Hi : ) - I am afraid to use iDVD!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by igmolinav, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. igmolinav macrumors 65816

    Aug 15, 2005

    Good day : ) !!!

    I am a bit afraid to use iDVD. The problem is, that iDVD, the
    softare that allows to play DVD's on the mac, limits the times
    the DVD from a a different region can be played. Is it still true?
    My 13" MBP came with that iDVD version, but I haven't used it.
    Has there been a change? What alternatives do you use?

    Thank you in advance, kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I don't think there's a time limit, but rather you can only set the region on your DVD player a number of times.
  3. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
  4. firedept macrumors 603


    Jul 8, 2011
    My teenagers still play DVD's they made with iDVD from years ago and still make the occasional dvd with it. They never have an issue and I am unaware of any such thing as a time limit with iDVD and regions.
  5. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 15, 2005

    Thank you for your messages : ) !!!

    That is what I wanted to mean, the
    region change. It is a shame that
    hasn't changed. If during the life-
    time of your computer you have to
    go to a place that uses a different
    region, you are fried, the software
    will eventually become useless !!!

    Kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!
  6. Vision99 macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2014
    Why are you keep messing with the region settings? That's not what it is for.:cool:

    Pick one region setting and keep it at that.
  7. tdiaz macrumors 6502

    Feb 7, 2006
    The threshold is typically 5 times.. and that's all software.

    IE, Google is your friend.
  8. msephton macrumors 6502


    Jan 6, 2004
    Cornwall, UK
    I'd just use Mplayer http://mplayerosx.ch or VLC http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ to play your DVDs.

    You can probably flash your DVD drive to a region free firmware, but there's an element of risk to the process.

    This should be a warning call that the days of DVD are numbered. Your next computer will most likely not have a DVD drive.
  9. G4DP macrumors 65816

    Mar 28, 2007
    Pretty difficult if you move coding region wouldn't you say?
  10. jezzastern macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2008
    This is a most confusing thread. iDVD Is a a DVD creation software, and creates discs that are not region protected. DVD region locking is a hardware related issue, and the DVD software player that is included with OSX allows only a limited number of changes to the region (up to five) before the hardware is permanently locked to a particular region. A number of other software media players (VLC is one, I believe) bypass the hardware region locking, and allow discs from all regions to be played, without changing the region in hardware.

    I hope that this helps to clarify the situation.
  11. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 15, 2005
  12. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    jezzastern has answered your question.

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