Panther and DVDs

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hvfsl, Nov 24, 2003.

  1. hvfsl macrumors 68000

    hvfsl

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    Does anyone who has Panther know if the DVD player uses de-interlacing? The previous versions of the DVD player dont and my powerbook G4 is not fast enough to use VLC's software de-interlacing because it keeps on skipping frames.
     
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    One of my DVDs has horrible interlacing lines all through the menus in Jaguar. In Panther, the lines are still there, but they're not as noticeable.
     
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    I've only tried a handful of DVDs when testing out the new DVD player but it seems much improved in terms of quality and speed of interface interaction.
     
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    One of the problems with Apple developing a DVD player is that all DVDs sold in the US are in NTSC (Never Twice the Same Colour*) format, which will be what Apple tests against, whereas everywhere else uses PAL (Phase Alteration Line). PAL discs tend to be interlaced, whereas NTSC usually aren't.

    *No, it doesn't really stand for that.
     
  5. hvfsl thread starter macrumors 68000

    hvfsl

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    Thats what we used to call NTSC at Uni in the Mac lab. So I will be getting NTSC DVDs from now on then.
     

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