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PAL / NTSC confusion

Discussion in 'MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 encoding (AVI to DVD)' started by takemyars, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. takemyars

    takemyars Member

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    Hi, i downloaded a movie in .avi form in NTSC and as i live in the UK i usually convert to PAL, but this time left it in NTSC and found the quality much better after changing to mpeg.

    Im about to burn it to vcd and am wondering if it will play OK on my TV since it will be in the wrong format. What does anyone think about this? Thanks!
     
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    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    all of our equipment is built to deal w/ PAL & NTSC here in the U.K (TV's and stand alone DVD Players)

    you should have no problems at all

    when I use Nero to burn VCD it is set to PAL personally , but I wouldn't expect you to have any nightmares_X_X_X_X_X_[small][​IMG]
    I give you all these seed bearing plants & 'erbs to use...[/small]
     
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    But if your TV is Only meant to display Pal Video then it will Not work properly...It is Quite widely believed that Pal video Produces better Quality because it is Usually Progressive and has about 20% Greater Vertical resolution..BUT if you are encodeing NTSC Video to Pal useing something Like Tmpgenc then I can see why you get better results with NTSC Because Tmpgenc Can not Properly Convert NTSC to Pal so you Can get Sync Problems and you Can Get Jumpy Playback..if you do a Proper NTSC/Pal conversion then you will get Better results...Cheers_X_X_X_X_X_[small]It"s better to be Pissed Off than Pissed On!!![/small]
     
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  4. herbsman

    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    99% of all TV's bought in U.K within the last 7yrs [bold]will [/bold] handle either PAL (which is Europe's predominant format) or NTSC.
     
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