Discussion in 'DVDR' started by ghiggins, Dec 22, 2003.
Is there software to take out the region of a dvd?
you can't take the region out of a dvd. It is code written into the disc--just like you can't edit a commercial disc. You can patch your firmware so the reader doesn't care. Now if you make a backup, the dvd will usually be region free.
ah i see, can you explain where i might find some info on patching the firmware?
Do you want to play different region dvd's on your PC or on your standalone?
if on pc, then download/buy a program called DVD Region-Free (costs $40), it will do what you want on the pc WITHOUT all the risks associated with flashing your drive/patching software etc.
if on standalone, do a search for unlock codes for your player (NOTE: some players have them, some don't)
It is totally possible to remove the region protection on a dvd. If you are ripping the dvd you can choose an option in dvddecrypter to make it region free. If this is a dvd you want to watch on your computer, i would recomend a program called anydvd, this little program is a driver that intercepts the region code of any dvd and makes windows believe the disc if from the correct region. This program also removes macrovision protection and cd audio protection(though I have not tested that feature) It is an excelent program that takes little resources, well worth buying. It's available at www.slysoft.com_X_X_X_X_X_[small]This is an amazingly imformative site with many places to find information and help. Please support it.
I would like to watch the DVD on my home dvd player, I also use DVD X Copy to backup my DVD's, but it will not take out the regionalization. So i thought that maybe i could use another package to backup my DVD while removing this or i could use a program to create an image and remove the regionalization, then i could burn the image back on to DVD. any ideas?
Or if anybody has an unlock code for a Mirror DVD player then that would be great.
dvd shrink is easy and will make a region free backup.
Check out these sites: http://www.chrismccann.co.uk/user_guides.htm
To look for unlock codes, try:
thanks, very helpful info.
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