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Old Nov 28, 2010, 01:08 PM   #1
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Help - I've switched regions too often on my MBP optical drive

I just moved to Barcelona from Austin, Texas and have changed the region on my new laptop too many times and cannot watch movies. I understand there are programs to hack my dvd player so I can enjoy watching.

I've done a little research and have a Mashita UJ-898 but can't figure out how to hack it.

Is it possible? I'm lonely here and don't have a tv or radio!! Otherwise I'll need to pay iTunes every time I watch a movie

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Old Nov 28, 2010, 01:17 PM   #2
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Old Nov 28, 2010, 02:12 PM   #3
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You can always buy an extenal DVD reader.
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Download VLC. I'm pretty sure it plays DVDs from any region... and it's better than the built-in DVD Player software.
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Download VLC. I'm pretty sure it plays DVDs from any region... and it's better than the built-in DVD Player software.
Nope. It used to do that with RPC-1 drives but current DVD drives ship with RPC-2 firmware which cannot be bypassed with VLC. The links in my above post are for flashing the firmware with RPC-1 firmware
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Nope. It used to do that with RPC-1 drives but current DVD drives ship with RPC-2 firmware which cannot be bypassed with VLC. The links in my above post are for flashing the firmware with RPC-1 firmware
Well that's annoying.

But the OP should download VLC anyway. It's still better than DVD Player.
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