Converting DVD movies Region2 to Region1


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Old 11-22-22, 08:08 AM
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Converting DVD movies Region2 to Region1

Back in 2002 I used to buy collectors DVDís mostly from Europe & Australis and therefore I found and learned how to use the free software DVDShrink and DVD Decrypter which both did an excellent job. These software used to make a new ISO file in Region Free of any DVD movie.

Now I bought another Region2 DVD movie (Where Eagles Dare) but the ISO file remains Region2 which is PAL and not NTSC. Looking at the back of the case of the DVD I just bought it says among other ďthis DVD is copy ProtectedĒ and the DVDís I bought back in 2002 they donít have this copy protected sign.

Is it possible that new technology ďimprovedĒ and DVDís are now all copy protected? The new DVD plays ok in my computer and I copy the ISO file to a USB, plug it at the back of my TV and I can see the movie there but I still like to have it on a DVD for my collection.

Any ideas how to make the conversion?
 
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Old 11-23-22, 08:48 AM
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In addition to the Region issue, there are the differences between NTSC and PAL formats.
  • Difference in the total number of lines and the lines of resolution
  • Color encoding
  • Video bandwidth
The only solution I can see is to find a format converter (PAL to NTSC) that either ignores or handles copy protection and region differences.
 
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Old 11-23-22, 03:03 PM
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But changing the Region from 2 to 1 also converts from PAL to NTSC, that’s why before I used to see the movies on my TV.

I think with this “copy protection” I should forget about any conversion and just copy the movie to a USB. Each movie is about 4 to 8GB so in todays large capacity USB’s I can have in one USB a lot of movies.

Thanks for the reply
 
 

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