Be warned!.........At 3 hours 20 minutes long any upgrade is always going to have a significant filesize!
This one has frustrated me right from the start
...........I'd flagged this one up on FLM as worthy of an upgrade having noted FLL's comments concerning the quality of the 'Deadly' rip he released. My research unfortunately coincided with the forum taking a partial nosedive & certain elements of the thread disappearing. FLL very kindly provided me with the file specs & the forum has since returned to normal
I deliberately avoided the many cheap copies available on eBay that were handed out with the UK Sunday newspapers.......running time seemed to be shorter & I was guessing the quality wouldn't be that great. Instead I ordered the genuine BBC/Readers Digest DVD & was less than amused when it came back as a deleted title!
After finally sourcing a new genuine DVD on eBay & it arriving the quality has surprised & somewhat disappointed me. This is a clumsily put together DVD with evidence of slight pixellation in the source (as FLL reported) & pretty major picture disturbance at the edges
I've carried out the bare minimum of cropping necessary to remove the disturbance but left the pixellation alone.
File Name .......: The Secret Garden 1975 DVDRip loverboy.avi
File Size .......: 2,200.94 MB
Duration ........: 03:20:48
Video Codec .....: XviD MPEG-4 codec
Video Bitrate ...: 1404 KB/s
Resolution ......: 720 x 544
Aspect Ratio ....: 1.32:1
Framerate .......: 25 FPS
Audio Codec .....: MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3)
Audio Bitrate ...: 128 KB/s (CBR)
Channels ........: 2 Ch
I'm not 100% satisfied with the quality of this rip but fear this may be as good as it gets. I'll obviously be delighted to be proved wrong! Like this post to see ed2k links [2.15 Gb]