RE: why won't this video play?

Rick Faaberg (
Fri, 21 Jun 2002 10:44:27 -0700 (PDT)

"PAL" is not NTSC, which is what most NA VCRs play.


-----Original Message-----
From: Renee Zurn []
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 10:30 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: why won't this video play?

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