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Old 2006-01-16, 11:30 AM
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PAL to NTSC

What's the best (quality wise) way to convert PAL to NTSC? I know it's not ideal but I can't buy a new dvd player right now(even a cheap one) and I have no intention of polluting the pool with a inferior quality disc. I just want to be able to watch the Jamiroquai video I'm dropping on my home system. I'll still burn the PAL version for a later date. Any suggestions would be most appreciated.Thanks!
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Old 2006-01-16, 11:32 AM
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Re: PAL to NTSC

Tmpgenc 3.0 Express works great.
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Old 2006-01-16, 12:12 PM
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Re: PAL to NTSC

tremayne007, you might want to also check out videohelp.com. They have a list of software to use and also a lot of tutorials to use the software. They also have a forum with some helpful people if you have questions.
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Old 2006-01-16, 04:53 PM
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Re: PAL to NTSC

Thanks Lynne. I appreciate the help.
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Old 2006-01-16, 04:56 PM
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Re: PAL to NTSC

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Originally Posted by tremayne007
What's the best (quality wise) way to convert PAL to NTSC? I know it's not ideal but I can't buy a new dvd player right now(even a cheap one) and I have no intention of polluting the pool with a inferior quality disc. I just want to be able to watch the Jamiroquai video I'm dropping on my home system. I'll still burn the PAL version for a later date. Any suggestions would be most appreciated.Thanks!
Check the Technobable Archive. Here's what my post there says:

You can use a program called IFOEdit to sort of trick your DVD player into playing PAL DVDs, and it is VERY, VERY easy to do.

Using IFOEdit, open .IFO files. The program will have two windows of information. In the bottom window there will be lots of lines of text. Look for the lines (there will be 1 or 2 or more depending upon which IFO file you are looking at) of text containing the word "PAL." Double click those lines. A dialog box will open. There is a button to select PAL or NTSC. Select NTSC. Save the file. It will ask if you want to change the .BUP files as well. Answer "Yes." You're done. Burn away.

This is not a true conversion (PAL to NTSC) but changing the info files like this will trick many DVD players into believing this is an NTSC recording. I have heard it will not work on all DVD players but it works great on mine. No problems whatsoever. It does nothing to alter the actual video files, so there is no deterioration of the quality. It is my understanding that many (most?) newer DVD players are capable of playing both NTSC and PAL though they are not sold that way (perhaps because of pressure from the movie industry because it helps make it easier for them to maintain its region encoding system -- just a guess).

The worst thing that could happen is that it wouldn't work on your player and you'd have wasted $.50 cents on a DVD+R. Back up every file in the "VIDEO_TS" folder that is not a video (VOB) file and if this doesn't work for you you can restore the folder to it's original state (this is also a good idea in case you ever wish to trade the show or reseed it, etc.).

IFOEdit is free, and available here: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/v...ols/ifoedit.cfm.

Rob
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Old 2006-01-16, 09:06 PM
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Re: PAL to NTSC

Thanks Rob. I searched through quite a few pages of the archives before I gave in and asked (there are ALOT of pages in the archive). I guess I might have found it by running a search. Your fix is most appreciated. I hate to lose the quality if it can be avoided, especially on a Jamiroquai video.
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Old 2006-01-17, 07:55 PM
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Re: PAL to NTSC

Fix worked perfectly. Now I can grab those PAL vids I usually hold off on. Thanks again!
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Old 2006-06-13, 10:26 PM
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Question Help converting PAL 5.1 DVD to NTSC...

Is there an easy way to convert a PAL DVD to NTSC? I thought about just ripping the DVD to an NTSC compliant MPG but I don't think that will preserve the Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track.

Any help would be appreciated, if you need more info just ask!

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Old 2006-06-14, 10:15 AM
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Re: Help converting PAL 5.1 DVD to NTSC...

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Old 2006-08-05, 09:23 AM
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Re: PAL to NTSC

rherron the link is not working, I'll try a search .But do you have a new link ?Thank You
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Old 2006-08-05, 10:27 AM
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http://www.afterdawn.com/software/vi...ls/ifoedit.cfm
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Old 2006-08-16, 11:05 PM
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DVD burn trouble

I'm using Nero 6 Ultra Edition and burned a GRAB show no problem and watched it on my DVD player. Tonight I tried to burn a Govt Mule DVD (http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/...3&page=1&pp=15) and when the disc starts up in the DVD player it says something like "Check the TV System"

Any ideas?
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Old 2006-08-16, 11:53 PM
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Re: DVD burn trouble

The show is in PAL format, which is the video standard for Europe and some other place. North America uses the NTSC standard. Im pretty sure this is what it means by TV system. Some players can be tricked into converting PAL discs on the fly, what player are you using?
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Old 2006-08-17, 12:43 AM
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Re: DVD burn trouble

the player is a Samsung. It has trouble playing picture discs. I will try the PAL's that I burned in other DVD players. My parents have an Apex.

After converting them from PAL to NTSC using IFOedit, I get the following error after clicking burn on Nero 6 Ultra Edition..."DVD-Video files reallocation failed. The resulting DVD-Video might be unplayable. Do you want to continue?" I then get a couple other errors and "Burn Process Failed" at the very end of the burn. Are my files ruined now or can I convert them back to PAL and start over? This copy wont play or give me the "Please check the TV System" message upon playing it in the DVD player.
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Old 2006-08-17, 06:55 PM
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Re: DVD burn trouble

You can still change them over to PAL afaik, I dont see why you wouldnt be able to. I dont recall getting that error when I used Nero to burn discs that were changed like that, but its been a while. Trying the Apex is a good idea, I think most of their players play PAL discs.
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