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Mac dvd drive regency code locked

I used up my 5 regency changed on the dvd drive and it is now locked in at regency 1. I want to watch a dvd from regency 2 however, I can not change the regency code. I did download the software for VLC and disabled dvd player when I inserted the dvd. But since I don't have any chages left in my drive, this isn't working.
Any suggestions?

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  • Paul Burrows
    Paul Burrows May 11, 2010

    That feature of the mac is really irritating.

    You did the correct thing by using VLC it's a cool app.

    So the problem is when you put the DVD in it is just spat out?


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This is not a feature of the Mac - this is a feature of DVD-ROM drives and is part of the DVD standard.

DVD-ROM drives, once changed 5 times, can NOT be changed.

The only solution would be to purchase an external DVD drive, and set IT to region 2, and leave your internal one set to region 1.

The region settings are legal issues with the DVD standard - the 5-time limit is permanent, hardcoded, and unchangeable.

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