Thursday, April 16, 2342
June 2013 Update: Chronologically LOST was mentioned in a New York Times article!
February 2013 Update: We have a Facebook page! All episodes are available for streaming over there. Click on the link on the right to check it out!
EDIT: Is your torrent download stuck at 98%? Read the bottom of this post to find out why.
Alright, here it is, the entire Chronologically LOST series for you available in a single torrent. I ended up getting a little behind due to the holidays and then had some formatting issues, but that's all out of the way now. Some things to keep in mind:
-The size of this torrent is 63.4GB, which ended up being smaller than expected, and only about 50% bigger than the original episodes. It contains every episode that has been posted on here, along with some cover art that I made.
-Regarding format, every episode has been converted into an MP4 video file using Handbrake. I've tested and ensured that all of these episodes are compatible with any Apple A4 device, meaning the iPhone 4, the iPad, and Apple TV 2 (and should be compatible with any future Apple devices). I can't speak to the compatibility on any Andriod, Windows Mobile, etc. devices, because I didn't have the means to test on them. I also would not expect these to work on older Apple devices, just because the video restrictions would have forced me to downgrade the quality of the episodes. All of the episodes should be displayed in a 720x480 resolution, standard widescreen 480p format.
-Now, my attempt was to make these episodes as close to DVD quality as I could, at the very least improve upon the initial quality of the FLV files that I first released. I'd say I did a pretty good job overall, although it's probably not perfect due to a couple reasons. First is just because when I initially ripped these episodes from my DVDs, some of the episodes converted better than the others, and I probably didn't have a great grasp of what I was doing. Second, Adobe Premiere is incredibly fickle, and I had to re-convert more episodes than I would have liked to get them to Premiere's liking, so it certainly affected the way some episodes turned out (Specifically there were some problems with the Season 6 episodes, like Ab Aeterno for example). So, in the end the quality is pretty good, not perfect, but I'm happy with the results.
-I know some people would probably like to see this done in HD (I'm one of them), but the process of ripping, re-converting, and re-integrating all the new HD video into the project would end up taking forever, and I just don't have the time or energy to go through all that. It's a nice thought, but just not feasible.
I think that's everything. I will be hosting the torrent at all times, so you shouldn't have any problems downloading the show. I may not always be able to give all of my bandwith, as I may need to upload other things, etc., but I plan on at least seeding the torrent for the forseeable future.
I'm not expecting to make any future posts at this time, so this will be my farewell of sorts to you all. I'll still get any comments you may leave on here, and I'll try my best to respond to them. In the mean time, download the torrent, seed as much as you can so that others can enjoy it, and thanks for watching.
EDIT: Well, I was hoping I'd actually be able to successfully seed all 101 episodes, but it looks like it wasn't meant to be. When I checked the compatibility of every episode, I didn't spend too much time checking the content of each episode. Well, turns out Episodes 21 and 23 are actually just duplicates of 20 and 22. Oops. So, I've stopped seeding those episodes, which means there's no way for anyone to completely download the torrent.
However, I've set up a second torrent that contains only those 2 episodes, so you can download those separately. Again, apologies for the screwup.
Torrent for Episodeds 021 & 023