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I haven't seen this problem addressed anywhere. Am wondering if anyone has help or experience with making copies of Region 2 ( Europe ) PAL dvds ?

 

I can copy the PAL Region 2 dvd with EyeTV and convert it to h.264 video format. It plays just fine on the computer.

 

But if I burn the h.264 file with Toast 11 onto a dvd, then there is constant image flickering and video breakups.

 

Has anyone tried to burn/copy a foreign dvd with Toast ?

 

I am using a Mac Pro OSX 10.6.8

 

What other options besides Roxio Toast does a Mac user have when it comes to burning dvd disks ?

 

Thanks a lot.

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To convert a PAL DVD to NTSC choose DVD video as the format in the Toast Video window. Insert the source DVD or place the source VIDEO_TS folder on the desktop (or in the Movies folder). Click the Video tab in the Toast Media Browser and choose DVD from the list that appears. You should now be able to access the individual video titles on the DVD. Select what you want and add them to the main Toast window. Set up the menu the way you want and click the burn button. Toast should alert you that you're about to convert the video to NTSC. Click okay and proceed with Toast transcoding the video and burning your new DVD.

 

I don't know about Toast's encoding using a h.264 video created from a PAL disc. Apparently that doesn't turn out so well.

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To convert a PAL DVD to NTSC choose DVD video as the format in the Toast Video window. Insert the source DVD or place the source VIDEO_TS folder on the desktop (or in the Movies folder). Click the Video tab in the Toast Media Browser and choose DVD from the list that appears. You should now be able to access the individual video titles on the DVD. Select what you want and add them to the main Toast window. Set up the menu the way you want and click the burn button. Toast should alert you that you're about to convert the video to NTSC. Click okay and proceed with Toast transcoding the video and burning your new DVD.

 

I don't know about Toast's encoding using a h.264 video created from a PAL disc. Apparently that doesn't turn out so well.

 

 

Thank you Tsantee. You help is appreciated.

But to do it your way means that the Mac forces me to choose a region when inserting the PAL disk.

My Mac says I can only make 3 more changes. This does not seem a good option.

I guess I could dedicate my disk drive to only playing region 2 disks, but that is kind of a bummer.

 

I cannot even access any portion of the region 2 dvd disk without first committing to a region and eventually all my choices/options will be used up.

 

Any way around this?

 

The reason I use EyeTV to convert to h.264 is so that I can convert blu-ray region disks from regions other than North America.

But I also have non-blu-ray region disks as well which would work with your method, but only I guess if I dedicate my Mac drive to region 2.

 

thanks

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Thank you Tsantee. You help is appreciated.

But to do it your way means that the Mac forces me to choose a region when inserting the PAL disk.

My Mac says I can only make 3 more changes. This does not seem a good option.

I guess I could dedicate my disk drive to only playing region 2 disks, but that is kind of a bummer.

 

I cannot even access any portion of the region 2 dvd disk without first committing to a region and eventually all my choices/options will be used up.

 

Any way around this?

 

The reason I use EyeTV to convert to h.264 is so that I can convert blu-ray region disks from regions other than North America.

But I also have non-blu-ray region disks as well which would work with your method, but only I guess if I dedicate my Mac drive to region 2.

 

thanks

Sorry but I don't have any other suggestion. I understand what you're saying about the limit on changing a playing drive's region. I've only dealt with region-free PAL discs so I don't have any recommendations on dealing with that issue. I would have thought the route you took at the start would have given a good encoding in Toast. Maybe you should rescale the h.264 video using QuickTime before adding to Toast.

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