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Re: Region 2 DVD to Region 1 DVD



Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> On Thursday 13 November 2008 19:28:47 Rich Emberson wrote:
>   
>> So, I've got a Region 2 DVD, a Region 1 DVD player,
>> Fedora 9, a SAMSUNG SH-S203N DVD+RW and some recordable DVDs.
>> What I want to do is create a Region 1 version of the Region
>> 2 DVD so that I can look at it using my Region 1 DVD
>> player.
>> I do not need to look at the DVD using Fedora, just make a copy.
>> Can this be done?
>> Googling about one finds numerous Linux DVD tools, scripts, sites,
>> suggestions, etc. - all well and good, but I'd like a complete
>> solution and not a cobbled together set of utilities that may
>> or not work depending of numerous factors (and you are on your own
>> to figure out what is not working).
>>
>> I know this might be a tall order. I understand that Fedora is, in
>> a sense, a testbed, but its what I've got installed (and I don't
>> have Windows installed anywhere, so I am interested in a Linux
>> only solution).
>>     
>
> Possibly the easiest solution is to convince your DVD player to play Region 2 
> disks. Most modern players can do this if you ask them nicely (Google is your 
> friend) or even by default. Pay no attention to what it says on the box or 
> manual, which is often misleading, I presume for legal reasons. I have an LG 
> player which will play any region, NTSC or PAL and it just came that way.
>
> Failing that, you could try k9copy and cross your fingers.
>
> Or run one of the DVD cloning apps under Wine (sometimes works) or under 
> VMware or VirtualBox (should always work if properly configured).
>   
FWIW, I use DVD Shrink under wine to create "region free" disks.  Works
great...especially when the original is a 9GB DVD.

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