I am in the process of taking these episodes to the ultimate next step, I am splicing the DVD 16:9 video of the official Roswell DVDs with the Original audio that was replaced on the DVDs using the audio from this -->http://www.demonoid.com/files/details/1530489/12596283/ torrent. Technically, the audio from ALL of my Roswell torrents have better audio quality at about an originally recorded average of 111kbps vs his torrent's audio at 56kbps but, his has less editing required so is MUCH easier to splice the DVD video to it - even so, I am having serious sync issues for the last half of the pilot episode ffs! I doubt I could complete the entire series any time soon! It took me a year to learn how to capture, restore and encode as it is!! When I finish the Pilot episode, I will upload it. I hope to have it successfully completed in-sync within the next month or so. *I need to learn a lot more stuff first. Remember, this is a hobby, not a job for me.
Here is a list to all the tracks on both versions of all of the Roswell episodes DVD vs TV This is not a complete list of all of the original tracks I have noticed several missing. Garbage - Paranoid in the pilot episode for example plus the ZZ-top cover of Viva Las Vegas in the episode of the same name. In the episode 'Behind The Music' Majandra Delfino (Maria Deluca) sings 3 tracks in the episode. These are not added into the above link of the music in Roswell...IMO, the 11th episode of season 3 has one of the most obvious screw ups with the music. The scene where Jesse is having drinks with his old college buddy Eric, playing music from-that-era, it has THE music from-that-era on the TV version (C&C Music Factory ? "Everybody Dance Now & The Divinyls - "I Touch Myself.) On the DVD it has random unimportant tracks that were not well known to be from the early 1990's......
These torrents contain the TV versions, not the DVD versions.
I have had some trouble with this episode - SERIOUS trouble! Firstly, at approximately 28 minutes into the episode, the right channel cut out completely so audio was only in the left speaker (when I recorded the original VHS tape from TV) so I had to fiddle around to make this .avi audio as stereo. Plus, the last 5 minutes of the episode were lost completely. I had to borrow a tape from a friend back when it aired to make a copy of that scene, bad thing is this. They never understood the importance of using up-to-date technology or looking ahead to future proof yourself. I did to an extent. the rest of this episode proves this to a degree, you will EASILY see and hear where the MONO VHS tape kicked in and where my SVHS tape starts/ends. I enhanced the video and audio as best as I could as always. :)
I am busy making these episodes as quickly as I can because I want to make the most of my PC working perfectly while it is working. Also, my federal government is considering bringing in that retarded 3-strikes-law - so, if that happens, I will not be able to upload any of these episodes, so I am doing as many as I can while I can! I hope to have every episode out there on the internet by August (or maybe sooner.) BUT, I will have to stop seeding season 1 very-soon! I can not be the main sole seeder for all episodes and seed new episodes - they go so slow that way... So, anyone who can seed, please seed! Otherwise, I will smack you. I will seed season 1 until the end of April then I will stop and only seed season 2. (I might carry on with season 1 episodes here and there under VERY special circumstances, but those would be rare.) From then onwards, season 1 is all up to you fine people. Then, after I start uploading season 3 I will stop seeding season 2.
This is the 16th episode of Roswell Season 3 with the original broadcast audio. This episode is not from the DVDs released with changed music. It was recorded from the shows first airing back in 1999-2002.
Any time that there are no seeders, you may blame the hit & runners who download and do not seed to at least a ratio of 2. The occasions where I am not seeding, it is because I am either having serious PC issues, My PC is having a day offline to relax (lol) or it is offline and hence not uploading the episodes because I would be encoding the next episode ready to upload. Sorry to say, my PC is 5 years old so it only has 1 CPU, no dual core or quad core here - - yet, soon I will, but not right this second. I hope to have the new PC built purely for video/audio stuff by August. Until then, using this old PC with one single CPU will have to do...
It is the original audio track that everyone should be focusing on more than the video. If you don't like it you don't have to download it. Or you could do as I have mentioned below then please upload them. I would download it from you!!
If there are any budding amateur video/audio editors out there who would like to try and edit the DVD video and splice/mux it with these original audio tracks from all of these episodes I have uploaded. That would be very welcomed by everyone I think! I have not got the time to do that because it would take a whole week to do one episode!! BTW, in case someone out there would like to give it a try, the frame-rate of these videos is 25.000FPS.
The music tracks in every episode contains the real original music, not the changed music that was put onto the official DVDs.
Note: I will ONLY seed until I reach a ratio of perhaps 4 or 5, after that, you people are on your own. I did my fare share. I will need to delete this data to save the rest of the original versions or Roswell, assuming you would like to see and hear it? ;)
These episodes are captured from PAL VHS, which I enhanced the video using VirtualDub's many filters and techniques. The audio is Dolby Stereo 2.0 on all episodes.
If anyone has copies of the original Roswell episodes with the real music (not the music that is on the official DVD episodes) please upload these episodes! Especially if they are as high video and audio quality as my episodes are. Or even better quality! :)
The file size of each episode varies from 290 - 350 for various reasons while compressing from its 15GB original source for one episode. The video and audio quality is not diminished, that can be seen clearly by downloading the enhanced sample, which is contained within the torrent that has episodes 1 - 11 of Roswell season 1 (from my torrents.) :P
It is at the same file size x amount of time encoded as the episodes, gives a good indication of how the episodes will look. I would have preferred to have the episodes at the standard 350MB each episode, but I can not do that without performing several transcodes, which causes the episodes to become unstable and go out of sync by up to half a second!
So, this way, the video and audio stays perfectly in-sync and the video/audio quality is still respectable. Besides, remember these were from VHS...enhanced VHS, but VHS none-the-less. So the quality is not going to be drop-dead-fantastic. Plus they are free. :P
Most of the season 1 episodes were recorded on 10 year old tapes (at the time) they are now 20 years old! The VCR at the time was almost 25 years old...so this is why there are glitch lines sometimes, that is what VHS was like. I do often wonder if cable or free to air tv any where in the world air the original episodes or do they air the DVD-audio episodes? If they air the old audio episodes - someone should capture THOSE episodes and upload them!!! :D
Everyone has my blessing to upload these episodes ANYwhere on the net. I do not care about credit or such, I just want these old music versions of Roswell to stay alive out there for people to see. Please upload these elsewhere if you have the episodes completely downloaded!
The more confidence I have that this torrent and its episodes will live on without my intervention in seeding, the sooner I can upload the rest of these Original Audio episodes... Is that an incentive at all to seed? ;)
I am just a bit irritated that the first 16 episodes of season 1 are no where near as good video quality as the ones from episode 17 of season 1 and thereafter. Partly that is due to the old tapes and partly due to me not having all the filters in my VirtualDub programme. I had to download a few add-on filters to do from episode 17 onwards. This extra filter I did not know existed at the time when I was making the first 17 episodes, so I could only do the best that I could with what I knew and had at the time. After I have finished the final episode of Roswell season 3 I might try and re-do the first 16 episodes. But, as you know, it this is time consuming so those 16 episodes will take some time to complete so right now it is more important to just continue with doing new episodes, then later on once they are all out there, go back and re-do the first 16 again. I will upload those episodes 1 by 1 this time, not in one big 3.3GB torrent. :)
Just FYI, to anyone who has the preconception that you require an expensive overpriced computer such as the overrated/overhyped Apple to do the video/audio/graphics on, consider this. My PC is one I built 5 years ago. It cost me $500 back then, these days it would be about $400 for WAY better and more powerful components. Such as, back then it was an 80GB HDD today it is a 1TB HDD for the same price. Back then it was 256MB RAM today it is 2GB of RAM for the same price etc etc.... Plus, ALL the programmes I used in editing these videos are freeware. You do not need an Apple or similar to do video/audio/graphics. :D They are for lazy people who are loaded with money. ;)