I've seen people on this forum, and indeed elsewhere, discussing firmware flashing on optical disc drives, and I wonder why.
One common example is flashing RPC-2 (hardware protected DVD region locking) with customised firmware to RPC-1 (software protected DVD region locking)
Why? My understanding is that where a drive is presented to Windows as having no RPC-2 protection, the software takes up the job of locking out wrong-region content.
Particularly when Video Lan Client bypasses all that crap - and more - in a much more practical fashion.
So my question is twofold.
What does RPC-1 flashing accomplish? And what else can you use newer/customized firmware to do?