Re: [Videolib] DVD Region Coding

Linda Engelberg (engel@hawaii.edu)
Thu, 15 Sep 2005 10:42:15 -1000 (HST)

We've also encountered the "lock" after a certain number of changes.
Can you let us know about the products that will supposedly cure this
problem. We haven't found another solution.

On Thu, 15 Sep 2005, Rick
Provine wrote:

> as far as i can tell, they have a counter that will only change region a
> certain number of times before it "locks" after 5 changes. not
> optimal.
>
> there are are some products you can purchase that will supposedly cure
> this, but i am looking for the less espensive and simple approach that
> we can adopt across the institution.
>
> this is not a problem for most students, its the faculty who are less
> adept with technology. just looking for something more bulletproof...
>
> thanks!
>
> r
>
> >>> ghandman@library.berkeley.edu 09/15/05 10:12 AM >>>
> Hey Rick
>
> I was under the impression that DVD-RW drives on PCs and Macs would
> handle
> all regions. I be wrong?
>
> Gary
>
> At 09:16 AM 9/15/2005 -0500, Rick Provine wrote:
> >Howdy:
> >
> >How have you all handled region coding on PCs/Macs (as opposed to
> >set-top players)? Have you found freeware solutions or workarounds
> that
> >allow users access to all dvds in yoru collections?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >Rick
> >
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Linda Engelberg
Video Librarian
Wong Audiovisual Center
Sinclair Library
University of Hawaii
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