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.
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.
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.
Ok, everything should now be available! 😃
I’ve completed everything and should be able to share the final version of AOTC tonight. Once again, I’ll re-post on myspleen and the Resilio folder should update automatically.
I’ll also be posting the lower bitrate, English-only versions to the spleen and resilio as well.
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.
In the process of preparing the lower bitrate versions, I found a rather large sync error with the English SDH subtitles of Phantom Menace. I have posted a new torrent to MySpleen and the Resilio link should be update automatically.
I should have the lower bitrate versions ready to post by the end of today. 😃
I am completely willing to share via alternate means. Just send me a PM.
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.
I’m in the process of doing lower bitrate encodes that will include just the English language audio and subtitles and will have burnt alien subs.
I’m pretty sure I have that somewhere. I’ll take a look.
Any help with that would be great!
I mean, if it’s just a drop-in and re-encode situation, it’s probably worth it. If not, I wouldn’t sweat it too much.
I’ve already taken care of the video, but I wanted to wait to post until I could update the audio portion a bit.
Ok, I found a small error with my upload of ROTS and am in the process of updating the Torrent at myspleen. I had inadvertently switched the Latin Spanish and Quebecois French audio. The Resilio folder should update automatically as well.
I wanted to thank @MalàStrana and @bttfbrasilfan for their help with the French subtitles and 5.1 audio, the Dutch subtitles, and Brazilian Portuguese audio and subtitles.
Ok, sent a PM with the clip. Excited to see what you can do with this one.
If anyone wants the burnt in subtitle clips, send me a PM.
I’m going to have to update the ROTJ torrent at myspleen. It shouldn’t anything that’s already downloaded.
The torrents are up at myspleen, and the links are up at the star wars trilogy forums.
I have the full bitrate encodes completed, along with short clips containing full bitrate encodes of the shots with hard subtitles.
I’ll be busy this evening, but I should be able to post on Saturday morning. I’m thinking that I’ll post the films individually on myspleen and share a resilio link at the star wars trilogy forums.
Quick question: would you be willing to share full-bitrate encodes of just the burned-in subtitle parts for TPM and AOTC for anyone who might want them? Since they have the fade ins/outs and all that, which you can’t really do for softsubs IIRC.
Yeah, I could make that happen. 😃
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.
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.