US laptop wont read PAL 2 DVD\'s (Toshiba Satellite Pro L350-17U)

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can anyone help me.

I was recently given a new Toshiba laptop (Satellite Pro) from work, however its from the US and it won’t read UK/European PAL 2 DVD’s.
Is there any software out there that I can download to read PAL 2 DVD’s

Regards
Chandres

Hi,

assuming there is no region code problem, you may try VLC, which is free.

Michael

Hi Michael

I did what you suggested and downloaded the VLC media player. Inserted a PAL 2 DVD, but no luck. Error messages kept on coming up and shutting down the VLC player. Is there any other media player I could try.

Chandres

Hi,[QUOTE=jairohan;2271364]
I did what you suggested and downloaded the VLC media player. Inserted a PAL 2 DVD, but no luck. Error messages kept on coming up and shutting down the VLC player. [/quote]What error messages exactly?

Is there any other media player I could try.
I would expect any DVD capable media player software to handle both, PAL and NTSC discs.

Another issue might be the region code of the drive that has to match the region code of the disc. The bad thing: the region code can only be changed up to 5 times, unless there is a patched firmware for your drive.

Michael