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Old December 29th, 2010, 06:56 PM   #1
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Is a DVD playable in Morocco (SECAM) in fact PAL?

I shot an engagement party in NTSC, and the client asked for a DVD that can play in Morocco. A quick Google search indicated that Morocco uses SECAM; another search on this forum suggests that DVDs in Morocco are, in fact, PAL, and that broadcasting converts to SECAM.

Am I to understand that a region-free PAL DVD will play everywhere in Morocco?

Second question, just for the heck of it: is it possible to have a hybrid DVD with both PAL and NTSC footage on it that will play in any player?

(and yes, I know about cheap multi-region players, I'm just trying to accommodate clients).

Thanks for the informative and technically-thorough replies I'll surely get. I love how answers on this forum almost always surpass my (high) expectations. :-)


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Old December 29th, 2010, 08:51 PM   #2
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Yes a PAL DVD will play everywhere in Morocco.

No you can't have both PAL & NTSC on the same DVD They are two different formats.

A lot of new DVD player will play both formats but your TV also have to accept both formats and most of them are not.
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Old December 29th, 2010, 09:25 PM   #3
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No you can't have both PAL & NTSC on the same DVD They are two different formats.
There are hacks possible, but I was looking for tried and true solutions.
http://avidemux.org/admForum/viewtopic.php?id=4766

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A lot of new DVD player will play both formats but your TV also have to accept both formats and most of them are not.
Multi-format players will play both formats and output to either NTSC or PAL, so you don't need a special set.


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