NTSC to PAL Converter: How to Convert NTSC to PAL (Windows 10 Included)

If you are coming up with the following situations when you watch DVD files, you are just in the right place to find a NTSC to PAL converter to convert NTSC to PAL. This article is ready to help you out of these situations, and bring you a much better visual experience as follow.

  • Situation 1. A friend in US sent you a home movie DVD, but you can't play on your TV.
  • Situation 2. The video watched on TV is scrambled and the sound quality is very poor.
  • Situation 3. Can't play the NTSC formatted DVD you brought from overseas.

The main reason why the situation brings you into inconvenience is the incompatibility of television system. PAL and NTSC are different analog television systems used by different countries. NTSC is used in most of North America, parts of South America (except Brazil, French Guiana, and Argentina), Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, etc., while PAL is adopted by most countries in the world. You can't play NTSC video or DVD on PAL system or PAL video on NTSC system.


The solution is to use a NTSC to PAL converter to change NSTC to PAL standard with several options. In this way, you can watch your NTSC videos on your TV without any hassle. Here I highly recommend Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate to all the users. This program not only convert video from NTSC to PAL, but also convert NTSC DVD to PAL DVD. The following guide will show you how to convbert NTSC to PAL on Windows (Windows 10 included) computer with Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate.


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Video Tutorial: How to Convert NTSC to PAL for Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate

Steps on How to Convert NTSC to PAL:

Situation 1: Convert NTSC Videos to PAL

On one hand, if you want to change NTSC videos to PAL on your computer, you can use the following steps.

Step 1 Load NTSC Videos or DVD videos to the NTSC to PAL converter.

Launch Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate and go to the Convert section by default, click the Add Files button or the Load DVD button to load videos or DVD movies (convert NTSC DVD and burn to PAL DVD). This NTSC to PAL converter supports converting NTSC to PAL in batch. So you can drag multiple NTSC files to the program to convert to PAL format.

add files to the NTSC to PAL converter

Step 2 Set the PAL parameters.

As the main differences between PAL and NTSC video are the resolution and frame rate. PAL is defined to have a resolution of 768 x 576 and a frame rate of 25fps. So you need to change these parameters. To select an output format, click the drop down icon beside Convert all files to on the right side of the Converting interface and then choose a video format like MP4 from the output format list. To make the video NTSC-compatible, click the Edit icon to enter the Settings window and set the following parameters:

  • Resolution: 768*576 pixels
  • Framerate: 25fps

Set the PAL parameters

Step 3 Start the NTSC to PAL conversion.

Preview the video and if everything is OK, click the Convert button at the bottom of the main interface, this NTSC to PAL converter will complete the conversion as it should be. You can find the converted videos by tapping the Output icon at the middle-bottom of the main interface.

Start the NTSC to PAL conversion

Situation 2: Convert NTSC DVD to PAL DVD

On the other hand, if you want to convert NTSC DVD to PAL DVD, and then play videos on a big screen, then you could complete the tasks with the following steps.

Step 1 Add the NTSC files to this NTSC to PAL video converter.

Just import files to the Burn section instead of the Convert section at the beginning.

add files to the Ntsc to pal converter

Step 2 Change TV Standard to PAL and Convert NTSC to PAL for the DVD.

Firstly, select the DVD destination at Burn Video to: as well as the DVD template. And then set the TV Standard option: NTSC or PAL and other parameters if necessary, like changing DVD label, Aspect Ratio, Video Quality, etc. After all the settings have been finished, you can click the Burn button to start the process.

NTSC to PAL Conversion

When the NTSC to PAL conversion is finished, you can then play the output video files on your PAL-compatible DVD player and TV set.

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