DVD Player Display Frame Rate

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Dark Lain, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. Dark Lain macrumors member

    Dark Lain

    Apr 29, 2005
    Is there any way to get Apples standard DVD player software to disply the frame rate of the movie being played? I can't use Mplayer to do this as it does not work.

    I'd like this to make sure I'm using the proper setings when ripping using Handbreak but it seams that it always seems to think the framerate of any dvd is 24 fps even if the content is a tv program or a movie so I have doutes abouts its accuracy.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. mulletman13 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2004
    Los Angeles.
    NTSC is 29.97fps, so encoding at 29 is just fine. Not sure where the 24 came from... but perhaps that is PAL?
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    Isn't 24fps what movies are shot at?
  4. OutThere macrumors 603


    Dec 19, 2002
    24fps is the frame rate for film, as shot for movies.

    29.97 fps is for NTSC video

    25 fps is for PAL video

    Handbrake has never gotten a frame rate wrong on a DVD I've ripped when set to "detect" the DVD's frame rate.

    Careful when ripping NTSC video, people sometimes will do it at 29fps or 30fps, which will, eventually cause the audio to lose synch.
  5. Dark Lain thread starter macrumors member

    Dark Lain

    Apr 29, 2005
    Thanks for all the responses. It would still be nice to know how to tell the framerate of the dvd playback.

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