"High Noonn" DVD??
nikola.lecic at anthesphoria.net
Sat Nov 15 15:57:25 PST 2008
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On Sat, 15 Nov 2008 18:23:05 +0100
cpghost <cpghost at cordula.ws> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 08:41:21AM -0800, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> > On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 05:23:23PM +0100, Nikola Le??i?? wrote:
> > > On Sat, 15 Nov 2008 14:46:00 +0100
> > > Roland Smith <rsmith at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> > >
> > > > OK, that's nice to know. All the DVDs that I have play fine with
> > > > mplayer, but they're probably all region 2 disks. So I should
> > > > be able to play region 1 disks with mplayer?
> > >
> > > That's exactly what I am trying to do at this moment, with no
> > > success. I'm in the region 2 and I set my DVD drive accordingly
> > > (with a small C programme). Now I got some region 1 DVDs and
> > > libdvdcss is not sufficient as such. Of course, I can change DVD
> > > drive region setting temporarily, but the drive allows just 4 or
> > > 5 such changes. Does anyone know how to avoid this counting?
> > Changing the region encoding setting on your DVD drive involves
> > setting a bit or code somewhere in the flash/EEPROM inside of the
> > DVD drive. The limit of 4-5 changes is purely a DVD drive firmware
> > thing; there's no technical limit, instead it's a limit imposed by
> > the firmware.
> > There are websites nowadays which offer "hacked" firmwares which
> > remove region encoding altogether (or remove the 4-5 set limit).
> > However, they're only available for very specific models of DVD
> > drives. If this is important to you, you should considering
> > purchasing a drive that can be flashed with a "hacked" firmware.
> Check out for RPC1 modded firmwares.
Thanks! The DVD drive is
cd0: <LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1S 9L08> Removable CD-ROM SCSI-0 device
and it seems to be there:
... so it means I can do something, I think. Btw, what, in the light of
all this, means the following statement from libdvdcss/pkg-descr?
- Just better. Unlike most similar projects, libdvdcss doesn't
require the region of your drive to be set.
Nikola Lečić = Никола Лечић
fingerprint : FEF3 66AF C90E EDC3 D878 7CDC 956D F4AB A377 1C9B
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