Will it work ??????????

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  1. skidmark83

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    Can anyone reassure me that I have not just wasted a load time.

    I have just finished dubbing some DV camcorder film messages onto a DVD-R using my Panasonic E95 for the first time. (very impressed with editing features). The DVD is being taken to a friend in Canada tommorow by one of his relatives. I have finalized the disc and tried it on another DVD player and it is fine. Do you know if this will be playable over there ????
    I know there are PAL/NTSC issues with video tape, I just hope DVD's are compatable.

    Any advise would be much appriciated, even though its too late now to change it.

    Cheers

    Mark
     
  2. JamesL

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    His set-top DVD players will not be able to play the disc as it is in PAL format (there machines generally only support NTSC). If he has a PC DVD player (such as WinDVD) he will be able to play the disc on his PC though.

    PAL/NTSC issues are still an issue with DVD!
     
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    Thanks JamesL, Thats not what i really wanted to hear, but was kind of expecting.
    I did try the DVD on my PC (old version of WinDVD 2000) and it came up with an error message ' Windows does not support this format'
    Is that because its out of date ??
     
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    I don't have any experience with WinDVD 2000 but as new versions certainly will play PAL DVDs regardless of the location of the PC then I would assume it must be a limitation of the old software - 2000 was fairly early days for software MPEG2 playback.

    Note that you can download free, time limited trials if you just want to play this one DVD.
     
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    WinDVD 5 supports VR mode DVD playback. Otherwise you need to record in Video mode which will create a normal compatible DVD. Also you must make sure you finalize your recordings for maximum compatibility.
     
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    He is recording to DVD-R - the Panasonic (or any other current UK DVD recorder) only allows you to record in Video mode on this format.
     

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