me down on the list, I'm definitely interested in this!  You've done some incredible work here!  Has Disney approached you for a job yet?  :)

 1 There is no release date announced. Harmy is very busy with school and school is more important he cannot make a release by Christmas. 2.5 BD may come out in February or it may come out in June no one knows

2 1080p will never be released

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#673556
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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Here is some information regarding what we know about the Blu-ray

1.) It will use 2.5 as a video source which is very similar to 2.1 which itself offers a slight improvement over 2.0 which is a huge improvement over 1.0. So if you have 1.0 or 2.0 then you are missing out and need to upgrade to 2.5 but if you already have 2.1 there might not be as much of a need to spend time downloading or waste a disc for 2.5 since 2.1 and 2.5 are so similar

2.) There will be 2 discs with Disc 1 featuring the film as well as menus for scene selections and audio and subtitles. There will be no special features beyond interactive menus on disc 1. Disc 2 special features will be Harmy's docs disc 2 will not feature any other types of special feeatures other than Harmy's docs

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#672656
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Harmy 

As to the HTPC, I for one use my PC for most of my movie playback.

 

 

 

 

AntcuFaalb

Our HTPC allows us to:

1. Watch things we download from Usenet on our TV; e.g., a 1.5GiB episode of Modern Family downloads in less than 5 minutes

2. Watch "webisodes"; e.g., Cinemassacre.com videos

3. Retrogaming (mostly NES using the Nestopia emulator) – we have USB NES controllers, so it mostly feels "real"

4. "Modern"gaming; e.g., we're playing the AVGN game on Steam right now

 

We don't use our HTPC exclusively, of course. We have tons of equipment, physical media, and video game consoles. Our HTPC does, however, act as a really convenient supplement.

What are your builds? I have been thinking about going into building my own HTPC to play movies on and I would be very interested AntcuFaalb's emulator setup I would love to play Super Star Wars right after getting off of a Despecialized marathon
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#666300
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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Cobra Kai said:

Bobocop said:

The only thing I thought it was missing was an isolated score audio track, but then again it was easy enough to splice it in myself (and of course it was never part of the original theatrical experience anyway ;)

 

Which version do you have?  2.5 actually does have an isolated score track included.

I love the isolated score it gives the film a very different feel to it I love it. I hope that hairy_hen will do an IS for Empire and Jedi that would be awesome

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#666299
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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Farid said:

Harmy, can you setup a timetable for any upcoming versions, including the AVCHD of v2.5?

Well a lot of people here would like to see a release in time for the holiday season, which would put it out right around the time Adywan releases Empire Revisited so that would be a nice treat if it all comes together then. So far however it appears that we might not see a release until early 2014, the main obstacle at the moment being finding the right Blu-ray authoring program that is both affordable and does not have audio track limits and other such limitations. Some member of the forums have offered support for the Blu-ray authoring but it is not clear how that will turn out. Another obstacle is that there seems to be some issues with the 2.5 that Harmy released, whether the issue is on Harmy's end or on the user end remains to be fully sussed out. The special features are also still in the making, some old archival videos will need to be collected, Harmy needs to produce some original documentary content and some members have offered their voices for the docs as well.

I would say that although a holiday release would be ideal if we want to be realistic I would say to wait until 2014 before we get any concrete estimates.

I don't mind waiting Harmy has done more for the Star Wars community than we could have ever dreamed of, I look forward to the time when Harmy's name will appear in history books talking about the preservation efforts of late 20th/ early 21st century films :)