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Re: How to check whether a video DVD has the format PAL?



On Sat, 20 Jan 2007 20:49:52 -0500, David C. chipman wrote:

> Hi Paul, 
> 
> 		First of all, I'm no video DVD expert, but I'm not sure
> the video format (PAL/NTSC) matters. It's a digital compressed video
> format (MPEG2, IIRC) on the DVD. It's the player that does the Digital
> to analogue conversion (where PAL-vs-NTSC comes into play). None
> of that, of course prevents regional encoding (a different issue), of
> course. Later, 
> 
> 			-David Chipman
>

Here are some programs that report the format: lsdvd, tcprobe, mplayer,
qvamps, probably others. For lsdvd install streamdvd-streamanalyze from
livna. For tcprobe install transcode from livna as well (very powerful).


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