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Converting Pal Dvd To An Ntsc Dvd

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I own Toast 11 and would like to convert a PAL-format DVD to an NTSC-format DVD so I can view it on my television. I buy certain cultural DVDs in Europe that aren't available in the U.S. and probably never will be. I can rip the DVD with Mac the Ripper, but the DVD I created with Toast only plays on my laptop, not on my tv. Is this possible to do and, if so, what am I missing?

 

Thanks for any help!

—jt

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I'm allowed to only describe how to do this for unencrypted DVDs so lets assume that's what you have. Discussion of ripped commercial DVDs isn't allowed in Roxio's forum.

 

The process to transcode PAL to NTSC in Toast (or vice versa) is to set your desired output preference in Toast Preferences. Now choose DVD Video as the format in the Toast Video window. Insert the source DVD or place the VIDEO_TS folder on the Desktop. Click the Video tab in the Toast Media Browser and scroll to DVD. There you'll see the video(s) contained in the source. Drag what you want to the main Toast window. You will see an edit window. If you don't want to make any edits just click okay. Now set up a menu the way you want. When done either choose Save as Disc Image (my preference) or click the Burn Button. If you choose Save as Disc Image you can burn that to DVD using the Image File setting in the Copy window.

 

Toast will ask if you really want to convert the video's format. After that it will transcode the video for a new DVD.

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It is thought by many that if you need to do this more than twice, it is generally easier to buy a (not-so-expensive) multi-format player that accepts PAL and NTSC discs (e.g. Philips DVP3560).

 

It can be done, but you'll lose any menu(s), if present, as Toast only converts the movie itself.

The framerate conversion is done by repeating every 5th frame (25 fps to 29.97 fps), which some people notice as sort of stuttering.

The slight downconversion (576>480 lines) of interlaced material may result in visible weirdness, especially on vertical movement of small elements.

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I'm allowed to only describe how to do this for unencrypted DVDs so lets assume that's what you have. Discussion of ripped commercial DVDs isn't allowed in Roxio's forum.

 

The process to transcode PAL to NTSC in Toast (or vice versa) is to set your desired output preference in Toast Preferences. Now choose DVD Video as the format in the Toast Video window. Insert the source DVD or place the VIDEO_TS folder on the Desktop. Click the Video tab in the Toast Media Browser and scroll to DVD. There you'll see the video(s) contained in the source. Drag what you want to the main Toast window. You will see an edit window. If you don't want to make any edits just click okay. Now set up a menu the way you want. When done either choose Save as Disc Image (my preference) or click the Burn Button. If you choose Save as Disc Image you can burn that to DVD using the Image File setting in the Copy window.

 

Toast will ask if you really want to convert the video's format. After that it will transcode the video for a new DVD.

 

Using Toast Titanium11.0.4, I followed your procedure, but did not see a dialogue asking if I wanted to convert the video format -Toast immediately started writing. Did I miss something?

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Using Toast Titanium11.0.4, I followed your procedure, but did not see a dialogue asking if I wanted to convert the video format -Toast immediately started writing. Did I miss something?

Toast wouldn't immediately start writing regardless of the source being NTSC or PAL if you have DVD video selected as the format in the Toast Video window. Toast would either have to multiplex or encode the video before starting to write the disc or disc image. So my guess is you have selected VIDEO_TS folder as the format in the Video window and have not had Toast extract the video from the VIDEO_TS folder by dragging a title in via the Toast Media Browser.

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I own Toast 11 and would like to convert a PAL-format DVD to an NTSC-format DVD so I can view it on my television. I buy certain cultural DVDs in Europe that aren't available in the U.S. and probably never will be. I can rip the DVD with Mac the Ripper, but the DVD I created with Toast only plays on my laptop, not on my tv. Is this possible to do and, if so, what am I missing?

 

Thanks for any help!

—jt

 

Hi,

 

To resolve the problem of incompatibility of NTSC and PAL formats, you need to use a video converting software, like Movavi Video Converter.

 

converting PAL to NTSC and convert NTSC to PAL, Movavi Video Converter features all necessary tools for converting NTSC files to PAL and PAL to NTSC. In the following example, we'll see how to convert a NTSC file to the PAL format video ready to be burned on to a DVD.

 

Here are Step-by-step Guide:

 

 

1. Click convert between PAL and NTSC formats, your NTSC file and click Open.

 

2. Select MPEG as an output format:

 

convert between PAL and NTSC formats

 

3. Select DVD PAL Compatible in the next menu:

 

convert PAL and NTSC formats

 

4. Select an output directory:

 

convert PAL to NTSC

 

5. Click Convert:

 

convert PAL to NTSC formats

 

After the conversion process finishes, you'll get a file in the NTSC format that you can burn to a DVD.:rolleyes:

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