Region

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by kalosi, May 21, 2007.

  1. kalosi

    kalosi Member

    Hi, just wondering, if I burn a region1 dvd, will the copy be region 1? I am in Australia & we are region 4 down here & I want to buy a movie that I can only find in America so wonder if I burn it can I play it on my dvd player? Hope that makes sense :)
    kalosi
     
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    No, the disc will be region free. The bigger problem will be that no Slysoft product converts NTSC to PAL.
     
  3. jpmccusa

    jpmccusa Well-Known Member

    Maybe

    You can make it region-free with AnyDVD, but make sure that your DVD player can play NTSC-format discs (Australia and a large part of the world use the different PAL format). Check in your player's setup menu and see if there is something along the lines of TV Type. Set it to PAL, unless you have a Universal TV.
     
  4. kalosi

    kalosi Member

    Thanks for your reply. I don't own the dvd yet, but plan on buying it, but the only copy I can find is region 1, which is why I asked the question.
     
  5. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    The region code won't be the issue. NTSC video playing on PAL equipment will be the issue. Chances are the disc can be played fine on your computer with Anydvd running in the background. Your standalone dvd player might not play the backup though, unless you convert the video to PAL first.
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2007
  6. linx05

    linx05 Well-Known Member

    In Australia, pretty much 90% of the players can play all regions and PAL/NTSC easily. Some may require a hack for the region free, but most are already programmed like that.

    All of the players at our two places (even the portable DVD player) are region free and can play both PAL and NTSC.
     
  7. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Oh, neat. Then the backup should play without issues, then.
    Thanks for the info! :clap:
     
  8. linx05

    linx05 Well-Known Member

    But make sure your TV can play PAL/NTSC! Set it on auto if it has that function. Check out this website to see if your player has a hack for it if it hasn't be done already.
     
  9. kalosi

    kalosi Member

    Thanks so much for your help. Will give it a shot anyway, I'm pretty sure I can play anything on my dvd player.