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RE: VHS-DVD

Postby yankumi » Tue 11.22.2005 1:18 am

Unless you have a multi-regional DVD player, you will not be able to play a DVD from Japan, as the format is different. Same for VHS. However, CDs are not formatted by region and it will not matter.
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RE: VHS-DVD

Postby Harisenbon » Tue 11.22.2005 1:58 am

DVD files that are made by individuals on their computer are not USUALLY region encoded, and can be played on DVD players worldwide. Purchased DVDs are a different matter, however.

VHS are viewable in both American and Japan, but not England, as they use the PAL system of video encoding.

CDs are playable the world over.
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RE: VHS-DVD

Postby james_scoltock » Tue 11.22.2005 8:13 am

You can watch any video from anywhere as long as you have an NTSC video player...
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RE: VHS-DVD

Postby oryxz » Tue 11.22.2005 11:23 am

Why dont you told her just save the video in divx format instead. If that happen then no need to worry about region dvd. But if she does encoded the video in divx, only dvd player that can play divx format able to play the file or simply just use your computer to watch them.
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RE: VHS-DVD

Postby ParanoiaK3 » Tue 11.22.2005 3:57 pm

Her> Save video on computer in format your-computer-friendly, email it to you.

You> Open it and watch
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RE: VHS-DVD

Postby fusian » Sun 12.11.2005 3:55 am

NTSC videos cannot play PAL videos so thats out. DVD's written by normal people have an option of selecting region 0 - no region, region 1 - usa, region 2 - europe
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