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Changing DVD shrink region

Discussion in 'DVD Shrink forum' started by tambycat, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. tambycat

    tambycat Guest

    I just backed up a copy of a region 1 DVD with DVDShrink. Making it region free. That part's fine. What worries me is that in the process of doing this, a message came up on the screen saying I had to change the region and my drive would allow me to do this 4 times. Of course, I had to change it back to region 4 when I was finished so now I can only do this two more times. So here are my questions: a)What is this all about? b)What happens if I do change it twice more? c)Can I override it? d)Is it my system orDVDShrink? (In other words can I just download DVDShrink again and start from scratch?)
    Any help would be appreciated. :)
     
  2. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    you wanna look at finding some region-free firmware for your drive. However if you're not brave enuff (nothing wrong with that, its probably best as you're unfamiliar with it) i believe there is software (maybe dvd43, i might be wrong). either way there is software that can do it painlessly.

    Rich
     
  3. bardie

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    You can use a program called DVD Region + CSS Free which runs in the background when you insert a disc into your ROM/Burner and fools the machine into thinking it can read all regions.
    This then means you never have to change the region code in your ROM/Burner which usually only gives you 5 changes.
     
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  4. tambycat

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    I have just downloaded DVD43, so I'll see how that goes. Thanks.
     
  5. tambycat

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    I used DVD43 and it worked a charm so thanks again. I wish I'd known about this before I'd changed the region back and forth but then again if I hadn't done that I wouldn't have known to ask. Right? Gotta think positive!
     
  6. bilbo65

    bilbo65 Regular member

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    AnyDVD also removes region when run in the background, making the disc region free.
     

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