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DVD Drive reigon issues - can't change back!

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by isaac4130, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. isaac4130

    isaac4130 Regular member

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    Recently I was backing up a disc, and noticed DvdFab was going really slow (like 3hrs). Checked drive wasn't in PIO mode, everything seemed to be fine, DMA enabled etc.
    So I tried to open disc in WMP, and got a message saying 'To play this disc your drive needs to be set to region 1. Do you want to change?'
    So I clicked 'yes' & it was then able to play in WMP, and also rip at normal speed in DvdFab.

    This was fine & dandy, until I went to do it (for maybe the 3rd time) and I got a message "This will be your last region change - even if you re-install your OS you will not be able to change again"
    So I clicked 'yes' anyway, as I needed it to get back to Region 4 as I am in NZ.

    Is this a usual feature of DVD drives? I hadn't come across it before.
    I have a Toshiba Notebook, with a Matshita DVD-RAM UJ-841S drive.

    No way anyone knows of to disable the region settings or anything? (There was no option for region '0' - just geographical locations.
    Cheers :)
     
  2. zebadee

    zebadee Regular member

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    Hi ;-)
    Unfortunately your drive doesn't have rpc1 f/w. (RegionFree)
    So s/w like AnyDVD is probably the only option.
     

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