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Re Fated-Dualist leaving - https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Random-Thoughts/id/11047/page/787 which I’ve only just seen, oojason leaving before that, and now me too.

I know oojason from the old days on here, and also on another nonSW site. We got talking on there and he persuaded me to come back to this place after a long time away. To take a look around, give him some feedback and ideas for improvements or for content not previously covered. To help point new members in the ‘right direction’ to threads and such (I think he asked other people too, including Fated-Dualist). And we were happy to help, to become active members on here again, and of course also post on Star Wars and hang out on here.

When Jason left and the reasons why, we were a little unnerved, but have continued on here, and even finished up some of his incomplete projects and ideas (with his permission and notes).

Yet what has gone on here is deeply troubling; seeing former members (or people who don’t post much anymore - and I don’t just mean this latest incident with Handman) come back and snipe, make accusations, and kick off at others or try to take a ‘high ground’. It appears some are more interested in point scoring or set on continuing this whole thing on and on. As Fated has said the past, contructing a narrative where they have done nothing wrong, though carry on sniping to throw shade or shit at others who are adjudged to have wronged them, at ‘the other side’ or ‘enemy’.

The hostilitiy, anger and accusations is disturbing, and given what happened to oojason - or to people speaking up for him, the mods, Jay, or the site, and this is also not for me. I don’t want to be associated with that in any way, or be on the end of what Jason has faced. So like Fated-Dualist, it is a good bye from me.

In the wider picture I hope the people taking shots at this forum, and also pop up here when there is drama to fuel, realise it is not going to achieve anything apart from fostering more hate and anger in an environment (not here) where someone seeing all this would take things too far, way way too far (such as along the lines of what happened to Jason). All this wasted energy and effort on being negative and hateful, instead of contributing something positive or working towards reconciling any issues. Or even just ignoring each other if need be. Maybe in time people will realise that, take a step back, have a look at themselves, and what the end game will be if it continues. I hope so, for everyone on here and also on the other websites where this is still an issue, where people are given platforms like this ‘to vent’ at the OT, and also pat each other on the back for telling Jay the OT founder & admin on here to go kill himself, and have ‘big problems’ with the mods here. Or continues to take veiled shots at the OT admin, accuse someone of being a sock despite knowing it cannot be who they claim it is, who shitposts all over the site, moans about the forum ‘declining’, wants ‘to make it great’ again but repeatedly makes image-only & low effort shitposts themselves. All because they they are bored, haven’t the will or courage to just leave or adapt.

A “good riddance” or pithy post, accusations, insults and anger towards me incoming, and expected. Instead of trying to actually make this forum better, or working through the issues some have elsewhere.


TLDR - “This bickering is pointless.”

and to also have a think about the effects on yourselves, others around you and your differing communities, should people are still striving to continue along this divisive and destructive path.


Hello, what have we here? (we have a Lando movie here [maybe]) EDIT: IT'S NOT REAL, I AM AN APRIL FOOL

Well, no Lando movie, or Solo 2, but we do have a Lando series:


“Everyone’s favorite scoundrel Lando Calrissian will return in a brand-new event series for Disney+. Justin Simien, creator of the critically-acclaimed Dear White People and a huge Star Wars fan, is developing the story.”

^ from the ‘Future Lucasfilm Projects Revealed’ article on the official Star Wars website.

And also here at https://twitter.com/starwars/status/1337176099495706624


I hope they get Donald Glover back for this, even maybe Billy Dee in it as well - even if it is just a “did I tell you the time I once went…” cut-to-flashback set of stories. Capes and capers 😃

<strong>Star Wars: Visions</strong> (animated short films) - a general discussion thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *

“Presenting all-new, creative takes on the galaxy far, far away, Star Wars: Visions will be a series of animated short films celebrating Star Wars through the lens of the world’s best anime creators. The anthology collection will bring 10 fantastic visions from several of the leading Japanese anime studios, offering a fresh and diverse cultural perspective to Star Wars.”

^ from the ‘Future Lucasfilm Projects Revealed’ article on the official Star Wars website.

and also at https://twitter.com/starwars/status/1337175544215965696 & www.starwars.com/series/star-wars-visions


I am really hoping they push the boundaries for this, some high quality and sweeping animation, and differing styles to what we have seen before in the animated Star Wars series we’ve seen so far.

Maybe something along the lines of the quality fan videos like Daz Tibbles animation, the TIE Fighter - short film, Malec’s The Mandalorian as anime, or even better. 😃

This is simply ‘a general discussion thread’ for Star Wars: Visions, if anyone wants to create threads for the individual stories please do.

A new Star Wars Disney+ series confirmed - written, produced &amp; run by Leslye Headland

‘The Acolyte’

‘Leslye Headland, Emmy Award-nominated creator of the mind-bending series Russian Doll, brings a new Star Wars series to Disney+ with The Acolyte. The Acolyte is a mystery-thriller that will take the audience into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark side powers in the final days of the High Republic era.’

^ from the ‘Future Lucasfilm Projects Revealed’ announcement article on the official Star Wars website.

So we will get a ‘High Republic’ series after all 😃

The Kenobi <s>Movie</s> Show (Spoilers)

‘Hayden Christensen returns as Darth Vader, joining Ewan McGregor in OBI-WAN KENOBI. The Original Series begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Revenge of the Sith, and is coming to #DisneyPlus.’

^ from https://twitter.com/starwars/status/1337174593639829507

The link also has the title reveal for the series, but I have no clue on how to post that on here (so click on the link to see it) 😃


Edit: Anchorhead

<strong>Rangers Of The New Republic</strong> (live action series) - general discussion thread (<strong>Cancelled</strong>)

“Set within the timeline of The Mandalorian, this new live-action series from executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni will intersect with future stories and culminate into a climactic story event.”

^ from the ‘Future Lucasfilm Projects Revealed’ article on the official Star Wars website.

and https://twitter.com/starwars/status/1337173771682103297

This announcement of the many new Star Wars series had me the most eagerly awaiting for more information. A ‘Texas Rangers’ vibe? Trying to keep in the peace in the Outer Rim, or even core worlds, with potential for crossovers with The Mandalorian and characters from there, and also the other announced series linked above. Oh yes! 😃

Or maybe something else completely? Either way, I am looking forward to hearing more about this series.

<strong>The Bad Batch</strong> (animated series) - a general discussion thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *

The Star Wars YouTube channel put up this sizzle video earlier today:

Sizzle | The Bad Batch | Disney+’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB9DIxdB198 (70 second video)

I’ll have to re-watch the last season of The Clone Wars to see their introduction, this look pretty good and hopefully does well.

<em><strong>ANDOR</strong></em> - Disney+ Series - A General Discussion Thread

The Star Wars YouTube channel have released a sizzle video for ‘Andor’:-

‘Sizzle Reel | Andor | Disney+’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSW-pARyP-M (2 minute video)

According to this - https://www.starwars.com/news/future-lucasfilm-projects-revealed - the series will air on Disney+ in 2022 😃


The concept art images shown at the end of the above ‘Andor’ sizzle video (all credit to u/Almer113 on reddit):

A '<strong>Rumour and News</strong>' thread for reported new Star Wars films and tv series

Disney plans to expand the Star Wars universe with 10 shows


'UPDATE: Disney announced Thursday it’s planning a whopping ten Star Wars series over the next few years, along with an equal number of Marvel series.

PREVIOUS: The Star Wars galaxy is about to get far, far bigger.

Disney plans “a significant expansion of the Star Wars universe,” including a “Death Star-size trove of coming content,” according to a New York Times report Wednesday.

The news comes on the eve of Disney’s Investor Day conference, a four-hour event that’s expected to include major programming revelations on Thursday afternoon.

On the Star Wars front, there are many headline possibilities.

A third season of The Mandalorian is a given, but not yet announced.

There is sure to be an update on the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series, which has Ewan McGregor reprising his iconic Jedi Master role. The project will reportedly air as a six-episode limited series rather than as an ongoing story. The project is set eight years after Revenge of the Sith (and before the events in A New Hope). Filming has been expected to begin in the next few months, so potential casting news, a title, or other details seems likely.

The Cassian Andor series is also overdue for an update. The prequel project has Diego Luna reprising his Rogue One role as a Rebel spy. Alan Tudyk has also been confirmed as reprising his role as the droid K-2SO. Luna recently suggested the project has begun quietly filming in London.

There’s also a female-centric series in the works from Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland that reportedly is set in a rather different timeline than we’ve seen before in other Star Wars projects.

Recently there have also been rumors of a Boba Fett series now that Jango Fett actor Temuera Morrison has returned to the Star Wars universe on The Mandalorian.

There’s also another animated series in the works, The Bad Batch, which is set after the events in The Clone Wars.

Yet the most exciting announcement will probably not be an update on these existing reports, but rather something entirely new. One area of particular interest is what’s next for the franchise in terms of theatrical films in the wake of 2019’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Or perhaps Disney will completely shift its Star Wars interests to the small screen to bolster Disney+, which has racked up a most impressive 74 million subscribers since launching just over a year ago.’


If the article is correct I wonder what the other 5 Star Wars series will be?

  1. Cassian Andor
  2. Obi Wan
  3. The Bad Batch
  4. a series by Leslye Headland
  5. Boba Fett (rumours)

A Rebels animated sequel? Lando? Ahsoka? Cara Dune? Something hopefully set in a new time and part of the GFFA?

No word on any of the announced new films though 😦


Edit: The official Star Wars website has this article covering some of the new content announced today:

Future Lucasfilm Projects Revealed’ - https://www.starwars.com/news/future-lucasfilm-projects-revealed


^ All of the Lucasfilm titles announced in the Disney Investor Stream.

Help: looking for... Original Trilogy and other fan preservations

There is information on how to obtain some of the projects on here (and other useful information) in these threads:

(simply copied and pasted from many other threads helping new members with questions and information about projects on here)


Welcome to the OriginalTrilogy.com; Introduce yourself in here + useful info within

‘How do I do this?’ on the OriginalTrilogy.com

I have found a Fan Edit / Preservation I am interested in - but don’t know how to get / acquire / download it?

About : Help : OT.com Forum Rules and Guidelines : Fan Edit / Preservation Forum Rules and FAQ


The ‘Index & Help’ threads pinned in each of the four ‘Fan Project’ forums:-

An Index Of Projects & Help Thread for Star Wars Preservations…

An Index Of Projects & Help Thread for Star Wars Fan Edits and Other Projects…

An Index Of Projects & Help Thread for Preservation of Other Properties…

An Index Of Projects & Help Thread for Fan Edits & Projects for Other Properties…

are particularly useful.


Information and answers can be found in many of the individual project threads themselves - different projects have different ways of being acquired; sometimes the information is in the opening post, for other projects it may be located later in the project thread.

A few projects have their own Some info & help for ‘Project X’ (and more)… threads in the General Assistance section.

The How-To’s and Technical Discussions forum is a good for any technical questions, and also for some alternative ways (and guides) of acquiring projects.


Some of the more ‘popular’ or well known projects may also be available on torrent sites, streaming sites, download sites, or have links to them on other websites such as reddit, You Tube, twitter, Discord and other social media sites.


There won’t be any links to projects found on this site for obvious reasons (and as explained in some of the links above).

Good luck with finding and acquiring what you are after 👍

Problems Burning Despecialized to DVD

The Despecialized Editions by Harmy : Index of ‘How-To’s & Help’ Threads | Index of ‘General Despecialized Threads’ | ‘Where are they? And how do I get them?’ mega-merge thread… thread in the How-To’s and Technical Discussions forum may be of some help.

I think a few people have had similar issues.

I’m not a tech-wiz but I don’t think an .iso file will play on most standalone blu-ray players. Though it will work if played on a computer using VLC or Windows Classic Media Player.

<strong>Return Of The Jedi</strong> - a general <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> thread

I saw this thread on twitter referring to the Return Of The Jedi’s ‘Black Friday(November 22nd, 1982):

https://twitter.com/agraphafx/status/1334930894017085441 (a 10-part thread)

Mod Edit: a screenshot of the above twitter thread can be found here - https://i.imgur.com/cijUqU5.png

Two articles linked in the above twitter thread (referring to Rinzler’s ‘Making Of’ ROTJ book):

George Lucas Scrapped ROTJ Effects Shots - at Star Wars Underworld (in 2012)

Ewok Orgies and Nine other things a new book reveals about ROTJ - Number 8; Insane Lunatic Maniacs (ILM) - at MTV (in 2013)

^ from the article: ‘“‘Jedi’ almost killed everybody, every department,” admits Lucas.’


It seems amazing to me that this isn’t talked about more. All that work, time, money and effort to be thrown out and to never see the light of day.

Even the skilled technicians, modelmakers and artists that were involved these scenes don’t seem to talk about them? Maybe it is too painful still, or perhaps just been forgotten after the hangovers?

Is there more information? Or a thread on here about these scenes?



Visual effects supervisor Ken Ralston talks about “Black Friday"’:-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX_erQtz-KY - 80 second video from the Muppet youtube channel.

Richard Marquand's effect on Return of the Jedi

I love reading about Richard Marquand, his story and involvement in ROTJ. A few of the other OT threads about him which, could be of interest others reading this?:

Interview With Richard Marquand Director of Return of the Jedi (June 1983) - 2011 thread, by Tobar

Audio Interview with Richard Marquand (May 1983) - 2012 thread, by Tobar

Rinzler writes about Marquand in Blueprints - 2011 thread, by Heilemann

What was the point of hiring Richard Marquand in the first place? - 2016 thread, by Density

Are there more threads about or featuring Marquand on here?

Some of my favourite informative articles & videos on Marquand:

Richard Marquand And His Amazing Contribution To Star Wars - at The Bearded Trio
Vintage Richard Marquand Interview - at The Bearded Trio
Starlog interview with Richard Marquand (1983) - at Starlog, Issue 71 (via The Internet Archive website)
Richard Marquand interview: Return Of The Jedi, Star Wars - at Den Of Geek (2013 - previously unpublished)
A Tribute To Richard Marquand - You Tube video by Rob Wainfur
Richard Marquand directing a scene, out loud, from Return of the Jedi - You Tube video by violistarevirtuoso
Radio Archive: Richard Marquand interview Return of the Jedi review - You Tube video by palimpsest2011
James Marquand: talks about growing up in the Jedi glow - at FanthaTracks
James Marquand - Star Wars: Life growing up in the Jedi’s glow - at the BBC
An Interview And A Box - at the official Star Wars website (with JW Rinzler talking about Marquand and the ROTJ ‘Making Of’ book)
The Curious Case Of The ‘Return Of The Jedi‘ Director - at Uproxx
Who is the Supreme Intellect that Lucas spoke of to Richard Marquand? - at In A Far Away Galaxy (a fantastic site)
Gerald Home (aka Squid Face) - at Star Wars Interviews (talking about ROTJ & Marquand)

Star Wars <strong>News</strong> - articles that may not have enough interest for their own threads...

Lucasfilm to celebrate 50th Anniversary in 2021’:


'2021 marks the 50th anniversary of Lucasfilm. The celebration will kick off with commemorative, fan-favorite 50th anniversary Star Wars products. The launch starts in January and will continue throughout the year with special edition product releases.

“Consumer products have always been an integral part of the Star Wars fan experience, and they remain a constant force in pop-culture today,” says Paul Southern, Lucasfilm senior vice president, Licensing and Franchise. “To commemorate Lucasfilm’s 50 years of storytelling, we look forward to honoring this consumer products legacy and bringing to life brand-new products, games, and publishing offerings that celebrate our future with Lucasfilm’s exciting feature films and Disney+ series ahead.”

Lucasfilm was founded in 1971 by George Lucas. Films such as Star Wars and Indiana Jones took the world by storm and revolutionized visual effects, sound design, animation, and other groundbreaking filmmaking techniques. The artists and technicians of Lucasfilm have never stopped innovating and continue to influence the film industry today. The Mandalorian is currently one of top series on Disney+. Across the Company, Lucasfilm has won 29 Emmy Awards, 38 Academy Awards, 32 Sci-Tech Awards, 18 Webby Awards, and 12 awards for ILMxLAB’s groundbreaking work in immersive entertainment. Lucasfilm Publishing has had over 180 books on the New York Times Bestseller List and has won a multitude of awards, including the 2020 GLAAD Award for Outstanding Comic Book. Lucasfilm Games has delighted fans across multiple platforms and genres with games that push the boundaries of interactive entertainment, winning numerous awards including BAFTA Game Awards, D.I.C.E. Awards from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and Game Developers Choice Awards.

The Company’s impact on filmmaking, entertainment, experiences, and global culture is unmistakable. Stay tuned to Lucasfilm.com as we celebrate the history of Lucasfilm as well as our current projects throughout the year.’


Seems like an excuse to sell more tat?

Unless they are going to give the option of buying the classic versions of the Original Trilogy on a modern digital format? 😉

But probably just selling more tat!

Dave Prowse 1935-2020

jedi_bendu said:

Is it known what they fell out over?

There are a few threads about it on here, in the ‘Characters & Actors’ section of the OT Index, and oojason covered some of it in his George Lucas: Unreliable Narrator & Time Travelling Revisionist… thread.

There is also a ton of information online, though much of it without the journalist in question admitting it was NOT David Prowse who was leaking information on the film to him.

The 2015 ‘I Am Your Father’ documentary is very much worth a viewing for more information too 👍

Alan Dean Foster not getting book royalties from Disney

JW Rinzler, who is currently fighting cancer, tweeted this a couple of days ago:

“Seems normal that #AlanDeanFoster s/ be paid, after all. I have similar concerns…”

^ https://twitter.com/jwrinzler/status/1330900913729400836

It would appear Disney may well be doing this to a few authors out there?


Possible 'proof' that Greedo was always meant to shoot

You’d think given the amount of times George has changed the scene, and his evolving & disproved claims about it, that he somehow cut his losses instead of further digging himself into an increasingly deeper hole? And just stop. Or apologise?

Or people who want to curry favour with George, or come up with strange new claims in an attempt to somehow ‘back up’ or give credibility George’s evolving and bizarre statements, would at least do some rudimentary fact checking first. Though, maybe not! 😃


A couple of discerning and informative articles on the whole Greedo debacle on the ‘Star Wars Visual Comparisons’ blog:

Greedo Shoots First (the Theatrical release through to the 2011 SE)

Greedo Shoots First, Take 4: Maclunkey (2019 SE / Maclunkey)

❕ An <strong>Index</strong> of some OT•com threads from '<strong>How-To's and Technical Discussions</strong>' ❕

An Index of some OT•com threads from in the ‘How-To’s and Technical Discussions’ forum

This is simply an attempt at an index for the numerous OT•com threads about all things ‘How-To’s & Technical’. 😃

oojason had started work on compiling another round of various ‘OT•com Archiving’ projects shortly before he left the site. Thanks to oojason for allowing me to finish another of his projects, and also to Fated-Dualist for asking ooj’s permission and forwarding me on the files and ideas, I’ve been able to continue that work and have now completed this thread (I think!).

Hopefully this Index will be of some use, interest and help for finding relevant Technical Discussion & Information threads. To both showcase and archive the knowledge, help and information (not to mention the resoluteness, kindness and dedication) of the OT•com members on here…

The Main Categories:-

• Guides and How-To’s
• Hardware & Software Recommendations / Requests…
• Popular Questions & Topics - General : Ripping / Capturing : Audio : Video : Editing : Authoring / Burning : Differing Formats
• Other useful threads around the OT•com and also ‘Technical Assistance’ sections on OT•com’s sister-sites


Some threads may contain information which are applicable to more than just the one category listed here in this Index.

OT•com threads can also be searched for by using your online search engine of choice. Information on how to do this can be found in the - ‘How do I do this?’ on the OriginalTrilogy.com thread.

As ever, if you see any errors or mistakes - or know of any more threads for inclusion, please post them below - thank you.




Guides and How-To’s


Despecialized Editions by Harmy : Index of ‘How-To’s & Help’ Threads | Index of ‘General Despecialized Threads’ | ‘Where are they? And how do I get them?’ mega-merge thread… - by skywalker101 & oojason
Guide to Downloading Projects from Usenet - by Bluto
Usenet tutorial? - by ReverendBeastly
Moth3r’s guide to LD capture colour correction using AviSynth (emphasis on “correction”) - by Moth3r
Doctor M’s ÜberGuide for -Full- PAL to NTSC DVD Conversion v2.0 - by Doctor M
Rikter’s Guide: How to burn a DVD with a DVD-rom folder (or other folders) - by Rikter
Citizen’s Aspect Ratio Calculator Tool for your browser - by Citizen
How to capture HDCP-encrypted HDMI sources (Vudu, Netflix, Directv, Virgin Media, etc.) - by drngr
School me on rTorrent (or convince me to do something else) - by CatBus
UHD Blu-ray Authoring - Technical Discussion - by railerswim
Guide for Working with 4K HDR Blu-ray Rips in SDR - by 44rh1n
How to build a film scanner (need advise & help, please) - by monks19




Hardware & Software Recommendations / Requests…


Blu-ray writer brand model suggestions - by Rikter
Blu-ray burner/blanks discussion - by Laserschwert
Let’s talk blu-ray burning… - by SpilkaBilka
burning using bd-r xl or m-discs? - by joeyniji
laserdisc player recommendations - by austin_1138
Need some advice on which LD player to choose from my shortlist - by JayArgonaut
What PAL/NTSC Laserdisc players would you recommend me? - by Byakko
Need advice on choosing new LD machine - by Jetrell Fo
Difference in quality of laserdisc players - by charliesheen
Anyone have an x0 laserdisc player? - by drfsupercenter
Pioneer DVL-90 (Made In Japan) Laserdisc/DVD Player Settings - by Jetrell Fo
DVD+R compatable players - by Darth_Oatmeal
US Market Set-top DVD players that can play both PAL & NTSC DVD’s - by Rikter
Recommendations for Media Players - by Erikstormtrooper

DVD+R DL’s - by Doctor M
What is the best brand of blank optical media? - by Harmy
Verbatim Dual-Layer DVD’s - by dark_jedi
Best DVD-R brands today? - by SilverWook
Blank DVD’s: + or - ? - by Ziz
Particular DVD brands - by Sokudo Ningyou
Blu-ray Blank Media - by Jackpumpkinhead
Question on multi-disc DVD cases - by Chrysophylax
DVD clamshells…where to get them? - by weapon

Good capture card? - by reave
Good capture cards - recommendations? - by fwibbler
Capture Cards - by inurenegade
High-End video capture cards - by spoRv
Standalone CD recorder for Laserdisc audio capture? - by SilverWook

I’m sure this is old, but HOW do you download torrents? - by yavin02
A word to the Myspleeners - by JED
Torrents for little noobs like me?!? - by HotRod

Safe place to download Handbrake? - by Disney Ruined Star Wars
Best way to capture Hulu video - by ChainsawAsh
a Simple, effective video editor? - by darth_ender
New video format proposal - by Charles Threepio




Popular / Often-Asked About Questions & Topics…

General: Ripping / Capturing : Audio : Video : Editing : Authoring / Burning : Differing Formats



The general ‘How-To’ questions and reference request thread… - by Mark’s Down On Your Syntax
How to archive Betacam SP tapes? - by digitalfreaknyc
Is laserdisc better than VHS? - by Janskeet
PAL vs NTSC laserdiscs - by Citizen
VHS To DVD Problem - by Cable-X1
CRC read errors? - by dark_jedi
Seriously, what is so special about PAL? I mean I can only understand if that’s the standard where you live, but… - by marioxb
What is the deal with NFO files? - by marioxb
So, just how bad is pan & scan compared to widescreen? - by bkev
Burning in subtitles - quick HOWTO? - by Squirrel
Subtitles…help needed guys - by daveytod
Creating subtitles - by ReverendBeastly
Creating an authentic looking crawl - by SweHanzon
crawl generator (link) - by tellan
Can anyone make me a title crawl? - by solo21
v0.4 Star Wars Opening Crawl After Effects Template - by Taolar
Any Programmers Interested in helping write a Fan Edit Prototyper? - by xhonzi
Does VLC media player play in HD? - by Janskeet
Dual Boot? - by dark_jedi
Motion Control & Physical Models - by timdiggerm
How do You Play USF files - by Knightmessenger

Ripping / Capturing…

Capture Programs and Codecs (Laser to PC Project) - by FanFiltration
A query about straight LD rips for DVD back up…I AM a newb at this - by Jetrell Fo
What Laserdisc player do you use for capturing and why? - by Byakko
Beginner to capturing LD on PC. Help with new video card. - by captainsolo
Laserdisc Ripping? - by dark_jedi
Laserdisc viewing and capturing best current info? - by FenceMan
Curious about Certain Aspects of My (Primitive) LD to DVD transfers - by The Aluminum Falcon
Preserving VHS on DVDs? - by suspiciouscoffee
capturing VHS? - by dark_jedi
(PDI Deluxe) VHS capture questions for those wiser than moi - by WXM
VHS Capture? - by FrankT
Getting stuff off of the DVR. - by MikeO
Ripping video from DVD - by Max_Rebo
How do you rip DVDs? - by bingy13
Need help with DVD ripping on mac platform - by Rebel Scumb
Ripping DVDs on a Mac - by ChainsawAsh
Non-DVD transfers? - by Citizen
DRM removal on a M4V - by sunday256
How to extract BTM lost scenes? - by Johnboy3434
Quickie question about VOB ripping - by INv8r_ZIM
Serious ripping issues - by ChainsawAsh


Please explain “Bit-Perfect Audio Capture” for LaserDisc PCM - by zeropc
Should I compress sound? - by Dantha Fodder
hardware device as audio analog to digital converter (ADC) - by spoRv
Laserdisc PCM to low compressed AC3 - by spoRv
Audio Topic: Stereo to Surround up-mixing - by FanFiltration
Doctor M’s Stereo to 5.1+ Dolby Prologic II Upmix Guide - by Doctor M
Stereo to 5.1 - by Arnie.d
lossless 5.1 surround sound for bluray? - by timemeddler
Getting 5.1 and stereo mixes from video file with each channel as separate audio file. - by Harmy
PCM to 5.1 - by El Lono
Splitting up 5.1 - by Trooperman
Vegas and 5.1 audio mixing - by dugpa
How to convert DTS HD Master audio 5.1 to DD 5.1 - by dark_jedi
Converting 7.1 DTS HD into 5.1? - by sidshady12
Digital Optical / AC3 RF de-mod audio cards? - by Orinoco_Womble
mp3 Volume Normalizer Programs - by TV’s Frink
How do you capture DTS from a LaserDisc? - by zeropc
HD audio from PC - by Harmy
Audio embedded in the TFA video file - by Lord Haseo
editing (blending, syncing, adding/subtracting) audio - by cyclista
High Dynamic Range - by Harmy
Audio Isolation Using Per-Sample (or near per sample) Mode Averaging - by nightstalkerpoet
Removing Music from a Stereo Track - nl0428
Technical Help required for a Fan Edit: ‘Sonic X’ - with the Audio Mixes… - by nl0428
On MAC: Convert DTS-HD to wav/flac - by rnranimal
Info Wanted: How to download the audio from the Star Wars soundboard - by darth_ender
SUCCESS: Bit-Perfect Audio Capture!!! - by zeropc
Need Vegas 9 audio Help - by dark_jedi
Sound question - by tellan
Another Q for you audio experts - Stereo vs. Dolby Surround - by Moth3r
Help Wanted: A little audio help for/from those making fan-edit DVDs… - by Hardcore Legend
HELP!!! No audio in VirtualDub - by ThatArtGuy
DVD-Lab and multiple audio tracks? - by digitalfreaknyc
Re-editing the score - by Master Qui-Gon
AC-3 vs. MPEG audio? - by Jonno
Is my DVD to WAV audio rip real lossless ?.. - by ABC
questions about cropping/audio/bitrates - by Tomland Flash
Adding an audio track to a DVD? - by rubix
How to extract audio only from Blu-ray - captainsolo
question about synching the gout with the mono mix - by skyjedi2005
Preserving Live Albums - by Cable-X1
Syncing Moth3r’s Release with VHS Sound? - by nin.nux
Remove Voice - by GhostAlpha26
Any tips for getting near to isolating the dialogue elements from a film soundmix? - by Bingowings
Lowering the sound pitch of PAL movies without having to slow it down? - by TheHelmetDork
DVD Ripping and Editing with Surround Sound - HELP ME! - by Asteroid-Man
[query] - converting RF to RCA video/audio signals - by negative1


Letterboxed Widescreen vs. Anamorphic Widescreen Discussion - by Moth3r
Letterbox —> Anamorphic? - by Hal 9000
Letterboxed to anamorphic video conversion - by wmgan
Anamorphic widescreen? - by kaine23
How Do You Tell If the disk is anamorphic? (not what you think) - by THX-1977
4:3(1.33:1) to 16:9 question - by dark_jedi
Guide to convert the GOUT DVD from 4:3 to 16:9 using freeware-tools - by Oldschooljedi
Converting non-anamorphic 1.66:1 DVD to 16:9 - by NeonBible
aspect ratio - by Adamwankenobi
DVD Reframing question - by Phlibbit
Blu Ray movies look…wrong - by theprequelsrule
Black Bars on Blu-Ray’s - by JediKnight8484
Creating true “black bars”? - by Hal 9000
Adding Black Bars to Premier project? - by Sober
Crop and Resize: prepare for / how to - by Arnie.d
Avisynth 4:3 NTSC -> anamorphic NTSC - by CatBus
Upscaling - by timdiggerm
Image registration on video frames (experimental) - by csd79
Combining two video sources to accrue detail - by a_o
Comb Filters - by AntcuFaalb
Info: cleaning up dirty frames for scenes - by negative1
Livelock with ColourLikeFBF - by Chewtobacca
Why MPEG2 is not as bad as you may think… - by spoRv
Color IQ test - by spoRv 😃
PAL 25i to NTSC 30i proper conversion - HELP NEEDED - by JawTDS
List of laserdiscs that contain video test patterns - by Moth3r
Help with interlaced video in After Effects - by Harmy
Off-Topic: de-interlacing video - by ReverendBeastly
Info: Subtitles and tsMuxer - by livserge
How to extract scenes from the 4K… series video files? - by yairisan
Info: Comb Filter Testing - by AntcuFaalb
FrameCompare.com - A New Screenshot Comparison Site - Bug reports and Feature Requests - by Williarob
When does fullscreen show more than widescreen? - by Johnboy3434
Counter/logo removal on MPEG2 file - by Video Collector
Methods for colour matching/colour grading - by Moth3r
Three-strip Technicolor: Please help! - by AntcuFaalb
Color correction methodologies - by thorr
Color Grading/Color Correction - by Part-Time Nerf Herder
Colour matching for fan edits - by Laserman
Motion Compensated Frame Rate Conversion – free/cheap alternative? - by JawsTDS
How to average best picture from multiple captures… - by Jetrell Fo
Getting Best Quality out of MPEG2 - by Uhfgood
MPEG2 in Premiere? - by ReverendBeastly
1080i or any HD capture question? - by dark_jedi
Fixing Chroma Artifacts? - by Doctor M
Progressive scan questions - by canofhumdingers
Inverse Telecining: Best method for restoring original frame rates - by Doctor M
Ghosting problem - by bdev
Any Suggestions for Better Uprez to HD? - by darkhelmet
Techniques and ways of fixing Black Crush or Crushed Blacks - by Ronster
Restoration tips: Axis-Aligned Polygon Aspect Ratio™ - by spoRv
Technical question regarding PAL and color… - by Doctor M
Info: The Ultimate Super Resolution Technique - by NeverarGreat
A Non-Star Wars Question for all the A/V Experts Here… - by Galahad_Skywalker


Info: The process of actual FILM editing - negatives, interpositives etc. - by pittrek
Video Editing: Where Do I Start? - by Commander Courage
more editing - by jswert123
Video Editing Software - by Darth Chaltab
DV editing software recommendations? - by SilverWook
Brash’s guide to DVD editing…ON A MAC! - by brash_stryker
Don’t get technical with me… - by Hal 9000
Importing AVI into After Effects, MAC - by cruel1079
Muxing 4K83 issue - by Darth Robin
Info: AviSynth and VirtualDub - speed improvement - by spoRv
Question about inverse telecine and shimmering - by Doug Gorius
It’s going to take a LONG time for Womble to re-encode WookieGroomer’s HD Transfers, isn’t it? - by Johnboy3434
ADigitalMan’s Guide to MPEG2/AC3 Editing - by ADigitalMan
Unofficially Official LD-Decode thread - by Danfun128
combustion v after effects - by tellan
Got the LD rips - Now How Do I Make Them Work? - by electrictroy
limitedsharpen() with avisynth - by dark_jedi
Easy part done - Now 29.997 > 23.976, the hard part - by fwibbler
Why not 24p? - by THX
24p- Why, again? - by mcfly89
23.976 to 29.97 fps - How do I do it without speeding up the video? - by klokwerk
Rotoscoping help - by Hardcore Legend
Hi all, Need help with editing VOB file - by Darth Belan
How do you create swipes and scene transitions? - by Marvolo
Need video/audio help for a fan-edit, please [SERENITY: EE] - by klokwerk
PaNup: or, how to upscale PAL + NTSC capture and live (quite) happy… - by spoRv
Sony Vegas; some questions - by The-Lion
Fun with Photoshop - Denoising an LD capture - by Zion
Film cleanup (in avisynth I guess) - by Harmy
AviSynth and Virtualdub filters - by dark_jedi
Deinterlacing with Avisynth - by PaulisDead2221
A simple question regarding muxing AC3 and M2V/MPEG - by klokwerk
Problem with slow motion in Vegas - by Knightmessenger
?'s: ripping select scenes, & removing network logos - by Tomland Flash
Photoshop Help - by GhostAlpha26
Anyone Hi8 Experts - by Knightmessenger
Panorama() - an AviSynth function for converting 4:3 into 16:9 - by Moth3r
Please help me with histograms. - by Marvolo
After Effects CS3 help needed - by dark_jedi
Vdub and DVD Flickering - by Marshallator
Can’t import MPG with Vegas? - by thebutcher
Need help making custom AviSynth DLL - by CatBus
Laserdisc capture workflow. - by althor1138
Anyone have some suggestions on dealing with 2:2:2:2:2:2:2:2:2:2:2:3 pulldowns? - by Space Hunter M
3:2 on laserdisc question - by CharlieX
Sony Vegas Problem please help! - by JediMasterFisher
AviSynth/VirtualDubMod YV12 problems… - by Lord Grievous
Adobe AE Questions - by GhostAlpha26
What codec do you use for editing? - by Trooperman
How to use HuffYUV - by Knightmessenger
DVD-Lab help, please… - by ThatArtGuy
Asteroid-Man’s Graphic Design Tutorial - by Asteroid-Man
Sudden blockiness of video while editing in PPro 2.0 - Problem solved! - by SweHanzon
A question about NTSC telecine - by Fang Zei
Rendering from Vegas, what’s the best way? - by Pagz
DVD Lab Pro 2 - Out Of Memory error with compiling - by maurice2029
Chapters not working in DVDLab - by ThatArtGuy
How can you make custom DVD Menus? - by Luke_Skywalker77
DVD Production - by jswert123
Working with DVD Storylines (seamless branching) - TEST FILE - by none

Authoring / Burning…

What speed do you burn DVDs at? - by Moth3r
DVD Burning Software - by Fluke Starbucker
Burning Dual-Layer Discs For The First Time - by andy_k_250
Burning Dual-layer DVDs - by pittrek
Blu-ray vs. DVD-DL - Despecialized Edition - by BB-8
Burning AVCHD via Mac - by Skyfocker
Burning the Despecialized to Blu-Ray - AVCHD / MKV - by BB-8
How do I burn an MKV file to DVD? - by dgraham414
Help with Adywan’s Episode V Color Corrected 1080p DVD - by Docta Nick
Burn 1270x720 other than AVCHD by egosum
Help with burning Star Wars Episode IV v2.7 AVCHD - by iraheinichen
Encoding tips and ideas - by team_negative1
Final encoding: which software do you use? - by spoRv
What do you use to master your DVD’s? - by 88keyz
Authoring Help with DVDStyler & IMGBurn - by solkap
Buring AVI’s to DVD - Sync issues!!! - by HotRod
RatDVD - Please Use - by Ell the Ewok
Need help making Despecialized Edition DVDs - MKVs - by SpooneyToe11240
Need an objective eye. Having trouble with this MKV file - by BobaJett
Info Wanted: bh004 - how do I burn an iso to a dvd? - by daveytod
I need help figuring out how to re-author a dvd…details inside - by weapon
To the Creators/Faneditors who are creating DUAL-LAYER discs! - by eDroj
I NEED HELP W/DVD RECORDER! - by WeShallPreserve
Frustrated with DVD burning - by bad_karma24
Encountering errors trying to burn a DVD from a VIDEO_TS folder - by sunday256
Burning VIDEO_TS Folders: The Noob Thread - by Nanner Split
Unable to burn DVD+R DLs? - by bkev
BD authoring help - I need some testers and experts - by spoRv
AVC video decoding problem - by Harmy

Differing Formats…

Project release formats - what should we be using these days? - by Jonno
Future of Home Video - by Harmy
how do you convert 720p/1080p files to DVD and retain the HD? - by Monroville
How to make AVCHD Bluray DL DVD’s from raw .ts files - by dark_jedi
how to watch a .x264 file on my PS3? - by Echo3
How to play Despecialized Edition V2.5 on a PS3 if you don’t have a BD burner - by Moth3r
Playing AVCHD from USB stick on PS3 - by Moth3r
How to convert AVI to DVD files? - by HotRod
How to change HD to DVD? - by jephyork
converting MPEG2 to AVI - by ReverendBeastly
Info: m2ts to mkv - by MalaStrana
MKV to AVCHD in TS Muxer? - by Harmy
I need help with Star Wars 4k77 1080p from MKV files, SRT files?, to ISO file… - by TVSportsFB90
Need Help burning AVCHD or M2TS - by agr1170
MKV - by FrankT
Converting MKV for use with Adobe Premiere Pro without re-encoding help - by Matt_Stevens
converting mkv to mp4 - by natm
HD-DVD to Blu-ray conversion with ClownBD - by Jonno
Having trouble converting Hal9000’s 1080p MKV’s to Bluray - by chyron8472




Other useful threads around the OT•com and also OT•com’s sister-sites…


There may be some helpful information in the following related OT•com Index threads:-

Despecialized Editions by Harmy : Index of ‘How-To’s & Help’ Threads | Index of ‘General Despecialized Threads’ | ‘Where are they? And how do I get them?’ mega-merge thread… - in How-To’s and Technical Discussions

An Index & Help Thread for Case Covers, Disc Labels, and Fan Art… - in Case Covers, Disc Labels, and Fan Art

SW Technical / Audio / Video / Quality Improvement threads & Projects… in the An Index Of Projects & Help Thread for Star Wars Preservations…

An Info & Help Thread for the ‘Fan Edits and Projects for Other Properties’ section… (Searches, FAQs, ‘Where can I find x?’, ‘Is there an Edit of film x?’, Myspleen, and more…) in Fan Edits and Projects for Other Properties

An Index Of Projects & Help Thread for Star Wars Preservations… in Star Wars Preservations

An Index Of Projects & Help Thread for Star Wars Fan Edits and Other Projects… in Star Wars Fan Edits and Other Projects


Sister sites of the OT•com also have some useful ‘Techincal Help & Assistance’ style sections too:-

• FanEdit•org : Technical Information section

• FanRes•com : Technical Information section

• Reddit/FanEdits : Fan Edits - Guide & Information

• TheStarWarsTrilogy•com : Technical Assistance Threads (located throughout their forums - registration or invite code required)



If there any any OT•com threads you’d like to see included in here please post them below. Thank you 😃

If any of you knowledgeable ‘tech-heads’ want to use any of the content of any of this post to put together a better or more in-depth Index please go ahead 👍


Last Updated: 19th September, 2021.


Links to the Welcome to the OriginalTrilogy.com; Introduce yourself in here + useful info within, plus About, and Help sections.

A link to the ‘How do I do this?’ on the OriginalTrilogy.com - some info & replies to members’ FAQs thread, in General Assistance.

Links to the OT.com Forum Rules and Guidelines & Fan Edit / Preservation Forum Rules and FAQ threads, in Announcements.