Trailer 1 for Captain America: Civil War is now available. It can be downloaded from the Captain America: Civil War page.
It seems like a long time since I had a new trailer to post, and a lot has happened. The first trailer for Zootopia has been added with an .mp4 featuring AC3 5.1 audio, and an .mkv with lossless PCM 5.1. I remember looking at the teaser, and not being overly interested in this movie, however, this trailer is hilarious. Very well done. They can be found at the Zootopia page.
I am also patiently waiting for Captain America: Civil War to be made available. The distributor released a French 5.1 earlier today, but the English folder still has “0 assets”. I will have it up as soon as I can.
In other news, I have been looking (more…)
Thank you for visiting this site. I launched this site back in July (the 4 month anniversary is today!) and I have received a response that exceeded my expectations. There are people who come to this site whom I now communicate with on a near daily basis. People come here from all over the world to share their love of film, technology, audio, etc. I have learned a lot over the past four months and I am sure the next 4 months will be just as exciting.
I want to give you a bit of information as to where things stand in terms of the current infrastructure. Thedigitaltheater.com is currently on a shared hosting platform that has a 20GB storage allocation, and unlimited bandwidth (the amount of data visitors can download). That 20GB allocation is 97% full. The 20GB consists primarily of .mp4 files with AC3 audio. When I started this site, that was my focus since one of my frustrations was being able to obtain trailers or demo files that would play on the PS3. I am do not want to move away from that. (more…)
The Huntsman Winter’s War looks absolutely fantastic. I love the style and the music used in the trailer is very effective. As usual there is an .mp4 with AC3 5.1 and an .mkv with PCM 5.1 audio. You may notice that the file sizes are smaller than normal, I will explain why shortly.
Check out this amazing sounding trailer at The Huntsman Winter’s War page.
Trailer 2 (technically Trailer 1 since the first was a teaser) of Zoolander 2 has been released. I mixed this from the split stereo and split mono master tracks. There is a Dolby AC3 5.1 .mp4 version as well as a lossless PCM 5.1 .mkv version. This looks like a great sequel and will be coming to theaters in February. These trailers along with the teaser are available at the Zoolander 2 page.
I added TV Spot #2, unfortunately the source is the You Tube encode, so the video bit rate is low, and the audio is 2 channel AAC 126 Kbps; but there are new scenes in it! I will replace it with a better quality version when/if I get it.
I hope to get some more trailers this week, including The Huntsman. No material has been released to press outlets as of yet.
Seeing that there is no 5.1 audio track available for the new TV spot, I thought I would provide something special in the way of video quality. I uploaded two versions of the TV spot. There is a .mp4 that has the standard H264 encoding – the same as all other .mp4 files on the site, only the bit rate is about 3x more than usual. The .mkv contains the TV Spot encoded in Apple ProRes 422 – Master Quality, and PCM audio. This file will not playback using Plex, but it will playback in a variety of other players, including VLC, MPC-HC, and GOM Player. These can be found at The Force Awakens page.
I just did a re-encode of the 3D SBS Trailer 3. The new encode is half side-by-side 1920 x 804 and should playback nicely for those who had problems with the full 3840 x 1080 version. It took me a while to figure out how to get the file resized correctly. In the end, I used handbrake to set the out put to be 1920 x 1080 anamorphic = none. That almost worked, but it was too stretched vertically. So I went with 1920 x 804 which matches the resolution of the 2D trailer. I then used MKVToolNix to remux the video with the audio from the Full SBS. I hope that does the trick. It is listed on The Force Awakens page as “Trailer 3 3D HALF SBS 1920×804”
If you do not have the Original Trilogy on Blu-ray the new steel book editions are now available, and for a pretty good price.
Trailer 2 for The Finest Hours has been released today. You can download it as a PS3 compatible .mp4 with AC3 5.1 audio, or with a higher bit-rate .mkv file with a lossless PCM audio track.
I have at least 2 more trailers to post this week – The Boy and Triple 9.
I just checked the theatrical trailer release list for Friday, and it lists: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens TLR 3 3D”. So I would expect that I will have a 3D .iso version by this time next week.
We now have our first look at another of the big films scheduled for next summer. Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory, the sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo (has it really been 12 years?) is scheduled for release in June 2016. Trailer 1 is available as an mp4 or mkv with AC3 5.1 on the mp4 and PCM 5.1 on the mkv.
I expect that we will also have a 3D version of this trailer, but perhaps not until the theatrical release of The Good Dinosaur on November 25th.