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#314254
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Thanks for the examples, Sevb32 and Bobocop. So yeah, if you're interested in having your subtitles reviewed by someone who's been proofreading documentation and marketing materials for the past ten years, I'd be glad to do it. It's just faster to review the files than it is to go through the movie several times. Anyway, the offer is there.

Ron Moses
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#314227
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adywan said:

Can you give me an example? I ran the whole subtitle track through the spellchecker and it reported no errors

I'd have to watch it again to give you anything specific, but I do recall seeing one or two things that would have gotten past a spell checker. If I have an opportunity to watch it this weekend I'll see what I can catch.

Ron Moses
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#314172
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adywan said:

Wer-Al_Zwowe said:

Ady, can you tell what subtitles will be included on the DVD 9?

Same as on the DVD-5

Ady, I noticed a few typos in the "changes" subtitle track; I know some of them have been pointed out already by others. Part of my job involves proofreading, so I'm quite good at catching and correcting these types of errors. If you'd be interested, I'd be happy to give your subtitle file(s) a thorough going-over. Just an offer, PM me if you're interested.

Ron Moses
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doubleofive said:

So what was a strange hairy arm is Ponda Baba's hoof-like arm on the xvid, and is now Dr. Everzan's human arm on the DVD-5? WHOSE ARM GOT CUT OFF HERE?!

Just to recap, the debate raged something like this:

"The wolfman arm makes no sense, so here's Ponda Baba's flipper instead."

"That's cool, but a) it's not readily identifiable as a hand per se, thus robbing the shot of its original impact, b) said flipper would be incapable of holding that blaster, thus robbing the shot of any sense of logic, and c) the audio and visual cues make a strong case for Evazan being the one who gets chopped, established canon notwithstanding."

[then a whole mess of blah blah blah, some polite, some nasty, almost all of it cautiously defanged by prefacing it with "I love everything you've done with this edit and I have the deepest respect for your work, but that being said..."]

"Okay, how about this more textured shot of the flipper?"

"Very nice indeed, but again, see items a, b, and c above."

[blah blah blah, respect for your work but, and so on]

"Yeah, I suppose the Evazan hand makes sense now that you mention it. And it is my edit after all, so canon be buggered."

And that's more or less how we got the hand, which I think is very cool. Your mileage may invoke an outdated Internet cliché.

Ron Moses
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#312865
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Originally posted by: adywan
I've had a listen to the "bong" mentioned during the Jawa capture of R2 and i can't hear anything that sounds like a windows ping. The only thing i can thing of when listening to it is that you are hearing one of the instruments that you haven't noticed before.

That is very possible. I never noticed Threepio's shifting saturation level before your edit either, so I'm learning all kinds of things. But I'll give it another listen. It was just one isolated note that didn't sound like anything else in the mix, so I assumed it wasn't an instrument.

Ron Moses
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#312860
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Originally posted by: frendon
Damn, I love the current DVD5 and I can play it perfectly on my dvd player and ps3, but I am a completist so I will have to download this one too.


I came to the conclusion long ago that we probably won't see the real final version until around the third release of the DVD-9. I'm considering everything up to that a test build.

Ron Moses
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#312818
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Originally posted by: adywan
I would also like some feedback on the audio just in case i need to tweak anything for the DVD-9's

There were a few things I noticed last night, but opted not to mention because I figured it's too late for suggestions and I don't want to piss anyone off. For the vast majority of the time, I was in awe at how great it sounded.

A couple of swells seemed uncomfortably loud... I'll try to make a list over the weekend.

Also, I don't know if this is on the original soundtrack but I never noticed it before: in the canyon scene as the Jawas are carrying R2 away, there's this "bong" in the right front channel that didn't sound like part of the score, or anything connected to the scene. Maybe it's supposed to be there, I'm not sure; it almost sounds like a Windows ding. I'll come up with a time code and report back.

Ron Moses
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Forgive me if this is discussed elsewhere, I couldn't find a reference to it.

One thing I've noticed -- and this is a *very* minor nit to be picking -- when I get an email notification of a new post to a topic I'm watching, the provided link takes me to the first page of the topic. If there was some way to (preferably) take me to the page that contains the post I'm being notified of, or (alternately) take me to the last page of the topic, I think it might be a bit friendlier. It's just a thought; obviously it's not a huge deal to click the "last page" button when I get to the topic.

Ron Moses
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#312325
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Originally posted by: Sevb32
Is it really better quality to burn DVD at a slower pace like 1x with more than one encoding pass?


You won't have to do any encoding, Adywan's done that already. As for the burning speed, my understanding is that the slower speed doesn't affect image or sound quality so much as it improves compatibility with various DVD players. I could be mistaken about that.

Ron Moses
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#311740
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Originally posted by: Moth3r
Originally posted by: ron2112
The various arguments notwithstanding, I still offer to PIF the NTSC DVD-9 when it is available. For the record, I only use Taiyo Yuden media ...
AFAIK, the only dual-layer disc Taiyo Yuden makes is DVD-R DL. I've heard that dual layer -R discs should not be used for DVD-video (something to do with setting the layer break).

I stand corrected... I confused my single-layer DVDs with my duals. On further review, I do use TY for single layer, but I use Verbatim +R for DL. My apologies, I'm at work and was going by memory.

Ron Moses
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#311730
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The various arguments notwithstanding, I still offer to PIF the NTSC DVD-9 when it is available. For the record, I only use Taiyo Yuden media (available from American Digital), I do a full image copy using ImgBurn, and I burn at 4x. If anyone can recommend any refinements to my technique between now and the time the disc becomes available, I'm more than happy to entertain them.

Ron Moses
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#311106
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Originally posted by: MattMahdi
...consider the implications if Han fired AGAIN. And AGAIN. And AGAIN. And then stood to fire THREE shots rapidly into the smoking puddle that moments ago was Greedo's corpse.


It's an interesting thought, but with everything this scene has been through do we really want to put it through yet another historical revision? Give the poor scene a break! Seriously though, I think it would be a bit distracting. A lot of fans are already distracted by the simple fact that they're waiting to see what version of the scene it is, and praying Greedo doesn't shoot first this time. To add to that by having Han shoot multiple times probably wouldn't help.

And then we'd have to deal with all the SW geeks wearing shirts that say, "Han shot first.... ONCE!"

Ron Moses
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#311105
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Originally posted by: Anti-Matter
But posting in THIS forum that he is 'waiting for payments to clear' rings a bit pretentious in my ears, is obvious fodder for his enemies and--frankly--"boggles the imagination" (Ron?).

I hate to milk this, but you did call me out.

I agreed with you explicitly that care should be taken in this area. What boggled my imagination was the assertion that distribution plans are being secretly arranged among a select few...

I posted several times about the DVDs (e.g., PIF chain, torrenting, etc)--long before the donation talk--and was ignored every time. Thus it appears that there is some secret distribution circle.


...when in fact the subject has been covered thoroughly, throughout this thread, on a number of occasions. Lots of posts go unanswered, here and in almost every public forum, often because a question has been asked and answered several times already. Suggestion of a conspiracy of silence around a subject that has been discussed ad nauseum is rather absurd. Next we'll be talking about the back-room machinations of the Top-Secret Flipper Decision Council -- you know, since no one has expressed an opinion about the flipper in this thread. (hint: yes they have)

But back to the point... again, I agree fully with your assertion that some will misinterpret Ady's actions, and that caution is well-advised.

Ron Moses
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Originally posted by: Anti-Matter
I posted several times about the DVDs (e.g., PIF chain, torrenting, etc)--long before the donation talk--and was ignored every time. Thus it appears that there is some secret distribution circle.


While I agree that one needs to be careful where money meets fan edits, this statement frankly boggles the imagination. There has been endless... ENDLESS... discussion throughout this thread of the ways in which the DVD will be made available. PIF, Rapidshare, BitTorrent... frankly it's been discussed to death, so I'm not sure where you get the idea that there's anything secret about the means of distribution.

Will contributors get a DVD? Eventually, by some means, yes. Most won't get it directly from Ady, unless they also happen to have volunteered to start a PIF chain, which many folks have, including myself. (Publicly, in this thread, not in any secret circle.) So yes, it is nearly certain that the people who are contributing to the hard drive fund will ultimately wind up with a DVD in hand. So will anyone who didn't contribute. The two are not related in any way.

Ron Moses
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#309501
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Originally posted by: Doctor M
Mind you, why don't you just try using Window's System Restore to a point before you installed the crappy Divx software.

But please try everything else first. I've attempted to use System Restore on three occasions, and each time it made the situation remarkably worse, twice necessitating a reinstall of Windows. Maybe I'm just unlucky that way.

Ron Moses
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Originally posted by: TheRealFennShysa

At 2:01:20, "Camera Operations" should be "Camera Operators"
At 2:02:23, "Phil Tippet" should be "Phil Tippett"
At 2:06:21, "Technocolor" should be "Technicolor"


I missed those three, nice catch. But I let Ady know about the rest of them a few pages ago, so at least we've got those covered.

Ron Moses