PC DVD-ROM a possible solution to PAL speedup? The way I understand it, a PAL DVD contains all of the individual frames of the original film but instead of playing 24fps, they are sped up to 25fps. What technological barriers are there to just slowing down the playback of the frames to 24fps? It is already possible to step through each frame using the pause/step feature of every software DVD player ever made. You could then output the video via upconverted HDTV or in native resolution to a multi-sync RGB device (monitor, CRT projector data projector). The hard part would be the audio. However, now that people are figuring out how to implement real-time multi-channel encoders in software, I'm sure someone could create a chip that could play the 48Khz audio-stream at 46.08Khz and resample to 48Khz on the fly. What am I not considering? -Mike ------------------ .o0o.o0o.o0o.o0o.o0o.o0o.o0o.o0o.o0o.o0o.o0o.o0o.o 0o. void *: Finger to spiritual emptiness underlying everything .o0o.o0o.o0o.o0o.o0o.o0o.o0o.o0o.o0o.o0o.o0o.o0o.o 0o.