Re: DVD region codes ?
On 13. april 2012 03:17, Bob Proulx wrote:
Given that setting the region on the hardware makes it able to play
protected DVDs, I consider the hardware OK.
Bob Proulx wrote:
Håkon Alstadheim wrote:
Am I doing something wrong, or have all linux systems recently
started requiring the region-code to be set on DVD-drives to be able
to play DVDs? I struggled for a while with a drive on a newish box
and could not get it to play an old DVD. Went so far as to run
To add some content to this... I personally have never needed to set
the region on a DVD drive. But I haven't bought any new DVD drives in
a while. Certainly my old ones are still playing DVDs routinely. If
this is true in your case I doubt it is the system but probably the
DVD drive itself that is enforcing a region code.
If you have two drives then you might consider booting a KNOPPIX live
boot disk on one of the drives and playing a DVD on the other. That
would provde a hardware check with a different operating system.