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#1476225
Topic
The Star Wars Holiday Special: The Definitive Release (Help Needed) (WIP)
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Darth telly said:

zman said:

It looks like there’s a restoration of the Swedish SWHS in progress. I hope they actually do upload their full modified version, as well as their original version on Archive.org in the near future.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wruAk8GbaJ8

I contacted that channel a while back and they said that when they reach near there subscriber goal they will post the unmodified version.

I subscribed today. Looks like they still have a way to go though

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#1475796
Topic
The Star Wars Holiday Special: The Definitive Release (Help Needed) (WIP)
Time

I realize it’s not the Amazon web-rip, but there is a 1080p Chasing Christmas up on Youtube, and it appears to be the full movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjSbYG2MdTY.

This is my list of parameters when downloading with youtube-dl

-f bestvideo+bestaudio/best
--all-subs
--embed-subs
--write-thumbnail
--add-metadata
--fixup detect_or_warn
--no-check-certificate
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#1475652
Topic
The Star Wars Holiday Special: The Definitive Release (Help Needed) (WIP)
Time

Darth telly said:

zman said:

I can’t say I have any experience with it, but MPV might handle that as well if queued up from the command line.

How do you que up from the command line?

Here’s what I found in regards to playing files in a specific order. I haven’t tested it to ensure there won’t be a gap between files though.

https://github.com/mpv-player/mpv/issues/4184#issuecomment-466781988

Your preview shot looks great!

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#1475635
Topic
The Star Wars Holiday Special: The Definitive Release (Help Needed) (WIP)
Time

I know MPV has the ability to play multiple videos in a grid layout, but only if launched from the command line. I’ve used it before but it has been quite a while and I don’t seem to have bookmarked the how-to that I used.

If you meant playing the videos sequentially, VLC can play an entire directory, and you could either name the files with sequential numeric prefixes, or create a playlist file to specify the order

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#1458863
Topic
Star Wars Holiday Special - Zion Hybrid v3 (a WIP)
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benduwan said:

zman said:

Zion, I hope you are well.

I found an interesting resource for the “Darth Vader Widens the Search” scene. There was a project called “Star Wars Leftovers” created by Bobson Dugnutt that I believe contains this exact scene. It seems in the Holiday Special they cut a portion out of the middle of the scene, but Bath’s mouth movements seem to match exactly. The scene appears at the 28 minute, 22 second mark in “Leftovers”. It could use a slight cleaning, but looks far better than what we see in the existing SWHS versions.

it´s a deletet scene on the bluray…

Right, I thought it looked like a slightly different take though. I went back and watched it again this evening and it looks like they just cut a chunk out of the middle. Either way, his mouth doesn’t match the words he’s saying for over half the conversation

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#1458813
Topic
Star Wars Holiday Special - Ultimate Edition (* unfinished project / on hold *)
Time

A new French edit of the SWHS went up on the spleen the other day. It has a MUCH clearer rendering of the opening logo, which may help to identify the font and recreate an even better version. To me it looks like ITC Avant Garde Gothic Bold. The audio on this copy also sounds a bit better to me than the earlier French edit. The rest of the video isn’t as clean as the EditDroid release in my opinion.

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#1458810
Topic
Star Wars Holiday Special - Zion Hybrid v3 (a WIP)
Time

Zion, I hope you are well.

I found an interesting resource for the “Darth Vader Widens the Search” scene. There was a project called “Star Wars Leftovers” created by Bobson Dugnutt that I believe contains this exact scene. It seems in the Holiday Special they cut a portion out of the middle of the scene, but Bath’s mouth movements seem to match exactly. The scene appears at the 28 minute, 22 second mark in “Leftovers”. It could use a slight cleaning, but looks far better than what we see in the existing SWHS versions.