I want to send a dvd / video to my friends and family abroad, which system do they use?

Video / television systems vary around the world, country by country can be different.

Here is a list of the systems used.

ABU DHABI - PAL
AFGHANISTAN - PAL
AJMAN - PAL ALBANIA - PAL
ALGERIA - PAL
ANDORRA - PAL
ANTIGUA - NTSC
ANTILLES, NETHERLANDS - NTSC
ARGENTINA - PAL-N
ARUBA - NTSC
AUSTRALIA - PAL
AUSTRIA - PAL
AZORES - PAL NTSC
BAHAMAS - NTSC
BAHRAIN - PAL
BANGLADESH - PAL
BARBADOS - NTSC
BELAU - NTSC
BELGIUM - PAL
BELIZE - NTSC
BENIN - SECAM BERMUDA - NTSC
BOLIVIA - NTSC
BOPHUTHATSWANA - PAL
BOTSWANA - PAL I
BRAZIL - PAL M
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS - NTSC
BRUNEI - PAL
BULGARIA - SECAM V
BURKINA FASO - SECAM
BURMA - NTSC
BURUNDI - SECAM
CAMBODIA (KAMPUCHEA) - PAL
CAMEROON - PAL
CANADA - NTSC
CANARY ISLANDS - PAL
CAYMAN ISLANDS - NTSC
CENTRAL AFRICAN REP. - SECAM
CHAD - SECAM
CHANNEL ISLANDS - PAL
CHILE - NTSC
CHINA, PEOPLES REPUBLIC - PAL
CHINA, TAIWAN - NTSC
CISKEI - PAL COLOMBIA - NTSC
CONGO - SECAM V
COSTA RICA - NTSC
CUBA - NTSC
CURAAO - NTSC
CYPRUS - PAL
CZECHOSLOVAKIA - SECAM V
DENMARK - PAL
DIEGO GARCIA - NTSC
DJIBOUTI - SECAM V
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - NTSC
DUBAI - PAL
ECUADOR - NTSC
EGYPT - PAL
EL SALVADOR - NTSC
EQUATORIAL GUINEA - SECAM
ETHIOPIA - PAL
FALKLAND ISLANDS - PAL
FAROE ISLANDS - PAL
FIJI - NTSC
FINLAND - PAL
FRANCE - SECAM V
FRENCH POLYNESIA - SECAM H
FUJAIRAH - PAL
GABON - SECAM
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS - NTSC
GERMANY - SECAM (OLD) PAL(NEW)
GHANA - PAL
GIBRALTAR - PAL GRANADA - NTSC
GREECE - SECAM H
GREENLAND - PAL
GREENLAND (US FORCES)- NTSC
GUADELOUPE - SECAM V GUAM - NTSC
GUATEMALA - NTSC
GUINEA REPUBLIC - PAL
GUYANA (French) - SECAM V
GUYANA REPUBLIC - NTSC
HAITI - SECAM V
HONDURAS - NTSC
HONG KONG - PAL
HUNGARY - PAL
ICELAND - PAL
INDIA - VARIOUS, MOSTLY PAL
INDONESIA - PAL
IRAN - SECAM H
IRAQ - SECAM H
IRELAND - PAL
ISRAEL - PAL
ITALY - PAL
IVORY COAST - SECAM V
JAMAICA - NTSC
JAPAN - NTSC
JIBUTI - SECAM V
JOHNSTON ATOLL ISLAND - NTSC
JORDAN - PAL
KENYA - PAL
KOREA, NORTH - SECAM V NTSC
KOREA, SOUTH - NTSC
KUWAIT - PAL
LAOS REPUBLIC - PAL-M
LAOS - SECAM V
LEBANON - SECAM V
LEEWARD ISLANDS - NTSC
LESOTHO - PAL
LIBERIA - PAL
LIBYA - PAL
LIECHTENSTEIN - PAL SECAM V
LUXEMBOURG - PAL SECAM
MACAU - PAL
MADAGASCAR - SECAM V
MADEIRA - PAL
MALAYSIA - PAL
MALDIVES - PAL
MALI - SECAM
MALTA - PAL
MARIANA ISLANDS - NTSC
MARTINIQUE - SECAM V
MAURITANIA - SECAM H
MAURITIUS - SECAM
MAYOTTE - SECAM
MEXICO - NTSC
MICRONESIA - NTSC
MIDWAY ISLAND - NTSC
MONACO - PAL SECAM V
MONGOLIA - SECAM
MONTENEGRO - PAL
MONTSERRAT - NTSC
MOROCCO - SECAM V
MOZAMBIQUE - PAL
NAMIBIA - PAL
NEPAL - PAL
NETHERLANDS - PAL
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES - NTSC
NEW CALEDONIA - SECAM V
NEW GUINEA, PAPUA - PAL
NEW ZEALAND - PAL
NICARAGUA - NTSC
NIGER - SECAM V
NIGERIA - PAL
NORWAY - PAL
OKINAWA (JAPAN, US FORCES) - NTSC
OMAN - PAL
PAKISTAN - PAL
PANAMA - NTSC
PARAGUAY - PAL-N
PERU - NTSC PHILIPPINES - NTSC
POLAND - PAL
POLYNESIA, FRENCH - SECAM H
PONAPE - NTSC
PORTUGAL - PAL
PUERTO RICO (USA) - NTSC
QATAR - PAL
RAS AL-KHAIMAH - PAL
REUNION ISLAND - SECAM V
ROMANIA - PAL
SABA ISLAND - NTSC
SABAH & SARAWAK - PAL
SAIPAN - NTSC
SAMOA - NTSC
SAN ANDREAS ISLANDS - NTSC
SAN MARINO - PAL
SAO TOME & PRINCIPE - PAL
SAUDI ARABIA - SECAM H
SAUDI ARABIA (ARAMCO) - PAL
SENEGAL - SECAM V
SERBIA - PAL
SEYCHELLES - PAL
SHARJAH - PAL
SIERRA LEONE - PAL
SINGAPORE - PAL
SOCIETY ISLANDS - SECAM H
SOMALIA - PAL
SOUTH AFRICA - PAL I
SOVIET REPUBLICS - SECAM
SPAIN - PAL
SRI LANKA - PAL
ST. CROIX - NTSC
ST. JOHN - NTSC
ST. KITTS & NEVIS - NTSC
ST. MAARTEN - NTSC
ST. PIERRE & MIQUELON - SECAM V
ST. THOMAS - NTSC
SUDAN - PAL
SURINAME - NTSC
SWAZILAND - PAL
SWEDEN - PAL
SWITZERLAND - PAL
SYRIA - PAL (SECAM H?)
TAHITI (Fr. Poly) - SECAM H
TAIWAN - NTSC
TANZANIA - PAL
THAILAND - PAL
TIBET (CHINA)- PAL
TOGO - SECAM V
TORTOLA (Br. Virgin Islands) - NTSC
TRANSKEI - PAL
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO - NTSC
TRUST ISLANDS OF THE PACIFIC - NTSC
TUNISIA - SECAM V
TURKEY - PAL
UGANDA - PAL
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - PAL
UNITED KINGDOM - PAL
UMM AL-QUWAIN - PAL
UPPER VOLTA - SECAM V
URUGUAY - PAL-N
US VIRGIN ISLANDS - NTSC
USA - NTSC
USSR (SOVIET REPUBLICS) - SECAM
VATICAN - PAL
VENDA - PAL
VENEZUELA - NTSC
VIETNAM SECAM NTSC
VIRGIN ISLANDS - NTSC
YEMEN ARAB REPUBLIC - PAL NTSC
YUGOSLAVIA - PAL
ZAIRE - SECAM V
ZAMBIA - PAL
ZIMBABWE - PAL

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