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2006-02-06, 07:22 AM
Hey all,

Am i missing something here? I cant seem to find out how to tell if my dvds I just received in a trade are ntsc or PAL. Is there a program that can analyze the disc to find that out?

If someone could point me in the right direction , I would appreciate it.


2006-02-06, 08:53 AM
You can use Gspot. There's a link for it in the video BT seeding policy.

2006-02-06, 08:59 AM
THanks for the help :)

2006-03-31, 07:42 PM
I downloaded a copy of GSpot 2.21 and loaded in a VOB file. It hardly tells me anything. I looked to see what the frame rate was and it shows "n.a." I even tried the "render" function and nothing was updated.

In fact, all of the video and audio codec information says "n.a."

What didn't I do that I was supposed to do in order to see the data associated with the video?

Is there an alternate method for VOB files to determine whether the video is NTSC or PAL?

EDIT: Ok, never mind...I see that I needed version 2.52 for this to work.

2006-04-02, 09:49 AM
I use CyberLink PowerDVD, if you click on configuration>information while
the DVD (or files on your HD) are playing you'll get all the info you need.

Here's an example from "The Who - Houston Summit 1975"

Player Information:
Player Region Code: Not Specified
Current Drive: *:
Title Region Code: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, All

Display Information:
Video Mode: Bob
Display Mode: DirectDraw
FourCC Code: YUY2
Surface Type: Overlay

Video Attributes:
Video compression mode: MPEG-2
TV system: 525/60 (NTSC)
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Display Mode: Both Pan&scan and Letterbox
Source picture resolution: 720x480 (525/60)
Frame Rate: 30.00
Source picture letterboxed: Not letterboxed
Bitrate: 3.80Mbps

Audio Attributes:
Audio Coding mode: Dolby Digital
Sampling Rate: 48kHz
Audio application mode: Not specified
Number of Audio channels: 6
Bitrate: 448 Kbps
Number of Audio streams: 1

Subpicture Attribute: Not Available

Hardware Information:
Processor: Intel(R) XEON(TM) CPU running at 1994 MHz
3DNow! Technology: Not Detected
Enhanced 3DNow! Technology: Not Detected
3DNow! Professional Technology: Not Detected
IA MMX Technology: In Use
IA Streaming SIMD Extensions: In Use
IA SSE 2: In Use
Video Accelerator: DirectX VA (not in use)
Multispeaker Audio Device: SoundMAX Digital Audio (not in use)
SPDIF Output Device: Not Detected

2006-04-02, 06:42 PM
I use IFO Edit. Makes it easy to change back and forth as needed (if you need to do that -- but it makes it really clear what's NTSC and what's PAL).