How to Convert an NTSC PS3 to a PAL

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How to Convert an NTSC PS3 to a PAL

The Sony PlayStation 3 was meant to be played on an HDTV, which is neither PAL or NTSC. The HDTV signal is universal anywhere you go, so converting a Sony PlayStation 3 from one format to another is not only impossible, it is next to useless. If you are using your Sony PlayStation 3 to watch movies and are unable to because it is in a different format, the best solution is to convert the media and not the hardware.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • DVD Decrypter
  • AutoGK
  • Windows PC
  • DVD

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  1. 1

    Download and install DVD Decrypter. Insert your DVD into your computer's DVD optical drive. Open up the DVD Decrypter program by double clicking its icon. You will be presented with the image provided in the screen shot. Go to "Mode" and select "IFO" as the ripping mode. Select the source drive which is your DVD Optical Drive with the inserted DVD inside. Select the destination of the files you are ripping.

    How to Convert an NTSC PS3 to a PAL
  2. 2

    Select the input on the right side of the program, which is pictured in the screen shot provided. If it is a movie you are ripping, be sure to choose the file with the longest duration. If you are ripping an episode off the disc, choose your episode. Click the green arrow to start the ripping process. In the end, you will have three files in the location you selected.

    How to Convert an NTSC PS3 to a PAL
  3. 3

    Download and install AutoGK. Launch the program by double clicking it. Here select the input file as the one you just ripped ending with VOB. Create a name for the file, usually the name of the film or episode. Next, choose the audio track which will be your first choice in the drop down list. Select the size of the output file. Movies range from 600 to 1500 MB in size. TV episodes are set at 350MB. Click on "Advanced Settings" and make sure audio output type is set to "VBR MP3 128." Select "Add Job" and finally "Start" to encode the file.

  4. 4

    Transfer the resulting AVI file to either a blank disc or directly over to the PS3 and play it. It will be region free and playable on any PS3.

Tips and warnings

  • If you are wishing to play an NTSC PS3 game on a PAL PS3, simply insert the disc into the PS3 and play, as PS3 games are region free.
  • Only rip DVDs you own. It is illegal to distribute the ripped files.

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