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Limited Region changes on computer dvd drive.

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  1. lavabuild

    lavabuild Member

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    Hello all,

    My DVD/cd rw player on my computer is set to Region 2 and can only be changed approx 5 times. My DVD player came with my Dell 4600 computer and shows as HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC 4481B in my hardware profile so this doen't tell me much about the make of it. As I am using this as my source drive and would like to backup any region DVD, can anyone tell me how to get rid of this 5 change limitation so I can read any type of DVD. My DVD burner (pioneer 107) also has the same limitation, but I won't be using this to read discs, just to burn.

    Hope someone can help,
    lavabuild
     
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  2. Veblin

    Veblin Active member

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    You could get different firmware for your drive that would make it region free. But there is a chance to ruin the drive if not done correctly.
    http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?download_id=1697

    You could get region free software.
    Click the software tab above and go to Video software - DVD Tools.
    You will find region free software like ANYDVD, DVD Region-Free or DVD43(For Free).
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  3. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    Hi lavabuild, Welcome to the A/D Forum,

    Use this little baby, it makes all your DVD's appear region free - you're looking for DVD43, it's about 1/3 of the way down the page -

    http://www.mrbass.org/dvdrip/

    Enjoy,

    Pete
     
  4. lavabuild

    lavabuild Member

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    Wow,
    You guys make this too easy. Thanks for the help.

    Lb.
     
  5. michigan

    michigan Guest

    It's much easier to make the discs region free than the drive.
     
  6. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    That's us lavabuild, we aim to please :)

    Pete
     
  7. WAGuy

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    Hi guys,

    I'm a very very newbie. I've only had a DVD Burner a week or 2. It's a pioneer 107D. I was told about DVD43 and downloaded & installed it and it's now running in my system tray. Thinking that was the end of that, promptly forgot about it. I watched a region 2 dvd the other day and that was ok. Then I tried to watch a region 4 DVD. The player prompted me saying that the player was set to region 2 would I like it set to region 4? I thought DVD43 was surpossed to stop that.

    So I guess the question is a) how do I remove the region 2 setting? b) How can I stop the player changing the region when I watch a DVD and c) how can I reset the burner back to the 5 changes?

    I'm sure this has been covered before, but I've never been that good at searching for stuff, I never know what to look for.

    Thanks for your help.

    WA Guy.
     
  8. john179

    john179 Active member

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    If you are watching dvd movies on your pc there is a new dvd movie player out called dvd x player pro.This will basicly play all regions without ever locking your drive to one as it is multi regions.If you do not wish to purchase you can get a firmware update from pioneer web site.



     
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  10. WAGuy

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    Thanks guys for the feed back. You've been a great help!!

    Now I'm off to read through the DVD shrink stuff.

    Thanks again

    WA Guy
     

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