Droids

Discuss other Star Wars television shows and animated features (Droids, Ewoks, Holiday Special).
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Post by Jedi Power » Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:09 pm

What did you all think of the Droids series from the '80s?

I am thinking of putting some episodes out on Galactic Voyage in the Movies Section and watching to see if the Lucasfilm layers contact me. :wink:
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Post by Jedi Power » Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:56 am

Well, in crunching these Droid videos, it looks like it is going to be a huge bandwidth hog! About 350 Megs each. It does run about 23 minutes though. The size I currently have them is 352X240. Would me making them smaller be to small?
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Post by Jedi Jin Su » Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:54 pm

I don't know. I tell you I don't remember the series so it might be interesting to see. Is the bandwidth a liability for you?
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Post by Jedi Power » Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:11 pm

It is definately not an issue right now, but there are 15 Episodes and it depends on how many times they are downloaded. It could be a trickle and not worry me or it could be a flood. There are some really bad copies on YouTube, but I don't think they are anywhere else right now. Hmmm... I wonder why Hyperspace doesn't do the things I want to do with my site? 8)

Is 352X240 an okay size for you? Would you download such a huge file?
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Post by Jedi Power » Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:54 pm

Okay... Here is the first Droids episode I am going to post on Galactic Voyage. It is called "The White Witch." It runs at about 23 minutes and is 383 Megs, so wait for it.

Please let me know if the size of the video is too large (viewing size) or should I make it smaller to help reduce the file download size. Enjoy!!
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Post by Jedi Jin Su » Sat Feb 10, 2007 11:43 am

I think the file size is a bit large. Perhaps a smaller format might work. Interesting. I don't remember it but as I was watching it some of it did seem to come back.

One question, why does everything look like Tatooine?
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Post by Jedi Power » Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:13 am

I don't know. I did some research to find that planet's name and cam up empty. I also looked for other planets that are featured, and their names, but still nothing. Since it was the first episode, they may have done that for familiarity.
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Post by Jedi Jin Su » Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:00 pm

I just think that there have to be other types of landscapes out there. That could just me but it seems you get desert like Tatooine or things oddly resembling earth. No lavender skies, no orange seas, you would think in an animated series it might be easier to do something like a Moonscape or something along those lines.

You are right, it could be for familiarity's sake.
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Post by Jedi Master » Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:50 am

Since these videos would all be very large in size, I might suggest that you look into converting these into streaming flash videos instead of showing them as is in their original format?

This way you have it serving the purpose you intended, only this way with sub-par visual quality, which saves you bandwidth. Another plus would be having a larger screen size to view the videos instead of having to resize them smaller to try and make the file size reasonable.

Just a thought that might make things a little easier for you. If you are interested I can probably help you find a converter and some more info on it. Let me know! :idea: :wink:
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Post by Jedi Power » Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:41 pm

The main reason I want them to be "downloadable" is so fans can have there own copy and don't need to be online to view the content. Than is my biggest dislike of YouTube and sites coverting all there video to Flash.
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