It might be illegal in your country to download and share a fanedit. Because of this, Fanedit.org does not host any download links. When we are told about the availability of a fanedit on the internet, we will add the name of where you might be able to find it but not the links. This is to protect Fanedit.org. If you do search for fanedits to download, you do this on your own risk and responsibility. We are a showcase for quality approved fanedits only and cannot be held responsible for people getting into trouble by visiting and downloading from websites that might host illegal works.
WHERE ARE THE LINKS THEN?
Fanedit.org does not host links to fanedits. Fanedits can be found on other websites, but never at fanedit.org. Fanedit.org is for the discussion of fanedits, not for hosting fanedits.
Reminder: If you watch a fanedit, please be so kind to come back, comment and rate it. This is invaluable and very important feedback for the faneditors.
The fanedits come in different formats. For DVD it should be noted that there is PAL and NTSC. While all PAL players can play NTSC, a lot of NTSC players cannot play PAL, so take care of what you download. Region Codes don't apply to fanedits; all of them are region free.
Other formats are AVI, MKV and MP4, which can be played by some DVD players as well.
WMV can only be played on computers and XBox systems.
Quicktime movies (MOV) can be played on computers only, some can be played on an iPod.
If your PC cannot play a fanedit, this is usually caused by missing codecs. The freeware player VLC MEDIA PLAYER usually plays everything and does not need codecs. If you want to know what codecs are required you can use the program the program G-Spot (PC only) (try this link here
) for detailed information.
SHRINKING AND AUTHORING:
If you download a DUAL LAYER DVD you might consider shrinking it to make it fit on a SL DVD, which is cheaper, but be careful. Tools like DVD Shrink do not produce great quality, especially when it comes to long movies (over 2 hours). DVD REBUILDER is by far the better tool for that, but when a fanedit exceeds 2h30 you should really think about burning to DL. Actually you should always keep the fanedits in the format you get them to provide the best possible quality. The faneditors took a long time to create these and reducing the quality ruins their efforts to entertain you.
If you want to make a DVD from an AVI, WMV, MKV or MOV, try to use high quality tools for that, such as ConvertXtoDVD.
POSSIBLE LOCATIONS OF FANEDITS:
NOTE: You MUST own a commercially available source in order to legally download a fanedit.
RAPIDSHARE and MEDIAFIRE are file storing services. They can be used by anyone, but premium members (who have to pay a monthly fee) get a lot of advantages. Rapidshare hosts the files of premium members for the time being. No seeders are required and the files don't expire. And the speeds are vastly superior for Premium members.
Download ALL of the files in the same directory. Use an unpacking tool like WinRAR (PC) for .rar files. Use HJ-Split for 001 002 etc files. If you need a different software, it will be stated in the post. All passwords are written either before of after the links.
BITTORRENT is a file sharing tool that lets you download files that other people have stored on their computers and are willing to share. The service is free, however it takes willing people to share and share alike for this system to work. Files expire when no one is left who has a complete source. To find Bittorrent links you need to visit websites that hold these.
NEWSGROUPS are a special part of the internet that even pre-dates the World Wide Web. Once upon a time when the internet was still young there were special interest groups that shared information and kept in touch by using a bulletin board type system. The downloads are very fast and no seeders are needed. The service is not free, and you need to subscribe to a newsgroups service. Files expire between 60 and 120 days.
Downloading through the newsgroups
or through Rapidshare
(and other file hosting services) is considered safe in most countries, because the data you get is not shared with others, leaving you in fully responsible for your actions for owning the original DVD.
You should be aware that when you use a filesharing service like bittorrent
you also give data to people that might not have the original DVD. This can, in some countries, be considered as a copyright violation. Use such services on your own risk.
IF I ENCOUNTER A PROBLEM WITH UNPACKING?:
Sometimes your download will not be successful. This happens. If you get a message that unpacking was not successful, be it for corrupt files or a wrong password, here is what you can do to get your download unpacked:
- Restart your computer and try unpacking again. You probably won't believe it, but this actually is the solution for most problems.
- Type the password manually. RAR files (the preferred archiving format used here) have a tendency to be very picky about spaces, dots, caps, whatever. Type it by hand to avoid any problem there.
- Re-download the corrupt parts. Sometimes during downloads files get corrupt, but not often. Download these parts again, restart your computer and you should be fine.
- Download to a different directory to avoid errors through temp files on your computer.
For quickpar see THIS
The passwords to unpack files are usually fanedit.org
(for older fanedits).
An md5 file (if present) is a checksum file to help you validate if the downloaded files came down correctly. Run it through either HKSFV for PC (you may use this link here
to get it) or MD5 for MAC (you may use this link here
to get it) to check the files. If one of them is bad, you will need to download this file again.
HOW TO BURN A DVD:
You can burn your VIDEO_TS files to DVD to watch in your DVD player with freeware tool ImgBurn
Step 1. Enter a blank DVD-R disc in your drive and open ImgBurn.
Step 2. If there isn't already one, create an empty AUDIO_TS folder in the same place where the VIDEO_TS folder is located. You must definitely have an empty AUDIO_TS folder and VIDEO_TS folder with your video files because some standalone DVD players use it to check whether it's a video DVD or just a simple data DVD.
Step 3. Click menu: Mode -> Build, or just press Ctrl+Alt+B. After that, click menu Output -> Device.
Step 4. Click the button to Browse for a folder as shown below:
Select the folder where VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS are located:
Step 5. Click Calculate button:
Step 6. Finally, click Write button:
Done! After it is finished burning, you can watch your DVD in any DVD player.
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are advised that all fanedits contained within the pages of the websites are believed to be fanedits and/or preservation projects of films from personal collections which fall under the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. § 107
, which states:
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- the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
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