Talk:Regional coding

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I think the content in here is good, but there's gotta be a more comprehensible name for it? Also, parts of this overlap with Electrical systems, and should be moved from there to here. (WT-en) Jpatokal 11:16, 16 February 2008 (EST)

How current?[edit]

Most recent updates to this occur in 2008. A great deal of change has likely occurred since then. Can someone who knows update this...or if details remain current, at least give us some assurance? Regards, Hennejohn (talk) 19:34, 29 September 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Recent edit[edit]

In this edit a paragraph was removed; the edit comment described it as an "anti-DRM rant". I disagree & want to put most of it back, though I'd eliminate the spurious dig "it's all about money spinning". I'm objecting only to the deletion here; the added text seems fine to me.

Other opinions? Pashley (talk) 08:39, 4 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I wrote that paragraph many years ago when we were still at Wikitravel. I would say go ahead and restore it. The dog2 (talk) 01:23, 5 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I restored it & edited some. Other opinions still needed. Pashley (talk) 04:44, 5 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I agree with the paragraph, but I understand the reaction. We don't have to pretend it is an anti-piracy feature, but we can try to write in a tone a little more neutral. I think that paragraph is fine now.
The added paragraph was is at least partly redundant with the paragraph now between the two, the former telling the same points from the companies' perspective. We don't have to say both "a movie may not be released on DVD in Australia for months [...]" and "could be released on DVD in the United States before it is exported [...]".
There is also the fundamental though fault: "Works can also be localized differently in different regions; a German-language dub may be seen in Europe but have little to no use in Australia." Just print "German version" on the cover, no DRM needed. Why can't they allow a German exchange student to watch their German dub in Australia?
LPfi (talk) 17:03, 8 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]