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Quality Loss with Conversion from PAL to NTSC

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  1. hamillp

    hamillp Regular member

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    Okay, I guess I have two questions.

    First, what is the best program to use to convert a dvd from PAL to NTSC. I have used convertxtodvd, vob blanker and nero. Is one better than the others? It seems like it is hit and miss with actually getting the conversion to work. i know when i have done it some times the final (ntsc) product still will not play in my dvd player.

    Second, is there a noticeable loss in quality in doing the conversion?
     
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    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    Either ConvertXtoDVD or Nero is better at converting PAL to NTSC.
    Does a 'true' conversion to NTSC.

    Vobblanker 'masks' it to appear to be NTSC and works with most players. (that's about as technical as I can get on the conversion)
    But may not play in some.
    Good thing about it is it's free and faster then Nero or ConvertXtoDVD.

    I've used all 3 to do PAL to NTSC and I haven't noticed any loss in quality.
    Just can't convert the menus with these. There are programs that will - I've just never tried.
     
  3. hamillp

    hamillp Regular member

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    binkie7:

    Thanks very much for your response.
     
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    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    You're welcome hamillp :)
     
  5. rayrou

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    Nero vision converts pal to ntsc. Ok. But, can NBR convert DVD-R??? Tanx for the reply
     
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    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    @rayrou
    Not really following your question on burning rom.
    Can you elaborate just a bit more?
    Txs!
     
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    rayrou Member

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    Tanx Binkie7
    I will try to be more clear. As far as avi files, I use Nerovision to transform a downloaded (700 M) file wich is unsuspectely in Pal. Nerovisio asks me if I want it to be converted in NTSC and I accept and the job is done.
    But lets say I downloaded a PAL DVD-R (4,3g) and I want to transform it in NTSC. Doe's Nero 7 trough Burning rom can convert it?
    Or I have to bust it and go trough Nerovision? Anyway is the conversion worth it?
    Only time I saw a recipe, I told myself It was too complicated
    Tanx
     
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    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    Ok now I gotcha :)

    No burning rom won't convert the file from PAL to NTSC.

    I'm thinking by the size of the file it may already be a dvd complaint format but could be wrong. If it's is the conversion to NTSC isn't that long in Vision - less time than avi to mpeg.

    If the download is a video_ts folder will vob's, ifo's & bup's try playing it back on the pc. You can use Nero Showtime to play the folder.
    Playback ok then give vobblanker a whirl to convert to NTSC. Burn those files w/ burning rom.
    Check out this link for a screen pic on using vobblanker - link
     
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    Tanx Binkie7
    Will do
    cheers
     
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    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    Not a problem rayrou
    Need any more help just post back!
     

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