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Re: [SLE] DVD Playback - Region Encoding
  • From: Carl William Spitzer IV <cwsiv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2006 08:55:21 -0800
  • Message-id: <1143305722.5297.5.camel@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 2006-03-19 at 09:23 -0600, Alan Dowley wrote:
> > It would be nice if that regional coding had an expiry date. For
> > example a DVD could be played anywhere 2 years after release. This
> > would accomodate such market protection, while allowing full use of
> > purchased DVDs. As it stands now, what happens when someone buys
> > several DVDs and moves to a different area? If they move from Europe to
> > North America, they'll likely have to buy a new player and won't be able
> > to play their movies.
> >
> I have 2 DELL Laptops, one with WinXP (cough) and one with Linux 9.3
> (hurrah).
> The Linux one plays DVD's from any region and does not affect the region
> code of the player. The windows does and lets me change it up to 6 times
> before it fixes to the last one. I can even run a DELL option to
> manually change this. As there are region free DVD players when is
> someone gong to come up with a way of flashing and DVD player and make
> it region fee???
>
And where would I find such a region free player? For myself i would
rather play them on TV and not on the computer as the screen is getting
old and is small anyway.


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