region code in cdrecord
chuckr at chuckr.org
Tue May 3 08:41:16 PDT 2005
Andrew Sparrow wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 25, 2005 at 12:49:48PM +0100, Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
>>On Sat, 23 Apr 2005 21:46:03 +0000
>>Chuck Robey <chuckr at chuckr.org> wrote:
>>> Now, I want to go for broke, and try for the one I've been after for
>>>years, which is converting a region==2 dvd to a region==1 dvd
>> AFAIK you can't region code a writeable DVD or CSS encode it.
> The RPC-1 region code is a bit-wise char field @ position 0x23 in
> the VIDEO_TS.IFO file.
> Bits are cleared if enabled, 0 means "all regions" and such a disk
> should play on any player that can deal with the video encoding
> and/or the audio format of the MPEG-TS.
> (Which won't get you very far if your NTSC TV can't display SECAM
> or PAL).
Funny thing, my own TV actually can display NTSC, PAL, and SECAM just
fine. Which makes it a good test platform for me. The one this is for
is a very close personal freind (and friend of the family type
relationship, really). He's not as technical as me, far ,far more
stubborn, and I promised him I would take his dvd, and return him
something he could view. I've been unable to use the info (which I've
since finally been able to independently confirm) to make a viewable
dvd. I used bitedit to change hte bits on the .IFO files, but the
resulting dvd won't play on my dvd player, it actually tells me ERROR.
In big irritating letters. The fact of it being PAL coding is what
finally made me decide to rip it. I got a good rip, I think, from
dvdip. Acidrip, I must be doing *something* wrong, because it won't get
past the first chapter.
I haven't been able to writ the resulting rip successfully to a cd, and
get that to play on my dvd player. I have to investigate more, about
the formats it accepts.
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