Region Encoding Question

I bought some DVD’s while on a trip in England a month ago, and stupidly, I didn’t realize they wouldn’t work in my NTSC dvd player.

I really want to watch these movies. A friend of mine told me if I rip them I can use a program called DVD Decrypter to take off the region encoding so it will work in my DVD player. I’ve ripped them properly and I’ve been trying to take out the region encoding with DVD Decrypter, then burning them to DVD-RWs to test them, but they still don’t work. My DVD player tells me it can’t play a DVD with this region encoding.

Does anyone know how to take out the region encoding using DVD Decrypter? I just can’t figure it out.

Thanks in advance.

Not only do you have to remove the region code, but UK discs will be in PAL format - your USA player will more than likely only play NTSC format. The only tool I have heard of that will convert PAL to NSTC easily is DVDSanta - I have never used this, so I don’t know how good it is.

NTSC is a Video System. Region Code ( is absolutely different from it. So, you can make a DVD Disc Region free, but to convert from PAL (also a Video System) to NTSC is another thing. It will make it more clear:

And this is how you can convert PAL to NTSC:;41#4;41

Yes, DVDSanta is capable of doing. And it is one of the best software. :iagree:

Okay, thanks guys. I’ll give it a shot.

Okay, I’ve downloaded TMPGEnc but here’s my problem: it doesn’t recognize the type of files I’ve ripped from the DVD’s. I just ripped them normally into AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS folders. I don’t want to compress them. It seems that TMPGEnc is looking for compressed avi files in order to convert from PAL to NTSC. Is there any way to convert the files I have from PAL to NTSC without compressing them to any kind of VCD or SVCD format?

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

I really need some help on this!