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mordak
12.02.04, 09:04 AM
I have done extensive searches with http://www.google.com on the topic of converting PAL to NTSC but I can't find any consise or simple way of doing it. Supposedly, theres a way with Nero (I've got Nero 6 Ultra) to do it but I have been unable to figure it out. Can anyone offer any guidance or a suggestion to do this conversion using software on a PC? I know I could have it done as a service for a fee but I'd rather not explore that option. BTW if anyone is interested, it is: Metallica - Helsinki, Finland 12.16.1992 ICEHALL. This is the link to the show. I got from http://www.easytree.org:
http://www.easytree.org/torrents-details.php?id=6617 If I can get the conversion done, I'd be happy to seed it here. The artwork is here:
http://www.easytree.org/attachments/6617/67142/helsinki12-16-92.jpg

mordak
12.08.04, 10:58 AM
Btt.

atomic_punk
12.08.04, 11:42 AM
Fuck the conversion and seed it like that.. :thumb:

Celticsfan
12.08.04, 04:27 PM
I used the trial version of "dvd santa" to convert a pal u2 show to ntsc, and it worked just fine and is very easy to use. The two problems are that it has a small banner saying "trial version" on the bottom of the screen for the first couple of minutes.(bit it never reappears) Also the picture is a little bit fuzzy,(as a result of the conversion process) but certainly watchable.

Hope that helps :D

EVH5150
12.08.04, 04:29 PM
This is the "Cheat" that I use to make the disc appear to be NTSC... most DVD players will play it anyway... plus, you don't suffer the loss that CelticsFan spoke of.

Read this: http://www.videohelp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=221928

If you are interested in learning the full conversion method, that page will assist with that, also. The software will run you about $20-$40. (if you require more than just a demo version). I'd just learn the cheat... it only takes a few seconds, once you know how to do it, and almost any DVD player on the market post 2000-2001 will read the patched discs :)

Hope that helps.

Browneyedguy1975
12.09.04, 02:19 AM
Yeah EVH, most will play the "patched discs", but most do play them very choppy! That's the success that I've found!
I've used DVDSanta before and it works fine.

atomic_punk
12.09.04, 02:24 AM
So, just seed the thing will you.. ;)

mordak
12.09.04, 02:51 AM
I will seed it but I gotta finish some downloads I'm working on. :thumb: I only have just so much bandwidth to work with. :rant:

atomic_punk
12.09.04, 03:17 AM
Same here.. My computer is on 24/7 and I still don't have time to get everything I want.. :D

mordak
12.09.04, 03:45 AM
I've been looking at Verizon's business DSL packages: $89.95 for 3M/768K and a dynamic IP and $204.95 for 7.1M/768K and a dynamic IP. There's some serious bandwidth there. They offer static IP's for more money of course. $129.95 and $234.95 respectively. OUCH!!!

Dave's PA Rental
12.22.04, 08:59 AM
Guys

I asked this question at thetradersden a few weeks ago and they told me that when you convert PAL to NTSC there is a compression codec and you make the file lossy. They said there is no way around it. I would only download a PAL DVD to watch on my computer, I would never convert to NTSC for the same anti-mp3 reason that we all follow with audio...

EVH5150
12.22.04, 09:45 AM
By using the "Cheat" I mentioned earlier, you don't even modify the video files contained on the DVD, and therefor suffer zero loss.

That will work in almost any post year 2000 DVD player.

atomic_punk
12.23.04, 05:53 AM
And by buying a new DVD player which plays both PAL and NTSC you get rid of such problems as converting.. :thumb:

EVH5150
12.23.04, 05:55 AM
Yet another possibility :D

Lou
12.23.04, 09:52 AM
Yeah but the TV is the problem. My DVD player recognizes PAL DVD's just fine. So does my computer DVD player. However the TV can't handle PAL. It'll play, but it's black and white and stretched.

EVH5150
12.23.04, 12:57 PM
Aaah... I was unaware of that issue. I use a Toshiba television, and it seems to display them perfectly? :scratch:

ammscray
02.06.06, 11:02 PM
check this thread that I just posted to, for how to do it...nerovision does it flawlessly every time

http://www.jamtothis.com/showthread.php?p=28430#post28430

dokkendude
02.07.06, 07:25 AM
Yeah but the TV is the problem. My DVD player recognizes PAL DVD's just fine. So does my computer DVD player. However the TV can't handle PAL. It'll play, but it's black and white and stretched.

I live in Indiana Lou and still don't have that problem
all you need is a dvd player that will play both

http://www.cyberhome.com/products.asp?Product=300

thats what I use I got it off Ebay for $50 well worth the money IMO

frankm
02.10.06, 01:35 PM
Yeah but the TV is the problem. My DVD player recognizes PAL DVD's just fine. So does my computer DVD player. However the TV can't handle PAL. It'll play, but it's black and white and stretched.
The TV might be an issue but it is not the be all end all of the issue. It depends on your DVD Player. Some DVD players you could hook up to any TV and the TV will not be the issue. Depends on what the DVD Player is sending to the TV.

metelhead2006
03.05.06, 01:19 PM
all you need to convert pal to ntsc is ifoedit do a search for it download it and open the ifo files scroll down and just change the pal to ntsc and save it do it for all pal files and burn it with nero it works everytime and ive converted 10-15 dvds an never had a problem

any questions let me know

ammscray
03.06.06, 02:35 PM
all you need to convert pal to ntsc is ifoedit do a search for it download it and open the ifo files scroll down and just change the pal to ntsc and save it do it for all pal files and burn it with nero it works everytime and ive converted 10-15 dvds an never had a problem

any questions let me know

if you already have nero, save your self the trouble of the ifoedit thing: just burn in nerovision with output as NTSC (which it should be set at already if you're in the states) and you're done

FWIW I tried the ifoedit thing but for me the converted video was jerky like some folks have said...I was meaning to try it again but since nerovision does it with one click there's no point
peace