Changing the region code of DVD-Drive

cpghost cpghost at
Mon Oct 17 00:34:54 PDT 2005

On Mon, Oct 17, 2005 at 05:28:37PM +1000, Alastair G. Hogge wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Oct 2005 07:33, Garrett Cooper wrote:
> >      I don't think that region coding really matters for Unix. But,
> > just try mplayer since from what I remember it didn't require region
> > coding at all in order to play DVDs in Linux/*BSD.
> > -Garrett
> Aren't DVD players(the hardware) region restricted thou? Does mplayer get 
> around that?

FWIW, I'm playing here region 1 and region 2 (and of course regionless)
DVDs with mplayer on a Plextor PX-708A without any problems at all.
No need to switch region codes or anything like that at all. This is
a non-issue AFAICS.


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