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http://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks have lots of info.
But apparently this is not always enough for North American equipment. And it is due to the differing TV standard.
USA = NTSC
Europe = PAL (mostly).
This refers to the system used for TV, the two are not compatible, although it seems a lot of DVD players will play PAL DVD discs in a way compatible for NTSC TVs. (Anyone who can confirm?). We are luckier the other way around in the UK. I've never come across a DVD player that can't play NTSC discs to our PAL TVs.
A somewhat laborious work-around is to "rip" a PAL DVD on a PC using "DVD Decrypter", then from the resulting files use "TMPGEnc DVD Author 3" to re-author a DVD but set to NTSC output, in other words it converts from PAL to NTSC, these files are then burnt to a new disc.
Naturally this must break various copyrights and so forth, but I believe in the USA you are allowed to make a backup copy of your discs, so you should be ok (?).
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> Hello, just joined up..perhaps this questions is already out there,
but is there a source for a complete boxed set of The Onedin Line that
will play in the USA? Any help would be just wonderful and appreciated!
I belong to another 'cult' message board and what the folks in the US
(or other non-Region 2 areas) do is buy Region 2 disks and then 'hack'
their DVD player to be region-free.
There are websites which give the 'hack' codes for each model of DVD
I give that advice in good faith – please don't blame me if it goes
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