DVD region on apple DVD player

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  1. alvinrayyu

    alvinrayyu Active Member

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    how can you solve the problem on the limited change of DVD region codes on the apple DVD player?

    thanks.
     
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    i don't think you could override the dvd region change. but you could use VLC as an alternative dvd player http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
     
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    since the region code is now a part of the firmware of the Mat****a drive, vlc or any other player cannot go around anymore. it drive has to be flashed as a free region drive. recently, certain versions of the mat****a's firmware has been hacked to free region (most of the ones in the core duos) but note that flashing your drive will void your warranty.

    a less elegant solution that won't void your warranty is to purchase a region free external dvd drive but that's at the expense of portability of course.

    cheers!
     
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    ahh, the million dollar vlc question. this thread refers

    hth, well not really, but i hope it clarifies vlc's capabilities on dvd regions settings.
     
  5. Martin

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    VLC always works. I havent used the DVD player for about a year or two already.
     
  6. ricocamus

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    its actually the drive that has limited changes, not the DVD player software.

    The best way around this is to use VLC.
     
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    I seem to be having difficulty in vlc 0.8.6c
    You know the initial screen in DVD's where there is a menu and you get to choose a play, episode title, I get to see that screen but the mouse or keys cant go to the choices and select a choice. How can do this picking of scene or episode thing? pls advise, id hate to have to forward everytime
     
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    Maybe you can use the VLC commands in the menubar when you open the VLC. Under Video, you have the tracks and when you click that, that gives you a list of the scenes/tracks which you can choose.
    Hope this helps.
     
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    Sometimes VLC doesn't work...
    .. and the thread referred by Theus above explains it all.

    My PBook is set to play Region 3 DVDs, and I have quite a few Region 1 DVDs from the US, so I play those in my iMac 20" which is set to Region 1. When I insert a Region 3 DVD into the iMac, nothing happens, or sometimes it spits out the disc.

    So I guess I'll have to make do with this set up for now.
     
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    I have not used my superdrive to read dvd movies so I haven't set-up my region yet. Today, I hooked up my mac to an external DVD player so I can watch home videos recorded on a mini disc, the DVD player in Mac asked me to set a region. My question is, would the region I set apply to the external DVD player only or will it apply to the internal (superdrive) as well?
     
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