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Old 2007-10-17, 11:06 AM
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PAL to NTSC Conversion Program

Sorry if I missed this somewhere, I did look and didn't find an answer.

Is there a FREE PAL to NTSC Conversion Program that is recommended?

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Old 2007-10-17, 11:58 AM
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Re: PAL to NTSC Conversion Program

I don't know if there's a free PAL-to-NTSC program at all, let alone recommended, and it's my understanding that you won't get decent results without professional-quality software.

It's far easier to get a cheap all-region DVD player.
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Old 2007-10-17, 12:11 PM
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Re: PAL to NTSC Conversion Program

Yep, much easier to get a cheap DVD player to play them (for some reason, the expensive ones won't play both PAL and NTSC). You can find a list of players here: http://www.videohelp.com/dvdplayers?...l+Alphabetical

That site is also where you would find a tutorial to convert your videos if that is what you decide to do. It should be said that you should only convert them for your own personal use and only trade the original video.
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Old 2007-10-17, 02:11 PM
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Re: PAL to NTSC Conversion Program

Another possibility, depending on your TV and computer hardware, is to plug the computer into the TV and watch PAL videos that way.
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Old 2007-10-17, 04:18 PM
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Re: PAL to NTSC Conversion Program

Use IFO Edit it's free and works great......HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.........
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Old 2007-10-17, 05:00 PM
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Re: PAL to NTSC Conversion Program

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Use IFO Edit it's free and works great......HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.........
IFO Edit does not convert any video. All it does is edit a text file on the DVD which will fool some DVD players into playing a PAL video because they think it's NTSC. This only works if the DVD player already has a PAL-to-NTSC converter built in, in which case you can probably unlock the region coding with a simple code and forgo the whole IFOEdit thing altogether.
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Old 2007-10-17, 05:50 PM
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Re: PAL to NTSC Conversion Program

Forget about any free encoder as the output quality would be very poor. Bear in mind that PAL has 25 frames per second, while NTSC 29.97. Encoder has to make interpolation tricks to get additional and not existing pictures. In most cases, after many hours, you will end up with ghosts flying all around, frozen frames and so.

Good quality encoder costs between $100 (TMPGEnc) to $500 (Canopus), much more than not so bad standalone player capable to play both formats.

And... PAL is superior to NTSC
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Old 2007-11-01, 12:34 AM
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Re: PAL to NTSC Conversion Program

You can use Nero to convert
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Old 2007-11-02, 10:43 PM
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Re: PAL to NTSC Conversion Program

If you use a Mac, VisualHub is excellent (at least it is for PAL>NTSC conversions). Not free, but not a $100 either.
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