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any one know why the vertcal hold is jumping on the vcd i made?

-- barry (, March 10, 2002


if its on a standalone...make sure its set to the same format as the vcd you made such as ntsc or pal....mine handles both but if i set it to auto it does this so i need to set it for each vcd.

-- john boy (, March 10, 2002.

John Boy's answer is not quite right. Auto only works if you have a multistandard TV, something that almost no one in North America has. What you have to do is set your DVD player to output NTSC since you live in Canada and hope that your DVD player can translate a PAL VCD to NTSC for display. Some can, some can't. You probably made a PAL VCD and that's why it looks goofy on your NTSC TV. Worst case, it is in theory possible to convert PAL VCD to NTSC, but you won't like the results very much. has some guides on doing that. Forum regular Mehmet says that Media Studio 6 can convert between PAL and NTSC, but I don't have this software, nor can I comment on how good or bad a job it does. Just for the heck of it I recently converted a NTSC DVD to PAL VCD using TMPGenc and I was not very pleased with the results. I doubt that going from PAL to NTSC is better.

-- Jason (, March 11, 2002.

Use a multisystem TV. Tough finding it along Spadina.

-- Mehmet Tekdemir (, March 14, 2002.

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