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    evian
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    dvd regions


    hi everyone, I hope you can help me. :headphone

    I have a powerbook. I've had it for about 3 years. I live in the u.k, meaning that the dvd disks over here are region 2. now, in the past 3 years I have played a few REGION 1 dvds on my mac. Region 1 is what the usa uses. every time I switch between region disks, my mac dvd player, changes its setting. I don't know how many of you have watched different region dvds on your macs, but the mac only lets you change regions a maximum of 5 times. (something i've never understood) :confused:

    last week I changed to region 1, and it seems ive used up my last go. it looks like i can never watch region 2 dvds again. i rebooted my whole mac, but the dvd player stays the same. I dont know what to do.

    is there a way of resetting the dvd player or anything? anything i can do that anyone knows of? :confused: i'm sorry if this has been covered in other threads any feedback will be greatly appreciated. many thanks everyone. :biohazard

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    I dont think theres a way to reset it or anything. what you can do is use a third party app that plays dvds for region 2 dvds.

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    There's Region X, but never got to try it out. I don't have anything but Region 1 DVDs.

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    Badger
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    "...if you want to view DVD discs from multiple regions on your Mac, you will also need to make your DVD drive region-free. You can do this by upgrading the firmware, which you can download from sites such as:
    <http://perso.club-internet.fr/farzeno/firmware/>
    <http://www.wormintheapple.gr/macdvd/index.html>
    <http://www.opuscc.com/download/index.shtml>."
    from the Read-Me for DVDBackup 1.3.
    I haven't done this myself and I have no idea how safe it is to do.

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    evian
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    thanks for the advice dudes.


    Quote Originally Posted by Macman
    what you can do is use a third party app that plays dvds for region 2 dvds.

    do you happen to know of any good ones? :confused: i cant seem to find a decent one. :p

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    not real sure, I can look later, but maybe try cellulo or mplayer or vlc.

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    i think that its got to be the firmware option, IMO i would ask around on DVD forums to see if anyone else has tried it on a mac and if it works

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