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Old 08-11-2007, 02:36 PM   #1
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MPlayer region question


I just installed MPlayer on my CentOS 5.0 64-bit system and its giving me an error message that the Mplayer's region setting is different than the setting for my DVD player.

I'm very leery of trying to use regionset to change the DVD player and would rather change MPlayer but don't see any options under its preferences window.

Can anyone tell me how to do it?

Thanks for the help
 
Old 08-11-2007, 09:49 PM   #2
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If you've never used your DVD player to play commercial movies, you MUST use regionset. Until you do, the DVD player firmware (the software inside the DVD drive itself) will refuse to play the content.
 
Old 08-13-2007, 05:23 AM   #3
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Thanks for the feedback. The DVD player has played movies when this was a Windows machine. The wording of the message is "This player is incompatible with the rregion marking of this disc."

I just tried it again and I saw that before I got the "region" message, I get one that says "no stream found". It sounds like I may still be missing a plug-in. I just checked yum again and I don't see any additional qtstream apps labeled as plugins. I'm not sure what to look for at this point.

I re-googled for MPlayer codecs and found a site so I installed them but still get the same messages.

Any suggestions? Thanks for the help.
 
Old 08-13-2007, 11:55 AM   #4
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"This player is incompatible with the region marking of this disc."
This is referring to the DVD drive having one region and the DVD media being for another region. It is a hardware error, not an mplayer issue.

While you can change the region of the drive with regionset, you only get a small number of opportunities to do that, making it impractical to use for playing a given disk.

There is region-free hacked firmware available for various DVD drives, but you can easily turn your DVD drive into a brick with an error.

My suggestion is to set your DVD drive to the region you play most often (if it is not already set to that), and don't play incompatible disks. Thank the MPAA for the DRM.
 
  


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