PlayTime : about 22mn
Bit rate : about 380 Kbps (Constant Quality, Variable Bit Rate)
Writing application : MediaCoder 0.6.2
VideoCodec : h264 = mpeg4.10 AVC = the Blue-Ray compression
Resolution : 720 pixels by 576 pixels
Aspect ratio : 5/4
Frame rate : 12.500 fps
AudioCodec : MP3 Joint stereo
Bit rate : 40 Kbps VBR
run the self-extracting .exe in directory with .avi's (default dir)
plays automatically with Smplayer: http://smplayer.sourceforge.net/downloads.php
in VLC: choose menu 'file/open file' and select 'use a subtitles file'
About this compilation:
I found the "Star Trek TAS Complete HQ" Torrent (Size about 350Mb/episode)
was not very High Quality, as it has undergone a Telecine to NTSC and is not
deinterlaced properly resulting in interlace artifacts being clearly visible
when any movement occurs.
(see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecine article about 2:3 pulldown)
Also the "Star Trek Tas - Entire Series" torrent (Size about 40Mb/episode)
is very low quality, specifically the sound, which is mp2 low quality 23kbps
and the video is DivX 3 Low Complexiy with a resolution of 352 x 240 @ 15 fps.
So I found myself compelled to download the best quality I could find and
compress these timeless jewels into something small yet watchable.
I coded these with Mediacoder 6.2 (an excellent GUI for x264) from the 17.5 GB
"Star Trek The Animated Series" 4 DVD SET ISO torrent. (included for reference.)
The DVD set has only the english audiotrack but various european subtitles.
Analizing the frames (PAL DVD) I found the original framerate must have been
12.5 frames per second as every frame was doubled in the 25 fps PAL.
The result: A high quality compression (almost undistinguishable from DVD)
AND 'smoother' motion as every frame depicts a different step in motion.
(While the DVD showed AABBCCDD my version shows ABCD in the original speed.)
Episode list for
"Star Trek" (1973)
Episodes: All (22) Season: 1 (1973) & Season 2 (1974)
Season 1, Episode 1: Beyond the Farthest Star
Original Air Date—8 September 1973
The Enterprise is in a remote section of the galaxy on a mission of star charting when they pick up mysterious radio emissions. While investigating they find themselves picking up speed. As they gain momentum they are being drawn towards a strange, dead star. They achieve orbit and discover an alien starship is also in orbit around the star. While investigating they discover that the ship has been badly damaged and is over 300 million years old. When they beam back they unknowingly bring back a malevolent energy source which attempts to take over Enterprise.
Season 1, Episode 2: Yesteryear
Original Air Date—15 September 1973
Upon his return from a journey through the Guardian of Forever Kirk realizes that history has been altered and no one remembers Spock. An Andorian is now his First Officer and it appears that Spock met an untimely death during a childhood ritual on Vulcan. Spock must use the Guardian again and return to the Vulcan of his youth and restore his time line.
Season 1, Episode 3: One of Our Planets Is Missing
Original Air Date—22 September 1973
A huge cosmic cloud is reported moving into the outer fringe of the galaxy. Starfleet Command sends the Enterprise to investigate. Sensors indicate it is a strange combination of Matter & Energy. It seems to engulf and feed on the energy of planets. It makes a deliberate course change to head towards the populated planet of Mantilles indicating that it could be intelligent. Kirk sees it as a threat to every planet in the galaxy and if they can't communicate with it and make it stop it will have to be destroyed.
Season 1, Episode 4: The Lorelei Signal
Original Air Date—29 September 1973
The female crew members must take over the Enterprise when the men are incapacitated.
Season 1, Episode 5: More Tribbles, More Troubles
Original Air Date—6 October 1973
Cyrano Jones again infiltrates the ship with Tribbles that now grow to monstrous size.
Season 1, Episode 6: The Survivor
Original Air Date—13 October 1973
A famous humanitarian is found alive near the Romulan Neutral Zone after being missing for five years, but he may no be who he claims to be.
Season 1, Episode 7: The Infinite Vulcan
Original Air Date—20 October 1973
On a planet of intelligent plantlike creatures, the clone of a human scientist clones Mr. Spock for use in a galactic peace mission.
Season 1, Episode 8: The Magicks of Megas-Tu
Original Air Date—27 October 1973
Season 1, Episode 9: Once Upon a Planet
Original Air Date—3 November 1973
Upon returning to the Amusement Park planet, the Enterpise crew finds that the caretaker has died and the computer has taken over creating havoc.
Season 1, Episode 10: Mudd's Passion
Original Air Date—10 November 1973
Harry Mudd again crosses the Enterprise's path and is now peddling an illegal love potion. Spock again finds himself falling for Nurse Chapel.
Season 1, Episode 11: The Terratin Incident
Original Air Date—17 November 1973
Season 1, Episode 12: The Time Trap
Original Air Date—24 November 1973
The Enterprise and a Klingon ship are trapped in space-time warp where only their cooperation will allow them to escape.
Season 1, Episode 13: The Ambergris Element
Original Air Date—1 December 1973
While the Enterprise investigates a water-world, Captain Kirk and Commander Spock go missing. They've been abducted by the world's inhabitants and altered into water breathers as well.
Season 1, Episode 14: The Slaver Weapon
Original Air Date—15 December 1973
Spock, Uhura, and Sulu are en-route on a shuttlecraft to deliver a Slaver Stasis box - an artifact from a long-dead civilization inside of which time stands still - to Starbase 25. On their way, the box gives off a signal that another box is nearby. Investigating, they determine that the 2nd box is on a ice world. Once there, they are captured by the Kzinti, a feline race that wish to return to their dominance they once had. The Kzinti hope that the others' stasis box holds a means to do that. One thing in that box is a device of sorts that transforms into various devices: a Slaver Weapon. Knowing that in the wrong hands, the Slaver Weapon could bring havoc to the galaxy, Spock and his team escape and try to get the weapon back. While attempting to activate a computer form of the weapon, the Kzinti Captain unwittingly activates a self-destruct bomb which destroys itself and the Kzinti's ship. Once Enterprise officers resume their journey to Starbase 25, Sulu expresses regret that the Slaver Weapon couldn't have been salvaged. Spock surmises that the device may have been too dangerous for anyone to keep.
Season 1, Episode 15: The Eye of the Beholder
Original Air Date—5 January 1974
Kirk and crew find themselves placed in an alien zoo.
Season 1, Episode 16: The Jihad
Original Air Date—12 January 1974
A mixed team of intergalactic experts that include Kirk and Spock must recover the artifact known as the Soul of the Skorr. The theft must be kept secret or a galactic holy war could break out.
Season 2, Episode 1: The Pirates of Orion
Original Air Date—7 September 1974
The medicine required for Spock who has contracted a fatal disease is stolen by Orionian pirates.
Season 2, Episode 2: Bem
Original Air Date—14 September 1974
The Enterprise crew is being observed as their suitability to meet with advanced civilizations.
Season 2, Episode 3: The Practical Joker
Original Air Date—21 September 1974
The computer of the Enterprise gains partial sentience and starts playing practical jokes on the crew.
Season 2, Episode 4: Albatross
Original Air Date—28 September 1974
Dr. McCoy is arrested and charged with causing an alien plague.
Season 2, Episode 5: How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth
Original Air Date—5 October 1974
The Enterprise runs into a being that once visited Earth and influenced the Mayan culture.
Season 2, Episode 6: The Counter-Clock Incident
Original Air Date—12 October 1974