This is the 13th episode of Roswell Season 1 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 1999/2000. The music tracks in every episode contains the real original music, not the changed music that was put onto the official DVDs.
This episode is the first of two episodes where I had to splice the last few minutes from another source. I originally used a 5th generation mono VHS source then I used the DVD version of this episode for the final 2 minutes. But the audio for this episode is literally the same as the original audio for those 2 minutes even though those final 2 minutes are from the DVD version of the episode. That is why I used it rather than the unbelievably bad video/audio quality the last 2 minutes would have been like if I used the mono 5th generation VHS end bit. :P
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 season 1, 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, except for two 2 minute scenes out of all episodes of the three seasons of Roswell. Those two short scenes I edited using short scenes from the DVD versions. But, those scenes do NOT contain any changed music so it is perfectly fine to do this without altering the original audio of this version. :) I will add a note in the torrent for the second half of season 1 which episodes have this minor issue and whereabouts in those 2 episodes. I have completed enhancing up to and including episode 14 of season 1 so far. Although, only episode 1 - 11 are in this torrent. I will release the second half of season 1 soon hopefully.
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 - 310 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.
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? ;)