multiregion DVD

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Jose Fajis, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. Jose Fajis macrumors newbie

    Jose Fajis

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    Hi guys, is there an application for the Mac in which I can watch movies from regions 1 and 4, without changing the drive's region?
    Would really appreciate it, thanks:)
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    All new Macs have region locked drives that cannot be changed without a firmware update. Only a select few have had such an update. Look up you drive in System Profiler and see if its listed over at RPC1.org for a firmware update, otherwise you are out of luck.
     
  3. Jose Fajis thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jose Fajis

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    where is that System Profiler? I'm in a 13' MBP
     
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  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    :apple:->About This Mac...->More Info

    I seriously doubt your drive will be able to be unlocked. Most of them are from 2006/2007.
     
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    Region locking is done on 3 levels. Software, OS and hardware. VLC ignores the software lock, RegionX ignores the OS level lock. Only an RPC1 drive can ignore the hardware lock.
     
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    Another option is to get an external optical drive. And set it to the different region.

    Note, personally I have not done this but hear that it works okay. YMMV.
     
  8. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I did this with my netbook. I use a LiteOn external which is fairly straight-forward to make rpc1. VLC or MPlayer work fine with no complaints.
     

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