dvd malarky - region request for data dvd

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

  1. maikeru 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. Mav451 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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