[MPlayer-users] DVD RPC (fwd)
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Thu Jul 18 19:10:02 CEST 2002
On Thu, 18 Jul 2002, Steffen Barszus wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Am Mittwoch, 17. Juli 2002 22:17 schrieb Arpi:
> > [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> > Hi,
> > > > HmmHmm, it's quite strange though :) At least my kernel got I/O errors
> > > > in the IDE channel because of region code mismatch (according to eg
> > > > output of 'dmesg'). Nevermind, however it's quite strange topic ... The
> > > > 'somehow' in your sentence is also will be interesting to know exactly
> > > > the way :)
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > AFAIK the drives do region code check in firmware themselves (well
> > not really.
> > they use region code in the authentication (key decryption).
> > yes, soem new DVD disc has program to check region code, but it isn't
> > interpreted by mplayer, just by the dvdnav stuff.
> > > that's probably the reason why so many guys (girls:) are making
> > > region-free firmwares on the net). But it's also known that some
> > they do it for windows lamers
> and only for them. In windows there is a tool called dvd-genie that make it
> also possible to play every dvd regioncodefree, this tool starts the
> comercial soft-dvd-player and everything is alright. So it's a myth that the
> drive itself take care of it.
It depends on the drive.
Sometimes you have to flash a hacked bios :)
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