Region free PowerBook Superdrive?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Vasileios, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. Vasileios macrumors regular


    Oct 28, 2005
    I have the PowerBook 1.67 15' (Last revision - 1440x960) It's Superdrive is the MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-846:

    Firmware Revision: FAAG
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipped/Supported)
    Cache: 2048 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +RW, +R DL
    Burn Underrun Protection CD: Yes
    Burn Underrun Protection DVD: Yes
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, DVD-DAO
    Media: No

    Is there a way to make it Region Free?
  2. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    The drives themselves are region free, it's the software DVD Player that locks the Mac to a region. Use VLC Player instead of DVD Player and it will get round the problem.
  3. generik macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2005
    It doesn't work for some of the newer dvd drives, you need a RPC-1 drive in order to do that with VLC I believe... which is kinda a... bummer
  4. macintoshxiii macrumors regular


    May 15, 2006
    so far it is ok for my powerbook to play most DVDs... including from china.But recently i had another dvd from china that can only play on a dvd player instead my pb cannot read them... any idea? Does anyone know if it is possible for pb to play dvd like domestic dvd player? play smooth and region free like Vasileios had mentioned?
  5. vega07 macrumors 65816

    Aug 7, 2006
    is it possible to play PAL dvds on NTSC dvd players/drives?

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