Zone free DVD player ?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mikey.c, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. mikey.c macrumors member

    mikey.c

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    #1
    My DVD player will only let me play zone 4 (australia) discs,
    I have 40, zone 1 (america) DVDs I want to play.

    How can I make the DVD player zone free ?
     
  2. dejo Moderator

    dejo

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    #2
    I'd suggest making DVD "backup"s that are region-free (through software such as MacTheRipper). All DVD players will play discs for Region 0, which equates to no regionality at all, really.

    P.S. Are the DVDs in NTSC? You use PAL, right?
     
  3. mpw Guest

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    Many DVD players can be upgraded simple to be region free. My region 2 Phillips DVD player from Blockbuster just needed turning on, open draw, power off, power on, press 0, repeat and hey presto region free.

    What make/model you using?
     
  4. mikey.c thread starter macrumors member

    mikey.c

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    In Australia we use PAL but my Imac DV+ is NTSC and PAL compatable,
    however it will not play any zone other than zone 4 .

    also MPW mine was built into my Imac DV+ so I don't know what it is.
     
  5. bigandy macrumors G3

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    if the machine's out of warranty/applecare warranty (this voids any warranty), you can flash the drive's firmware. it's now pretty safe, and just resets the drive to RPC1 instead of RPC2 - meaning you need still to set the region when watching DVDs, but instead of five resets you can reset it as many times as you like, using a program such as Region X.

    that'd be the best bet, it's the most convenient.
     

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