So I, like many people, have the problem of owning dvds from different parts of the world and getting screwed over because of the regions thingy. And unfortunately it is rather difficult without risking my MBP's dvd drive's functionality to make it region free. But i hear its easy to run dvds with different regions on XP. But... when i tried this.. I'm not exactly sure where to begin What the heck is a DVD encoder and where do i get one? (preferably free) and what program do i need to watch DVDs on windows? and how do i make it region free? Thanks ahead of time!