Region Code of PC's DVD Drive

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  1. ZAFDeltaForce
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    So one day I was going to rip one of my old DVDs. When I inserted the disk, a menu popped up, something about region code. I foolishly set it to 3 (my DVD's region code, which is not used in my country anymore) and now I have difficulty setting it back to 1 (the region code used by my country now).

    I'm using an LG Internal GSA-H10N DVD drive. So friends, how do I set the region code to 1? Is it even possible? Thanks all, this has been really a problem for me. [​IMG]
     
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    you can do it in windows by going into the devices driver properties and its on of the tabs at the end. be careful because you can only change it 3 times or something
     
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    Thanks man! This was driving me bonkers. Cheers! [​IMG]
     
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    word.
     
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    If memory serves region codes can be changed 5 time before the factory has to take it back and change it (an action it can only do 3 times).

    Of course there are hacked firmwares:
    http://forum.rpc1.org/portal.php

    And software like anydvd (and conventional ripping apps), dvd43 ( http://www.dvd43.com/ ) is a less than fantastic free alternative to anydvd/dvd CSS + region free (formerly DVDregion free).
     
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    If I recall correctly there is a generic tool for setting LG drives (no flashing) to codefree. Now if I could only recall where it was...
     
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    Thanks for the heads up, guys! [​IMG]
     
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    DVD Region Free + CSS is also a good one. Also removes Macrovision, button restrictions, and enables you to skip straight to the main menu and skip FBI warnings.
     
  10. jimmy j

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    Bollocks! (too much hassle for me mate) [​IMG]

    Just use DVD Shrink for 1:1 copies (+DVD Decrypter for any "problem discs") or rip to avi with xilisoft or Imtoo dvd ripper. Much easier!
     
  11. mcp2

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    LOL all it is is installing DVD Shrink and DVD Decrypter, RipIt4Me does it all for you, hence the title. AutoGK creates much higher quality than any Xilisoft/ImToo software(they're the same company).

    Doom9 be ballin wit all they're info.

    It's really not that complicated.