COUNTRY
SYSTEM
COUNTRY
SYSTEM
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Antigua
Arab Republic
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bermuda
Bolivia
Bophuthatswana
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Canada
Central African Repub.
Chad
Chile
China
Taiwan Providence
Columbia
Republic of Congo
Costa Rica
Cuba
Cyprus
Czechoslovakia
Denmark
Djbouti
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Equitorial Guinea
Ethopia
Finland
France
French Guiana
French Polynesia
Gabon
Germany
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greece
Guadeloupe
Guatemala
Guinea
Hati
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kampuchea
Kenya
Korea
Peoples Rep.of Korea
Kuwait
PAL
SECAM
PAL
PAL
NTSC
SECAM
PAL
PAL
PAL
NTSC
PAL
PAL
NTSC
PAL
NA
SECAM
NTSC
NTSC
PAL
PAL
NTSC
PAL
SECAM
SECAM
SECAM
PAL
NTSC
SECAM
SECAM
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
NTSC
SECAM
NTSC
NTSC
SECAM
SECAM III
PAL
SECAM
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
NA
PAL
PAL
SECAM
SECAM
SECAM
SECAM
PAL
PAL
SECAM
SECAM
SECAM
NTSC
PAL
SECAM
NTSC
PAL
SECAM
PAL
SECAM
PAL
SECAM
SECAM
PAL
PAL
PAL
SECAM
NTSC
NTSC
PAL
NA
PAL
NTSC
NA
PAL
Lebanon
Liberia
Lyban Arab Republic
Luxembourg
Macau
Madagascar
Malaysia
Maldives
Malta
Martinique
Mauritius
Mexico
Monaco
Mongolia
Moracco
Mozambique
Nepal
Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Qatar
Reunion
Romania
St. Kits
St. Pierre
St. Vincent
Samoa (American)
S. Arabia
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Somali Republic
South Africa
South-West Africa
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Surinam
Swariland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Tanzania
Thialand
Tago
Trinidan & Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Uganda
Union of Myanmar
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdon
United States
Uraguay
Russia
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen Arab Republic
Yemen
Yugoslavia
Zaire Republic
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Portugal
SECAM
PAL
SECAM
SECAM/PAL
PAL
SECAM
PAL
PAL
PAL
SECAM
NTSC
NTSC
SECAM/PAL
SECAM
SECAM
PAL
PAL
PAL
NTSC
SECAM
PAL
NTSC
SECAM
PAL
PAL
PAL
PAL
NTSE
PAL
NTSE
NTSE
SECAM
PAL
SECAM
PAL
NTSE
SECAM
NTSE
NTSE
SECAM/PAL
SECAM
PAL
PAL
PAL
PAL
PAL
PAL
PAL
PAL
PAL
NTSE
PAL
PAL
PAL
PAL
PAL
PAL
SECAM
NTSE
PAL
PAL
NTSE
PAL
PAL
PAL
NTSE
PAL
SECAM
NTSE
NA
PAL
NA
PAL
SECAM
PAL
PAL
PAL
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Prices for NTSC to or from PAL or SECAM

From 1-120 minutes - $15.95 + cost of DVD or videotape
Over 120 minutes - $21.95 + cost of DVD or videotape


Foreign Conversions
DVD Region Codes

Almost all commercial DVDs that are sold have what is called a "region code" (also called "regional code"), which only allows the DVD to be played on DVD players that have this region code, and the only DVD players that typically do have this region code are those sold in that same region. For example, almost all DVDs and DVD players sold in North America have a region code of "1", and DVDs with a region code of "1" can only be played on DVD players with that same region code. Similarly, almost all DVDs and DVD players sold in Germany have a region code of "2", and DVDs with a region code of "2" can only be played on DVD players with that same region code. What this means is that if you live in North America and order a DVD from Germany, it probably will not play on your DVD player.

The region code refers to a geographic region of the world rather than the language of the DVD. For example, North American DVDs may be in English, French, or Spanish, but all have region code "1", while DVDs from the U.K., France, and Spain all have a region code of "2", as do those from other countries of Western Europe. The region code, which in some languages is referred to as a "country code" (cf. German Ländercode), usually appears on the back of DVD cases toward the bottom, and may be represented merely as a number or as a number within a stylized or squashed globe. Here are the region codes in widespread use today:

DVD Region Codes

Code Where
1 USA & Canada
2 Europe & Japan
3 South East Asia
4 Latin America & Australia
5 Russia, Rest of Asia and Africa
6 China
8 International Venues, Cruise Ships, Planes, etc.



Blu-ray Region Codes

Blu-ray Discs use a much simpler region-code system than DVD with only three regions, labeled A, B and C.

Code Where
A Americas, East and South East Asia
B Europe, Africa, Oceania, Middle East, French teritories, Greenland
C Central and South Asia; Mongolia, Russia, and People's Republic of China.