>>229101 I think that most people would tell you it is simply 576i as being PAL and that is that. I don't have the physical discs, but it is certain that it is interlaced and possibly has the additional flags necessary to play as progressive if you had such a player that could pick up on them.
The Russian DVD rip used for the OP .webm certainly looks nicer than the NTSC rips in "The Raccoons Collection" torrent and opening it with MediaInfo I can see that the scan type is "progressive", PAL, at a framerate of 25 fps. It isn't known if this was done by de-interlacing the original interlaced video or not, but there is a chance it is directly from the DVD.
I would kill for this LaserDisc of "Raccoons on Ice" but unfortunately I missed this auction...
>>229106 "In the diagram the top waveform represents the composite video signal direct frequency modulated (FM) on a top carrier frequency of 7.1MHz. The two audio signals (left & right) are modulated onto sub-carriers at 684kHz and 1066kHz and are combined with it in such a way as the resulting clipped FM signal becomes an analogue code for the modulated signals. In this the pit represents the video part of the signal and the spacing between them 9lands) determines the audio signal. Both the length of the pits and the space in between them varies independently, in accordance with the strength of the signals."
Pretty cool reading about it, I never actually looked too deeply into it. I just always thought LaserDiscs were were awesome because of their beautiful cover art. I absolutely love how the video is purely analog and the audio can either be analog or digital.
>>229105 I know about flags, and that players can ignore those. But how do you ignore the flags if you play all your DVDs on a laptop with an external drive? Cause I play all my DVDs on my laptop with an external drive. In VLC. Can a computer wizard help me out? Oh, and I am a Mac user.
P.S. I have Birdy the Mighty Decode discs from the UK, and it is 25fps progressive. No artifacts whatsoever.