[sw-l] DVD formatting around the world...;-)

Stuart Thiessen sw at PASSITONSERVICES.ORG
Sat Jul 31 00:14:07 UTC 2004


I don't know alot about it, but apparently the industry has divided the
world into Regions. And each region has its own format. So for example,
I think the US is in Region 1 but UK is in Region 2.  I know of one DVD
movie that is out for Region 2 but not for Region 1. So US viewers
cannot see it without having a Region 2 DVD player.

Again, I haven't researched it much, but I wonder too if it has
something to do with the different TV standards in each country.  I
might go browsing to see if I can find anything on the web about it.

It may also be that there are different versions of MPEG. I noticed you
called it an MPEG2.  Perhaps you only have the software to read MPEG
version 1?  Again, I haven't yet gotten fully into the video stuff yet,
so I am only guessing.

Thanks,

Stuart

Valerie Sutton wrote:

> SignWriting List
> July 30, 2004
>
> Hello Stefan and Everyone -
> Thank you for this message and I am glad you can make PNGs. But I know
> that some people do not know how to make PNGs, so I am asking what is
> the name of the computer software that you use, to create PNGs on the
> PC? smile...
>
> And I want to see your DVD too! It is interesting to learn about the
> problems between formats. Does anyone on the SW list know about the
> issues of formatting DVSs, so that they play on computers around the
> world with no problems?  Val ;-)
>
> ------------------
>
>
> On Jul 30, 2004, at 4:00 PM, Stefan Woehrmann wrote:
>
>> Hi Val,
>>
>> no problem to create .png  is no problem ;-)
>>
>> Stefan ;-))
>>
>> PS. I am really sorry about the not working DVD - perhaps it is a
>> EUROPEAN
>> PAL - problem ??
>>
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>> Von: owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
>> [mailto:owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu]Im Auftrag von Valerie
>> Sutton
>> Gesendet: Freitag, 30. Juli 2004 22:25
>> An: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
>> Betreff: Re: AW: [sw-l] The old list still active
>>
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>> SignWriting List
>> July 30, 2004
>>
>> Stefan Woehrmann wrote:
>>
>>> can you read the PUDL -SW Document offline as well in your  mail -
>>> folder?
>>
>>
>> Jerry Spillman wrote:
>>
>>> Yes, I am able to use the PUDL e-mail document offline, also.  In my
>>> e-mail program it renders the same, both online and offline.  If you
>>> want me to manipulate it in some way to experiment, let me know.  I
>>> still have the original Valerie sent out.  I am not sure of the
>>> process PUDL uses to attach or insert the graphic, but it appears
>>> similarly to what NETSCAPE presents as a picture inline when you use
>>> the "Insert picture" function in the mail program.
>>>
>>>  For the .gif picture I e-mailed to the list yesterday, I used the
>>> "Attach file" function, which on my browser then shows the file as an
>>> attachment AND shows the file in line with the text in the text
>>> window.  However, some e-mail programs such as Lotus Notes will not
>>> show the picture in-line no matter how you set the mail browser.  I
>>> have that difficulty with my computer at work, however, the picture is
>>> still available, just not as convenient.
>>
>>
>>
>> Val's comment....
>>
>> Hi Jerry, and Stefan and everyone -
>> Regarding the email feature in PUDL...it has great potential and soon
>> will be officially available on SignBank.org. And at that time, when we
>> all try to use it from SignBank.org, we can establish some guidelines
>> for users. I suspect that people will have different experiences,
>> depending on their computers, their internet connections, and their
>> knowledge of using computers...so right now, don't worry about it too
>> much and let us get this transfer done...and then when it is stable, we
>> will start sending email in SignWriting - that will be wonderful!
>>
>> By the way, although the GIF format is well-known and I have used it
>> for years, the PNG format is becoming more and more accepted in the
>> world. So I hope that all of you can find a way to make PNGs...Does
>> anyone have suggestions in the PC world? What graphics programs create
>> PNGs?  Val ;-)
>>
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