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Region Codes

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by kathy999, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. kathy999

    kathy999 Guest

    I recently bought some movies from UK and US. I live in Australia and I thought I would have a problem with Region Codes. As I have a All Region stand alone DVD player,they all played OK. When I backed them up, most of them were fine except 1 - The Italian Job. It was the first time I was asked about the region codes. I use DVD shrink and DVD Decrypter. I read through the forums looking for why this happened and on one of them it said that DVD shrink removes the region codes. As I continued with burning the movie, it changed me from region 4 to region 1. After that, I put in a region 4 movie and everything worked fine (no problem with region codes). In reality, I should have been asked for region codes before and since copying The Italian Job. Why did it only do this for the one movie?? If I am using these programs, would it not normally ask for this and was perhaps a "one off"? Or can I expect this problem from time to time? If so, is there any software programs that solve this problem? I read about the patches but I am not keen to do this as there are risks and I would probably stuff it up. Please help as I am completely confused and I dont understand why this has happened. I dont want to end up being stuck on region 1. Thanks
     
  2. mcalister

    mcalister Regular member

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    I beleive region 1 is for US dvd players. If your movie is of another region I think Shrink will ask you if you would like to convert to region 1. If you would like to permantly end your region problems I strongly recommend a program called dvd Region Free.
    Good Luck, strone
     
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    ispy Regular member

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    A programme called AnyDVD is perfect for making your rip/burns region free,it also works on protected CD,s you can DL a trial version from the AD software tab.It,s well worth buying after the trial ends.
    Regards ispy
     
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    or dvd43 v1.4 with patin couffin drivers. Does the same thing, only cheaper (FREE)
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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