I'm making an interactive educational CD for my client. It's a study guide for a documentary film. The film, on a companion DVD being prepped for both the US and European market. Each market gets a different DVD version, ie NTSC or PAL. That disc will be for playback on both a DVD player and computers.
My intention is to create one Educator's Guide disc that can be used in both markets (for use on computers only -- no zone problems or compatibility issues). The Ed. Guide will have .mp4 clips from the documentary film itself (as well as various documents and photos)
Does it make a practical difference if I request that the .mp4 files being delivered to me are "NTSC format" or "PAL format" ? My understanding is that when it comes to computer playback there is no practical difference between the two formats.
If I request "PAL compatible" files do I get more vertical lines of video?
If I request "NTSC compatible" files will I get black bars at the top and bottom of the screen?