5969 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Jan 20, 2009 9:05 AM by Malcolm Rayfield
Hi christinet, and a warm welcome to the forums!
It's not Apple's fault, it the M ovie industry...
Your only choice is Flashing it or getting another DVD player.
Thanks guys to reply so kindly and so quickly.
I had been through all those links and articles before and that's exactly why I came to this forum.
I really feel this is a dead end...
I know too much about the dvd industry's supposed to be against pirating reasons region sections. And I understand it's the hardware makers that do so as well.
However, isn't there any ways to make VLC work (or other software, even though not free?)
I am quite desperate here!!!
Do you recommend the risk of flashing? I heard it doesn't work with the Matshita...
Thanks alot again.
So the question remains, though: why can't VLC run properly on a PowerBook OS X 10.4.11 ? If anyone has a solution...
Look in the "Burning" section of System Profiler for the model drive. Some Matshita drives are designed so they will not transfer any data from a DVD if its region code does not math the drive's. No software can get around this. The only fix is to replace the DVD drive with a different brand (such as Pioneer), or flash the Matshita drive with RPC-1 firmware (that does not have a limit on region changes) and then use Region X to change regions.
You could buy an external DVD drive (preferably FireWire), and leave the internal drive set to the most used region, end the external drive set to another region.