Re: why won't this video play?

Chris (
Fri, 21 Jun 2002 10:41:35 -0700 (PDT)


Your friend has a SECAM or PAL videocassette which does not
play on USA systems. She needs to check her yellow pages under
Video Production/Transfer Houses, and call around to get a
SECAM, (or PAL) VHS transfered to NTSC. It can cost anywhere from
25 to 100$.

Chris Maybach


Renee Zurn wrote:
> A patron called today and asked about a video a friend purchased in France while on vacation. She called the library for help when she could not play the video in her VCR and described the video and what is wrong.
> When she plays the tape the screen is black with "snow" and there is sound, in English, but he is speaking a little faster then on US tapes. The video is from Montopomasse Productions, labeled VHS PAL English, Hi-Fi Stereo, Reunion DES.
> Any ideas? Thanks.
> Renee Zurn
> Duluth Public Library
> 520 W. Superior St.
> Duluth MN 55806