Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by benlee, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. benlee macrumors 65816


    Mar 4, 2007
    I have a dvd that i downloaded (yes legally!). However, it is in PAL. I burnt it using Toast 8 but i know there is a way to convert it to NTSC because i did it before but i forgot how to do it anyone know? its a video_TS file if that helps.Thanks
  2. Dopeyman macrumors 6502a

    Sep 5, 2005
    Los Angeles!
    Did you ever figure out how to convert your PAL dvd movie to NTSC??? I also have a movie that I want to convert......
  3. benlee thread starter macrumors 65816


    Mar 4, 2007
    Go to preferences in toast-audio&video tab and select NTSC under tv standard. When you try to burn something in PAL format it should ask if you want to convert it to NTSC format. This takes quite sometime...even on my mbp. Good luck
  4. Dopeyman macrumors 6502a

    Sep 5, 2005
    Los Angeles!
    I went to the prefs... It was already set for NTSC...

    But I have a VIDEO_TS folder that I wanna convert to NTSC. Or do I have to do a specific file??
  5. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040


    Oct 12, 2005
    The only thing you really have to watch is the pixel height and plaback, PAL is 576 while NTSC is 480 while the frame rate for PAL is 25 and NTSC 29.97 you might notice either loss of quality, choppy playback, "black" bars, artifacts or blur.

    Most programs likes Final Cut, Toast etc interpolate PAL to NTSC or NTSC to PAL fairly well however you still will notice some sort of a quality drop how bad it varies on software and the type of media.

    I use Autodesk Cleaner for converting files which is excellent software but expensive however you might find a good application here that will do what you need.
  6. lostless macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2005
    a very good program to properly convert PAL to NTSC is JES deinterlacer. Best of all, its free. All you have to do is rip the dvd as DV and perform as standard conversion. It will re-interpolate to provide the smoothest possible playback. Using toast to convert is bad idea, as the other guy said, choppy playback may result sine it doesn't re-interpolate the frames.
  7. scot.vert macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2007
    Use toast 8 to convert pal to ntsc

    Drag your video ts file to toast 8 DVD video window--- export as Quicktime movie selecting option-Pal to ntsc. Then all you have to do is to drag the quicktime movie back to toast and burn it. Quick and easy with great results. Good Luck, Scot
  8. FatSweatyBlldog macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2007
    These are all great solutions, actually.

    However, I, like the op, are curious if there are any solutions to covert the entire VIDEO_TS folder from PAL to NTSC. Otherwise, while the movie is burnable, the DVD menu and extras are not.

    Are there any PAL->NTSC solutions for coverting VIDEO_TS/VOB files?
  9. None Such macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2006
    I just got Toast 8 and I was going to burn one of my Tivo transfers. It said something about Pal and that I could convert it to NTSC. Is it like this for all tivo transfers?
  10. LorelinTril macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2007
    I would really like to hear a resolution to the Video_TS question: I have a PAL DVD with Subtitles to convert to an NTSC DVD. Any thoughts?

    Thanks everyone!
  11. Dopeyman macrumors 6502a

    Sep 5, 2005
    Los Angeles!
    Yup... I've found the PERFECT solution to create PAL->NTSC...


    dump the VOB files in there and let the app take care of it!

    I can post some exact screenshots later, right now I'm at work......
  12. badefou macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2007
    hard to be clear?

    I am not quite clear what you meant by "file to toast 8 DVD video window" where there are five options, and then "---export asQuicktime movie..." It may be my own literacy but something seems missing in the process you present. I tried yet, quicktime does not open .ts files or there may be another cryptic info we are no mentioning here////
    how is it done? can someone explain it for KIDS, I MEAN IN PLAIN ENGLISH!
  13. eclipse525 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 5, 2003
    USA, New York
    I am in the same position. I have a DVD in PAL format and most likely region code 2. I need to convert the PAL to NTSC and then reburn for region code 1.

    My buddy just recently presented this solution, which I haven't tried out yet but I'll post it here in the event someone would like to give it go. From what I read it seems like it will work. Here goes

    --------------------PAL to NTSC

    I have converted PAL to NTSC but it's a long process.

    Copy "Video_TS" folder using DVDBackup or MPEG Streamclip (both free-ware softwares found in cyberspace.). Convert Large VOB file (usually the main movie file) to an NTSC Quicktime movie using Mpeg Streamclip, Quicktime Pro, or Toast (export video option.) Choose DV quality on all cases. THEN... import your file film to DVD Studio Pro or iDVD and burn yourself a straight play DVD (or make your own menu button.)
  14. synchro505 macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2008
    I just converted a movie on a PAL DVD to NTSC with VisualHub. The video quality came out nice but the extras menu was missing. The film just starts when the disc is inserted and the root menu from the original disc is not there. I could not find any settings to preserve the menu with the extras. I'm now trying the conversion with Toast 7.1.3. My preferences are set to NTSC but the last time I tried this, it burned the disc as PAL. Tricky tricky.
  15. PaulMoore macrumors regular

    Dec 3, 2007
    I know this is a very old thread but wondered if anyone had any advice- I am trying to convert a video from an NTSC disc to a PAL disc... tried converting the VOB files with VisualHuub but they only take Track 1 of the audio (in this case a commentary track)... anyone know how to modify the process so as to select which track or force it to use Track 2 (the dialogue track)?
  16. KOATV macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2009
    JES Interlacer

    Hi lostless!

    I wanted to ask if the JES interlacer works with Menu based TS Files? If not, can you reccomend a program that would?

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