SPRM 13: Parental Management Level
SPRM 13 lists the parental management level that the DVD player is currently set for. This
is set by the viewer and is used to prevent children from watching movies with mature
SPRM 13 can be useful in several ways. In some cases there may be more than one version
of a single movie on a single DVD disc. Larger discs such as DVD-9s can contain both the
R- and PG-rated versions of the same movie. By reading the value of SPRM 13, you could
determine which version of the movie to play.
Another use for SPRM 13 is to check the DVD player’s current parental setting. If the disc
is rated higher than the DVD player is currently set for, you could have a script that jumps
to a menu explaining that the disc cannot be played unless the player’s parental setting
DVD Studio Pro does not include a parental rating in its projects, so all DVD
players that support parental management will set SPRM 13 to 15 when playing a
DVD Studio Pro authored disc.
Below is a list of the numeric values of SPRM 13.
SPRM 13 value
Disc not rated