On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 01:47:14PM +0100, Fabian Keil wrote: > On Sat, 15 Nov 2008 13:37:26 +0100, Roland Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 12:46:03AM -0800, Gary Kline wrote: > > > > > > Do any of you guys know why the DVD version of HIGH NOON won't play on > > > my > > > computers? I've tried everything I can think of. Zero. I watched the > > > *original* in the theater (I think); then have watched the tape in '98, > > > and the DVD just now. I'm not that nutty to waste a DVD-R on it; I'm > > > just wondering my none of my players won't play it. > > > > Different region? Most players are locked to a certain region, and won't > > play disks from other regions. Although it is possible to install > > upgraded or modified firmware that removes the region encoding, that > > usually needs a windows program. And it can brick your player when done > > incorrectly. > > IIRC respecting the region is only necessary for players with a > licensed CSS implementation. If the player cracks CSS anyway, > it usually ignores the region as well so messing with the firmware > shouldn't be necessary.
OK, that's nice to know. All the DVDs that I have play fine with mplayer, but they're probably all region 2 disks. So I should be able to play region 1 disks with mplayer? There seem to be other benefits to updating the firmware, like allowing faster burns with selected media. There is a firmware update utility for NEC / Optiarc burners that also works under linux. It's called binflash [http://binflash.cdfreaks.com/]. There is no source code available, though. Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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