Help - I've switched regions too often on my MBP optical drive

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    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 :mad:

    Thanks,
    Robyn (renee.robyn@me.com) :eek:
     
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    Hellhammer

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    You can always buy an extenal DVD reader.
     
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    Demosthenes X

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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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    Hellhammer

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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
     
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    Demosthenes X

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    Well that's annoying. :(

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

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