Ripping+burning different regions help

I bought a dvd-r in the states, but i live in south america. i tried ripping a zone 4 dvd and my dvd shrink said i had 4 times to change zones. what does this mean? and is there a way to burn different region dvds on my dvd-r?

thanks for your time

first of all dvd’s from the us are region one, second of all your drive is rpc2 which means that it is set to one region at a time. u are able to change it but i suggest that u go region free.

ho w can i go region free? do i have to get a new drive?