Hi guys. I’ve just upgraded to a new laptop and I’m going through the motions of putting new software on it, but I’m not able to region-free it using DVD Region+CSS Free.
I’m running Windows XP, the drive in question is a Matshita UJ-845D set to Region 2 and I’m trying to play a DVD of Donnie Darko (Region 1.) I’ve tried playing back the DVD on PowerDVD 5.0 and WinDVD 4.0. In both instances the programs attempt to play the disc, show a black screen for a few seconds, then stops.
I can play back the DVD fine on my desktop which has its DVD-RW drive set to Region 2, using DVD idle pro (though an old version, which I got a couple of years ago) and using the same programs.
Does anyone have anything they can suggest? I know on the dvdidle website it says that they don’t support Matshita XX-8xxx and SW-9xxx series drives, so my fear is that the Drive won’t be able to use region-free software at all.