question on a region 4 dvd

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by semeparo, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. semeparo

    semeparo Active Member

    hi all my question is i stay in region 1 area and i want to order a region 4 dvd but if i order it will i be able to view and back up this dvd using anydvd. I also would like to know if anydvd will convert it from pal to what we use here in the states. Thank You all feed back is appreciated.
     
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

  3. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Backup, yes . . .

    View? Possibly on your computer (more than likely actually), but unlikely on your t.v--unless the region 4 disc is NTSC.
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2007
  4. deaacs

    deaacs Well-Known Member

    Yeah American TV's generally don't like PAL, and DVD players that do convert PAL --> NTSC usually do an inferior job. The best course of action is usally to have equipment that will play what you own, but as for PAL --> NTSC, here's a short guide I found (it's not my guide, and I can't answer any questions about it):

    The guide can be found here: http://www.faneditforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=1472 however you need to register to see that particular forum (all you'll see if you click the link is a log-in page). It's worth noting that this guide keeps the PAL speed, but if it's a movie you probably want to slow the film down from 25fps to 23.976 fps (and then raise the audio pitch by about 70 cents.. or 66 or something around that if your software didn't retain the pitch when changing the speed). Oh hell my head hurts just thinking about it!