Daily Archives: November 7, 2015

What would Vader do? 2

The Force Awakens Trailer 3

The Force Awakens


Your thoughts betray you, father. I feel the good in you…the

There is no conflict.

Well, I feel conflicted at the moment. I think that the Japanese International version of The Force Awakens trailer is really cool, but the best that we have is a low bit rate – 126 kbps, 2 channel audio version that is intended for internet streaming. I made this site because I was tired of such things and I felt that there should be a better way of presenting trailers. On one hand, the Japanese trailer is really cool – perhaps better than the domestic version. But on the other, the quality is truly lacking.

So, what should I do with this trailer? Several have asked if I will be getting it. I did have a version labeled as “International” which is identical to the domestic, except for the different date at the end. That has provided some confusion, to which I feel bad about. That was an international version, but for the UK, not Japan. I tried to “enhance” the 2 channel audio but there is only so much that can be done from a 2 channel source. I certainly could not create anything that sounded better than a Pro-Logic II processor could provide on the fly. So this is my conflict. Do I provide what I feel is sub-standard, or should I just pass on this trailer – saying that it currently does not match the standard of quality that I intend to promote. Does providing this trailer enhance or degrade the site?

This is what I will do. Recognizing that I did have a trailer listed as “international” (it is now “alt”), that there are those who would likely be interested in downloading the trailer instead of streaming it, and since it contains some really cool shots from the film, I am going to add it. I really wish I could provide a better option.  It can be downloaded from The Force Awakens page.