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Old Dec 15, 2008, 12:37 AM   #1
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Alum. MacBook Ext. DVD Player Recommendation

I've just bought my wife a new Alum. MacBook and there is just one problem: she has both region 1 & 2 DVDs and currently has an external DVD drive with a firewire connection (she sets the internal drive to one region and the external to the other region). What USB 2.0 external DVD drives does anyone recommend, or can you think of another solution?

P.S. I've often read that VLC will play DVDs of any region, but there's one problem: the second I put a DVD from a region other than the one the computer is currently set to, a message appears and asks me if I want to change regions. In other words, VLC works great, but Apple's region control software works better, at least as far as I've seen.
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Old Dec 15, 2008, 12:43 AM   #2
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I've just bought my wife a new Alum. MacBook and there is just one problem: she has both region 1 & 2 DVDs and currently has an external DVD drive with a firewire connection (she sets the internal drive to one region and the external to the other region). What USB 2.0 external DVD drives does anyone recommend, or can you think of another solution?

P.S. I've often read that VLC will play DVDs of any region, but there's one problem: the second I put a DVD from a region other than the one the computer is currently set to, a message appears and asks me if I want to change regions. In other words, VLC works great, but Apple's region control software works better, at least as far as I've seen.
I think if you change the default player when you insert a DVD, you shouldn't run into this problem... In other words, if VLC comes up first, it might not ask you to change the region.. Try that before you buy an external DVD drive..
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