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Robbie Comeau
10-28-2012, 12:27 PM
I'm attempting to burn a DVD but it'll be played in Europe somewhere.

My project and footage is NTSC, but in Encore, I see this option:


Does this mean it'll play okay in their DVD's?


Bruce Watson
10-28-2012, 02:20 PM
What that means is that you can set the regions bits. Doesn't mean that a PAL player can read and display an NTSC disc. One of the reasons for having the regions is to prevent that very problem -- you don't let a player "open" a disc that it might not read properly.

If you want to show the disc in PAL land, you have to transcode it to PAL standards before burning a PAL disc. Encore will do this for you if you tell it to.

David Jimerson
10-28-2012, 05:51 PM
All of our DVDs are NTSC, region-free, and they play around the world with no problem. Pretty much all PAL players will play NTSC DVDs.

DVD regions are for market distribution control, not for compatibility.

Robbie Comeau
10-28-2012, 07:38 PM
Great. Thanks very much