dvd malarky - region request for data dvd

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by maikeru, May 17, 2004.

  1. macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2004

    new to mac

    popped in my first dvd to a brand new pb
    it has some photos and a slide show created by a friend...he didn't region code it (at least i'm pretty sure he didn't)

    osX asking me to choose a region and that i've got 5 time to change this

    why do i have to make my first choice for a data dvd ??

    also, is there a way to access a dvd while by-passing osX's dvd player software?

  2. macrumors 68000


    Jul 1, 2003
    I believe VLC can help you with this...though I am a bit of newb in this area myself.

    Guess I will wait for other DVD-heads to respond and verify or correct me.
  3. 7on
    macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    This isn' OSX's fault but some court case a while back split the world into 7 regions (0 being universal). I think the first time you use the DVD player it'll ask what region you want the firmware to be set at. There is no way I know to change it without ruining your warranty (your friend's DVD should be region 0 -if a video DVD-, unless he's being an ass).

    EDIT: VLC will bypass OSX's DVD Player restriction, but the hardware restriction will be there.

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