Thanks for the tip. Here is the DVD drive I am using I went to the Lite-On web site and I am using the latest fiormware for my drive. What utility can I use to make my drive region free? Thanks for your help.
LITE-ON DVDRW SHM-165H6S HS0E 2006/07/11 21:45
Drive (Hardware) Region: 1[/QUOTE]
From: F.A.Q. for LiteOn Optical Drives
This tool will remove the region restrictions from most LiteOn drives (so you can play any DVD regardless of region).
Download and guide: http://dhc014.rpc1.org/LtnRPC/
Questions and discussion: http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?p=508389
Removing a drive’s region protection is only the first step in making your system region-free (more info).
For more information about DVD regions, RPC-1, and RPC-2, please read this guide.
Note: This tool is different than RPCDE, RPCDE2, and liteonutil! LtnRPC is perfectly safe while these other tools can corrupt your drive’s EEPROM. If you used one of these other tools, and your drive is no longer responding, you can use the EEPROM Utility to fix it.
Also suggest that you download and install VLC Media Player. It’s free and a little gem of a software player, does not rely on external codecs and avoids problems with software region counters (you’ll see what I mean after reading the LtnRPC guide
There’s a link in my sig…
I’d recommend you spend some time reading over F.A.Q. for LiteOn Optical Drives. There is a ton of info…including utilities, ins and outs of flashing, patched firmwares, how to guides for backing up and restoring EEPROM, etc., etc.
Hope this helps.