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What Is the Fastest Way to Convert PAL to NTSC?

by Charles Poole

PAL is a video format that is typically used for digitalized videos online. If you have PAL videos and you want to put them on a DVD, you will need a video converter to change the video from PAL to NTSC. The fastest way to convert the video is with a freeware program called Handbrake. Handbrake is a DVD and video ripper that allows users to covert videos into different formats to use on their computer and burning software applications. `

Step 1

Download the Handbrake transcoder from Handbrake.fr.

Step 2

Double click on the software to launch the program.

Step 3

Click on the “Source” tab and find your PAL video on your computer. Highlight your video and click the “OK” tab.

Step 4

Wait for the software to scan your video. A small text box will say “Finished” when it is done scanning.

Step 5

Go down to the “Destination” tab and click the “Browse” button. Select your Desktop from the choices given.

Step 6

Go down under the “Output Settings” tab and click on the small window. Select “NTSC” from the choices given.

Step 7

Click on the “Video Codec” tab and select MPEG-4 as your video codec.

Step 8

Scroll over to the “Quality” tab and select the “Constant Quality” button. Drag the cursor all the way over till the quality is at 100%.

Click on the “Start” button at the top of the software window and wait for the software to export your new NTSC video file to your Desktop.

Items you will need

  • Computer
  • PAL video
  • Handbrake

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