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gtludwig 11-08-2012 07:02 AM

can I make a BD-ROM region free for blu ray discs?
I own a Dell Inspiron 15R SE (7520) that comes with a Blu ray rom drive purchased in Brazil (blu ray region A). Is it possible to define it capable of playing region B discs as well?

Thanks in advance

H_TeXMeX_H 11-08-2012 07:54 AM


Unlike DVD region codes, Blu-ray region codes are verified only by the player software, not by the optical drive's firmware.

So you can play them depending on software, not hardware.

gtludwig 11-08-2012 08:43 AM

Thx, H_TeXMeX_H,
This was the reply I was hoping for! :)

jefro 11-08-2012 03:46 PM

I was thinking it was hardware.

H_TeXMeX_H 11-09-2012 01:36 AM

You can change the region code for the hardware, but you don't have to as long as the software ignores it.

gtludwig 11-09-2012 04:18 AM

I had to google a bit for an AACS error message that popped up on VLC.
But after downloading two files to their proper location VLC played my copy of Lord Of The Rings Extended Edition by brother brought me from London last Christmas and the Region B Blu Ray discs played without a glitch!
Again, thank you, H_TeXMeX_H!

H_TeXMeX_H 11-09-2012 08:02 AM

The AACS is the DRM, it doesn't have anything to do with the region code.

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