Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rohopish, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. rohopish macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2006
    Hey everybody,

    I have a VIDEO_TS folder of a film in PAL format. Problem is, I live in Canada and my DVD player only plays NTSC DVD's. I've burnt the VIDEO_TS folder using Toast Titanium 8 under all the correct settings (VIDEO_TS folder mode, TV mode: NTSC) but after burning, both my TV's DVD player and my MacBook's DVD Player refuse to play it. :confused: Is there anyway to convert PAL to NTSC so that the DVD I will burn will play on my Mac as well as my DVD player (i.e., play in general)?

    Thanks so much!

  2. disconap macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2005
    Portland, OR
    Toast can do this automatically. It's a setting in the preferences, under the "General" tab.

    Otherwise, there are some apps that on the coding level allow you to alter the framerate and NTSC/Pal setting, but remember that you need to adjust the audio rate as well. None of them will leave you with a perfect version of the film (Toast tends to have "catch up" moments, akin to layer switching on a dual-layered dvd, usually only 2-3 per movie, and recoding tends to have shakey picture on straight lines, kind of hard to explain but you'll know it when you see it). I use Toast for it these days.

    EDIT: didn't read your post clearly enough. If you have it set right, the problem may be the region encoding itself; the way to remedy this is to burn it to dvd, re-rip it using Handbrake and setting the region code to 0 or 1. You may be able to do this straight from the VIDEO_TS folder, not sure about that.

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