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My laptop computer is formatted to play region 1 DVD's. My brother in Germany loaded photos on a CD-R disc and sent the disc to me. I cannot download the photo data since Germany has a region 5 code. A technician told me to determine the code for Eastern Europe. Now that I know the code for Germany, can I use it to download the photos on the CD. If so, can you tell me what I need to do to view the data on the disc?

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If the photos or even videos are recorded to a CD-R and not a DVD, the region code should not be an issue. You should be able to view the photos and even copy them. Region codes are usually for DVD media.

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