DVD region/playback error

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Mr A, Apr 10, 2005.

  1. Mr A

    Mr A Guest

    I have been playing region 1 dvd's without any problems however windows media
    player now says the following (when trying to play a region 1 dvd ,drive set
    to region 1): Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because the disc
    prohibits playback in your region of the world.

    When I try and play a region 2 dvd (drive set to 1)windows media player
    says: You must obtain a disc that is intended for your geographic region.
    Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because the region assigned to your
    DVD drive does not match the region assigned to your DVD decoder.

    I assume from these that my problem lies with my DVD decoder. How do I find
    out what my DVD decoder is and change it to region 1? All advice will be very
    welcome.Thanks
     
    Mr A, Apr 10, 2005
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  2. Mr A

    Jerry Guest

    You open Explorer, right-click the CD/DVD drive, select Properties and then
    Region.
     
    Jerry, Apr 10, 2005
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  3. The easiest way is to load 'region free' software such as AnyDVD; search
    Google for 'DVD REgion Free Software' for others.

    If you choose to change the region through 'Control Panel/Device Manager'
    you are only allowed four changes.
     
    Edward W. Thompson, Apr 11, 2005
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  4. Mr A

    Mr A Guest

    Thanks for the advice although it does not help. As I mentioned before with
    my drive and decoder set to region 1, windows media player 10 will not play a
    region 1 DVD and says the following: Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD
    because the disc prohibits playback in your region of the world

    I assume therefore that there is a software clash. Any advice woulod be most
    welcome. Many Thanks
     
    Mr A, Apr 11, 2005
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  5. The DVD Ghost/Region Free software I see is available for cash or free with
    "subscription/spam" sites. Any suggestions?
     
    Saturday Night, Jan 7, 2007
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