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    How do i play NTSC dvds on macpro?
    Hey guys,

    I just got some blue ray dvds from amazon but i did not realize they were in different region, ntsc! and i cant seem to get them to work on my mac pro, i put them in and they keep getting spit back out, it does not even read the discs, how do i get this to work? can i change regions somehow, i think you can but i read somewhere you can only do this a few times before it gets locked? and its apparently dodgy to do this to your system

    Anyway i dont know what to do so if you could help me id appreciate it

    Thanks
    Shane

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    Are they Blu-Ray Discs or DVDs? If the former, you won't have any luck because there is no player software that cane decode Blu-Ray on the Mac at this time (nor do any Macs come equipped with a Blu-Ray player).

    If they're DVDs (big difference), then you can just use the free VLC Media Player to play them.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    Are they Blu-Ray Discs or DVDs? If the former, you won't have any luck because there is no player software that cane decode Blu-Ray on the Mac at this time (nor do any Macs come equipped with a Blu-Ray player).

    If they're DVDs (big difference), then you can just use the free VLC Media Player to play them.
    They are blue ray discs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanez View Post
    They are blue ray discs
    Sorry, Macs don't play commercial Blu-Ray discs. Your only option would be to get a Blu-Ray drive and boot the machine under Windows and then get a player that can play them - of course you will likely run into region-encoding issues with that as well.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    Sorry, Macs don't play commercial Blu-Ray discs. Your only option would be to get a Blu-Ray drive and boot the machine under Windows and then get a player that can play them - of course you will likely run into region-encoding issues with that as well.
    hmm, does the new ps3 play these, even if they are different regions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanez View Post
    hmm, does the new ps3 play these, even if they are different regions?
    That I don't know, but given it's a Sony DRM-loving device, I wouldn't imagine it does.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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