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    Using DVDFab, is there any way to convert a DVD format from PAL to NTSC?

    I was hoping to be able to use it to convert a Region 2 PAL DVD that I purchased on eBay to Region 1 (or no region) NTSC format but I donít find anything that looks like it would perform that conversion for me. It is an old, hard to find DVD (The Sound of Music Sing Along Edition) that I purchased for my Granddaughter this past Christmas. I don't want to simply capture it playing -- I want to maintain all of the DVD's features as well.

    Any help will be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,

    Howard
    Last edited by Howard_Woodard; 01-12-2019, 11:41 PM.

  • #2
    you can make the disc region free and the disc might still play on your DVD player but dvdfab cannot convert PAL to NTSC.
    and you can play the disc on your computer and it'll play it without complaint.
    the only issue you might have is if you play the disc on your TV would be the PAL format
    would not display properly on your NTSC TV

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    • #3
      Thanks for taking the time to reply. There is a product that converts back and forth between PAL and NTSC. It's called MovAVI but I didn't want to buy it if I already had the capability -- especially for a one-time use.

      Howard

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      • #4
        Here, were I live, the standards are PAL and DVD region 2, too. Regardless of this fact I purchase Region 1 DVDs with NTSC content on occasion. But that doesn't bother me. DVDFab removes the region 1 restriction. And any up to date device is capable to display NTSC content. Even my old cathode ray PAL tubetelevision from the nineties, which I used until 2005, displayed NTSC content, albeit only monochrome. The next one, which I purchased in 2005 because the old one finally packed up, also a cathode ray PAL tubetelevision, gives me NTSC in full color. From here, it seems that there is no need to convert the content. Just the region issue requires attention.

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        • #5
          Thanks, that's interesting to know. I used DVDFab to make a full disk copy and it indeed shows that it removed the region restriction and that there are no copy protections. But I have two DVD players -- one probably 9 years old and the other only about 3-4 years old. The DVD will not load in either.

          On a possibly related note, I tried importing the DVDFab-copied disk into Corel's Pinnacle Studio v22 but it says that it found copy protected files -- didn't say which ones -- so it looks like DVDFab may not be finding and removing all of the protections from all of the files..
          ================================================== ===============
          Info from DVDFab...

          Info for drive [F:\] (DVDFab 11.0.1.4)
          Vendor: HL-DT-ST, Product: BD-RE WH14NS40
          Revision: 1.02, Vendor specific: N000100SIK97G6TF374
          Drive region: 1 (RPC II), changes left: 4(user) / 4(vendor)
          AACS v1, AGIDs: 2, revocation level: Unknown
          Support: BUS_ENCRYPTION=YES BN_GENERATION=YES

          Disc media: DVD (DVD-Video)
          Disc region: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
          Volume name: THE_SOUND_OF_MUSIC_DISC_1
          Video standard: PAL
          Layer 0 size: 1902336 sectors (3715 MBytes)
          Layer 1 size: 1902336 sectors (3715 MBytes)

          CSS (Content Scramble System) protection not found.
          RC (Region Code) protection not found.
          RCE (Region Code Enhancement) protection not found.
          APS (Analog Protection System) protection not found.
          UOPs (User Operation Prohibitions) protection not found.

          Invalid PTTs, PGCIs, PGCs, TMAPs, CELLs, VOBUs protection not found.
          Fake vts protection not found.
          Bad sector protection not found.
          Structure protection (ARccOS, RipGuard, etc.) not found.

          PathPlayer is enabled!
          Unplayable cell not found.

          full disc copy/play is supported

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Howard_Woodard View Post
            Thanks, that's interesting to know. I used DVDFab to make a full disk copy and it indeed shows that it removed the region restriction and that there are no copy protections. But I have two DVD players -- one probably 9 years old and the other only about 3-4 years old. The DVD will not load in either.

            On a possibly related note, I tried importing the DVDFab-copied disk into Corel's Pinnacle Studio v22 but it says that it found copy protected files -- didn't say which ones -- so it looks like DVDFab may not be finding and removing all of the protections from all of the files..
            ================================================== ===============
            Info from DVDFab...

            Info for drive [F:\] (DVDFab 11.0.1.4)
            Vendor: HL-DT-ST, Product: BD-RE WH14NS40
            Revision: 1.02, Vendor specific: N000100SIK97G6TF374
            Drive region: 1 (RPC II), changes left: 4(user) / 4(vendor)
            AACS v1, AGIDs: 2, revocation level: Unknown
            Support: BUS_ENCRYPTION=YES BN_GENERATION=YES

            Disc media: DVD (DVD-Video)
            Disc region: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
            Volume name: THE_SOUND_OF_MUSIC_DISC_1
            Video standard: PAL
            Layer 0 size: 1902336 sectors (3715 MBytes)
            Layer 1 size: 1902336 sectors (3715 MBytes)

            CSS (Content Scramble System) protection not found.
            RC (Region Code) protection not found.
            RCE (Region Code Enhancement) protection not found.
            APS (Analog Protection System) protection not found.
            UOPs (User Operation Prohibitions) protection not found.

            Invalid PTTs, PGCIs, PGCs, TMAPs, CELLs, VOBUs protection not found.
            Fake vts protection not found.
            Bad sector protection not found.
            Structure protection (ARccOS, RipGuard, etc.) not found.

            PathPlayer is enabled!
            Unplayable cell not found.

            full disc copy/play is supported
            what brand of blank discs do you use ?? verbatim are the best.
            and how fast did you burn them ?? try burning at 4x speed.
            also please post the dvdfab internal log files for this disc
            so that the developers can fix this.

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            • #7
              Hi and thanks for your reply. I use Verbatim disks but I'm pretty sure that I burned them on "Auto". I'll try a slower speed.

              DVDFab internal log files -- I copied the DVD on Jan 11th and 12th.

              burn_internal.log
              fabcheck_internal.log
              server.log
              dvdfab_internal.log

              Howard
              Attached Files
              Last edited by Howard_Woodard; 01-17-2019, 10:41 PM.

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              • #8
                But I have two DVD players -- one probably 9 years old and the other only about 3-4 years old. The DVD will not load in either.
                1. Did you get any error message when the players try to load the copy? PAL format disc is not playable on NTSC format drive.
                2. Was the copy disc playable on your PC drive using software player like VLC?
                3. Was the disc you loaded into DVDFab the original movie disc or a copy?
                2019.01.16-12:37:59: type DVD-VIDEO
                2019.01.16-12:37:59: volume label THE_SOUND_OF_MUSIC_DISC_1
                2019.01.16-12:37:59: DriveX msg: media open(false) success in driveX F.
                2019.01.16-12:37:59: DriveX msg: add media success in driveX F.
                ...
                2019.01.16-12:37:59: internal path F:/VIDEO_TS/
                2019.01.16-12:37:59: got copyright 0 0
                2019.01.16-12:38:05: user cancelled
                2019.01.16-12:38:05: got udf/iso
                2019.01.16-12:38:05: dvd discid 3837323035363236333436343439353034383700
                2019.01.16-12:38:05: dvd enable cloud decryption
                2019.01.16-12:38:05: init disc file system: 0 - 0
                2019.01.16-12:38:05: failed to open 1
                DVDFab log default location:
                For Windows: C:\Users\User Name\Documents\DVDFab11\Log
                For Mac: Finder>Documents>DVDFab11>Log

                DVDFab Player 5:
                For Windows: C:\Users\User Name\Documents\DVDFab Player 5\Log
                For Mac: Finder>Documents>DVDFab Player 5>Log

                Guide for adding attachments in a post
                --Please use attachment button to attach your most recent log files.

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