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Old 03-27-2007, 12:15 AM   #1
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Play both NTSC and PAL DVDs on computer?

Can computer DVD drives run both NTSC and PAL DVDs? Is this handled entirely on software side? I use Totem player, want to buy DVD that only sold in PAL format. I don't have access to a PAL DVD at moment to test it out in drive. Do not care to run it on a standard DVD/TV setup, just via computer is fine.
Old 03-27-2007, 12:37 AM   #2
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PAL / NTSC is related to the display capabilities of the TV that the recording will be played on. It is to do with the resolution (ie number of scan lines) and refresh rate.

A computer should be able to play both NTSC and PAL DVD's as it has nothing to do with the display of a computer. Totem or Mplayer or Xine will work fine.

I hope this helps


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