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I am attempting to help a friend who purchased a DVD that was sent to him, but it is in PAL after he was unable to find an NTSC version of the same out-of-print/manufacture DVD, a somewhat rare DVD (set, actually there are 2), which he is aware is viewable on various devices already though he prefer it to be converted to NTSC for his personal preference.

Is there a simple process for an individual like me who has no intimate knowledge of converting video outside of help via software, especially something which apparently can be quite tricky like PAL-to-NTSC conversion?


Can someone point me in the right direction? thinking.gif
    
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here is a tut with nero recode, tmpgencexpress and avisynth.
http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/convert_pal_to_ntsc.cfm
though i believe you would be ripping the dvd and converting the rip?
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So let me ask this - I assume Nero Recode is the easiest option to do this? Is there any other way without spending $30 ?
    
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sorry, i do not. though avisynth is open source, freeware, but does have a bit of a learning curve.
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It needs to start with avisynth and DGMPGDec. Load up your main movie VOBs into DGIndex, or you may need to demux the main video with another tool. Then use avisynth to deinterlace, resize to 720x480, and convert the frame rate to 23.976. I use TMPGEnc XPress to encode for the rare occasion that I mess with DVDs.
 
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I get the feeling I'm going to be spending the $30 for Nero recode.... tongue.gif
    
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Obviously you're going to spend money if you don't follow any advice because it seems a little complex. There are tools to get this done for free if you're willing to put in the effort. The end result will be better quality for something paid, short of studio-quality software ($$$). I'm here to help. You just need to ask for it. I already laid out a base for you to start with.
 
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Obviously you're going to spend money if you don't follow any advice because it seems a little complex. There are tools to get this done for free if you're willing to put in the effort. The end result will be better quality for something paid, short of studio-quality software ($$$). I'm here to help. You just need to ask for it. I already laid out a base for you to start with.

Oh believe me, I already downloaded both programs with the intention of trying - and try I will. I just like to fluff my thoughts before following any actions. smile.gif
    
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