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dudley
18th May 2007, 22:10
just wondering if there's an applicatioor any other method that will allow my american dvd player on my computer to play region 2/pal dvds from europe

thanks

setarip_old
18th May 2007, 23:21
Hi!

Use the same software DVD player you presently use, with no modifications necessary.

Be aware, however, that all computer DVD players are limited to 5 Region changes" (4 residual changes plus your initial setting to Region 1).

If this will/may present a problem to you, do asearch for software that will make your drive "Region free"...

dudley
18th May 2007, 23:22
ok, thanks

will dvddecrypter work properly as well in terms of decrypting it?

setarip_old
18th May 2007, 23:36
will dvddecrypter work properly as well in terms of decrypting it?That would depend on the copy protection used for the particular DVD.

What are the Titles of the DVDs in question?

dudley
18th May 2007, 23:43
the ira informant- an irish crime drama starring timothy dalton

setarip_old
19th May 2007, 00:36
DVD Decrypter should be able to process that 2004 DVD release.

BTW - You can use DVD Decrypter to simply change the Region to Region 1 and avoid consuming one of your drive's 5 region changes (The rip will still be in PAL format)...

dudley
19th May 2007, 06:48
thanks for your help

setarip_old
19th May 2007, 07:13
thanks for your helpYou're quite welcome ;>}

Awatef
19th May 2007, 11:54
There is something you may not be aware of.
You may look for a region-free firmware for your DVD drive from HERE (http://forum.rpc1.org/portal.php), and then install DVD Region Killer (http://www.videohelp.com/tools/DVD_Region_Killer).
That way you can play any DVD from any region in the world, as many times as you want.

dudley
19th May 2007, 22:27
that sounds great! is there any danger to installing it, ie possibly borking my drive?

Awatef
19th May 2007, 22:45
Well, the risk is there, but I did this so many times on many different drives and it always worked flawlessly.

Most important is that the power doesn't get cut off during the process, else you follow the instructions that come with the firmware update and you should be just fine.

jesperl
19th May 2007, 22:46
that sounds great! is there any danger to installing it, ie possibly borking my drive?

For LiteOn drives there is a region-free (RPC-1) tool; otherwise you generally have to flash the firmware to make the drive RPC-1. I guess there is a (small) risk in doing that.

You can also try VLC (http://www.videolan.org/) as your DVD player. In many cases, VLC can play all regions, even with RPC-2 drives (which have region protection in the drive itself), see here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libdvdcss). Your milage may vary, depending on your drive.