iBook DVD issues

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Macoltrane, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2006
    Hi all,

    So I'm down to one last change on the DVD region code setting.

    It boggles me why Apple would do this. I've tried using VLC and it does not work. Not sure if I'm doing it right, there is a brief window that pops up and then closes immediately. There is time indicated and it looks as though the movie would play, however the the window closes right afterwards.

    I also have DVD Player still opened because if I were to click cancel, the DVD just pops out.

    Are there any other alternatives I can try or am I doomed to this one setting? I don't have the time, nor want to go through the hassle of completely wiping out the hard drive and OS again.

    Would appreciate any help. Thanks
  2. macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    I'm pretty sure the DVD region settings on the DVD player is making changes to it's firmware so restoring your computer doesn't "reset" the count on your DVD drive. I don't think I have ever changed region settings to play a certain DVD before, what are you trying to watch to have to switch multiple times?
  3. macrumors 68000


    Aug 21, 2007
    I think you can only change the region code 4 or 5 times, after that, it's stuck on the last region set.

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