This is the 4th episode of Roswell Season 2 with the original broadcast audio. My PC has had several issues at late which I am still in the process of addressing. This episode is not from the DVDs released with changed music. It was recorded from the shows first airing back in 1999-2001.
This episode and the next few episodes of season 2 will have slightly wobbly video. That was because my 20 year old VCR which was dying finally died and this is what caused it to record the video like this. Fortunately I managed to buy a new VCR within a few weeks. They were expensive back then, remember! They were like $350 for a Stereo VCR! Anyway, After the first few episodes the clarity becomes much better than any of the episodes I have uploaded thus far. Besides, 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? ;)