Way off topic: DVD drives

Dave Hodgkinson davehodg at gmail.com
Sun Sep 10 16:52:13 BST 2006

On 10 Sep 2006, at 14:49, Andy Armstrong wrote:

> On 10 Sep 2006, at 14:33, Nic Gibson wrote:
>> http://www.powerbook-fr.com/dossiers/ 
>> dvd_region_free_en_article30.html
>> might be of help.
>> I used an ancestor of this (xvi's work) on my old powerbook and it  
>> worked just fine. Haven't tried to do anything to the macbook pro  
>> (you got to love insurance companies - kill the powerbook and get  
>> a replacement macbook pro)
> Thanks for that - that's more than I knew before. Unfortunately my  
> PB has a UJ-835 which isn't supported.
> I didn't think that VLC was able to work round the firmware region  
> encoding but they imply it might so I'll give that a spin.

I've certainly been able to take a backup of a Japanese NTSC disc
with Handbrake.

The trick is to turn off any auto-open activity when you put the
disk in.

Dave Hodgkinson - Music photography

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