Resolved Can't change the region of my external DVD drive

chris4565

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Hi,

I'm trying to play a DVD on my external DVD drive (connected via USB-C to my MacBook Pro). Apparently the drive is set to a region which isn't compatible with the region of the disc. When I insert the disc the window below shows up (it says "You have to pick a region code for your DVD drive" and I didn't change it in the past so I'm still in the 5 times change limit.

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I get the option to change the region code of the DVD drive (I tried to change it to "3" since I tried to play a Korean DVD) but the button to change the region code ("Ländercode festlegen" in the bottom right) is greyed out and when I still click it I get an error message that this is not possible.

Can anyone help me with that and knows what's going on?

Thank you in advance and best wishes
Chris
 

Riwam

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Hi,

I'm trying to play a DVD on my external DVD drive (connected via USB-C to my MacBook Pro). Apparently the drive is set to a region which isn't compatible with the region of the disc. When I insert the disc the window below shows up (it says "You have to pick a region code for your DVD drive" and I didn't change it in the past so I'm still in the 5 times change limit.

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I get the option to change the region code of the DVD drive (I tried to change it to "3" since I tried to play a Korean DVD) but the button to change the region code ("Ländercode festlegen" in the bottom right) is greyed out and when I still click it I get an error message that this is not possible.

Can anyone help me with that and knows what's going on?

Thank you in advance and best wishes
Chris
This is the best place to look for patches to make a DVD player region free: http://www.rpc1.org/farzeno/club-internet/firmware/
By the way, if you copy the DVD to your computer hard drive and use the VLC player (videolan.org) do you still have region problems?
Ed
 
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chris4565

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This is the best place to look for patches to make a DVD player region free: http://www.rpc1.org/farzeno/club-internet/firmware/
By the way, if you copy the DVD to your computer hard drive and use the VLC player (videolan.org) do you still have region problems?
Ed
Thanks for your answer. I will have a look at the site.

Yay, playing it with the VLC media player works. Thanks for the tip.
 

Riwam

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Thanks for your answer. I will have a look at the site.

Yay, playing it with the VLC media player works. Thanks for the tip.
Whenever you see your problem solved, please add to the title of your thread "RESOLVED" so readers know the problem is no longer one.
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chris4565

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Whenever you see your problem solved, please add to the title of your thread "RESOLVED" so readers know the problem is no longer one.
Freundliche Grüsse
Ed
It looks like I can't edit the title of my post. So I just added "resolved" as a tag.

Many greets
Chris