R1 DVDs in my iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Kimi, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. Kimi macrumors regular

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    Ok, my DVD drive on my iMac is R2 (as I'm in the UK). I'm not going to have my external dirve for much longer as I'm going to uni (it's a family one you see), and I've been using that as a R1 player.

    My question is, if I put a R1 DVD into my mac, can I rip it with MacTheRipper (and make a region free image) and not loose a region change?
     
  2. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816

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    It should.
     
  3. eva01 macrumors 601

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    why not just use VLC to play it instead of DVD player?
     
  4. Kimi thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thought that the drive it's self had to change over? So I can play them with VLC fine? Have to go try that later.
     
  5. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816

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    Nope. Yes. Word. The DVD Region implementation is pretty lame and easy to break. You should be able to do it either way. It's only "kosher" DVD utilities that apparently pay attention to region.
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I was under the impression that only older Macs with the earlier RPC scheme could play any region disc in VLC.
     
  7. eva01 macrumors 601

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    Well what iMac does the OP have?

    I am pretty sure my powermac can play VLC any region DVDs
     

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