Once you have changed the region five times it is set in stone and cannot be changed.
DVD Player: About DVD-Video Regions
It may be possible to make your Matshita Superdrive region-free by the methods describe here:
but please note: you USE THE SOFTWARE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!. The operation isn't officially allowed or sanctioned, which you're supposed to know when you do it.
I think region code changing takes place in the firmware for the optical drive. I believe you get 5 goes and that's it. Re-installing DVD Player, or even your whole OS, won't help.
I'm surprised VLC doesn't work, but maybe it's because you aren't running 10.4.11?
I don't know if getting an external optical drive and setting it to region 2 and leaving it there would get around the issue.
I don't know about making an Apple drive region free. You could open your Mac and see if it looks like some know manfacturer, e.g. Panasonic, and then hunt on the web for making something region-free. A bit chancy IMHO.
Apple keep deleting my posts. cant see what i am doing wrong?
So, your advice is therefore not only useless, it can damage a user's Mac and should not be attempted.
How about finding a new project to concentrate on - like do-it-yourself brain surgery?
1: i dont modify any firmware !
2: it can NOT dammage the Mac
3: The solution is to help people watching different region codeson their mac, using VLC or other app.
4: the way i described it in my solution is totally legit.
5: i actually know quite a bit about macs.
6: i was just trying to help people stuck with their region lock.
7: you say i braech copyright laws ?
8:: how do my solution damage the mac?
The points are:
These are Apple forums.
They are owned by Apple.
They make the rules.
When signing up, you agree to their rules.
If they remove your posts, you are obviously violating one or more of their rules.
Instead of ranting (which is also violating the ToU), simply move on to something else.
Here is a link to the ToU: