IFOEDIT says region free but still having problems

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#1

I used IFOEDIT to edit the Video_TS.IFO file. I re-burnt the disc and my DVD player still says “prohibited by area limitations”. Now I have 2 coasters. Why doesnt my player work even if all regions are enabled in the Video_TS.ifo file?


#2

Anyone?


#3

PAL v NTSC issue perhaps or it doesn’t like the disc type.


#4

The video plays file in my computer. How do I tell if its a PAL or NTSC? Why do they institute PAL/NTSC! It gives everyone so many headaches!


#5

Open the VTS_TS.ifo or the VTS_01_0.ifo with IfoEdit & it should quite clearly show which it is.


#6

It’s PAL :frowning: I’m in Canada so I guess I’m screwed


#7

Possibly but there’s a trick that sometimes works , read about it here .


#8

I already have 2 coasters. 1 that I kept since its region free but still PAL (I use it on my comp).


#9

So try with a rewritable if you don’t want to waste another disc.

I wasted quite a few in my time but tend to use rewritables for this type of test.


#10

I know this isn’t a direct answer to your question, but you’re not necessarily screwed. I’m from Canada and make a fair amount of European DVD purchases over the Internet. If your player won’t play PAL, I’d suggest looking for a replacement DVD player if you can. It doesn’t have to be an expensive one at all; as long as it’s not ancient then it should play them if they’re burned as Region 0 or 1. I’ve only ever had a problem on my set top box bought around 2001/2002; anything later has done okay with them.

Or maybe the player’s age has nothing to do with it and I’ve just been lucky, but I’m just saying that as a Canadian I was in the same boat as you but have been pleased with the results of newer players.


#11

There’s several ways to get that PAL to NTSC…
Here’s one way to get you started, since you have IFOEdit already… :wink:

BTW, I’m guessing you’ll only need to do the IFOEdit part of this.