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    Hi
    Have purchased a DVD with an area code of 0 which I am unable to play on a Dell Inspiron 600m laptop PC (running XP Home). Error message produced is that region code of PC DVD player (which is 'unspecified') does not match that of the disk - it offers options to change the player code to 1,2,3,4 or 5 but not 0, and will only allow 5 changes in total. Would be grateful if someone could explain what I need to do to play this DVD!
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    Default Re: DVD Area Code

    you need a programe that will alow you to play dvds from any regon such as
    anydvd

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    are you sure its 0 ?? region 0 is region all or uncoded. you might want to check dell for any firmware upgrades for the dvd player.
    Tweak it till it breaks

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    I could be wrong, and frequently am, but I believe Region 0 is the equivalent of no region currently set. In order to play the DVD, all you have to do is set the drive to a region that is supported by the DVD in question. In NZ, the legal region is 4, but there are also a lot of Region 1 (USA) DVD's floating around. Without getting into the details of BIOS flashing, just let the software player set the region to 4, and only get Region 4 DVD's.

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    Hi
    Thanks for the advice. Setting the player region code to 4 seems to have done the trick
    Cheers

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    Just make sure you dont change the regions too many times, (if u do) or it'll lock it at the last region after 5 times. Unless u flash the dvd.

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    Goto www.videolan.org and get the VideoLAN Client. AFAIK they've ported the linux libdvdcss & libdvdread so you can play DVD's of any region!


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    Default Re: DVD Area Code

    Quote Originally Posted by Chilling_Silence
    Goto www.videolan.org and get the VideoLAN Client. AFAIK they've ported the linux libdvdcss & libdvdread so you can play DVD's of any region!



    Chill.
    Chill,

    IIRC, is there not a free-be for win that makes all this nonsence go away, "dvd reigon free" or some such?

    D.

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    DVD Region-Free from dvdidle.com will make any application Region-Free

    Sucks coz it'll cost ya... Hence why I suggest VideoLAN Client which is Open-Source Software!
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    DVD Region Killer was free (although no long available through original channels). You can get it from here. This is a direct link to the install file from my website. I think it works better than DVD Region Free, and is freeware.

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