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#1176559
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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Hi Teddy Furstman,

The files are too huge for a straight download link. Plus, making it that easy would probably get us in a lot of trouble with the studios. You have to download them pieces at a time.

So to download and burn these six Blu-ray discs…

Star Wars
     (needs a 50 GB Disc)
Star Wars Documentaries
     (needs a 25 GB Disc)
Empire Strikes Back
     (needs a 50 GB Disc)
Empire Strikes Back Documentaries
     (needs a 25 GB Disc)
Return Of The Jedi
     (needs a 50 GB Disc)
Return Of The Jedi Documentaries
     (needs a 50 GB Disc),

…you first need to download the all the pieces.

To do that you need a list of the links to those pieces.

To get that list, carefully follow the instructions in the first post of this thread, step by step.

Best of luck!

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#1173844
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
Time

Hey Tsunamijhoe,

I’m planning on keeping these up indefinitely, so there’s no rush. In all honesty, I’m not sure if upgrading your accout would be enough to bypass the 5 gig limit, since all my stuff is posted for free.

It might be worth it to try. The plans start at only about $5 a month, and you don’t have to renew when your month is up.

Otherwise, download 10 files, wait 6-8 hours, download another 10, repeat until finished.

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#1172324
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Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD (AVCHD DVD9 & NTSC DVD5 available!!! SEE FIRST POST!!!)
Time

yeimy94 said:

Hi everybody a new here and i love the despecialized editions but y downloaded the Return of the Jedi, DE v2.5 MKV file and seems that the part39 and part40 are corrupted i just want to ask the reuploaded again please or sent me a alternative link of these parts PLEASE thank you. (i from venezuela) 😃 😦

PM’ed

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#1172176
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Curious about plans for long term cultural legacy of the efforts here
Time

Oh, I see. But that is an intriguing idea!

As with many things here, making film prints would pretty obviously be in violation of copyright. So it would probably need to be done with someone’s personal film processing equipment.

If that course of action were taken, I’d presume that it would be best to wait until at least the 1080p 3.0 DEs are done. Or if there are plans to go all the way to a 4K, to wait until then.

(The films were shot in 4K resolution, right? So there wouldn’t be much point as far as preservation goes to try to get any higher resolution than that, correct?)

But presuming a set of 4K DEs was completed and transfered to a high quality film print, a time capsule might just be a viable idea!

One thing I’d imagine would also be wise to include in such a capsule would be a paper copy of full specs for a compatible projector and sound system.

There might not be any left in, say, 100 years, but it seems like the way 3D printing technology is moving now, that with a full set of technical specifications, a system could be reproduced if it was the only way to regain access to the films.

If that were done as a way to create a kind of new master, along with some way of maintaining digital copies for the purpose of distribution (perhaps some kind of official unofficial committee), that would sound like a pretty solid plan to me.

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#1171717
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
Time

Since it is only two files that are giving you issues, you might also try just manually downloading them straight from your browser. It wouldn’t cost that much more time for only two rars, and it would eliminate the variable of the download manager.

Whatever you choose to try next, make sure to put the new copies of the rars in the same folder as their respective sets.

And you can use the same checksums I sent you to verify that the files have saved properly.

Edit: Missed that you had already tried manual downloading.

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#1170909
Topic
NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
Time

Have you tried extracting with a different program? There are several free ones you can try.

Sometimes one will work better than another.

If that doesn’t work, you could see if there is anything amiss with your file copies.

The best way to do that is to verify the checksums of the file. See how to do that in Windows here or on a Mac here

It basically generates an ID number that will be drastically different if any part of the file is different, say from a download glitch or a disc error.

I can send you what the numbers for the checksums for SW part 47 & SW Docs part 29 should be.

If you perform a checksum varification on the files you have and the numbers I send you don’t match exactly what you get when you run the check on your file copies, we’ll know you have corrupted copies and take further steps to correct that problem.

Let me know if you want me to send you the checksums, or if trying a different extractor fixes it.

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#1170871
Topic
Curious about plans for long term cultural legacy of the efforts here
Time

As far as the DEs being distributed from a small used book/video store, not sure how that would work. Wouldn’t one have to sell it?

As far as using it as a physical place of storage, nothing wrong with doing that, but it doesn’t seem like that would that help with either length of preservation or the scope of distribution.

I wonder if, again, perhaps decades from now, some sort of trust could be set up, charged with keeping the DEs accessible? Would that even be legally feasible?

Brainstorming in terms of generational time spans is difficult with a project as unofficial as this site’s is, but I think it is important.

As for Pluto, I doubt it. 😉

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#1169249
Topic
NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
Time

To be honest, it turns out I actually have the same problem with the the burned discs and ISOs when playing on Leawo, even though I didn’t think so before. Everything works fine unless you try to skip to a different part of a title, using the slider, navigation buttons, or chapter menu. Then the image freezes as the sound continues.

Perhaps its a glitch in the ISOs themselves? 😦

In which case, it would be a pretty major bummer, but I’m still going to look on the bright side that these sets even exist at all.

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#1169216
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
Time

Hi steebo! Welcome to the forum!

Are you trying to download more than 10 rars at a time? If so, you are probably running into data caps.

Take a look at this line from from step 7 of the first post:

All these links are in free accounts, which have a 5 Gig transfer limit. That means you’ll probably only be able to download a maximum of 10 rar files before getting a messages telling you to wait several hours before continuing to download.

And this line from step 8:

But you will still likely be limited to 10 rar files every six hours or so.

When you use Free Rapid Downloader or any other download manager, it will give you an error message if you try to download more than 5 gigs (ie 10 rars) within about a 6 to 8 hour period.

The best practice is to load only 10 links at a time into FRD, let it finish, then leave it be until much later in the day, then download another 10. This was the method I used when downloading the DVD5 versions of Harmy’s Star Wars 2.5 and Empire Strikes Back 2.0, since they are stored on mega. On days off, I’d start a batch first thing in the morning, start another batch in the early afternoon, and a third right before I went to bed.

And I never had any major issues. It’s tedious, but it works! 😃

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#1169051
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
Time

Regnus, could you take a screenshot of the errors you’re getting?

Because I can confirm that the links are good.

Take a look at the screenshots I took of those parts below.
(Note the links in the images are redacted, but you already have them):

ESB Docs Part 12
ESB Docs Part 15
ESB Docs Part 26

ROTJ Docs Part 48

Plus I periodically run mass link tests using http://urlchecker.org/, and it also confirms they are fine.

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#1168496
Topic
Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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If it isn’t downloading through your browser either, it makes me think that you’re hitting data caps. Because I just tested each of the links you mentioned (ESB Docs, parts 12, 15 and 26) and they are all working fine.

Changing IP addresses doesn’t always fool the mega servers. Try stopping for a day or so, then give it another shot. If you are still having difficulty then, we can troubleshoot some more.

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#1167096
Topic
JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit: turning a mediocre trilogy into one really good film
Time

How does one go about adding the English subtitles to these ISOs so they work with the built in menu? They don’t seem to come pre-loaded in the ISOs, as the selector won’t highlight “ENGLISH”, and neither VLC for the DVD, or Leawo for the BD, seem to find any subtitle tracks.

The download page includes subtitle files and says to “add them to the DVD/Bluray ISOs on your own”, but gives no instructions on how to do that.

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#1167088
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Needing help muxing subtitles into the DVD5 DE's
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I would like to be able to make a DVD5 set of the Despecialized Editions that has subtitles accessible by the remote.

I already understand that there will be no menus with this version and I’m fine with that.

If I am understanding the term correctly, to achieve this, I need to “mux” a chosen subtitle stream into the finished VIDEO_TS folder, then burn the “remuxed” project to DVD, all using the instructions in the Project Threepio README file as seen below.

But I’m getting confused with step 5. Using the […] button on the right hand side of MuxMan doesn’t seem to find any of the video files in the VIDEO_TS folder. And I’m not sure what to look for with the audio stream.

Plus once I have selected the proper files for video, do I need to do anything with the aspect ratio settings in the 2 “Pref” drop-down menus? Same question goes for the “Language”, “Extension”, and “Delay” drop-down menus in the Audio section?

Thanks for the help!