No longer capable of changing the DVD region on DVD drive

By Jedi Master ยท 11 replies
May 19, 2007
  1. I have added some dvd's to my ipod, some region 1 some region 2, I have 1 more change left on my computer however I keep getting an error messege saying....

    Unable to update region setting. Please make sure driver contains a region 2 media and you have administration privilege'

    you may have to explain things simply! not very good with computers here

  2. Tom Mask

    Tom Mask TS Rookie Posts: 48

    I hate it when Ipods start failing.

    Not truely sure as to what could be causing that error message. Where does the message occur? under Itunes?
  3. Jedi Master

    Jedi Master TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I have an 80 gb Ipod and bought some software to enable me to put movies onto my Ipod [Cucusoft DVD to Ipod Convertor]
    The error messege appears when I try to convert a DVD!

    Any help at all will do! lol
  4. Tom Mask

    Tom Mask TS Rookie Posts: 48

    Hmm... Maybe you're Ipod is full? If thats not the case, its always a safe bet to try restarting the computer.

    Turn off the computer, unplug your ipod, wait 60 seconds or so, turn on the computer, plug in the Ipod, and try the software again.

    If you get an error message saying you need administrator access, make sure you are the administrator :)
  5. Jedi Master

    Jedi Master TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Its not my Ipod! its got plenty of space left its the computer! it wont even let me play any DVDs now from region 2!

    thanks for ur help and ur prompt replys
  6. Tom Mask

    Tom Mask TS Rookie Posts: 48


    What do you mean by region 2? have you partitioned your Ipod?
    Worst comes to worst you could always go ask a Mac Genius at the Apple store.
  7. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    You have a certain amount of region changes that you can do on your DVD drive. It seems you have reached your limit & can no longer change the region. You would have to update the firmware with a non-official one in order to remove the region entirely but you will lose the warranty on the drive.
  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Didou seems to be right. An alternative is to use AnyDVD. It will allow you to play any DVD on your PC while you keep it running in the background without having to resort to region-changing.
  9. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    1. It is very foolish to post your email in a public forum due to spambot programs that harvest email addresses.

    2. DVD drives can have their region changed a finite number of times after which you can no longer change them without a firmware update - you need to send it to the manufacturer. Considering DVD drives are relatively cheap it would be better just to buy a new one.
  10. littlehawk

    littlehawk TS Rookie

    Hello All!!

    Hi everyone,

    I'm new to the forum but came across it through Google because I've borrowed a region 1 DVD from a friend (my PC is region 2). I've never changed the region since getting my player so have 4 changes remaining, yet I too am getting the same message. Any takers?
  11. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    littlehawk, are you saying you tried to manually change the region and it wouldn't do so?
  12. littlehawk

    littlehawk TS Rookie

    DVd region on DVD drive

    Yep, yep! Tried manually. Why?
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