My friend put a region 2 DVD in her computer and it will only now play region 2 DVDs.

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by cheater87, May 24, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2005
    Posts:
    3,124
    Location:
    Pennsylvania.
    The computer tells her to reset it to the regular region but we do not know how to do this. How do you reset it to region 1o_O
     
  2. BlueZannetti

    BlueZannetti Administrator

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2003
    Posts:
    6,590
    Re: My friend put a region 2 DVD in her computer and it will only now play region 2 D

    Start>Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager>Highlight appropriate DVD/Right click Properties>Select DVD Region tab (see screenshot)

    Blue
     

    Attached Files:

    • DVD.png
      DVD.png
      File size:
      49.8 KB
      Views:
      2
  3. Iangh

    Iangh Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2005
    Posts:
    611
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
  4. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2005
    Posts:
    3,124
    Location:
    Pennsylvania.
    Re: My friend put a region 2 DVD in her computer and it will only now play region 2 D

    I heard VLC media player is a region free program. Is this trueo_O
     
  5. sooflymami

    sooflymami Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2008
    Posts:
    361
    Re: My friend put a region 2 DVD in her computer and it will only now play region 2 D

    Hey, I'm the person that's having this issue but do you think it's a little too late to use both Regions now? I don't want to download anything..Before this thing popped up asking me which region I want for setting up, it let me watch any of the dvd regions becuz I always clicked on the X button to close that thing while the movie was playing,but now I guess I have to choose one since I clicked Japan/Region 2 by accident
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2008
  6. HyperFlow

    HyperFlow Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2008
    Posts:
    115
    Re: My friend put a region 2 DVD in her computer and it will only now play region 2 D

    VLC takes no notice of DVD region locking.
     
  7. BlueZannetti

    BlueZannetti Administrator

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2003
    Posts:
    6,590
    Re: My friend put a region 2 DVD in her computer and it will only now play region 2 D

    sooflymami,

    The thing to understand is that DVD regionalization is an approach to product distribution control that, simply stated, doesn't reflect many of the operational realities of a fluid global economy or, in fact, a regionally fluid global populace.

    See the DVD Region code wiki or use Google to determine how to best deal with the specifics of your situation.

    Blue
     
  8. HURST

    HURST Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Posts:
    1,419
    Re: My friend put a region 2 DVD in her computer and it will only now play region 2 D

    Ther is an app, AnyDVD, that allows you to fool the hardware and play any region dvd, without having to use one of the remaining region changes that Blue showed.

    BTW, those region changes DON'T reset with a format, so if you use all of them, you're stuck with the last one you selected.
     
  9. ccsito

    ccsito Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2006
    Posts:
    1,579
    Location:
    Nation's Capital
    Re: My friend put a region 2 DVD in her computer and it will only now play region 2 D

    That is true. I think you have to go into the drive software itself in order to unlock it.
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.