Region Protection

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#1

I have a new Lenovo T61 computer. It has a Matshita UJ-862 RB01 DVD RAM.

I tried to play a DVD from Thailand, but it woulod not, saying thuat the drive was region protected. I have not played DVD’s before.

I have DVD Info. It says I have 5 changes left, and the Region is not set.

Is there any software or player that can play this DVD?

Is there anything else I can do?

How do I change the region if I have 5 left?


#2

Maybe I can just get a USB drive to watch DVD’s since I do it at home anyway, even though I would rather use the internal drive. If I cannot, anybody know of a good USB drive I can just plug in. Preferably with other enhansements like Blu-Ray writing. This miust be made DVD Region free. I have a vista 3w2 bit system


#3

Try VLC Media Player

http://www.videolan.org/

works for me
di
:flower:


#4

Welcome to CDF HawaiianLungs.
The best & easiest way in IMHO is AnyDVD.
Some drives f/w is patched to be regionfree.
Your drive isn’t one of those.
Besides you’d still find that either Vista or the s/w player would still not play.
If you plan on playing only home region DVD’s you can set the region.

Right Click My Computer > (You will probably need to click on permissions window here to proceed) Click on Manage > Click on Device Manager > Double Click on DVD/CD Drives > Right Click on your drive > Click on Properties > Click on DVD Region tab > select area your DVD’s are from > Click OK.
Job done.
Close all windows & reboot.


#5

[QUOTE=diane7;2129754]Try VLC Media Player

http://www.videolan.org/

works for me
di
:flower:[/QUOTE]

Maybe wrong, but I don’t think this will solve the region problem.
But good suggestion for player though.
Thanks.


#6

Matshita dvd drives have region issues. Try the 21 day free trial of anydvd it’s a good program but it might not work because of your matshita dvd drive. You can also try dvd43 it is a free program that lets you watch dvd’s from other regions but anydvd is better.


#7

[QUOTE=soulsurvivor;2129757]Welcome to CDF HawaiianLungs.
The best & easiest way in IMHO is AnyDVD.
Some drives f/w is patched to be regionfree.
Your drive isn’t one of those.
Besides you’d still find that either Vista or the s/w player would still not play.
If you plan on playing only home region DVD’s you can set the region.

Right Click My Computer > (You will probably need to click on permissions window here to proceed) Click on Manage > Click on Device Manager > Double Click on DVD/CD Drives > Right Click on your drive > Click on Properties > Click on DVD Region tab > select area your DVD’s are from > Click OK.
Job done.
Close all windows & reboot.[/QUOTE]

i followed what you said because im curious and it says i can only change region a certain amount of time, for me it 3 times left. My question is why is there a limit? and is there a way to turn off that limit??


#8

Hi,[quote=guardianlion;2130852]i followed what you said because im curious and it says i can only change region a certain amount of time, for me it 3 times left. My question is why is there a limit?[/quote]This is the RPC-2 standard: maximum allowed region change is 5 (plus some more by the drive manufacturer)

and is there a way to turn off that limit??
This depends on the drive. Panasonic/Matshita drives are extremely restricted since there is no RPC-1 firmware available.

Additional information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD_region_code

Michael


#9

[QUOTE=diane7;2129754]Try VLC Media Player

http://www.videolan.org/

works for me
di
:flower:[/QUOTE]

VLC media player does not work with lenovo mashita drives