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Posted: 15 Dec 03, 13:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I finally got my copy last week in the mail from USA, and I think you guys are a whole bunch of complainers, you lot!
I thought the picture quality was very good (except on body language and WWTLF - Ian & Belinda version, the latter by the way which I liked - too bad it doesn't show much of the Queen guys). It's too bad that the David bowie interview wasn't on the disc, but I thought that a lot of the bonus material was excellent.
And I thought it was humourous, the Montreux Golden Rose Pop Festival (mimed) performances - they really DO hate miming LOL

I would rate this DVD 4.5 out of 5

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Posted: 15 Dec 03, 15:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ok.

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Posted: 15 Dec 03, 15:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

4.5 out of 5?? you crazy lad?


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Posted: 15 Dec 03, 15:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, actually, just 4 out of 5, because I forgot about the visual problems with AKOM and HTF (which btw. I know how to correct, but I will need a crack for the MPEG-2 plugin on TMPG Encoder later this week once I am finished moving into my new house today)

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Posted: 15 Dec 03, 17:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The only error is with the Hammer to Fall video. The AKOM video will always be played properly, regardless of the tv used, i.e. 16:9 or 4:3.

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Posted: 15 Dec 03, 18:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hammer to Fall always had that stretched look, at least on my Classic Queen video and when I have seen it on tv.

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Posted: 16 Dec 03, 14:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, I think that to correct the HTF video problem, I would have to encode it in a re-sized aspect ration of 2.35:1, which is used on The Matrix movies, the Harry Potter movies, to name a couple of examples.

On the other hand, AKOM would have to be cut from that same ratio and be re-encoded and re-sized to the 16:9 aspect ratio (depending on the NTSC or PAL version - I only have the NTSC version naturally since I live in N. America).

I would do it, but the problem is that my copy of TMPG Encoder's MPEG-2 plugin has run its 30-day trial a LONG time ago, and I don't know how to reset it. Does anyone know where I can get an MPEG-2 crack for that program? Any help would be appreciated so that I can re-encode the two videos to their proper aspect ratios individually, although I'll still look myself when I have time (still finishing moving into my new house, and just getting settled)

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Posted: 16 Dec 03, 14:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Does anyone know where I can get an MPEG-2 crack for that program?"

Ever heard of....
1. Buying?
2. Google?


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Posted: 16 Dec 03, 17:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

HTF is not in 2.35 AS.

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Posted: 18 Dec 03, 14:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"HTF is not in 2.35 AS."

You're right. I checked and re-sized, and it's actually in 1.85 AS (cs?)

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Posted: 18 Dec 03, 14:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

But I have a problem! When I try to resize it to 780x344 (which is the correct size for an 1.85:1 AS widescreen video before being re-encoded to 16:9 with the small black bars on top and bottom) from the DVD file (ripped of course), it gets blocky around all the edges and the picture is shite!
I'm using TMPG here, and using an MPEG-1 codec with the bitrates used on DVD-Video video files
How do I get it to re-size perfectly without getting blocky?!

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Posted: 18 Dec 03, 14:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Your answer is that you're using Mpeg-1. It's no good. Mpeg-2 is used on DVDs.

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Posted: 18 Dec 03, 16:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Problem solved. (Thanks Adam btw.) I finally found a way to reset the 30-day trial for the MPEG-2 plugin for TMPG.

Now tonight I am going to retry this!

Btw. Adam, didn't you say something about how if someone could get you the Queen Greatest Flix 2DVD disc set you could use the full frame videos and synch them up to the 4.1/5.1 DTS surround sound mixes from the officially available GVH DVDs and thus make a full screen DVD of Queen's videos with DTS?

Cos if that's the case, once I get a job, I'd be willing to help get you a copy of that DVD (GF1&2) so you can do that (and supply Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 encoders as well).

But another thing is is that seeing as the GF 2nd disc has the Innuendo videos (the first 4 anyways), there are no surround sound mixes available yet. Would you be doing upmixes yourself, or could I do those upmixes?

More questions later - I am tired, but this is getting me really excited!

But another question for now:

Seeing as opposed to the GVH1 DVD, on the Game DVD-A there are full 5.1 mixes of AOBTD and The Game, would you use those mixes on the videos once they're re-encoded?

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Posted: 18 Dec 03, 16:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And actually, I just got an even better idea.

Seeing as Rien has a whole crap lot (not literally crap :) of rare Queen videos, maybe he could help out and pitch in unreleased versions of Queen videos and performances as a bonus for this DVD set.

Once again, I am giddy with excitement!

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Posted: 18 Dec 03, 18:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That was my original idea, because there were a bunch of complainers hounding Queen's 16:9 efforts. So I offered that compr... in fact, that would be their dream 4:3 with surround.

But if I handle this project, I do ALL audio because I'm a pro.

So, yes, I would be interested.

Peace,
Adam.

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Posted: 20 Dec 03, 10:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think their is already a full screen GH2 DVD with surround sound ceck out this link http://www.dvdbrazil.com/comersus/store/comersus_viewitem.asp?idproduct=340


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Posted: 20 Dec 03, 12:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This bootleg lies. It's from Brazil for goodness sake.

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Posted: 22 Dec 03, 14:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All right, so it's settled. Assuming that I get a new job within a few weeks, I'll try and get a copy to you a.s.a.p. so you can make a new DVD, and maybe, like I suggested already, have Rien send some rare Queen vids, and then you can get the new DVD done, and send me back the original Flix DVDs :)

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Posted: 23 Dec 03, 13:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That Brazillian bootleg probably has an upmixed 5.1 track. No way QP would have let them release THAT

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Posted: 23 Dec 03, 13:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And those bootleg DVDs cost $89.99 Canadian dollars to buy at HMV here!!! And that's not without the 7% GST tax added afterwards too!

I WOULD have bought the Brazillian 'Wembley' DVD if it wasn't that bloody much too!