[MEncoder-users] Encoding Pal DVD to AVI or SVCD for NTSC

Rich Felker dalias at aerifal.cx
Fri Dec 2 20:35:11 CET 2005

On Sat, Dec 03, 2005 at 05:47:20AM +1030, n0dalus wrote:
> On 12/3/05, Rich Felker <dalias at aerifal.cx> wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 02, 2005 at 02:48:38PM +1030, n0dalus wrote:
> > >
> > > Most modern TV/DVD player combinations support both PAL and NTSC, so I
> > > assumed the only problem the original poster is having is with a
> > > region-locked player; one that would still play either PAL/NTSC as
> > > long as it wasn't set to another region.
> >
> > Not sure what you mean by most modern. I've never seen a TV/DVD player
> > in the US that supports PAL, except for special international models
> > used in libraries/research. LCD/plasma/whatever crap should easily
> > support PAL, yes, but a standard non-multisync CRT (with superior
> > picture) is only going to support one video standard.
> >
> > Rich
> >
> I guess it must depend where you live. In Australia, almost all the
> TVs made in the last 8 or so years that I've seen support both PAL and
> NTSC. Same goes for DVD players. We don't exactly have much of a local
> electronics industry, so almost all these TVs are imported from
> countries like Japan/Korea. I just assumed there would be a similar
> situation in other countries. Maybe for places like the USA, there is
> a strong enough local electronics industry, combined with a good old
> fashioned reluctance to switch to better standards :).

Better? PAL is worse in most ways, the most notable being the
irreversible dotcrawl and rainbow effects due to 4-refresh period of
the chroma carrier's phase rather than just 2-refresh. The only
benefit is a few extra lines of vertical resolution.


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