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Pal-to-ntsc Conversion Question


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If you don't want to watch it on a computer then the best format is to burn it as a DVD video. I presuming this DVD is not copy protected. Choose DVD Video as your format in the Toast Video window. Insert the DVD and click the Media button in Toast to enter the Media Browser. Select DVD with the top button. Your DVD will appear in the lower window. Go down one level using the lower button. After you see the Titles from the DVD appear in the window, select them and drag them to the Video window. They now will get extracted from the disc and written as MPEG files in the Roxio Converted Items folder.

 

Make sure you have NTSC selected as your format in Toast Preferences. Click the Format button so you can make any changes you want to the menu and other Toast setting.

 

When you click the burn button you'll be asked if you really want NTSC. After you confirm this Toast will proceed to convert the PAL video to NTSC and to author and burn your new DVD.

 

That almost worked. Unfortunately, what happens is that I get two error messages. The first says "The file VTS_01_1.VOB could not be accessed". The second says something like, "The operation could not be completed due to a Mac OS error." When I click on OK for the second message, Toast quits.

 

There is a new Mac OS update available as of today (1/10/06) I may try this again after installing the update.

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That almost worked. Unfortunately, what happens is that I get two error messages. The first says "The file VTS_01_1.VOB could not be accessed". The second says something like, "The operation could not be completed due to a Mac OS error." When I click on OK for the second message, Toast quits.

 

There is a new Mac OS update available as of today (1/10/06) I may try this again after installing the update.

 

I get the exact same result. I've tried 2 different homemade DVDs with same results. I think Toast is buggy in that regard.

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I get the exact same result. I've tried 2 different homemade DVDs with same results. I think Toast is buggy in that regard.

Are you using the Media Browser to access the videos that are on your DVDs and then dragging those from the browser to the Toast video window?

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Are you using the Media Browser to access the videos that are on your DVDs and then dragging those from the browser to the Toast video window?

 

Yes. And the result is:

 

The file "VTS_01_1.VOB" could not be accessed. (Data fork, -2048).

 

When I click on OK, I then get:

 

Couldn't complete the last command because of a Mac OS Error.

Result Code = -2048

 

When I click on OK, Toast quits.

 

This despite the fact that I am now using Toast 7.1 and have OS X updated to 10.4.8.

 

Grrr...

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I have a PAL DVD that I want to convert to NTSC so that I don't have to be at the computer to watch it. What would be the best file format to convert to in order to obtain the best video quality?

 

Thanks,

Kevin

If you don't want to watch it on a computer then the best format is to burn it as a DVD video. I presuming this DVD is not copy protected. Choose DVD Video as your format in the Toast Video window. Insert the DVD and click the Media button in Toast to enter the Media Browser. Select DVD with the top button. Your DVD will appear in the lower window. Go down one level using the lower button. After you see the Titles from the DVD appear in the window, select them and drag them to the Video window. They now will get extracted from the disc and written as MPEG files in the Roxio Converted Items folder.

 

Make sure you have NTSC selected as your format in Toast Preferences. Click the Format button so you can make any changes you want to the menu and other Toast setting.

 

When you click the burn button you'll be asked if you really want NTSC. After you confirm this Toast will proceed to convert the PAL video to NTSC and to author and burn your new DVD.

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