I own a GSA-4163B writer and I've just upgraded to the tdb 104 RPC1 firmware. Everything went fine but I now have 1 question.
Can I copy a RPC1 DVD as RPC2? How can I do it?
Many thanks for the support.
There are tools available which can do that.But I would recommend burning your DVD video as RPC0 without region protection at all.I would highly recommend AnyDVD which cannot only do this but offers tons of additional features.
Is anyDVD the only software able to do it?
I usually use DVD Shrink + Nero, but I couldn't find the region options.Can someone help me?
I don't think that you will find a region change option in an official software like Nero.But I am sure that there are other programs than AnyDVD supporting this, but i don't know them since AnyDVD does all I require and i do not have to look any further.
Using software such as DVDShrink will make your copy "Region Free" and so will play in Region 1, 2 or other locked devices.However the other thing to check is whether the device will play the video format.Region 1 DVD's are normally encoded in NTSC (US TV) format whereas disks intended for Region 2 standalone players use PAL.There should be no problems with software players, and if your standalone player supports PAL-60 you should be OK.However for full compatability it could be necessary to re-encode the video and re-author the DVD which is a significant amount of effort.
Most standalone DVD player in Europe support both PAL and NTSC however not all TV sets support NTSC.