2nd Optical drive for MP

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  1. barnetda macrumors regular

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    I have a 2 * 2.8ghz quad Mac Pro

    I have dvds from Region 1 but my daughter has sent me some work of hers from the Uk. I only have 5 times to change the region and therefore my question is should i buy a 2nd optical drive and use that for region 2 and the original for region 1.

    If so any recommendations on what dvd drive to buy?

    much appreciated.
     
  2. barnetda thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thats perfect.

    Just a quick question. My daughter sends me dvds of the family etc. If i have 2 drives i assume i can make some copys easily. Obviously they are not copyrighted as they are just family movies.
     
  3. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    You should not have a problem if you have the right DVD burner depending of the density of the source disk.
     
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  5. barnetda thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thats great i will try those thank you.
     
  6. Dzokayi macrumors member

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    another vote for VLC

    I have an extensive collection of non-region 1 DVDs. VLC plays them all with zero fuss.
     
  7. barnetda thread starter macrumors regular

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    Good news. Much appreciated.
     
  8. yg17 macrumors G5

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    If these are DVDs your daughter burned on her own, chances are they are not region encoded and will play in any region DVD player. In fact, I'm not even sure if it's possible to region encode a DVD you burn yourself. Are you sure they're region 2 DVDs?
     
  9. barnetda thread starter macrumors regular

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    Funny you should say that. I got another couple of DVDs sent to me yesterday from her. Opened them today and they both work perfectly !! Can only think the previous one wasnt recorded properly.

    Looks like problem solved !!
     

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