International Video Standards

DVD standards

The Complying with EU competition law DVDs are created as Region 0 DVDs. They are specified to play on PCs worldwide.

Region 0 All regions

Region 1 U.S., Canada, U.S. Territories

Region 2 Japan, Europe, South Africa, and Middle East (including Egypt) 

Region 3 Southeast Asia and East Asia (including Hong Kong) 

Region 4 Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean 

Region 5 Eastern Europe (Former Soviet Union), Indian subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, and Mongolia

Region 6 Peoples Republic of China

Region 7 Reserved

Region 8 Special international venues (airplanes, cruise ships, etc.)


DVD video standards

NTSC and PAL are the most widely used video standards in the world. 

PAL countries include: Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina (PAL-N), Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brunei, Cameroon, Canary Islands, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Gibralter, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, North Korea, Kuwait, Liberia, Luxembourg, Madeira, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay (PAL-N), Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Siera Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay (PAL-N), Yeman, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe. 

NTSC countries include: USA, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Burma, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Greenland, Guam, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, St. Kitts, Saipan, Samoa, Surinam, Taiwan, Tobago, Trinidad, Venezuela, Virgin Islands.

This information was gathered from various sources. Van Bael & Bellis is not responsible for any inaccuracies. To ensure you order the correct version, you are advised to check the standard of your DVD player and TV.