I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro 3.02GHz P4 laptop with a Matshita Super Multi-Drive (model Matshita DVD-RAM UJ-820S) that can read and rip DVD-RAM and DVD-/+R and DVD-/+RW discs.
I use to be able to play all region types DVD movies on this drive with the DVD movie software that came with it - InterVideo DVD 4 and/or Windows Media Player DVD. Recently I installed Shrink 3.1 and DVD Decrypter as well as the Nero 6 Ultra Edition and have successfully ripped my first DVD movie.
Recently I tried to play again an original region 2 DVD movie (METROPOLIS - anime) with either Intervideo DVD4 or Win Media Player DVD and a window prompts me everytime that says my player is region 1 and I have the option of selecting region 2 or 5 to play the disc. When I select the appropriate radio buttons the selection does not work and get the message that I have to have administration pass to change it (even though I am logged in as the administrator).
What happened/why does the player refuse to play the disc now (I have played the same disc on the same player in the same machine before)? Did I accidentally lock my player to region 1? and is there a way I can unlock it again or make it play/select other regions?
Thanks in advance for the advice.