Originally Posted by solipsism
What do you mean by sped up movies? I've never experienced this.
If you've ever watched a PAL DVD on a television, then you have.
Films are shot at 24 fps
PAL is 25 fps
Rather than convert the 24 fps source material into a 25 fps file, PAL dvds simply play back the file at 1.041666666 x real-time.
Whilst this is necessary for older PAL displays that will only display at 25 fps, modern displays such as LCD, DLP, plasma etc don't inherently have this limitation, but for some reason, they still have the limitation artificially applied. It would be nice if DVD players had a 24 fps output mode, and modern displays a 24 fps input mode, so that we europeans can watch the film un-altered.
It would also be nice if Apple implemented a 24 fps play-back mode in the DVD player application.