disc region does not match drive region?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Pjoseph, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. Pjoseph macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2009
    I have alum macbook trying to play family guy dvd and get this message
    the disc region does not match the drive region
    the drive region must be changed to play this disc

    what does this mean
  2. MistaBungle macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2005
    DVD's are released in different areas and are 'coded' for those areas. It's kind of like the different between PAL and NTSC.

    Not sure if you can do it on the Mac, but you can change the drive a few times.
  3. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    Where's your macbook from/where're the DVD's from?

    If both answers are the USA, just goto the DVD player preferences and set the computer to region 1. Mine asked me to set the region the first time I played a DVD.
  4. Pjoseph thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2009
    ok got it to work what would be the best way to copy a dvd to my mac?
  5. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    MTR (MacTheRipper) will usually work.

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