Quick Question???

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by anar, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. anar

    anar New Member

    Hello, this is the DVD i was backing up. and this what i got when i popped it in the first time.

    Summary for drive D: (AnyDVD 6.1.2.3)
    TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-R2412 1330 05/08/03
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 1

    Media is a Data DVD.
    Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 1
    Total size: 2281936 sectors (4456 MBytes)

    Video DVD (or CD) label: New
    Media is not CSS protected.
    Video Standard: PAL
    Media is locked to region(s): 1 2 3 4 5 6 8!

    RCE protection not found.
    DVD structure appears to be correct.
    Structural copy protection not found.
    Autorun not found on Video DVD.
    Bad sector protection not found.
    Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 1!

    And this is what i got after i backed up the DVD

    Summary for drive D: (AnyDVD 6.1.2.3)
    TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-R2412 1330 05/08/03
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 1

    Media is a Data DVD.
    Booktype: dvd+r (version 1), Layers: 1
    Total size: 2281936 sectors (4456 MBytes)

    Video DVD (or CD) label: New
    Media is not CSS protected.
    Video Standard: PAL
    Media is region free.

    RCE protection not found.
    DVD structure appears to be correct.
    Structural copy protection not found.
    Autorun not found on Video DVD.
    Bad sector protection not found.
    Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 1!

    And the question i guess is, if it's region free it should not matter if it's PAL or NTSC? the dvd player should still play it right?
     
  2. TPLAT

    TPLAT Well-Known Member

    If your playback equipment such as your dvd player and tv are NTSC then you cannot playback a PAL dvd or vice versa. Some dvd players and tv`s can play both but not all. If your playback equipement can only play one or the other then you would have to convert it to the format that your playback equimpment supports. Nero Vision can convert PAL to NTSC and does a pretty good job at it but it is a slow process.
     
  3. linx05

    linx05 Well-Known Member

    Have a read of these two definitions: PAL and NTSC. When someone always asks about converting NTSC > PAL or visa versa, I always give the same response. Buy a DVD player and TV which can play both. It saves a lot of time and hassle. A lot of time the so called converters don't do their job properly and can create an even bigger mess.
     
  4. anar

    anar New Member

    Thanks guys
     
  5. TPLAT

    TPLAT Well-Known Member

    I have only converted about 5 PAL movies to NTSC using Nero Vision and all play fine.