lobster
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DVD Region Codes And My Laptop?

Sat Apr 29, 2006 11:27 pm

Hope someone here can answer this for me. If I buy a second DVD drive for my laptop and hit "yes" to play Region 2, will I be able to keep the other drive Region 1? Or does anyone know a software hack to enable it to play all regions? I personally think the whole region thing is silly.
 
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RE: DVD Region Codes And My Laptop?

Sat Apr 29, 2006 11:30 pm

The region codes are held in the drives firmware, so changing the region code on one shouldnt affect the other drive.

Take a look at VLC ( http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ ) as well, it doesnt check region codes on 99.9% of drives.
 
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RE: DVD Region Codes And My Laptop?

Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:02 am

Get SlySoft AnyDVD, it allows you to bypass DVD region coding without needing 2 DVD drives and without hacking the firmware.

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RE: DVD Region Codes And My Laptop?

Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:15 am

Or get DVD43. It also removes the block, and it's freeware.
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RE: DVD Region Codes And My Laptop?

Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:47 am

Quoting Lobster (Thread starter):
Or does anyone know a software hack to enable it to play all regions?

If you have a BitTorrent client, like utorrent, click on this link. It will allow you to play any region and also removes any copyright protection on DVDs so you can copy them.

http://www.mininova.org/tor/189162

If you need a Torrent client, try UTorrent.

http://www.utorrent.com/download.php
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