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 member

    Mar 2, 2011
    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 65816

    Feb 25, 2003
    Tempe, AZ
    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 68000


    Jan 12, 2014
    Search a DVD drive you can flash to RPC 1. Google it.
  4. h9826790 macrumors G5


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong
    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


    May 3, 2013
    Paddy's Bar
    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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