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Old March 9th, 2016, 08:19 AM   #1
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Burn DVD for China?

Hey all, first time with this request. I filmed a funeral, completed editing and burned DVD's. It just dawned on me that there is a good chance some of these are going to China with family. Should I be doing something different for China bound DVD's? I know we are region1 and google shows China as region6, just not sure what that means to me, the disc producer.

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Old March 9th, 2016, 12:49 PM   #2
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Re: Burn DVD for China?

"Burned" DVDs are region less (or "free") ... region is important when pressing discs.... however, the video on your burned discs must match the TV system (PAL, NTSC) of the customer in this case for China (not sure what they use...). My 2 cents. Good luck.
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Old March 9th, 2016, 12:59 PM   #3
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China should be a pal region but depending on their dvdplayer a ntsc dvd might play just fine, I would just deliver a HD mp4 file as well unless the client specifically would ask for a pal dvd, not sure though what results or artifacts changing ntsc to pal will have during playback?
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Old March 9th, 2016, 01:36 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, I think I will include an MP4 as well.
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Old March 9th, 2016, 02:06 PM   #5
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Re: Burn DVD for China?

This is weird, I had replied to this post right after it went up and don't see it, so here goes again. My understanding based on answers to countless similar posts on forums is that DVD players in Europe and Asia are multi-standard - they can play our NTSC DVDs, so you don't have to author as PAL. And like the other person said, a burned DVD-R disc should not be locked to a Region - I think default is "0" for All Regions compatibility. But yes, definitely give them an .mp4 also which should be universally playable on computers, tablets, TVs.

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Old March 10th, 2016, 12:34 AM   #6
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I just did both of these and I just burned a NTSC DVD cause I know players are multi-standard over there. I also burned a 1440x1080 (PAR 16:9) H.264 MP4 and it plays perfectly on stock Windows Media Player.
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Old March 10th, 2016, 08:52 AM   #7
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Hi Jack,

I recommend against sending out media files using anamorphic sizes such as 1440x1080, for the simple reason that not all software players respect the pixel aspect ratio and will assume 1.0 square pixels, so your 16:9 video ends up playing as squished 4:3 in some players.

If making a Blu-ray, 1440x1080 is fine, but for stand-alone file delivery, I always export at 1920x1080 or 1280x720 (720p) using 1.0 PAR then I don't have to worry.

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