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converting the region of a DVD ?

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by fastmp3, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. fastmp3

    fastmp3 Member

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    i don't have a DVD Player , i use instead my modchipped Playstation 2 (NTSC). i have a couple of european dvds that i can't watch. is there a way i can make a back up of those dvds by converting them from zone 2 to zone 1 ? thanks
     
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    Hi!

    You can do on many ways:
    1) If your PS2 supports PAL, you should use DVDDecrypter. It can change region code to 0. Of course, not having a dual-layer DVD writer you won't be able to write it to disc.
    2) Reconvert the DVDs. Many applications are available, I use DVD2DVD from www.DVD2DVD.org, but DVDrebuilder is also a good choice.
     
  3. fastmp3

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    well my PS2 is NTSC , but it has a modchip.

    i can play PAL Games (european) but i can't watch DVDs from Europe.

    what's a dual layer dvd writer ?
     
  4. meowmie

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    Thee is a disk you can buy for about a tenner called DVDX which allows you to boot up the PS into any region, have never had any problems with mine

    On the same subject, I have a region1 rare DVD I want backing up. Is there something I can use on the PC to get it to copy in my region2 DVD Writer?
     
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    zippyd Regular member

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    DVD Shrink gives you the option of making your backups region free if you choose.
     
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    Fixed it and got it all backed up

    Thanx
     
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    HI IV JUST STARTED 2 DOWNLOAD FILMS AND I GOT SUM DISKS, I FOUGHT IT WOULD BE AS EASY AS MUSIC BUT IM HAVIN SO MANY PROBLEMS, AN USING NERO IS ONE OF THEM, EVERY TIME I GET IT GOING IT FINISHES AN DISPLAYS AN ERROR, ANY 1 KNO HOW I CAN GET MY FILMS ON 2 DVD EASY ENUF 4 BEGINERS LOL WITH OUT NO PROBLEMS HELP!
     
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    Whats the error?
     
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    it doesnt say what type of error it just says error ocured,
     
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    Bumps welcome
     
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    Navig8r Regular member

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    Bumps welcome (sorry accidently hit enter 2 times)

    There are a few things we need to know
    1st what format are your movies in (avi, mpeg ext)

    they need to be converted to either
    mpeg or DVD format

    then you can use nero

    or you can even use something like
    TMPGEnc DVD author or DVDLab and add menus and chapters

    but knowing what your file type are would really help everyone here answer ur questions

    the more detailed your question the better
    answers you'll get (just FYI 4 ya)
     
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    I had so many problems with nero 6 I dumped it and use copytoDVD, only costs $40 for a ligitimate copy.

    Download dvdshrink, its free and easy to use. With this you can rip your movie to hard disk, shrink it to fit on a domestic blank DVD and it rips out region coding. I find it a lot easier to shrink the whole film rather than just the main film, no messing about with settings that way.

    CopytoDVD is a one click copy programme, start it up, click on make dvd video, browse the folder with the backup files, there will be an audio and a video folder. Open the video folder and click on the VIDEO_TS.IFO file, and sit back while your film backs up, its as easy as that.
     
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    HIYAAAA, i dunno wat u mean by format, it says mpeg layer 3 , i fink dats wat u mean anywayz, thanks
     
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    I have many Region 2 dvds and travel with my son to the US. I need to copy my R2 dvds so that they play on a R1 dvd player connected only to a TV.

    I have tried dvdFab with CSS region free. Does not work. The DVD player shows error "prohibited due to area use restrictions."

    I got dvdshrink and InfoEdit095. Running infoedit said there was no region restriction in the dvd files I had ripped to the HD.

    I then copied the DVD from the hd to a dvd-r. Same error appeared on DVD Player.

    Can someone help me (with instructions for a newbie). Otherwise I have to let my 18 month old use my laptop (set to r2) and I cannot get any work done.

    Thanks
    Paul keating
     
  15. fastmp3

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    Paul i had the same problem as you , even when i put the "no region" option before burning :(
     

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