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Will Acer 4010 play PAL format DVDs?

I want to play PAL format DVDs on my laptop. Can I get a drive that will do this, and still play region 1 DVDs as well?

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Hi,MY ACER 4720 Dont play any DVD but playing cd /copying CD is fine.When i checked its property,Driver shows as CD ROM driver.i did not find any dvd driver.Could anyone help


The DVD player may be set to a Region that does not match the Region code on the DVDs.
To changethe Region code on your DVD player, open Control Panel - System - Hardware -Device manager, and click on DVD/CD ROM drives, then right click on the DVDdrive and click Properties then click on DVD Region.
You can enter a new region and it also shows you how many changes have beenmade.
NOTE you can make only 4 changes and the player will lock permanently on the4th change.
If you want to play DVDs from any region you maybe able to upgrade the firmwareto make it region free BUT if you make a mistake or installed the wrongfirmware the player will be a piece of junk.
The best solution to make the player region free is to install a piece ofsoftware that allows you to play DVDs from any region. There are severalavailable on the Internet but my favourite is DVD-Region Free From: -
www.dvdidle.com/dvd-region-free.htm

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Will not play blueray discs on blueray player


Windows by default does not instantly play back anything but mpegs and wmvs, and streaming content. To playback DVDs, you need a software such as Power DVD, or WinDVD. ATi users can use ATI MMC, Nvida users can use NVDVD. Sony also proides thier own proprietary DVD playback suite on their Laptops.

Basicaly Windows needs sofware to playback Blu-Ray or HD-DVD. You can't expect to pop in a Disk and hope it magically plays, this is MSFT we are talking about. If wanted instant play back, you should have got a Mac.

The manual that came with your Laptop will have a more indepth description on the software you have. You may have a Blu-Ray playback software, or you may only have a Blu-Ray burning software included in your package.

If you don't have a playback software, then you must find one. Google it.

Another thing is region. If you so happend to have ordered a Laptop from the US, the Drive is designed for US and Japan region code. If it's like DVD+/-RW drives, then it should alow you to change regions, however you can only do so 3 times then your stuck. Set it to PAL region. The best way to learn how to do that is to do a search on the web.

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Im not able to play my dvd when i insert the dvd in the dvd drive


Does this happen on all DVDs and CDs or only on some DVDs?
If this is happens on all DVDs and CDs then this drive is faulty and needs to be replaced.
If it only occurs on some DVDs then check the region code on the DVD player and the region code on the DVD, the region codes must match.
To play DVDs from any region the player needs to be a region free player or you need to install a region free program on your notebook/computer.
For details on making your DVD player region free, please click on this link and follow my instructions :-

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559135-playing_dvds_from_other_regions

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What region is your DVD player locked on and what region DVD disc are you tyying to play?

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Got acer aspire notebook with combodrive.it plays all dvds except all ntsc hindi songs dvd.it does not even recognize a dvd in drive.


if you want to play any of the thousands of DVDs imported from any of the other FOUR REGIONS? You need to make your DVD player (or your Windows PC or Mac) REGION FREE, try download region-free software to unlock your DVD player, and make it can play ntsc hindi songs.

Good luck!

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Hi,
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if this solves your problem, please rate as fixya.

thankyou for using the forum.

Mike @ compurepair.

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You can change the region code for your DVD player but not more than 4 times.
There are firnware updates to change DVDs to region free, if you are not carefull you can screw up your DVD drive.
Suggest you install a program to allow you to play any DVDs regardless of which region the DVDs were created for.
Go to www.dvdidle.com for their Region-Free program

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Region setting on Acer Aspire 8920


Older DVD drives use RPC-1 firmware, which means the drive allows DVDs from any region to play. Newer drives use RPC-2 firmware, which enforces the DVD region coding at the hardware level. These drives can often be reflashed with hacked or Australia and New Zealand (hardware region coding prohibited by law in these countries) RPC-1 firmware, effectively making the drive region-free. However, this usually voids the warranty and can render the drive inoperable if something goes wrong... better contact your laptop manufacturer regarding this 

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