iDVD: regions? NTSC/PAL?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by zfilipov, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. zfilipov macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2009
    Hi, could somebody please explain the differences between regions and NTSC/PAL?

    I know that US and Canada are region 1, most of Europe is region 2, etc. and I know that US is NTSC and Europe is PAL. I am burning a home video from the United States and sending it to Serbia (in Europe). I know that it's quicker to share it online, but many of my relatives don't have internet. So, how can I burn a DVD in the US using iDVD that will play in Serbia??? Please.
  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Region code is what the studios use to make more money. It's not added by iDVD.

    You do have to choose between NTSC and PAL in iDVD setting though.
    google: idvd burn pal
  3. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    PAL and NTSC are two incompatible video standards but many DVD players in Europe will play both PAL and NTSC DVDs. You can ask your relatives if their DVD player supports both formats 'cause if it does you'll task will be much easier. :)

  4. AVR2 macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2006
    FWIW, *all* European DVD players will handle both PAL and NTSC. It's a requirement of the Region 2 spec, since for some strange reason, Japan (NTSC) is part of Region 2.
  5. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    The TV would also have to support NTSC if the player does not convert.
  6. AVR2 macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2006
    The majority of European TVs handle both PAL and NTSC natively, with no conversion needed.

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