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do .avi or .mpg video files have regions?

Discussion in 'DVD-ROM drives' started by gakembe2, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. gakembe2

    gakembe2 Member

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    Hi,

    I can't find a hack for my laptop computer's DVD player to make it region-free, so I have a limited number of switches. My question is: if I play a divx/.avi/.mpg or other video file that was burnt onto a DVD (they're just data discs with video files, not actual DVDs), do they correspond to a certain region? I'm not sure if video files have region limitations. Thanks!
     
  2. Mr_Del

    Mr_Del Regular member

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    I would not call it region specific but they can be brodcast specific. An AVI or MPG can be in NTSC (USA) or PAL (most of western Europe) If the file is in PAL format it will not play in USA DVD players without conversion to NTSC. Same goes the other way arround. There are a number of programs that will tell you what brodcast it is in. 29FPS is PAL and 25FPS is NTSC.

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