looking for region free firmware for HL-DT-ST DVDRW GS21N:

steve5

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Apr 2, 2010
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hi, can anyone help me, how can i play all regions.I have mac 10.5.5

HL-DT-ST DVDRW GS21N:

Firmware Revision: SA15
Interconnect: ATAPI
Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)
Cache: 2048 KB
Reads DVD: Yes
CD-Write: -R, -RW
DVD-Write: -R, -R DL, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW
Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
Media: Insert media and refresh to show available burn speeds

thanx in advance!!
 

Patrick J

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Mar 12, 2009
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Try VLC, which usually ignores region codes.

If it works, you might want to change the default DVD viewing application. Go to System Preferences, then to CDs & DVDs, and in the 'When you insert a video DVD' menu, choose 'Open other application...' and then choose VLC.
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steve5

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Apr 2, 2010
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tanx....but tried that way already. The vlc programme doesn t override the region lock. I think it did in the earlier version but macbook pro 10.5.5


Vendor: HL-DT-ST
Model: DVDRW GS21N
Firmware: SA15
RPC-2 (region locked)
State is SET

With the RPC-1 ...the vlc overrides the lock as far as i know.

ok so i tried that again with preferences to ignore and dropped the VTS_07_0.IFO files on the vlc icon...and this is what happened..

buttonUpdate not done b=5 t=0
Buffering 0%
main debug: looking for decoder module: 32 candidates
main debug: using decoder module "libmpeg2"
main debug: TIMER module_need() : 0.382 ms - Total 0.382 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 0.382 ms)
main debug: thread (decoder) created at priority 0 (input/decoder.c:315)
main debug: thread started
dvdnav debug: buttonUpdate not done b=5 t=0
dvdnav warning: cannot get next block (Error reading from DVD.)
dvdnav debug: jumping to first title
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_HOP_CHANNEL
main error: ES_OUT_RESET_PCR called
spudec debug: invalid starting packet (size < 4 or pts <=0)
spudec debug: spu size: 0, i_pts: 0 i_buffer: 128
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_VTS_CHANGE
dvdnav debug: - vtsN=1
dvdnav debug: - domain=2
main error: ES_OUT_RESET_PCR called
spudec debug: invalid starting packet (size < 4 or pts <=0)
spudec debug: spu size: 0, i_pts: 0 i_buffer: 128
main debug: removing module "libmpeg2"
main debug: killing decoder fourcc `mpgv', 0 PES in FIFO
main debug: removing module "spudec"
main debug: killing decoder fourcc `spu ', 0 PES in FIFO
main debug: removing module "spudec"
main debug: Program doesn't contain anymore ES
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_CELL_CHANGE
dvdnav debug: - cellN=1
dvdnav debug: - pgN=1
dvdnav debug: - cell_length=3456000
dvdnav debug: - pg_length=3456000
dvdnav debug: - pgc_length=621810000
dvdnav debug: - cell_start=0
dvdnav debug: - pg_start=0
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_SPU_CLUT_CHANGE
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_SPU_STREAM_CHANGE
dvdnav debug: - physical_wide=128
dvdnav debug: - physical_letterbox=128
dvdnav debug: - physical_pan_scan=128
dvdnav debug: buttonUpdate not done b=5 t=1
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_AUDIO_STREAM_CHANGE
dvdnav debug: - physical=1
main debug: Buffering 0%
dvdnav debug: buttonUpdate not done b=5 t=1
main debug: Buffering 0%
main debug: looking for decoder module: 32 candidates
main debug: using decoder module "libmpeg2"
main debug: TIMER module_need() : 0.602 ms - Total 0.602 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 0.602 ms)
main debug: thread (decoder) created at priority 0 (input/decoder.c:315)
main debug: thread started
dvdnav debug: buttonUpdate not done b=5 t=1
dvdnav warning: cannot get next block (Error reading from DVD.)
main debug: finished input
main debug: removing module "libmpeg2"
main debug: killing decoder fourcc `mpgv', 0 PES in FIFO
main debug: Program doesn't contain anymore ES
main debug: removing module "dvdnav"
main debug: thread ended
main debug: dead input
main debug: changing item without a request (current 33/35)
main debug: using item 34
main debug: starting new item
main debug: creating new input thread
main debug: Creating an input for 'dvd:///Volumes/DVD_VIDEO/VIDEO_TS/'
main debug: thread (input) created at priority 22 (input/input.c:230)
main debug: thread started
main debug: using timeshift granularity of 50 MBytes
main debug: using timeshift path '/tmp'
main debug: `dvd:///Volumes/DVD_VIDEO/VIDEO_TS/' gives access `dvd' demux `' path `/Volumes/DVD_VIDEO/VIDEO_TS/'
main debug: creating demux: access='dvd' demux='' path='/Volumes/DVD_VIDEO/VIDEO_TS/'
main debug: looking for access_demux module: 2 candidates
macosx debug: input has stopped, refreshing interface
main debug: TIMER input launching for 'dvd:///Volumes/DVD_VIDEO/VIDEO_TS/' : 167.909 ms - Total 167.909 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 167.909 ms)
macosx debug: input has changed, refreshing interface
dvdnav debug: trying to go to dvd menu
main debug: using access_demux module "dvdnav"
main debug: TIMER module_need() : 162.653 ms - Total 162.653 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 162.653 ms)
main debug: `dvd:///Volumes/DVD_VIDEO/VIDEO_TS/' successfully opened
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_HOP_CHANNEL
main error: ES_OUT_RESET_PCR called
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_HIGHLIGHT
dvdnav debug: - display=1
dvdnav debug: - buttonN=5
dvdnav debug: buttonUpdate not done b=5 t=0
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_VTS_CHANGE
dvdnav debug: - vtsN=1
dvdnav debug: - domain=8
main error: ES_OUT_RESET_PCR called
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_CELL_CHANGE
dvdnav debug: - cellN=1
dvdnav debug: - pgN=1
dvdnav debug: - cell_length=2080800
dvdnav debug: - pg_length=2080800
dvdnav debug: - pgc_length=7459200
dvdnav debug: - cell_start=0
dvdnav debug: - pg_start=0
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_SPU_CLUT_CHANGE
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_SPU_STREAM_CHANGE
dvdnav debug: - physical_wide=0
dvdnav debug: - physical_letterbox=0
dvdnav debug: - physical_pan_scan=1
dvdnav debug: buttonUpdate not done b=5 t=0
main debug: selecting program id=0
main debug: looking for decoder module: 32 candidates
avcodec debug: libavcodec already initialized
main debug: using decoder module "spudec"
main debug: TIMER module_need() : 1.154 ms - Total 1.154 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 1.154 ms)
main debug: looking for packetizer module: 21 candidates
main debug: using packetizer module "spudec"
main debug: TIMER module_need() : 0.195 ms - Total 0.195 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 0.195 ms)
main debug: thread (decoder) created at priority 0 (input/decoder.c:315)
main debug: thread started
spudec debug: invalid starting packet (size < 4 or pts <=0)
spudec debug: spu size: 0, i_pts: 0 i_buffer: 128
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_AUDIO_STREAM_CHANGE
dvdnav debug: - physical=0
main debug: Buffering 0%
dvdnav debug: buttonUpdate not done b=5 t=0
main debug: Buffering 0%
main debug: looking for decoder module: 32 candidates
main debug: using decoder module "libmpeg2"
main debug: TIMER module_need() : 0.299 ms - Total 0.299 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 0.299 ms)
main debug: thread (decoder) created at priority 0 (input/decoder.c:315)
main debug: thread started
dvdnav debug: buttonUpdate not done b=5 t=0
dvdnav warning: cannot get next block (Error reading from DVD.)
dvdnav debug: jumping to first title
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_HOP_CHANNEL
main error: ES_OUT_RESET_PCR called
spudec debug: invalid starting packet (size < 4 or pts <=0)
spudec debug: spu size: 0, i_pts: 0 i_buffer: 128
main debug: TIMER input launching for 'dvd:///Volumes/DVD_VIDEO/VIDEO_TS/' : 167.335 ms - Total 167.335 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 167.335 ms)
main debug: TIMER input launching for 'dvd:///Volumes/DVD_VIDEO/VIDEO_TS/' : 167.699 ms - Total 167.699 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 167.699 ms)
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_VTS_CHANGE
dvdnav debug: - vtsN=1
dvdnav debug: - domain=2
main error: ES_OUT_RESET_PCR called
spudec debug: invalid starting packet (size < 4 or pts <=0)
spudec debug: spu size: 0, i_pts: 0 i_buffer: 128
main debug: removing module "libmpeg2"
main debug: killing decoder fourcc `mpgv', 0 PES in FIFO
main debug: removing module "spudec"
main debug: killing decoder fourcc `spu ', 0 PES in FIFO
main debug: removing module "spudec"
main debug: Program doesn't contain anymore ES
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_CELL_CHANGE
dvdnav debug: - cellN=1
dvdnav debug: - pgN=1
dvdnav debug: - cell_length=3456000
dvdnav debug: - pg_length=3456000
dvdnav debug: - pgc_length=621810000
dvdnav debug: - cell_start=0
dvdnav debug: - pg_start=0
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_SPU_CLUT_CHANGE
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_SPU_STREAM_CHANGE
dvdnav debug: - physical_wide=128
dvdnav debug: - physical_letterbox=128
dvdnav debug: - physical_pan_scan=128
dvdnav debug: buttonUpdate not done b=5 t=1
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_AUDIO_STREAM_CHANGE
dvdnav debug: - physical=1
main debug: Buffering 0%
dvdnav debug: buttonUpdate not done b=5 t=1
main debug: Buffering 0%
main debug: looking for decoder module: 32 candidates
main debug: using decoder module "libmpeg2"
main debug: TIMER module_need() : 0.582 ms - Total 0.582 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 0.582 ms)
main debug: thread (decoder) created at priority 0 (input/decoder.c:315)
main debug: thread started
dvdnav debug: buttonUpdate not done b=5 t=1
dvdnav warning: cannot get next block (Error reading from DVD.)
main debug: finished input
main debug: removing module "libmpeg2"
main debug: killing decoder fourcc `mpgv', 0 PES in FIFO
main debug: Program doesn't contain anymore ES
main debug: removing module "dvdnav"
main debug: thread ended
main debug: dead input
main debug: changing item without a request (current 34/35)
main debug: nothing to play
macosx debug: input has stopped, refreshing interface
main debug: processing request item dvd:///Volumes/DVD_VIDEO/VIDEO_TS/ node Playlist skip 0
main debug: resyncing on dvd:///Volumes/DVD_VIDEO/VIDEO_TS/
main debug: dvd:///Volumes/DVD_VIDEO/VIDEO_TS/ is at 34
main debug: starting new item
main debug: creating new input thread
main debug: Creating an input for 'dvd:///Volumes/DVD_VIDEO/VIDEO_TS/'
main debug: thread (input) created at priority 22 (input/input.c:230)
main debug: thread started
main debug: using timeshift granularity of 50 MBytes
main debug: using timeshift path '/tmp'
main debug: `dvd:///Volumes/DVD_VIDEO/VIDEO_TS/' gives access `dvd' demux `' path `/Volumes/DVD_VIDEO/VIDEO_TS/'
main debug: creating demux: access='dvd' demux='' path='/Volumes/DVD_VIDEO/VIDEO_TS/'
main debug: looking for access_demux module: 2 candidates
macosx debug: input has changed, refreshing interface
dvdnav debug: trying to go to dvd menu
main debug: using access_demux module "dvdnav"
main debug: TIMER module_need() : 169.340 ms - Total 169.340 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 169.340 ms)
main debug: `dvd:///Volumes/DVD_VIDEO/VIDEO_TS/' successfully opened
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_HOP_CHANNEL
main error: ES_OUT_RESET_PCR called
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_HIGHLIGHT
dvdnav debug: - display=1
dvdnav debug: - buttonN=5
dvdnav debug: buttonUpdate not done b=5 t=0
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_VTS_CHANGE
dvdnav debug: - vtsN=1
dvdnav debug: - domain=8
main error: ES_OUT_RESET_PCR called
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_CELL_CHANGE
dvdnav debug: - cellN=1
dvdnav debug: - pgN=1
dvdnav debug: - cell_length=2080800
dvdnav debug: - pg_length=2080800
dvdnav debug: - pgc_length=7459200
dvdnav debug: - cell_start=0
dvdnav debug: - pg_start=0
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_SPU_CLUT_CHANGE
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_SPU_STREAM_CHANGE
dvdnav debug: - physical_wide=0
dvdnav debug: - physical_letterbox=0
dvdnav debug: - physical_pan_scan=1
dvdnav debug: buttonUpdate not done b=5 t=0
main debug: selecting program id=0
main debug: looking for decoder module: 32 candidates
avcodec debug: libavcodec already initialized
main debug: using decoder module "spudec"
main debug: TIMER module_need() : 1.139 ms - Total 1.139 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 1.139 ms)
main debug: looking for packetizer module: 21 candidates
main debug: using packetizer module "spudec"
main debug: TIMER module_need() : 0.196 ms - Total 0.196 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 0.196 ms)
main debug: thread (decoder) created at priority 0 (input/decoder.c:315)
main debug: thread started
spudec debug: invalid starting packet (size < 4 or pts <=0)
spudec debug: spu size: 0, i_pts: 0 i_buffer: 128
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_AUDIO_STREAM_CHANGE
dvdnav debug: - physical=0
main debug: Buffering 0%
dvdnav debug: buttonUpdate not done b=5 t=0
main debug: Buffering 0%
main debug: looking for decoder module: 32 candidates
main debug: using decoder module "libmpeg2"
main debug: TIMER module_need() : 0.300 ms - Total 0.300 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 0.300 ms)
main debug: thread (decoder) created at priority 0 (input/decoder.c:315)
main debug: thread started
dvdnav debug: buttonUpdate not done b=5 t=0
dvdnav warning: cannot get next block (Error reading from DVD.)
dvdnav debug: jumping to first title
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_HOP_CHANNEL
main error: ES_OUT_RESET_PCR called
spudec debug: invalid starting packet (size < 4 or pts <=0)
spudec debug: spu size: 0, i_pts: 0 i_buffer: 128
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_VTS_CHANGE
dvdnav debug: - vtsN=1
dvdnav debug: - domain=2
main error: ES_OUT_RESET_PCR called
spudec debug: invalid starting packet (size < 4 or pts <=0)
spudec debug: spu size: 0, i_pts: 0 i_buffer: 128
main debug: removing module "libmpeg2"
main debug: killing decoder fourcc `mpgv', 0 PES in FIFO
main debug: removing module "spudec"
main debug: killing decoder fourcc `spu ', 0 PES in FIFO
main debug: removing module "spudec"
main debug: Program doesn't contain anymore ES
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_CELL_CHANGE
dvdnav debug: - cellN=1
dvdnav debug: - pgN=1
dvdnav debug: - cell_length=3456000
dvdnav debug: - pg_length=3456000
dvdnav debug: - pgc_length=621810000
dvdnav debug: - cell_start=0
dvdnav debug: - pg_start=0
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_SPU_CLUT_CHANGE
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_SPU_STREAM_CHANGE
dvdnav debug: - physical_wide=128
dvdnav debug: - physical_letterbox=128
dvdnav debug: - physical_pan_scan=128
dvdnav debug: buttonUpdate not done b=5 t=1
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_AUDIO_STREAM_CHANGE
dvdnav debug: - physical=1
main debug: Buffering 0%
dvdnav debug: buttonUpdate not done b=5 t=1
main debug: Buffering 0%
main debug: looking for decoder module: 32 candidates
main debug: using decoder module "libmpeg2"
main debug: TIMER module_need() : 0.874 ms - Total 0.874 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 0.874 ms)
main debug: thread (decoder) created at priority 0 (input/decoder.c:315)
main debug: thread started
dvdnav debug: buttonUpdate not done b=5 t=1
dvdnav warning: cannot get next block (Error reading from DVD.)
main debug: finished input
main debug: removing module "libmpeg2"
main debug: killing decoder fourcc `mpgv', 0 PES in FIFO
main debug: Program doesn't contain anymore ES
main debug: removing module "dvdnav"
main debug: thread ended
main debug: dead input
main debug: changing item without a request (current 34/35)
main debug: nothing to play
macosx debug: input has stopped, refreshing interface
main debug: TIMER input launching for 'dvd:///Volumes/DVD_VIDEO/VIDEO_TS/' : 174.353 ms - Total 174.353 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 174.353 ms)

maybe you understand all this???
 

jbuk

macrumors regular
Jun 8, 2009
124
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From a quick look at the log, it seems that there is a physical problem with this DVD.

- Is it scratched?
- Have you successfully played it before?
- Does it work on another player / computer / OS?

Oh, and another thing: use VLC's File>Open disc to read the DVD, that might help.


Side note: next time, use a service like Pastebin to place the logfiles, as putting them into a forum post means that people have to wade through it every time that they want to view the thread.