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Old 07-12-2004, 12:00 AM   #1
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DVD region code problem


How do I defeat the region code of my DVD drive in linux? Can anyone give me some key terms to search on google?
 
Old 07-12-2004, 12:21 AM   #2
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I had one a long while back that was not set and I could not find a thing on it. I called the manufacturer. Their fix was for windows. However there is an app called regionset you can try. Some dvd players in Linux will ignore regions. There is also a flash update app for windows that will allow your drive to use multiple regions.

In Linux it may be illegal to watch encrypted dvd's that are sold commercially.

It may also be illegal to set regions other than your own.

If you or your friends from another country have some home movies or something you produced you may be able to use Linux legally to watch them, but I don't know.

You should consult your lawyer before inserting a dvd. Especially if you bought it from the store with your own money, as this may constitute some sort of contractual agreement. And have someone posted for the dvd police while the movie plays, just in case.

http://linvdr.org/projects/regionset/
http://www.ox.compsoc.net/~swhite/linux/DVD.shtml
http://forum.rpc1.org/portal.php

http://www.google.com/linux?hl=en&lr...=Google+Search


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Old 07-12-2004, 07:00 AM   #3
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Thank you very much. I think I will upgrade the firmware from the manufacturer's site (they are nice enough to produce a firmware "upgrade" with NO region code) under M$ windows and then put the drive back to my linux computer. The main problem will be to get a media player in linux that bypass region code. Since I bring my computer to the US from HK region code is a real pain in the rear end for me.
 
Old 07-12-2004, 03:55 PM   #4
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Originally posted by SGFHK321
The main problem will be to get a media player in linux that bypass region code. Since I bring my computer to the US from HK region code is a real pain in the rear end for me.
I have a DVD drive that I flashed to region free when I used to use windows. I installed Slackware, then mplayer. Now I insert a DVD and it plays fine, no matter what the region - good luck :)
 
  


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