DVD Region resetting

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nusynergy, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. nusynergy macrumors regular

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    Apologies if this is in the Wrong Forum.

    Is there anyway of changing the Region code of the internally DVD drive after the allowed 5 times?

    I use Uk and US dvd's and dont want to be locked onto one.
     
  2. Lordedmond macrumors regular

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    Don't think so but I am usually wrong, but just get a usb external dvd reader, use one for UK and one for the US ones
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    UNfortunately not. Lordedmond's suggestion is the best. Many externals can be made region free, btw.
     
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  5. nusynergy thread starter macrumors regular

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    If anyone knows this way please let me know.. I want to avoid the external solution.. This is why i brought an iMac so i didn't have bits connected everywhere.
     
  6. jarvas3000 macrumors newbie

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    i've just had this problem myself. turns out that the drive in your ibook will read anything, its just a software problem. all i did was remove DVD player software from my machine and used VLC instead. its a little slower but it will play anything.
     
  7. roberry82 macrumors member

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    Yeah, it's a software thing, and yours is a decent workaround.

    I think your Macs will let you view 4 DVDs from any region, but the 5th DVD that you watch is the one that locks in the region settings.
     
  8. alumac macrumors member

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    When my slotdrive stopped working for some reason, Apple replaced it under AppleCare and I could set the region again. Maybe u should pray tht something goes wrong with urs as well! haha
     

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