Switching Region Codes

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by jkramb, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. jkramb macrumors member

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    I'm currently living in Austria and my region code is set at 2. If i put a region 1 movie in my dvd player can i rip it with handbrake without having to switch my drive back to 1?
     
  2. GreatDrok macrumors 6502a

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    If it is a superdrive then not unless you switch the drive region to 1 unfortunately. None of my superdrives will rip anything other than their own region discs. However, switching to an external USB DVD drive often gets around this. I have an HD DVD drive from my Xbox 360 which I regularly use to rip out of region discs on my Mac. Something about full-size drives makes them easy for VLC (which does the decryption) to circumvent region coding whereas the superdrive laptop drives don't.
     
  3. realityking macrumors member

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    Size isn't the matter, it largely depends on the manufacturer of the drive and how he treats region codes.
     

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