My mac uses the Matshita UJ825 superdrive, at present there's no firmware update available to make this drive region free. As Mac The Ripper doesn't need to play the disk before ripping it, is this counted as a region change on my drive? Bearing in mind the drive can only be changed five times before it locks to the last selected region. I can then playback the ripped, region-free 'dvd' from my hard drive or burn the files to another disk. Or does the drive recognise the region change when the files are being removed from the disk?