DVD software

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  1. Solafaa macrumors 6502a

    Solafaa

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    I am very happy with mac and i love them and enjoy them, the only problem i have is that when i travel i love to watch DVD's, i rent and buy some and i cant watch them due to reigon codes. I tryed using VLC but it dose not play all DVD's, it play some others it dose not. Is there any other software i could use that is reigon free? i dont mind paying for one since i use the feature a lot.

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  2. ftaok macrumors 601

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    I don't know if this will work, but maybe you should try ripping the DVDs that don't work. I like Handbrake for ripping DVDs into smaller mpg4 files.
     
  3. Solafaa thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well i have a DVD ripping software but i am looking for something that allows me to play them just like DVD player that comes with the mac. I have no idea what to do, i always travel with DVD's i always watch them its kinda an important issue but i have no idea what to do.
     
  4. emw macrumors G4

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    You should be able to change the region code for your DVD 5 times before it becomes "locked." Have you already done this? If so, this site may have a solution, although it comes with many disclaimers (including you may end up needing to purchase a new drive).

    It also has a utility to tell you how many region switches you have left.
     
  5. Solafaa thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have used about 3 out of 5 times, i dotn want to use more, i would like a program like VLC something that will not destroy my drive or anything else.
     
  6. emw macrumors G4

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    VLC is the only Mac software I've seen that does what you want, but it sounds like it's been somewhat unreliable for you. Apparently sourceforge.net is coming out with a revised MediaPlayer OSX that will play DVDs, but that seems to be a bit in the future.
     
  7. Solafaa thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  8. munkle macrumors 68030

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    The only sure fire solution I can think of, without going into warranty voiding hacks, is to use a backup app like MacTheRipper to strip the region code and then watch the resulting Video TS file. It'll be exactly the same, just adds a very annoying 15 minutes to the process.

    Not great I know.
     

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