MacBook Pro Disc Drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by brad13, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. brad13 macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2011

    The only thread I could find on this issue was from 2008, I'm hoping things have changed since then.

    The last laptop I had was a MacBook Air and therefore had no cd/dvd drive. I now have a MacBook Pro and have decided to watch some old DVDs. Now I remember that Apple drives have a nice region block on them, which only allows you to change the region 4-5 times before the drive is worthless, which happened to my iMac drive.

    Is there any way to prevent this? None of the DVDs are pirate copied, they are just simply from different regions for whatever reason. I understand the idea behind this, to stop pirate copied DVDs, but when you've brought DVDs from the store and you can only watch different ones 4 times before your drive is useless, that seems a bit stupid?

    Am I missing something here? Does VLC or another program stop this 'feature'?

    Thanks in advance for your answers.
  2. simon48 macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2010
    VLC might get around it. I'd suggest just ripping the DVDs with Handbrake.
  3. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008

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