I am on a Powerbook (Mac) set up for region 1. I got a region 2 DVD (England) and I want to convert it to NTSC and pull clips from it. When I put it in the Mac a window pops up asking me if I want to reformat the DVD drive for Region 2 and that I can do this 5 times (switch back and forth between regions). It will not let you exit this message without ejecting the DVD. I tried running BBdemux and DVD Extractor and VLC (this program that is supposed to let you play any DVD on your Mac) and I got error messages reading the DVD on all three. Any ideas how I can open this? If I re-format the drive for region 2, you think I can then extract using BBdemux and then just set the drive back to region 1??? Any input from Tech Gods is mucho appreciado!!