Region setting on DVD player

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Akraz144, Sep 10, 2004.

  1. Akraz144 macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2004
    Is there a way to change the DVD player's region w/o it counting toward the total number of changes?

  2. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    How region changes work depends on your drive. With older RPC1 drives, the region code is stored in NVRAM on your Mac's logic board. With never RPC2 drives, it's stored somewhere on the drive itself. How to change the region code depends on the drive you're using. Some drives need a firmware patch, while others can be reset through software. What drive do you have? Look in System Profiler if you're not sure.
  3. titaniumducky macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2003
    The only thing I know of to that end is to apply hacked firmware which allows all regions to be played.

    Of course, you could rip the files to your computer without a region, then play them. This would take a long time, though.
  4. cb911 macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia
    but to even get the DVD's in your compy to rip them, you'd have to change the region or else the DVD would just be ejected.

    or is there some other ripping method that's popped up? :confused:
  5. Akraz144 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2004
    yeah, sorry would've helped, i have a rev b 12" pwrbook, and it's got a Matshita DVD-R UJ-816. Thanks for the help.

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