After more extensive testing with some of my other region 2 DVDs, I have discovered that nearly all of them are in fact not compatible with DVDFab in my current PC setup. (Also not compatible with VLC Media Player and AnyDVD.) What I had originally thought was a problem unique to â€œSex and the Cityâ€, turned out to be the much larger issue of DVD region protection, sorry!
DISCLAIMER: With REGION 1 DVDs DVDFab works great!
I donâ€™t have any experience using any of DVDFabâ€™s mobile features, but as far as the standard features go, the program does everything itâ€™s supposed to, KUDOS and commendations to Fengtao/DVDFab.
CD Freaks Iâ€™m looking to be pointed in the right direction . . .
Iâ€™m a region 1 dude that currently lives in region 2, and I want the â€œblue pillâ€ that will make my computer as region-free as I am!
I would really like my notebook PC to have the â€œregion-freeâ€ capability to read/view media and also to backup with DVDFab with a diverse selection of disks from both regions. Is that too much? I was under the impression that DVDFab along with VLC and AnyDVD would be viable software-based solutions, but I guess not. (With region protection, exactly who the heck is being protected from what again?)
[li]Is the crappy MaSHITa drive (no firmware updates available) indeed the only factor involved?
[/li][li]If yes, would simply buying a new outboard (or internal) optical drive solve the problem, or are there other interface obstacles to contend with? (Vista for example.)
[/li][li]If a new drive is the quick and easy solution, does anyone have a preferred list thatâ€™ll â€œdo it allâ€?
Thanks again, Iâ€™d appreciate any feedback, suggestions, useful links, etc., and sorry about barking up the wrong tree about DVDFab!
Playing the blues,
Hammond B3 Organdude