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01-03-2003, 04:29 PM
i've just got me a new DVD player. and i wanted to know what codec and where can i get it from to put a film on to cd to play it back on the DVD player. Also what size (px) would i have to put it in for a PAL TV.
thanks for any help.
01-04-2003, 09:10 PM
you can buy 3rd party codecs, but typically DVD playing software will have them built in.
there's a free DVD playing program called "video lan". get it here:
to take full advantage of PAL resolution, set your tv-out resolution to 800x600. any less and the PAL DVD image will have to be downscaled, resulting in some ugly aliasing.
01-04-2003, 09:15 PM
yeah i just needed the codec to convert my movies from quicktime and divx to one that my DVD player can read. (forgot to put that its a TV DVD, stand alone one, not one on my computer)...
01-04-2003, 09:49 PM
oh right, gotcha.
DVD "codec" is just mpeg2. encode any movie in mpeg2, and use DVD authoring software to burn it to a DVD, and your home DVD will play it.
01-14-2006, 02:00 AM
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