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Dvd region free software that works?

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I have a Tecra A8-S8514 which is about 2 months old. I used to use DVD Region Free on my previous Tecra laptop but I find now that when I run it the dvds won't play. It says Media Error Stop. Is there a region free software out there that works? Or am I doing something wrong?

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Power dvd is supposed to be region free

it could be something in the drive or the operating system

I would format and reinstall software to suite my needs

TRY power dvd before you reformat

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I want to play Dvd's from Europe so I want a region code free.


1. Power ON the main unit (some unlocks work with, some with no disc inside)
2. Press the SETUP button (on the top of the player) to open the setup menu
3. Navigate to the PREFER menu using the button below the screen
4. Press NEXT>, PREVIOUS, NEXT>, PREVIOUS, NEXT>, NEXT>, aPREVIOUS

(NEXT> and PREVIOUS are on the top of the player next to the SETUP button. Don't use the menu navigation buttons below the screen for this.)

5. The current Region of the player should be displayed on the screen

6. Use the menu navigation UP/DOWN buttons (below the screen) to change the region. Region 0 is region-free.

7. Press PLAY/OK (below the screen) to confirm the region selection

The player should now be unlocked and able to play discs from all regions - it worked on my PD9012/37 that was region 1

Please note: Unlocking a DVD player may invalidate the warranty and some DVD players have been damaged through failed attempts to unlock them. Unlocking the DVD player is attempted at your own risk.

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My Presario CQ61 has changed DVD zones the maximum number of times allowed. It is now set to a zone that prohibits me playing anything from Australia.


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I came across a web site called DVDRhelp.com which tells how to reset the region codes for software DVD players.
http://www.dvdrhelp.com/play
" Q: How do I make my DVD drive region free (remove region codes/country codes/zone locks)?
A: Use 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 can also try a patched DVD drive firmware (it is freeware, but may be a bit tricky and 'dangerous').
http://www.dvdidle.com/dvd-region-free.htm
http://forum.firmware-flash.com/dl_all.php
Q: How do I make WinDVD,PowerDVD,Win2k region free?
A: Use DVD Region-Free to make your software player region free. Or use DVD Genie (freeware) to make your software DVD Player region free.
http://www.inmatrix.com/files/dvdgenie_download.html "
Side note: firmware is "miniature" software which runs an electronic device. Some electronic devices have updatable firmware that can be downloaded from the manufacturer's web site and re-programmed into the device. This is referred to as flashing the BIOS (Basic Input Output System) or EEPROM (Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory). A word of warning: if a firmware upgrade is interrupted due to a power outage or computer freezeup, the device may cease to function.

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I Live in Peru and have only one region change left. SInce I work with international staff we have many dvd's from all over the wold. Can I dismantle the region code on the quicktime player?


Hi There,

I think the easiest way is to use either 'DVD Region Killer' (free) or alternatively, 'DVD Region-Free' (trialware). Both are software solutions meaning you don't need to keep switching the region on your DVD drive.

Regards,

MC.

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Cannot play my dvd,s in my geoghraphic region of the world.


There are a couple ways to go about changing your region on your DVD player. First is this program:
DVD Region+CSS Free - Watch & Copy Any DVD!
US$ 39.95


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DVD Region+CSS Free enables you to watch and copy any region-coded/CSS-encrypted DVD movies on any DVD drive! It fully supports region-protected (RPC2) DVD drives, and does not require any firmware modifications. It will even work if you have used up your region counter and can no longer change the DVD drive's region.

DVD Region+CSS Free works automatically in the background to make a DVD appear region code free and unprotected to any DVD player and DVD copy software. With the help of DVD Region+CSS Free, you can watch any region coded DVD movies with a software DVD player like PowerDVD or WinDVD! With DVD Region+CSS Free's help, DVD copy software (such as DVDFab, DVD X Copy, InterVideo DVD Copy, etc.) is able to copy DVD's which are CSS protected!

New Feature: DVD Region+CSS Free decrypts not just DVD's, it now allows you also to play, copy and rip protected Audio CD's!
Download DVD Region+CSS Free


SECONDLY, You can enter a code on the player that will set it to a certain region. You can find your code at this website: http://www.dvdcodes.net
If it is not on this list, you can also try this site for more codes: http://www.dvd.reviewer.co.uk/info/multiregion/hackable.asp

This site will give you instructions on how to enter the hack code depending on your brand name player: http://www.dvd365.net/?hacks/pacific.htm

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Wrong region code


Check this thread:

http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080820055911AAxPqVw


If you want to permanently change your firmware and you are comfortable working with this, then check this thread:

http://club.cdfreaks.com/f87/where-latest-version-1-21-pioneer-dvr-112d-firmware-thats-region-free-224385/

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Dvd stuck on zone 1 when i am a zone 4


You can only change the region code 4 times and on the fourth time it locks on that region and you cannot change it again.
You can upgrade the firmware on your DVD drive to make it region free (if available for your model DVD), but if you install or make a mistake then your DVD drive will be a piece of junk.
The best solution is to run a piece of software that defeats the region code. I use DVD Region Free from www.dvdidle.com, it cost a few dollars and you get free updates forever, I also use their DVD copy program DVD FAB Gold, great software also free upgrades forever.

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Insegnia NS-7pdvd portable dvd player regional lock


There is software, such as "ANYDVD" that should work. Also, "DVD Region and CSS free" software about $40 US. There is free software called "DVD Region Killer" as well (I have no experience with the free downloadable software).

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The Panasonic is not "region restricted". This is a security safeguard by studios to keep people from region 1 from using region 3 content. Some material is released in other countries first and later in others. This keeps other regions from using the content from other parts of the world before it is relaesed by the studio there. Your Zenith is not a region free player and the Panasonic is. There is sometimes hacks on Videohelp.com for DVD players to be set to "region free" but not all DVD players are built with it. SONY is another non-hackable DVD player.

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