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Re: Region 2 DVD to Region 1 DVD



First, sorry if the following has already been said - I didn't follow the
entire tread, just bumping in :P

> -----Messaggio originale-----
> From: Bruno Wolff III <bruno wolff to>
> Subject: Re: Region 2 DVD to Region 1 DVD
> 
> On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 15:58:47 -0800,
>   Rich Emberson <emberson rich gmail com> 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.
> 
> Usually stock rpc drives can change regions a limited amount of times.
> I am not sure if there is a linux tool to do this, but probably there is.

dvdcss takes care of region coding. With the dvd drives in my PCs,
I can play DVDs from all regions.

> You might consider looking for alternative firmware. You can make your
> drive region zero which should play any disk
> When buying DVD drives, I think it is a good idea to check to 
> see if flashing
> tools are available for Linux and if there are third party firmwares
> available to deal with region coding. You might also want the 
> firmware to remove the speed limiting that both helps keep the drive 
> quiet and limits how fast you can copy a DVD.

This is usually possible with NEC drives, using binflash and hacked firmware
from Liggy & Dee.
Works like a charm, but it isn't really needed for region coding thanks to
dvdcss.

Another possibility is a "region hack" for your standalone player: take a
look at www.videohelp.com.
I "fixed" this way a LG player.


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