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#1223251
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Yeah, I remember 2.0 as well, but that was not what I was thinking of. I always knew that was a work print and not really intended for wide release.

I’m going to chalk this one up to mental error.

As Leonard Shelby, in Memento once aptly said: “Look, memory can change the shape of a room; it can change the color of a car. And memories can be distorted. They’re just an interpretation, they’re not a record. And they’re irrelevant if you have the facts”.

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#1223239
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Huh. My memory is playing tricks on me then. I thought for sure I remembered seeing ROTJ 1.0 MKV links on the official tehparadox page back in 2015 when that was still the official hub. But if it was never posted in that form by Harmy, I won’t worry about it. I’m not interested “preserving” something that was never really there in the first place. 😉

Thanks for the information!

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#1223179
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Hello all.

I’ve talked a few times before about wanting to archive the older versions of the Despecialized Editions a few times before. See here and here for the beginnings of the two exchanges I recall.

Now, with the help of a generous member here, who is also a myspleen user in good standing, I have been able to get most of what I was looking for. He has been downloading the old files from myspleen, then posting them temporarily to mega.nz so I can also obtain them.

However, according to him, the SW 1.0 DVD5 has no seeders. And he can’t seem to find anything about any 1.0 MKVs at all. So my questions are as follows:

  1. Does anyone here still have a copy of the SW 1.0 DVD5, who would also be willing to seed that myspleen torrent?

  2. Were there ever 1.0 MKVs of any of the films? I seem to remember that there was at least an ROTJ 1.0 MKV, before the 2.5 version was released in 2016. And if there were 1.0 MKVs to any of the three films…

  3. Would someone be willing to put them on myspleen long enough for the person helping me to get them as well?

To be clear, this is not a request for access to myspleen directly. I know the invite system is no longer in place, I don’t think I’d be very open to seeding, and I doubt I’d have much interest in it after I get all the old DEEDs anyway.

But if anyone is willing and able to help out, I’d appreciate it.

Thanks again to the user already assisting me and thanks in advance to anyone else for your help!

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#1220789
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Despecialised help required for IT idiot
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Hi Ed1973,

Welcome to the forum!

I can help you out. I’ll send you a private message. I know it might seem daunting, but I had to learn many of the technical skills myself when I first joined, so I promise, you can do it to.

We can walk through the various format options. Then I’ll take you through what you’ll need to do to download and watch your chosen version. We’ll take it step by step. Given that you know at least the bare basics of how to use a computer (and you do; posting on this site is proof of that) I’m confident you can obtain the Despecialized Editions you’re seeking.

Oh, and benduwan is correct about there being a detailed how-to on YouTube. But there are several significant changes since that video was posted back in 2015. That said, since some of the steps are similar, I’ll still link that video below.

Just know that the steps in “The Ultimate Introductory Guide” are much more up to date.

Outdated how-to video here.

Edit: To be clear, though, I will not burn any content for or snail-mail any content to you.

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#1220667
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Curious about plans for long term cultural legacy of the efforts here
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The four post exchange that starts with this one over in the ROTJ thread got me thinking.

First, am I correct in thinking that the Library of Congress still wants prints of the SW and ESB, and maybe even ROTJ films (even though ROTJ isn’t on the list) in their original versions?

If so, is anything other than George Lucas’s wishes keeping them from accepting something like what TN1 has?

I don’t mean to be morbid, but my point about people not being around forever stands for him too.

What would the practical & legal implications be for TN1’s stuff being submitted to the National Film Registery once George Lucas has passed?

I know there would surely still be many legal hurdles. And perhaps those prints don’t meet the requirements for the NFR anyway. But would it ever be hypothetically possible to turn over well preserved prints the NFR after George Lucas is gone? Or is there another reason I’m missing that would make that a really bad idea?

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#1220599
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An <strong>Index Thread</strong> (and more) for <em>Case Covers, Disc Labels, and Fan Art</em>...
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Hey toastedzen,

This How To Make Your Own Custom Box might be of interest to you, but it’s only half-way completed.

What I personally have done is to use the Blu-ray cases themselves, all put together as in your picture, to trace my sizes onto the cardboard before I cut.

  1. Then I made sure to trace the top/bottom first. Then cut the pieces.

  2. Then I rubber banded the top and bottom pieces and included them in the tracing for the spine so it would be flush with them. Then cut that piece.

  3. Then I rubber banded all three pieces for the final trace for the front and back sides so they would be flush with the top/bottom and spine.

Here’s a crude MS Paint Sketch to try to make that a little clearer:

It looks like you are using the same size cases I did, so here also are the measurements of what mine ended up being. But I can’t promise those will fit, so probably best to use them just as approximate numbers until you can check them against your actual cases.

Top/Bottom

5 5/16" (137mm)
by
1 7/16" (37mm)

Spine

7" (177mm)
by
1 7/16" (37mm)

Front/Back

7" (177mm)
by
5 7/16" (139mm)

As far as the art goes I found this video guide very helpful, except the part about using large mailing labels. I’m pretty sure the adhesive will breakdown faster than you’d want it to. So instead I will be using rubber cement and glossy flyer paper that is inkjet compatible.

Best of luck!

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#1219800
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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I’ll work on it some tomorrow.

It would seem to me that it might be more beneficial for you if I send you hashes from files that I can confirm are functioning properly, rather than you sending me info on files that may or may not be working.

What do you think?

I’ll send the MD5 hashes as soon as I get the 2.7 rars downloaded. Does that sound OK to you?

* * *
Edit: Oh, and yes, PM stands for “Private Message”. The “Private Topics” are the threads into which those messages are organized. And I’d prefer to send hash lists there to avoid adding excess clutter to the main threads.

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#1216893
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Phildesfr's Blu-Ray Complete Set
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Brady1138 said:

Did you remove the editable PDF’s? When I click your link, no files are appearing. Thank you!

Everything is still there. Are you clicking the right link? This one?:

https://mega.nz/#F!E1tVHZ4B!Jbegfsr8CGPvHKBZUX-yaw

It’s not a direct download link. It leads to folders with cover art files inside them

Also, do you think you might remove the quoted part of your question? The reappearance of the phildesfr’s entire first post kinda clutters the thread.

Thanks, and welcome to the forum! 😃

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#1216030
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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JaySway said:

My question is, has anyone successfully downloaded the movie through an app on their phones and been able to view the movie? Or am I better off doing it through a computer?

Hi JaySway,

Welcome to the forum!

First off, I’ve noticed that the manual download version tends to to be more problematic for people than the multi-rar version. If all else below fails, I’d try downloading it instead.

That said, sticking with what you already have, in my humble opinion, you’ll be much better off extracting the file on a laptop or desktop computer. My experience is that they still handle extraction of large files a lot better than mobile devices. Once that is done, you’ll have the film as a really big MKV file.

Now, it can be a bit of a headache to try to play an MKV file on a phone.

However, if that’s a problem, there’s still a pretty simple way around it. If the computer you use to extract the MKV is a Windows machine, there is a free program called “Kirara”. (I don’t know if it will work on a Mac.) What it does is to change the MVK container to MP4. It’s very quick, because it doesn’t have to re-encode the file. More like taking a book out of a dust jacket and putting it into a different cover, rather than re-writing the book.

Once that’s done, it will be in an MP4 format that’s pretty easy for most phones to read. Just transfer the finished file back to the phone with a USB cable.

The link below will get you to the download page for “Kirara”. The link you want on that page will be near the top of the page, between two banners. Ignore the stuff about “ShanaEncoder” below it.

Here’s the link to the software download page.

And here’s a good Kirara tutorial video.

Best of luck!

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#1214948
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Blu-ray Burner
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I have had good experience with a Pioneer BDR-XD05S drive

Here’s the manufacturer’s website.

And if you click “Specs” at the bottom of the page, then “Other Specifications” (the 5th of 6 options) at the left, it takes you to a graph labeled as such. In the lower right box of the graph, it lists Windows Vista as a supported operating system.

Do you have any USB 3.0 ports? If not, you may need to have two USB 2.0 ports available. You can look at some of the specifics on page 9 of the manual.

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#1212572
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Page Navigation Bar request
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Since the site update some time ago, the topic page navigation bar has been gone from the top of the first pages. This makes it clunky to jump to a certain page (or the last page) of a thread with a long first post. This is because the navigation bar can only be found by scrolling to the middle of the screen.

Is there a reason that it’s been removed from the first pages? Because I’d love to see it return to its position at the top of the initial thread post as well as the end of it and the top of other pages.