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Old August 25 2013, 07:14 PM   #65
SpHeRe31459
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Re: Old Star Trek TOS DVD's

CommishSleer wrote: View Post
This is very unscientific of me but I'm playing the 1999 double episode DVD Tholian Web against the 2004 unremastered Tholian Web DVD on two computers.

The double episode DVD I have is region 1 and the later version is Region 4 which shouldn't make any difference.
The players on the different computers say that the 1999 version is 50.0 minutes while the 2004 version is 48:13.
The region matters very much. Region 4 includes countries which use PAL, region 1 is NTSC. The native framerates of the two standards are different, PAL has a well known ~4% speedup applied to content that originated from film. Hence why your 2004 copies run time is a little bit shorter. However, nothing is cut.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/576i#PAL_speed-up

50 mins (Region 1) x 4% = 2 mins, which is what you see in the Region 4 run time: ~48 mins.

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