On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 05:23:23PM +0100, Nikola Le??i?? wrote: > On Sat, 15 Nov 2008 14:46:00 +0100 > Roland Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > 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? > > That's exactly what I am trying to do at this moment, with no success. > I'm in the region 2 and I set my DVD drive accordingly (with a small C > programme). Now I got some region 1 DVDs and libdvdcss is not sufficient > as such. Of course, I can change DVD drive region setting temporarily, > but the drive allows just 4 or 5 such changes. Does anyone know how to > avoid this counting?
Changing the region encoding setting on your DVD drive involves setting a bit or code somewhere in the flash/EEPROM inside of the DVD drive. The limit of 4-5 changes is purely a DVD drive firmware thing; there's no technical limit, instead it's a limit imposed by the firmware. There are websites nowadays which offer "hacked" firmwares which remove region encoding altogether (or remove the 4-5 set limit). However, they're only available for very specific models of DVD drives. If this is important to you, you should considering purchasing a drive that can be flashed with a "hacked" firmware. -- | Jeremy Chadwick jdc at parodius.com | | Parodius Networking http://www.parodius.com/ | | UNIX Systems Administrator Mountain View, CA, USA | | Making life hard for others since 1977. PGP: 4BD6C0CB | _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"