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"Lord of the Rings" extended edition - two of the movies are MONO!

11722 Views 85 Replies Latest reply: Dec 15, 2013 10:19 PM by Yumbo RSS
  • JiminSF Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Purchased and downloading.  Fingers crossed, and thanks to all who weighed in here and wrote to support, especially Mister Hu who drove this whole thing.

  • JiminSF Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I can confirm that The Fellowship and The Two Towers in HD are stereo in the re-post, BTW, for anyone still waiting.

  • skopcho Calculating status...

    Sorry to reopen this thread, but I just redownloaded all the files in order to get the new iTunes Extras, and it appears there's another rather large mistake. In Fellowship of the Rings, the forced/burned-in subtitles for the elvish language sections are missing. I went through this issue with Prometheus, which was finally replaced after about a month or so and plenty of emails back and forth with iTunes support. There are no subtitle tracks in either the old or new versions and the burned in text is a special font, so it's definitely an error on Warner Bros side during the encoding process. Strangely, the old version also has less than half the chapter markers of the new one (again, speaking about FOTR).


    If anyone downloaded these before they added iTunes Extras and wants them, just delete your existing copies from your library and redownload from your purchased section and the Extras will download along with the movie. If you want to keep the old version to compare (or want the elvish subtitles in FOTR), just move that version out of your iTunes library (in the Finder or Windows Explorer), then delete the movie reference in iTunes and redownload. Once the new version and Extras are downloaded, you can replace the new one with the older file. The only thing that doesn't work perfectly is when jumping out of a movie back to the extras, the chapter alignment is off because of the change in chapter markers. It works correctly going from the Extras scene selector to the movie though.


    Do you have the energy to complain to them now about this problem? It's pretty bad considering most people don't speak elvish.

  • skopcho Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Thanks for the info.


    It's only the Fellowship, and it's the movie itself that's missing subtitles for the elvish scenes. I'm over it because I just kept my previous version of that one and downloaded the new stereo versions of the other two, which have elvish subtitles intact, and then the Extras for all three. I just figured I would give a heads up to anyone downloading Fellowship for the first time.


    It's unfortunate the studios seem to be treating digital downloads so carelessly. I guess when you know you can fix it down the road, unlike disc-based media, quality controls go out the window.

  • Yumbo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just discovered an iTunes movie in mono - Old Dogs.

    Could someone please highlight the technical cause and solution used?

  • Sentimus Calculating status...

    Hey everyone! Not to necro an old discussion, but after an incredibly painstaking and lengthy series of inquiries with Apple Support, they finally re-uploaded the Fellowship of the Ring with Elvish subtitles (though they do not seem to be hardcoded). If you purchased the movies, you may want to re-download them.

  • Yumbo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl ALSO in mono sound.

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