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Re: region free & Shrink
Found something that might work here^^ Try it and let me know. Use DVD43(freeware) or AnyDVD or DVD
Region-Free to make your region locked DVD drive and your
software player region free. You can also "patch"
your DVD drives firmware, you find patched DVD drives firmwares
(freeware but it may be a bit tricky and "dangerous"). Plz click on teh links^^
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Introduction The Px4x DVD Upgrade is an advanced modification to your DVD player, which adds extra features and enables you to get more from your machine. The upgrade supplements the DVD player and in no way harms the playback quality or removes any performance features of the DVD player.
Main Features The DVD Upgrade adds the following features to your DVD player: Multiregion capability Macrovision disable
Players Supported The following DVD players are supported by this version of the DVD Upgrade:
Modification Details Multiregion selection Nearly all DVD discs on the market today are encoded with a specific "region" in mind and are made in such a way that a disc designed for "region 1" will not play on a player designed for "region 2". This is so that the Hollywood studios can control the release of titles in different geographical regions all over the world. Our upgrade allows you to select between regions 1 to 6. Macrovision & CGMS disable All DVD players have a system called Macrovision built in to the player, which is designed to stop the copying of DVD discs to video. However, this system can have adverse affects on some projectors. For this reason the DVD Upgrade disables Macrovision to solve any problems.
Operating Instructions You can select the region code by remote. This region will be tried first when playing a disk. Due to this design, the modification will work on the RCE (Regional Code Enhancement) protected DVD’s. In some cases it will be necessary to insert a conventional (non RCE protected) disc before playing a RCE protected disc. Follow the instructions as detailed bellow:
1. Turn the player on without a disc in it 2. On the remote control, press 'SETUP' 3. Use right arrow to select 'General' 4. Use down arrow to select 'Basic' 5. Press 'ENTER' on the remote control 6. Press 'Display' on the remote control You should see the region code and OSD version that the player is set to 7. Press 'Condition/Memory' 8. Press '1', '2', '3', '4', '5' or '6' to change the region code of the player The text will disappear 9. Press ' Display ' on the remote to control the region 10. Press 'SETUP' on the remote to exit. Play the disc This dident work for me but mayby work for you.
Three problems could exist here.
1 the disc has not been finalised
2 the disc may have not been properly formatted to play in a dvd player ( use disc authoring program like DVD Shrink etc)
3 the DVD burner may be on its way out.
The only verification is to try the disc in a friends DVD player (different make/model of course)
I would assume you are burning them "code free" of course, if not there will be a region code on the back of your DVD player. (square with a number from 1 to 6 in it)
I have some bad news for you, this player is preset to region 1 and it cannot be changed, here is an extract from page 7 of the user manual...If you need the manuals email me at email@example.com
DVD video disc region numbers
DVD video discs that have incompatible region
numbers cannot be played on this player. The
region number of the player can be found on
the bottom of this unit and this manual (refer
to Specifications on page 113).
you must remove the region lock off the DVD image you're trying to burn make it region free. your DVD player might have locks on which DVD regions you can play, your DVD writer doesn't come with a region lock that's why you're able to play the disc
Are you burning the files with a DVD+R format. Use DVD-R. Not all players will recognize DVD+R. Also, check the region that the movies are made in and see if the player can be switched to that region. Also, are you trying to burn files larger than 700 MB. If you are, in creating an iso image or copy if you are downloading the file you have to match the checksum of the original file to the downloaded one.
Step 1) Download the pioneer firmware here http://www.pioneerfaq.info/index.php?question=Firmwares
The site says the firmware only works on region 2 players. For this model it worked for my region 4 player in Australia
Step 2) Burn this file to a CD-ROM with name PIONEER as per these instructions - http://www.pioneerfaq.info/english/burn_guide.php
Step 3) Load the CD and your DVD player with ask you to flash the firmware. It says press play to start but instead HOLD DOWN ENTER during the entire process. DO NOT switch off your DVD during this time. When the tray opens take the CD ROM out but keep the DVD on. The flashing can take up two to three minutes. During this time HOLD DOWN ENTER ON THE REMOTE. The entire time!
Step 4) The DVD player will reboot. The tray should be empty. It will then load the tray back into the player. If the signal is disorted switch on and off.
Your done! Should work.
The most complex way of region freeing a DVD I have ever endured! :)