04-22-2009 02:33 PM
are the dvd players in computers multi-regional?
No. DVD drives do enforce region codes.
Methods that bypass these region protections, while common (There are video player applications written and maintained overseas available for free), violate the DMCA and so can't be referenced on these forums.
04-23-2009 08:28 AM
RPC-1 is aaaaaaancient. It will be next to impossible to find an old DVD drive that is RPC-1 but is still usable.
Some drives do have RPC-2 firmware that has been "hacked" to become effectively RPC-1, but doing this is illegal in the USA. There are also software workarounds that bypass region protections, and similarly using these is illegal in the USA.
04-24-2009 02:47 AM
04-24-2009 08:00 AM