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This is probably in an FAQ somewhere, but I couldn't find it... My old G4 couldn't play DVDs, but the new G5 can; and I've just tried it out on one I burned last night (via the HD Panasonic - great!); it all went very well.... but... This Region thingy.. it was set on R1, with only 5 resets. I had to move it to R2, and with only 5 switches I can see I'm very rapidly going to run out of permissible changes! Could some kindly person advise me? Is there an offical (or unofficial!) fix? Help much appreciated! ...

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    Default G5 DVD playing - advice appreciated!

    This is probably in an FAQ somewhere, but I couldn't find it...

    My old G4 couldn't play DVDs, but the new G5 can; and I've just tried it
    out on one I burned last night (via the HD Panasonic - great!); it all went
    very well.... but...

    This Region thingy.. it was set on R1, with only 5 resets. I had to move it
    to R2, and with only 5 switches I can see I'm very rapidly going to run out
    of permissible changes!

    Could some kindly person advise me? Is there an offical (or unofficial!) fix?

    Help much appreciated!

    - duncan

    Who is still rather stunned at his G5....
    Duncan Guest

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    In article (Dans l'article)
    <ukc.ac.uk>, Duncan
    Langford <ac.uk> wrote (écrivait):
     
    http://xvi.rpc1.org/
    http://forum.rpc1.org/portal.php
    http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_utility.php

    you'll have to change the firmware of your dvd player to RPC-1
    and use regionX to change it.

    However I'm surprised your homemade DVD have region set ?

    Thierry (whose bank account will be stunned by a G5 :-)
    Thierry Guest

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    In article <220920031848565947%com>,
    Thierry Wautelet <com> wrote:
     
    > http://xvi.rpc1.org/
    > http://forum.rpc1.org/portal.php
    > http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_utility.php
    >
    > you'll have to change the firmware of your dvd player to RPC-1
    > and use regionX to change it.[/ref]

    Go through the groups archives for more information about these products
    and procedures. I did a little reading and some users have found them to
    be unsatisfactory for their intended use. Note that you will void your
    warrantee if you modify your drive in this manner.

    As far as I've seen, there is no universally satisfying solution to this
    issue other than to buy a drive (typically a dedicated DVD player) that
    is region-free, but then again, I don't watch many DVD's and have
    therefore not been as throrough as I might have been.
    John Guest

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    << From: ac.uk (Duncan Langford)
    Date: Mon, Sep 22, 2003 10:05 AM
    Message-id: <ukc.ac.uk>

    This is probably in an FAQ somewhere, but I couldn't find it...

    My old G4 couldn't play DVDs, but the new G5 can; and I've just tried it
    out on one I burned last night (via the HD Panasonic - great!); it all went
    very well.... but...

    This Region thingy.. it was set on R1, with only 5 resets. I had to move it
    to R2, and with only 5 switches I can see I'm very rapidly going to run out
    of permissible changes!

    Could some kindly person advise me? Is there an offical (or unofficial!) fix? [/ref]
    Well, my G4 wouldn’t play DVDs either UNTIL I upgraded to OSX 10.2.6. Apple
    made some changes that fixed the problem. Plays Video CDs which it couldn’t
    do before either.
    FredBillie Guest

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    In article <aol.com>,
    comnospam (FredBillie) wrote:
     [/ref]
    > Well, my G4 wouldn’t play DVDs either UNTIL I upgraded to OSX 10.2.6. Apple
    > made some changes that fixed the problem. Plays Video CDs which it couldn’t
    > do before either.[/ref]

    A typical home-burned DVD (for example from iDVD) has no region encoding
    so does not require switching. Regions are used only for encrypted
    copy-protected commercial DVDs. I don't know what kind of device your
    "panasonic HD" is but I doubt it uses region coding.
    --
    .... Al Quirt ... Ottawa Canada ...
    .... Please remove anti-spam BIRD for email replies ...
    Alan Guest

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