Region code limit?

By yangly18
Jan 4, 2010
  1. So I'm stationed over here in the great UK, where their region coding is different from the US, so if I decide that i would like to watch a UK coded movie, I have to change the region code on my drive. It has a limit on it, as most of you guys prob know, I'm just wondering if there is a way to get rid of this limit, or is this unchangable?? I'm not exactly looking for any type of crack or anything, just gen. information.

    thanks a bunch :D

    edit: Would using a differnet player like VLC or winDVD fix this? perhaps a codec that can help me out O.o?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,348   +622

    hmm; I seem to recall the limit is FOUR.

    a) If you stay in the UK for a while, just make the change and enjoy the local movies.
    When you return, you can revert.

    b) If you have some USA dvds with you and need access to both, grrr, I don't know how to get by the limit
  3. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    If you download a decrypter (DVD Decrypter or similar) you can transfer the movie to your harddrive via the brute-force cracking method which allows you to keep the RPC set to one parameter. You can then watch the movie from harddrive- copyright permitting, of course!

    Depending on what optical drive you have you may be able to reflash the firmware to a drive that is RPC free OR take the chance on a modded firmware. If you are keen then re-post your drive model (and firmware revision if possible).
  4. yangly18

    yangly18 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 217

    thanks, ill check out my drive model and firmware version when i get out of work and repost here.
  5. vectorsigma32

    vectorsigma32 TS Rookie Posts: 154

    just buy and download region free software i have it it allways work for me
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