In the long saga of converting PAL DVDs to something I can watch both on my Mac and my N. American TV... I need something that can convert the PAL to NTSC. I have a valid PAL VIDEO_TS folder. Is there any (easily & cheaply available) program than can take that and make it NTSC? I've heard Compression can - but I think it's v2 and I only have v1. Barring that: Please recommend software that can take a VIDEO_TS and make Mpeg (-2) files out of it. The Mpegs would let me do the following workaround: -Convert PAL VIDEO_TS to Mpeg (or AVI, Mpeg-4, etc.) -Use Burn (frontend for ffmpegx?) to convert Mpegs/AVIs from a PAL file to an NTSC Mpeg-2. -Generate a new NTSC VIDEO_TS folder using Burn and, well, burn. A bit convoluted to be sure, but it would work if I can get the intermediary file from the PAL VIDEO_TS. Would prefer something that can convert directly to Mpeg-2 so there's a minimum of loss in encoding/re-encoding. ffmpegx MIGHT be able to do this - but between the elements you need to download separately, the bits that don't work without paying, and the general complexity of the thing...if I don't have good directions... As this brainstorm just occurred to me, I haven't tested to see if Burn can directly convert a VIDEO_TS from PAL to NTSC. I know it does if you drag-and-drop AVIs/Mpegs, but not sure if it would for a folder (as opposed to discrete files). Thanks!