Completely Average High School Student
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if a blu-ray is PAL it'll commonly say 1080i/50 or 1080i/25 on the back usuallyHi guys and girls,
Question, is there a way to confirm a dvd/blu ray title is Pal or NTSC
Does it state it on the disk or box
Or is there another method.
For the EU yes. For the US it would then be 1080i/60 or 1080i/30 as they always use NTSC (see below).if a blu-ray is PAL it'll commonly say 1080i/50 or 1080i/25 on the back usually
It was a random request.For the EU yes. For the US it would then be 1080i/60 or 1080i/30 as they always use NTSC (see below).
@Captaaainuniverse , PAL is used in a lot more countries besides the UK, in fact most of Europe uses PAL, except for France which uses SECAM. In general NTSC = US, PAL = EU. For more information and what country uses which standard see this Wiki article.
Also as far as I know there are no releases in the US which are in PAL, but the other way around happens. I know that MVM has some NTSC DVD released. This is simple because most PAL DVD players can play NTSC discs, but on the other hand most NTSC DVD players aren't able to play PAL discs.
There might be other options, but in general you could see it when ripping a DVD with something like MakeMKV and look into it with something like MediaInfo.
@Denny Fisher , are there specific titles you wish to know if they are PAL or NTSC?
They didn't specify but I believe it was the dvd version.If it's the BD release and it mentions 1080p on the back then it's never PAL or NTSC but just 23,976 fps as per the BD specifications. It's indeed a different story when it mentions 1080i. On the other hand AFAIK K-On was always 1080p in the JP, UK and US releases.