The title says it all. Is there a free program that will do this for me?
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A BR standalone that converts Pal to NTSC,most LG models will do this. They will play the PAL disk if it's region free. If it's not region free,rip with AnydvdHD and burn it to a BD25 or BD50. Or you could convert to an MKV file after ripping it. BR players that play in file mode will play it even if it's still in PAL 25fps.
Last edited by wulf109; 17th Jan 2014 at 17:46.
Thanks for the reply.
But my problem is I want to play the concert, which is ripped to my PC, on my Oppo BDP-80 blu-ray player from a blu-ray disc. My Oppo plays the disc fine but my Toshiba HDTV can't display it because it is a NTSC HDTV. Thus my desire to convert it to NTSC from PAL, and then burn it to a blank blu-ray disc. Anyone know how to do this with a free program?
Even my Onkyo AVR rejects the video signal, saying there is a resolution error, even before it gets to the TV. Of course my PC has no problem playing the files on the HDTV, but I want to be able to get it playing on the Oppo.
This is so easy to do with DVDs. I hope it is not impossible with Blu-rays.
Sure, a simple AviSynth script can easily slow it to 23.976fps or 24fps for some encoder that encodes for Blu-Ray specs. You'll have to slow the audio (eac3to) and lose the menus as well (I think).
For example, XviD4PSP can take the script and convert it to compliant Blu-Ray and mux the audio you made previously.
Maybe someone knows of an all-in-one program to do what you want.
I looked at the specs on your Oppo player and it appears to convert PAL to NTSC? It lists PAL frame rates as available.
Your Oppo player does convert PAL to NTSC and will output an NTSC signal that any NTSC HDTV should play. Check your players menu there may be a setting you need to change.
I am trying Vidcoder with the file right now and will get back to you with the results. The only problem I foresee is that the conversion from 25fps to 23.97 always gives you dropped frames on playback. I wonder if setting it to 30fps instead will work out better?
There is another approach I've used to convert PAL to NTSC. TFM Audio Tool will convert the audio from to PAL to NTSC. Then load your BR directory into TSmuxer, uncheck the audio stream. Then add the audio stream that TFM created. In TSmuxer there's an option to change video frame rate,set it to 24/1000. Then let TSmuxer create a BR directory. This way you don't need encode with Vidcoder.
If this is correct then what the hell has happened to Oppo? This kind of conversion can be done in far cheaper BluRay players.
It might be a good idea to just go to a place like
and buy a converting BluRay player. Kind of sucks to spend a fortune on Oppo and find this out, but if you're going to deal with PALish BluRays on a regular basis, this might be your most sensible option.
I'll just repeat your Oppo will convert Pal to NTSC. There's a video output selection in the menu,it has 3 options. It should be set to NTSC,don't set it to PAL or Multi. The manual states in several places that it converts PAL to NTSC. It could be a region problem but that seems unlikely since you have the files on your Hard Drive.
wulf109 is right:
PAL/NTSC Conversion - The BDP-80 supports NTSC and PAL systems for both disc playback and video output. It can also convert content of one system for output in another. (Subject to DVD and BD region restrictions.)
This is the second time he's asked you to set it up for NTSC. Did you actually decrypt the disc? If so the region restriction should have been removed.
OK, I've solved part of the problem! My Oppo was set to "Multi" in the TV output settings but it should have been set to "NTSC". That's why it played back the sound but gave no picture.
Now it can't seem to get past the "Song Selection" menu. I select a song and the track changes to the selection but I get no video or audio playback. Only the display shows the track and time but the picture and sound are not there. Hmm ...
So I am going to try re-ripping just the "Main Movie" part of the Blu-ray and see if that will get rid of the "Song Selection" menu that the player just can't seem to process.
I hate these kind of problems. They waste perfectly good blank discs that are not cheap. Grr ...
Thanks guys. I'll update you once I get this sorted out.
After much fiddling around with a couple of programs trying to just rip the main movie from the BD folder I finally succeeded by using BDRebuilder. And it only took about five minutes! Then I had it auto-burn the results to a BD disc using imgburn.
Now it has just the main movie on the disc, and not that screwed up "Song Selection" menu. It plays back perfectly and I am now a happy camper.
Thanks for all your help folks. If you are ever in Calgary I'll buy you a beer!