Following some of the extremely well written guides, I used DVDFab HD Decrypter 4, DVD Shring, then ImgBurn. The problem is I can't seem to remove the Region Code restriction through DVDFabDecrypter. I selected the region from which the DVD was formatted(Western Europe). Went through all of the steps, but my sony player gives me the same message that I receive when I try to play my orginal DVD, "Playback prohibited by area limitations". The only other thing that comes to mind is that I installed a new dvd writer, and have not set the region code on it. Is that something that needs to be done in order for the software to work correctly? Thanks, j Yes I'm new to this. Can you tell?