[QUOTE=Clueless in Seattle;2642174]I recently ordered a DVD from a seller on ebay.
It’s a film that, as far as I know, was never released on DVD in the U.S. And my old VHS copy is showing its age.
Well, I found this ad on ebay:
THE OUTSIDE CHANCE OF MAXIMILIAN GLICK - ULTA RARE DVD
In the ad, the guy says “DVD REGION ALL,” and “Region: DVD: 0, All (Worldwide)” which I took to mean that it would play in all regions, including the U.S.
Well, the DVD arrived today and, (as I’m sure you’ve already guessed), it’s in PAL format and won’t play on my hand-me-down DVD player.
I feel like I was tricked by a misleading ad into buying this DVD. Nowhere in his ad does the term “PAL” appear, and the ad is in English on the American ebay site.
So, I’m tying to figure out if there’s any way I can play this DVD. I tried it with VLC on my little hand-me-down laptop, and it does play, albeit somewhat jerkily, which makes it unwatchable.
I’m on a small fixed income, so I can’t afford to buy a PAL player and monitor. All my hardware is hand-me-down.
Some of you in this forum are familiar with my health problems which limit my ability to learn new tasks and severely limit the amount of time I can spend sitting up at a computer. So I’m not sure I would be able to manage the task of converting the PAL disk to NTSC.
However, if I were to decide to tackle that project, do you know of any free foolproof software that’s up to the task?[/QUOTE]
I would contact the seller and double check their ad to be sure what they said is what you posted otherwise you will have to ask for a refund if they said something but sold you something else they call this “Bait and Switch”. If so contact Ebay and inform them of the misleading ad and have them resolve the situation and get your refund. If they falsely miss advertise a ad on - Ebay will frown upon and revoke their seller and account(s).