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    Question DVD Region Code.. What A Joke? Now I Cant Watch DVDs...
    So, I have watched a few DVD's on my new iMac now I can't seem to be able to watch anymore?

    This is a joke. I was watching AVATAR on DVD from the states I guess and I had to change the region code but I didnt think much of it..

    Is there any way around this?

    This does seem to be a bit of a joke..
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    I always thought computers didn't have specific regions for decoding. I guess I was wrong.

    Maybe you could try a program like MacTheRipper or Handbrake to convert them and then you should be able to watch them.
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    Ok, what is the region for Cali? Or USA or whatever. Im trying to make a highlight video, and it just comes up with random characters instead of video. What am I doing wrong?

    Edit: In reffering to a football video using mactheripper, and no, in no illegal ways
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    Quote Originally Posted by bennjiboi View Post
    So, I have watched a few DVD's on my new iMac now I can't seem to be able to watch anymore?

    This is a joke. I was watching AVATAR on DVD from the states I guess and I had to change the region code but I didnt think much of it..

    Is there any way around this?

    This does seem to be a bit of a joke..
    You can change the DVD region up to 5 times (it will warn you each time) - after that your region is locked in.

    Unfortunately it's a restriction that hollywood enforced on device manufacturers in able to stagger DVD releases by region.

    Pop in an ozzie DVD and see if you can still play it.

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    Ah... good ol Hollywood and RIAA. Like any of this has ever done them any good to prevent piracy. They continue their efforts to alienate the very consumer who they expect to purchase their products. Pirates in China and Russia could care less about DRM and locking regions on devises. They have plenty of tools to overcome these easily. It is the average consumer that gets hosed.

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    Try VLC player. That usually plays "out of region" DVDs.

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    Yeah VLC player works really well and you can also try this program:

    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/13801

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