I just bought an hong kong movie "Flash Point", insert it to my SONY DVP-NS55P and it says "CANNOT PLAY". the movie is an DVD9 media, so I used Nero Recode to recode the entire DVD to DVD5 format and burn it on an DVD+R media from TDK but the SONY player still give me the same error "CANNOT PLAY" after I success recode the movie to DVD5.
I did tried to recode using DVDFab but same error.
Can anyone help me so that I can burn it and watch it on my SONY DVD Player?
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If its a pal disc sony won't play it. Even if it is region free. It will only play ntsc.
Did you try with a DVD-R?
Does it work fine in your PC?
And the obvious, is your player region free?
Besides that, I can't think of anything else. I don't know about HK but Japan uses R2 NTSC. From what I've seen, a lot of Hong Kong movies are region free so it just shouldn't be a problem.
Hope this help.
I used an DVD+R to burn to, it played on my pc just not the Sony DVD home player.
Originally Posted by Unikfreak
Originally Posted by cracula
techworld - What you need to do is determine if the disc is bad or not. Try to play it in a PC. Will it play at all? If yes, then the problem is with your player. You'll need to determine if the disc is PAL or NTSC. You can use IFOEdit to open the VOB files it will tell you which you have. If you really have a PAL disc, then cracula may be right. However, I'm betting if it's from Hong Kong it's most likely NTSC. If your PC won't play it, give it to a friend or two and have them try to play it in their PCs and DVD players. If nobody you know can play it, the disc is probably bad.
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Originally Posted by jman98
On the cover of the movie say its an NTSC type, but according to IHoe in this forum:
so the movie is an PAL type. I can play the movie on my pc with no problem. I did used anydvd to rip it with region 1 United States and burn it with Nero Recode on an DVD+R disc with the booktype of DVD-ROM output but still the same error "CANNOT PLAY".
I tried the DVD Decrypter method found on this link and it doesn't work.
Thank you all for your help
Originally Posted by techworld
i used ImTOO DVD Ripper to rip the movie to .avi with sub and then .avi to dvd, burn it using nero. finally i can watch it on SONY. but the quality does not as great as the original.
thanks all for your help.
There are better ways of performing the conversion and there are guides available here. The quality loss is a result of the conversion to avi and then back to mpeg2.Google is your Friend
I stand corrected cracula, but it was it really so hard to say how you knew that Sony players didn't now support PAL discs? Was it really necessary for me to call you out before you would say that you had personal experience and weren't just parroting what you read elsewhere?
techworld - If you think you will have a need in the future to watch PAL DVDs, I strongly suggest investing in a DVD player that you know can convert PAL to NTSC. Oppo makes a highly regarded series of players that can do so. There are cheaper options too.
Another great reason not to buy Sony any more. Their older DVD players had no problems to convert PAL to NTSC.
Originally Posted by jman98
From the DVP-NS55P user manual.
(Unable to play)
A DVD Video with a different region code
A disc recorded in a colore system other than NTSC, such as PAL or SECAM (this player conforms to the NTSC color system)
Most likely if it doesn't have a region code on the back it's limited to the region from the country sold.