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What Is a NTSC Format DVD? How Can I Play a NTSC DVD in the UK Without Restriction?

Author by Rocabella

Updated on Apr 27, 2023

"I bought a NTSC format DVD in Japan, but I found that the DVD could not be played on my DVD player when I returned to UK. I didn't find a suitable solution after a lot of search." If you are also facing the above problem, then this article will be your antidote. Follow this article to learn what a NTSC DVD is and follow the easiest way to remove DVD NTSC standard limitation. Before further reading, please download the requisite tool below and get ready:

What Is a NTSC DVD?

In a nutshell, a NTSC DVD refers to an MPEG-2 encoded movie stored on a DVD that is formatted for NTSC TV standard, which adopts a frame rate of 30 fps (effectively 29.97 fps) using 525 lines and 720x480 resolution with either a 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratios. The NTSC format DVD is primarily used in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, etc.

All-Region 1 DVDs Are NTSC Format

Some may wonder "Can I play NTSC DVD in UK?". Not necessarily! Most DVD players and TVs sold in countries that utilize the PAL format can play two formats, but don't forget the region code restrictions. For example, a standard UK DVD player (PAL Region 2 only) can play Japanese NTSC DVDs that are also Region 2, but CANNOT play Region 1 US NTSC DVDs, it will display wrong DVD region error. Therefore, if you want to play DVDs of any country without barriers, you need to purchase a Region Free DVD Player and have a PAL compatible TV set or Multi-System PAL/NTSC Digital Video Converter.


Also Read: Play Region 1 DVD in UK | Play UK DVDs in US | Play Region 4 DVD | Play Region 2 DVD

How Can I Play a NTSC Format DVD Without the NTSC DVD Region Limit?

So, to play a DVD movie without the restriction of DVD NTSC standard, the best solution is to convert the NTSC DVD disc to a digital video format and you don't have to worry about DVD scratch, DVD region code, PAL/NTSC system limitations anymore, besides, you can back up archived DVDs, and transfer them to portable devices for free playback like convert DVD to iPhone. It sounds complicated, but actually, you can finish the conversion with the right DVD converter in only a few mouse clicks.

WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro is a first-class DVD ripper that allows you to convert NTSC format DVD to digital video formats including MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV and more, besides, you can also directly copy DVD to PC, tablet, TV, mobile phones, etc. Now, free downloadfree download this DVD video NTSC ripper to start!

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Tutorial on How to Convert NTSC Format DVD to Digital Video Formats

Load NTSC DVD into Program

Preparation: Load a NTSC DVD into the DVD-ROM and free downloadfree download WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro on your PC.

Step 1: Load a NTSC Format DVD into the Program

Launch the program you just installed, and click on "DVD Disc" to load the DVD content. The software will automatically analyze, identify, and decrypt the DVD as well as check the main title for you.

Tips: As you can see, you are also allowed to rip ISO file and DVD VIDEO_TS folder.

How to Convert NTSC DVD to MP4

Step 2: Convert NTSC DVD to MP4

Head to "Output Format" to choose one desired format or device. For example, choose the Video category and select the "MP4" icon to convert a NTSC DVD to MP4.

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Finish NTSC DVD MP4 Conversion

Step 3: Finish DVD Video NTSC to MP4 Conversion

Finally, set the output path at the bottom and click on the "Run" button to launch the conversion process and remove NTSC DVD region limit. After that, you can find the output movie in the output folder then you can play a NTSC format DVD everywhere without hassle.

WonderFox doesn't advocate illegally ripping DVD content. Please make sure your behavior is legal in your country before converting NTSC DVDs to digital videos.

Related reading: Is It Legal to rip a DVD for Backup and Private Use in Your Country?


More Fantastic Features of WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro

1. Extract audio from DVDs, such as convert DVD to MP3 for playback on most portable devices including iPhone, iPad, Android devices, etc.

2. It can decrypt almost all kinds of DVDs you own and convert DVD to devices like DVD to Roku, DVD to tablet, DVD to Plex, etc.

3. With the software, it is possible to extract subtitle from a DVD and save it as an SRT file.

4. Edit DVD videos, such as cut DVD clips, add effects, add subtitles to DVD movie, etc.

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