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#319652
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Ripplin said:

1. He stood on a block of ice and waited for it to melt.

2. He takes the chicken across first, goes back and takes the fox, then takes the chicken back, then takes the grain, then goes back for the chicken.

No no no, you've got it all wrong.

1) He was a midget, so he couldn't reach the top buttons.

2) The surgeon was the patient's mother.

Ron Moses
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#319484
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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vbangle said:

I'm sorry but how is this different than Adywan's instructions?

It's not, that was the point. I only broke it down into steps for better legibility.

EDIT: Anyone who prefers to follow Ady's instructions in their original form will find them at the bottom of page 234.

I fail to see where you "set the layer break to seemless".....

I have not tested that disc yet, so I don't know if that part was successful. Also, that was my own tweak to the instructions, and my intent was strictly to reformat Ady's instructions.

Ron Moses
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#319480
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Sure, there were a few steps, but nothing so complicated as to require four hours. I went from the beginning of Ady's instructions to a finished DVD (burned at 2.4x and verified) in under two hours with no complications to speak of. Here are Ady's instructions, slightly reformatted (I used to be a tech writer, can't help myself):

1) Extract the contents of the fix RAR (located in the DVD-ROM folder) into the VIDEO_TS folder, overwriting any existing files.

2) Download this file: EXTRA PAR2 FILE and extract its contents into VIDEO_TS as well.

3) Launch QuickPar. In the lower left corner of the screen, under where it says "Efficiency", click the OK button. See this graphic for reference.

4) Once the scan is complete, click Repair. See this graphic for reference.

5) When the repair is complete, delete any par2 files from the VIDEO_TS folder.

6) Install PgcEdit if it's not already installed.

7) Launch PgcEdit and select File > Open DVD. Select the VIDEO_TS folder. Don't touch anything until you see a Close button. Click it when it appears.

8) Select File > Burn DVD/Create ISO. A new box will appear saying "DVD saved ok". Click OK.

9) In the next box, make sure DL media type is set to "Double layer DVD+R". Click "Output ISO" and select where you want to save the ISO file (you'll be burning this to disc a few steps from now). Click OK.

10) Another small box will pop up telling you there are other DVD folders, and asking if you want to include them. Click "Yes".

11) The layer break box appears. Confirm that the line containing "cell 28" is highlighted; click it if it is not. Then click "OK". Your new ISO will be created

You can then burn the ISO image file with ImgBurn or a similar app. If you use ImgBurn, make sure that when the layer break box pops up, you highlight the layer break and check the box "don't update IFO/BUP files". See this graphic for reference.

Ron Moses
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#319474
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Cassius76 said:

Quickpar is now creating loads of par files. there was no repair button.

I got confused by that as well. You hit the wrong button, unfortunately. (So did I at first.) There's an Open button in the lower left corner of the screen, that's the button you want to click and select the PAR file Ady uploaded. Delete the PAR files that were just created and try again with that Open button.

Ron Moses
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#319470
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Cassius76 said:

The torrent is not an ISO, it's a VIDEO_TS folder. with the fix folder. I put the fix into the VIDEO_TS and the disc just crashes on the special features menus. I made ISOs and tested them and still the same crash. IMGBURN thows up layer change options. DO I ignore them and the warning that the disc won't work and burn anyway? It's quite a dissapointment after a week of waiting for the thing to download. :-(

Read the last two pages of this thread, the issue you refer to is addressed thoroughly.

Ron Moses
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#319468
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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I haven't tested the disc yet, but QuickPar said everything was dandy, so I'm assuming I'm all set. I made a slight deviation from the posted instructions and set the layer break seamless, which I usually do for all my dual-layers. I'll let you know how that works out.

Ady, thanks for your tireless efforts, both in creating the edit and in helping everyone through their technical difficulties.

Ron Moses
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#319428
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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adywan said:

ron2112 said:

Okay. I just ran QuickPar on the fileset with the fix files you just uploaded, and I'm still getting 5 blocks missing on VTS_01_0.VOB. This file doesn't appear to be included in that last rar.

aghhh. I screwed up. its too big to post. hang on there is another way around this. It is just 7 blocks you need?

Five blocks, on VTS_01_0.VOB. I'm not aware if there's a way to tell you which five.

Ron Moses
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#319411
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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adywan said:

EDIT: ok i have a way of checking the files. First you need to apply the fix for the NTSC. just drag the files (in the fix folder in the DVD-rom) into the VIDEO_TS folder and overwrite the original files.

once you have done this you need to download and install QUICKPAR (unfortunately this this prog is windows only). Mac users download MACPAR Deluxe
once installed download THIS file and place it into the VIDEO_TS folder. Open Quickpar (or macpar)and load the par2 file. This will now scan the files and report any errors. Once the scan is complete if you can let me know the results then i can post the files to fix it

I followed all of the above instructions precisely, and here are the results I got:

3 damaged files (need 7 more blocks):
VIDEO_TS.BUP (0/1 blocks)
VIDEO_TS.IFO (0/1 blocks)
VTS_01_0.VOB (47/52 blocks)

Hopefully that's the info you were looking for.

Ron Moses
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#319277
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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I prefer torrents over Usenet just to irritate people. :-)

That's only partially true, actually. I had bad experiences years ago trying to use the binary groups -- maybe it's changed since then but back in the day it was rare when I could find all the parts of a given set. It was always 18 of 22 parts or whatever, and I almost never managed to actually download anything. Soured me on the whole idea, so I'm reluctant to try again. Give me one click to deal with, I don't mind waiting. Plus I only download one or two items of this size a year, if that, so I'm not into paying for it. To each his own, of course.

But any opportunity to watch an Internet subculture gnash its collective teeth, I'm there. ;-)

Ron Moses
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#319250
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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8t88 said:

This is B*llshit, there isn't a faster way to get your data then through usenet!

Judging from the reactions of some Usenet folks here and elsewhere, if I didn't know better I would assume it must be an Apple technology. :-)

All negative1 said was that scenarios exist wherein it is possible to get a file through a torrent faster than through Usenet. I believe he expressed that point fairly clearly: "...getting huge DVD files is ENTIRELY possible given enough seeders/peers, and a good connection" (my emphasis).

Ron Moses
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#318646
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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adywan said:

Only a DVD-5 NTSC was released of the Purist and there won't be a PAL or DVD-9 versions I'm afraid

So what is the torrent at Mininova titled "Star Wars Ep IV - Revisited 2008 (Purist Edition) NTSC DVD9"? I think I'm confused.

EDIT: And the one at Demonoid. Negative1, can we get some clarification? Are these actually the non-Purist DVD9 or a version you assembled?

Ron Moses
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#318549
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Ziz said:

ron2112 said:

Ziz said:

I just tried getting your label and while it looked fine on screen in the browser, once I saved it and tried to bring it up in some other program, it wouldn't load.

If it's fine in the browser, try right-clicking and copying the image, then pasting it into whatever program you're trying to open it with.

That was one of the first things I tried when it didn't work the normal way. No luck.

Odd, because it's working for me just fine out of FF. Here's another theory... it's a huge image, is it possible you're not letting it load completely before trying to work with it? I know that's unlikely, but it's the only thing I can think of.

Ron Moses
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#318528
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Ziz said:

I just tried getting your label and while it looked fine on screen in the browser, once I saved it and tried to bring it up in some other program, it wouldn't load.

"This is not a valid bitmap file, or its format is not currently supported."

If it's fine in the browser, try right-clicking and copying the image, then pasting it into whatever program you're trying to open it with. That always works for me in that situation. (Of course this assumes you're trying to open it in some kind of editor, not just an image viewer.)

Ron Moses