Steps to play the French (PAL) DVD in NTSC countries! (1 Viewer)


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This is just for you US/Canadian guys.

ok, if the French DVD cannot be played in your standalone player -because it's too old or it's not compatible with PAL content- you'll have to play the DVD in your computer. Here are the proper steps to do it:

1) Download VLC here (it's free):

you'll be able to watch the movie, but chances are the image will be jumpy and with freeze ups.

If you're not happy with this, try this other solution:

1) Download Cyberlink's PowerDVD or Intervideo's WinDVD (download the trial or demo versions). You won't use these programs, you'll just need the video/audio codecs they install. Alternately, you could download FFDShow (free), but it's more complicated to use. If you're not computer savvy, I'd download PowerDVD or WinDVD.

2) Download Media Player Classic (it's free)

3) Download Reclock (it's free):

Open the DVD using Media Player Classic. Be sure Reclock is loaded when playing the DVD -the icon will appear in the icon tray.
If you don't have a DVD player in your computer and you can't play the DVD in a standalone DVD player, then you're pretty much out of luck, but there's a final solution.

1) Find someone who has DVD player in his computer. Rip the French DVD to the hard drive (using DVD Shrink or DVD Decrypter, both free). Then copy the ripped DVD to a mp3 player or a portable hard drive.

2) Plug the mp3 player or portable hard drive to YOUR computer. Copy the ripped DVD to your hard drive.

3) Follow the steps from the previous post to play the DVD -which is now stored in your hard drive.

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