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Old January 2nd, 2006, 06:43 PM   #1
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Can I burn in oversea's fomrat?

I was aked to transfer some home movies for a woman who wants to send them oversea's. This is all new to me, my stupid azz thought it was all the same( DUH). Anyway I was wondering if this format is in the burning process alone? Like once I transfer her film to my PC do I just pick another way of burning it? I hope I can help this woman out. She's rich and could bring me a steady stream of work LOL.
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 07:24 PM   #2
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Jason,
Where exactly are you sending the product (what country). Because, most DVD players can play DVDs from different regions.

Also, if you JUST want to be safe, download a copy of DVD Shrink and rip the DVD without the region code and burn the DVD onto a disc again. If you need detailed instructions, please ask.
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 07:25 PM   #3
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Based on other threads here, most DVD players in Europe will play NTSC (the US system) DVD's and transcode them for PAL TV's. So my guess is that you can just make a regular DVD and it will work. You could make a test disk and have her send to overseas to verify this in order to play it safe.

The opposite is generally not true. PAL DVD's won't play in most US DVD players.
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 07:28 PM   #4
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Region codes are a system used for commercial DVD's so that they can release films at different times in different countries. This really has nothing to do with the format of the DVD, it's a type of copy protection. When you burn your own DVD's you should do it without a region code (which I assume is the default on most software, but not really sure there).

The issue you need to be more concerned about is PAL vs NTSC, which are the two incompatible video formats used in different parts of the world.
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Old June 18th, 2006, 01:35 PM   #5
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whatt if ntsc doesn't work?

how do I make a PAL DVD? Im on a mac using DVDSP if that makes a difference
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Old June 18th, 2006, 01:55 PM   #6
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PAL is 720x576 50i
NTSC is 720x480 60i
since you can burn anything with a computer just by clicking on the right box, it should not be a problem.
The problem will come from the source you get.
This means , most of time, the customer ask you to transcode the signal from NTSC to PAL.
You get 2 options, do nothing and send a NTSC dvd, since probably 99% of people in europe can read NTSC disks (because zone 1 movies are avaialble months before zone 2).
Take no risk and convert NTSC to PAL, then burn a PAL DVD.
Get enough space on the DVD to send both version and make customer happy.
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