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    Smile DVD has run out of regions!!

    A mate of mine had a DVD player in his pc and I think he has changed it's region 4 or 5 times and of course now it's locked.

    If you re-load the drivers or update the firmware, will that fix it or has he stuffed it?

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    Default Re: DVD has run out of regions!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ironman
    A mate of mine had a DVD player in his pc and I think he has changed it's region 4 or 5 times and of course now it's locked.

    If you re-load the drivers or update the firmware, will that fix it or has he stuffed it?
    He's stuffed it. Nothing you can do about it. Its locked at the last region DVD he played. This is why it gives u 4 changes.

    Altho, there are programs around that can bypass this, which run in the background, or on startup. There is also DVD x player, which will play any zone DVD.

    BUT, this isn't free.

    You could try VLC player I think it is. Not sure if it can play DVD's or not. Never used it.

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    Default Re: DVD has run out of regions!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Gonzales
    You could try VLC player I think it is. Not sure if it can play DVD's or not. Never used it.
    It plays DVD's fine, though sometimes VLC has trouble with certain DVD's but they are far and few between
    My shutdown application

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    Default Re: DVD has run out of regions!!

    Many drives have alternative hacked/patched firmware available which removes region recognition completely (play any zone under any software).

    Not hard to find, do a search under RC1 or RC2 dvd firmware. You *must* use the correct firmware your your specific make and model of drive.

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    Default Re: DVD has run out of regions!!

    Try this

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    Default Re: DVD has run out of regions!!

    Just want to thank everyone who came back with suggestions. Will follow your advice and let you know how we get on.

    Thanks again.

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