Play region 1 DVDs in optical slot 1 and region 2 DVDs in slot 2?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by wallah, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. wallah macrumors newbie

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    I'm expecting that after playing region 2 - Europe DVDs about 5 or 6 times in my cMP 5.1, the drive will lock to that region. What I'm wondering is if the second drive will automatically lock to the same region, or will I be able to play region 1 - N America DVDs in that one (where the computer is located)?
     
  2. kwikdeth macrumors 6502a

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    yeah that should work. also some dvd drives can be flashed to region-free if you look around for the appropriate firmware.
     
  3. Synchro3 macrumors 65816

    Synchro3

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    Search a DVD drive you can flash to RPC 1. Google it.
     
  4. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    I can play 3 different region's DVDs on my 5,1 at the same time via 3 different optical drives (2 external and 1 internal) that assign to different playing region.
     
  5. mrwibble macrumors newbie

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    VLC use to play R1/R2 etc without switching the region of the drive. Not sure if that still works, but it's worth a try.
     

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