Area Code - is one thing - TV-System another.
iDVD can only do - Region Zero = Plays everywhere.
TV-System is in great NTSC (29.97 frames per sec) or PAL (25 fps) (SECAM - very rare - not my topic)
NTSC - USA and Japan etc.
PAL - mostly EU
You can put a NTSC movie into a PAL iDVD Project - Result will be very BAD and Choppy/Jumpy. AND most often not needed as most PAL DVD-Players Play back NTSC.
The other way around also "works" BUT here it is necessary as FEW NTSC DVD-Players playback PAL.
To get this OK then instead
• in iMovie - Export as full quality QuickTime .mov
• Use - JES_Deinterlacer (free on internet) - to convert from 29.97fps to 25fps and
• then use this new QT.mov in a 25fps (PAL) iDVD project
Result very good and alternatyive pro. ways costs are astronomical and better result barely noticable.
Yours Bengt W
Here is the bit that Bengt forgot to answer!
DVD Player: About DVD-Video Regions
Region encoding is the mechanism that enables motion picture studios to control the worldwide release of their movies. It is required by the DVD Forum (http://www.dvdforum.org/forum.shtml) in all commercial hardware DVD players. Every DVD-Video disc contains one byte of data representing a region code, which limits where the disc can be played.
Once you have changed the region settingon your Mac five times it is set in stone for ever.
Try using VLC for playback instead:
Hi, I thank you both for your help. Even I can't accept the 5 time five time changings. I travel between Germany and USA and everytime I bring a DVD I have the same problem?
I would like to install this VLC Player. This might be the onliest way to handle it.
Next time I search for the right community