Ok now I’m baffled.
My girlfriend was asking me to decrypt her german DVD’s. She says that they won’t play on her stand alone DVD player since they have the regional code for germany.
So I’m getting ready to do this when I think back to this thread. And I think to myself, “self, if an NTSC format DVD won’t play on a stand alone DVD player in germany, why would a PAL formatted DVD play on a USA stand alone DVD player regional code or not?”.
So I tell my girlfriend that it likely will not work because the format of the DVD video file is different. And then she pulls out another german DVD, which she claims works just fine on the stand alone player because it lacks the regional code.
So I take a look, and sure enough it does play fine. I look on the back of the DVD case and guess what it says? “PAL format”.
What the?? Am I missing somehting? Why does the PAL DVD play on the this USA DVD player? I checked the manual for the DVD player (It’s a KLH Digital DVD8350), and it mentiones NOTHING about it being able to play PAL format DVD’s.
So I’m confused, can someone explain this to me?
And also, if I re-author her other german DVD’s (taking out the regional code, but NOT changing the video format) will they play normally?