I have been trying to watch a Pal format video on my pc - without success. It actually shows the programme details on screen but will not play it. Is there anything I can download to allow this. I have Internet Explorer.
Thank you. Keith.
Where are you getting the video from? DVD or is it on line?
It is actually on a DVD. I think it's from the U,S,
Usually USA DVDs are NTSC and European are PAL, so it should play it if European player. Otherwise have a look here.
Look at the disk it will say whether it is PAL or NTSC. You can chasnge the region on a computer DVD up to 5 times then it remains fixed.
Thanks for that info. I did try changing the region to USA and as that didn't work I tried France - I think they are region 1 & 2 but neither worked.
What is the program that you are using to try to watch the DVD?
Well I have Windows Media player. It was priced in US dollars but doesn't work on region 1 or 2. It does say 'Pal' on the dvd. It loads all the titles up but if I click on them nothing happens.
Try VLC player but I don't hold out much hope. It may well be a duff DVD.
Is it a genuine DVD or a copy from China etc. Where did you buy it, eBay or a reputable company. Does it not say what region it is mastered to on the disk.
Even genuine DVDs sometime will not play in Windows Media Player unless you install a new codec. Load K-Lite Codec Pack and it will ensure you have a satisfactory codec.
Thanks for your suggestions - I will try them. Keith
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