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Old 12-07-2010, 12:37 PM
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I've downloaded a utility that is supposed to remove any regional coding. I cannot play the DVD through my older laptop because it lacks some codecs I guess.

I am able to load the DVD into the utility and view it so that may be promising. I've got to get this thing burned to another DVD. It just looks CLASSIC! It definitely brings a smile to the viewer's face.
It's not that easy.
The DVD is just the physical "keeper" of the video.
It's the PAL video on the DVD that is keeping you from seeing it.
If you took that PAL video off the dvd you got from belgium and burned it onto another DVD... you'd still have a DVD with a PAL video.
Converting a PAL video file to a NTSC video file for burning onto a DVD is not as easy as it sounds.
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Yeah, I've come to that realization.

There are widgets out there to rip, and convert, but the trial versions all have watermarks and I don't feel like paying 20-40 for a utility I won't use that much.

I wonder if I can get a cheap all region DVD player, although I don't know that they handle both PAL and NTSC formats.

I guess the easiest thing to do would be to wait for another copy.
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We're good bro... the only thing is that it looks like someone did a conversion when the made the dvd I have, which means the menu doesn't really function... it comes up as part of the video and then plays until the actual special starts.
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OK, cool. The guy from Belgium is supposedly sending me another copy. The first copy got to me in a matter of days so I'll see what happens with that since I sank $12 into it.
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To steer this a little off track...

Let's switch to Mitch Miller. Is there any Sing Along with Mitch TV Christmas special that ever aired. If so, any copies out there? The only thing I've come across is this http://www.amazon.com/Holiday-Sing-A...1835471&sr=1-2

Or http://www.shippinganywhere.net/serv...h-Mitch/Detail !!! From the preview that plays on that page it looks as though someone just recorded a TV playing the VHS version.

UPDATE: Due to my concerns, I was able to get a discounted copy of the Mitch Miller Christmas show form the second link. It was well worth the money. Not the greates quality video, but audio is clear - Great.

I'm still waiting on the non-PAL copy of the Ray Conniff special from Belgium. I hope it gets here before Christmas!!

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I have received a functioning copy of the Ray Conniff Christmas Show! It is, well, in a word, AWESOME! -- as is the Mitch Miller Christmas special.

I am one happy camper!

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Hmmm, I wonder if Bert Kaempfert ever had a TV Christmas special. I can't find anything on a quick surf.

Does anyone have any others that would fall into the Miller, Conniff category of holiday specials?
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I barely remember this one from when I was a kid, but how about the King Family specials? (you can get some idea here)
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Oh, that would be a nice addition too! Thanks for that info!!
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Hmmm, I wonder if Bert Kaempfert ever had a TV Christmas special. I can't find anything on a quick surf.

Does anyone have any others that would fall into the Miller, Conniff category of holiday specials?
Well I don't know about that, but I did find a rapidshare link for you.

http://rapidog.com/bert-kaempfert-ch...apidshare.html

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