[internetworkers] DVD region conversion
lymang at gmail.com
Wed Feb 2 14:41:30 EST 2005
There are also free software packages out there, I think the one I'm
thinking of is at doom9.org called "DVD Decrypter" and works really
well. Rip the dvd to your computer and have it deprotect/de-region it
and then write it a blank DVD-R or DVD+R or whatever you're using.
On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 14:37:52 -0500, Ian Meyer <ianmeyer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, thats how DVD drives and players work, there is a limited number
> of switches though
> BUT in most cases, the region check is in software, not hardware, so
> you can use something like VLC or MPlayer to watch out-of-region DVDs
> without changing your drive's settings or using up one of the few
> precious region changes in your drive's firmware.
> There are also firmware patches for a lot of common drives that will
> make it region-free, and remove the mess of regions altogether.
> On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 14:32:12 -0500, matusiak <dave at matusiak.org> wrote:
> > why not make a bit-by-bit copy of the DVD file? burn it to another
> > DVD. test out the backup DVD. then you can send off a copy and not
> > the original.
> > i think most OSes have DVD burning applications nowadays...
> > also, i just heard about this and have no personal experience, but i've
> > heard you can tell your computer's DVD player to "switch regions."
> > thus, you could put yours into Thailand mode and view the DVD. (i
> > heard this in relation to Macintosh computers, so YMMV).
> > On Feb 2, 2005, at 2:26 PM, Kim Ashley wrote:
> > > I have a DVD that was created in Thailand that I need converted to the
> > > US Regional format for viewing. I've found some places online that do
> > > this, but I have the master DVD and no copies exist, so I'm not
> > > comfortable sending it away. It's of my brothers wedding in Thailand,
> > > and he'd never speak to me again if I destroyed it!
> > >
> > > Any suggestions for local businesses that could do this? Or alternate
> > > suggestions for viewing (I've tried several DVD players and computers,
> > > none of them would play it...)?
> > >
> > > Thanks, from a longtime lurker!
> > >
> > > Kim
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