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schorman13

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Yeah, that’s probably it. For what it’s worth, VLC doesn’t behave like that. I’m only able to reproduce this when playing with MPV. It seems like MPV ignores the “Track Enabled” flag.

MPV will enable the Forced Commentary subtitles by default on all six films with the low bitrate versions, as well as on Empire and Revenge of the Sith on the Full bitrate versions.

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Are you talking about the DVD Commentary Subs? Those are forced subtitles that are meant to be used with the DVD Audio Commentary track. They just show who is talking at each point in the commentary. They are present on the DVDs.

I also included full English and Spanish subtitles for the actual commentary as well. The English Commentary subs were on the British versions of the DVDs, but not on the R1 American releases.

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Broom Kid said:

Apologies if I missed it, but I keep seeing references to low and high bitrate versions of this amazing (and exhaustive) project but no specifications as to what the bitrates are?

How ‘low’ is the “Low bitrate” version? Are the “low bitrate” versions in the 8-10 gigs per film range?

Yes, the low bitrate versions are between 7.5 to 10 Mbps on average. I actually encoded using constant quality mode with x264, which gave about 10 Mbps for TPM, and around 7.5 to 8.5 Mbps for the other 5 films.

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In prepping the low bitrate versions, I’ve found a pretty big error with Attack of the Clones.

The very top and bottom row of pixels are off sync by one frame for the entire second half of the film. I’ve found the problem in my script and have done a couple of test encodes trying to fix it.

The final encode should be done by tomorrow, and I should be able post the finished, lower bit rate versions later today, as long as the encode checks out ok.

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They are Blu-Ray graphical subs (PGS/SUP). I’ve matched the known theatrical styles and positioning as well as possible for each. The timing of Alien Subtitles are frame accurate based on known references, with the exceptions of the Jabba scene in ANH, and the single additional shot that appears in ROTJ, for which theatrical timing references don’t exist. Of course, the TPM and AOTC subs don’t fade in or out, as that’s not really possible to create without professional software.

Subtitle tracks for ROTS use the same style as AOTC, and subtitles for TESB use the same style as ANH, as those films don’t have any alien subtitles to match with.

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a_o said:

found this lot, they ship for $60 https://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-GWIEZDNE-WOJNY-SAGA-8-DVD/163589564943

The Polish version is a voice over translation, as that is generally the preference in Poland. I’m not really willing to buy any more copies of the Star Wars DVDs, at this point. I welcome any help from other people though.

Today’s update:

I have everything squared away with audio and subtitles, but I’ve found some color-space conversion errors in my subtitle-removal comps for TPM and AOTC. I’ve finished recreating them correctly, but I’ll need to re-encode the video for Episodes I and II. I should be able to post by Tuesday evening.