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Old 01-10-2012, 22:20
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I have bought a dvd while in the US and wish to convert it to play on european systems which is the easiest and highest quality way to convert it?
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Old 01-10-2012, 22:25
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Are you not able to use a remote hack on your DVD player to make it multi-region which would be the easiest solution?
Have a look HERE to see if your player is listed.
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Old 01-10-2012, 23:39
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Just use DVD Shrink to make a copy of the disc without the regional coding on it. As regional coding has been outlawed in Australia, I think I can get away will telling people how to remove from discs.

I'm assuming this is what you mean anyway.
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Old 02-10-2012, 00:09
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Just use DVD Shrink to make a copy of the disc without the regional coding on it. As regional coding has been outlawed in Australia, I think I can get away will telling people how to remove from discs.

I'm assuming this is what you mean anyway.
Trouble is this sites not Australian and what you posted could break forum rules.
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:00
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dvd shrink is too old to crack the encryption in the majority of cases.

there is nothing illegal about copying a dvd you own, and certainly nothing immoral about it. i don't see a problem with the rules.

OP easiest is if you can make your player multi region as in post #2.

after that you have two basic problems one) is that your dvd is region locked to R1 and copy protected and two) it'll probably be around 9GB of Dual Layer dvd and your blank dvd's are probably single layer at around 4.5GB

there are two commercial programs that are very good at dealing with both problems called anydvd and clonedvd respectively.

they're quite pricey but do come with a 30 day trial http://www.slysoft.com/en/
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Old 02-10-2012, 13:16
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If you are decrypting a dvd, then it is illegal even if you own it. It is illegal to bypass, circumvent etc an encryption system. However, you will almost certainly get away with it.
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Old 02-10-2012, 13:27
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there is nothing illegal about copying a dvd you own
Unless the law has changed recently it is illegal to copy material subject to copyright without the express permission of the rights holder.

The chances of the rozzers bashing the door in and carting off you and your kit are slim to zero though.
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Old 02-10-2012, 13:32
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If you are decrypting a dvd, then it is illegal even if you own it. It is illegal to bypass, circumvent etc an encryption system. However, you will almost certainly get away with it.
Unless the law has changed recently it is illegal to copy material subject to copyright without the express permission of the rights holder.

The chances of the rozzers bashing the door in and carting off you and your kit are slim to zero though.
i think part of assisting the OP might be not getting their thread deleted.
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Old 02-10-2012, 13:36
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If you install Magic DVD Ripper and then copy or convert to an .avi file then you should be able to view it on your dvd player, I think you get 5 different "goes" before you need to buy it but if its only one dvd then just use Magic - hope this helps you, you could use it once to backup/copy dvd then copy using your computer's computer making device or conver to an .avi file and copy this file instead, best of luck
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Old 02-10-2012, 14:24
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As regional coding has been outlawed in Australia, I think I can get away will telling people how to remove from discs.
Has it?
Have a look at this https://www.efa.org.au/about/faq/#region-code

and some DVDs may be labelled "All Region" but others are clearly marked Region 4 e.g.
http://www.devoteddvd.com.au/new-rel...son-1-dvd.html
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Old 02-10-2012, 17:28
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i think part of assisting the OP might be not getting their thread deleted.
Don't put wrong information in a thread if you don't want it corrected. You didn't have to mention wether it was illegal or not.
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Old 02-10-2012, 17:50
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Don't put wrong information in a thread if you don't want it corrected. You didn't have to mention wether it was illegal or not.
Oh OK I'll do as I'm told.
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Old 03-10-2012, 00:00
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Has it?
Have a look at this https://www.efa.org.au/about/faq/#region-code

and some DVDs may be labelled "All Region" but others are clearly marked Region 4 e.g.
http://www.devoteddvd.com.au/new-rel...son-1-dvd.html
Most, if not all manufacturers of DVD and Blu-ray players for the Australian market have to make the machines either multi-region for both DVD and BR out of the box, or provide a disc with new firmware for the customer to load on to the machine. This has made the region coding of discs pointless, if not strictly illegal in itself. It seems the stopping of the public being able to watch want they want on their players by the film studios and player manufacturers has been made illegal.
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Old 03-10-2012, 00:58
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From what I understand in Australia players are still region coded as are the disc's certainly the DVD's and games that I have bought. Where the law comes in that it is not illegal to use mod-chips and other means to circumvent the region protection.
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:40
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No one seems to have explained to the OP that no conversion is needed.

Almost without exception UK DVD players will play 720 x 480 29.97 fps (NTSC) and 720 x 576 25fps (PAL) content.

Commercial discs have an extra track that DVD players interogate to find a region code. If the code is zero it will play anywhere in the world, it doesn't matter if the content is NTSC or PAL. Region Free DVD players were freely sold in the UK, most cheap imports were region free (I have a Denon one from a Denon main dealer), the hack required merely tells the player to ignore the extra track.

DVD blanks don't have the extra track so they cannot be region coded.
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:31
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Old 03-10-2012, 19:43
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No one seems to have explained to the OP that no conversion is needed.

Almost without exception UK DVD players will play 720 x 480 29.97 fps (NTSC) and 720 x 576 25fps (PAL) content.

Commercial discs have an extra track that DVD players interogate to find a region code. If the code is zero it will play anywhere in the world, it doesn't matter if the content is NTSC or PAL. Region Free DVD players were freely sold in the UK, most cheap imports were region free (I have a Denon one from a Denon main dealer), the hack required merely tells the player to ignore the extra track.

DVD blanks don't have the extra track so they cannot be region coded.
The issue is not converting from NTSC to pal. It's the region code. The word convert is being used liberally.
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:24
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i believe avi2dvd could do ntsc to pal conversion.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:36
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Seems we have scared off the OP with all this talk of converting this and converting that.

As someone has already pointed out there is absolutely no need to do any conversion of the disk. All that is required is to make the OP's DVD player Region Free. Most players can be hacked one way or another and that would solve the problem instantly.

No need to muck about copying the DVD to a PC hard drive messing about with NTSC to PAL conversion then burning it back to a DVD blank. Just stick the original disk in the player and press PLAY. Job done sit back and enjoy whatever it is on the disk.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:19
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i believe avi2dvd could do ntsc to pal conversion.
If the OP could extract the original ntsc content in it's unscrambled format there would be no need to convert anything. All that is required is to master a DVD in ntsc format to a DVD blank.

Converting 720 x 480 29.97 fps to 720 x 576 25fps isn't easy and the results are not usually very good anyway, it's pointless in the UK as pretty well all TV's will play back ntsc as is. The reverse isn't true many TV's in the US won't do PAL.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:40
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I've got the same problem. My daughter ordered three King Of The Hill DVDs from the US for her mum. Now we don't know if they'll play on our bedroom Toshiba DVD player or, indeed, our LG Blu-Ray Home Cinema system in the living room. I can't go in trying to put codes into the latter because it'll invalidate the warranty I'm told.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:11
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I've got the same problem. My daughter ordered three King Of The Hill DVDs from the US for her mum. Now we don't know if they'll play on our bedroom Toshiba DVD player or, indeed, our LG Blu-Ray Home Cinema system in the living room. I can't go in trying to put codes into the latter because it'll invalidate the warranty I'm told.
It shouldn't do, you'll only invalidate warranty if you open it up.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:41
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I've got the same problem. My daughter ordered three King Of The Hill DVDs from the US for her mum. Now we don't know if they'll play on our bedroom Toshiba DVD player or, indeed, our LG Blu-Ray Home Cinema system in the living room. I can't go in trying to put codes into the latter because it'll invalidate the warranty I'm told.
Have you actually tried playing it, it maybe Region 0 coded.

You can buy a region free DVD player more than likely for less than you paid for the discs. Around 25.00.
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