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Multi region DVD cracker software

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Cockles, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. Cockles

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    Salutations everybody

    Does anybody know if there is any multi-region DVD software available as freeware, or is this sort of thing legitimate programming that needs to be purchased. I don't mind buying it, but obviously if I can download some and save myself a few groats then all the better. (I'm using PowerDVD on PC at the moment)

    Thanks
     
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  2. Mr.Cheeks

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    er, dont know of any freeware but DVD region free is what i use, but you have to pay for that...
     
  3. Cockles

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    I've just downloaded something called DVDIdle which apparently acts as a region free and prolongs DVD drive life span by reducing spin cycles of the DVD through caching. However, I downloaded DVD RegionFree as it didn't say anything about it being a trial software, but it only lets you watch films for 15 minutes at a time, hence why I am slightly skeptical to try out DVDIdle

    Oh well, if it needs buying then so be it.

    Cheers Cheeks
     
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  4. Mr.Cheeks

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    i found the link but its no longer avaliable... with all software its down to trial and error unless you know someone who has used the software and can recommend it.
     
  5. Cockles

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    If you're talking about DVDIdle, I thin kyou just need to look around from where the download site is based. I think it's been deemed illegal in Finland and countries around that way, but not in others, I'll try and go back to the site I got it from and find the link

    By the way, I can't decide if I'm disturbed or entertained by your avatar. Top stuff!!!!
     
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  6. Mr.Cheeks

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    was referring to DVD region-free...

    keep hunting around and let us know of your progress...

    edit: can you not hunt for a hack for your dvd-player?
     
  7. Cockles

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    I noticed the possibility of hacking, but I don't know enough about it yet to do that. I will try out DVDIdle tonight and let you know tomorrow what it was like.

    By the way, found it on this site, it has shedloads of programmes, patches and downloads

    MOD EDIT SG: Link temporarilly removed pending moderator discussion.
     
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  8. Mr.Cheeks

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    brill - some really good progz there...
     
  9. Raffaz

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    What make/model drive do ya have?
     
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  10. Cockles

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    Blimey, now your asking, I think it's a Pioneer DVD drive, not sure of the model, I've had it for about 5 years or so
     
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  11. Mr.Cheeks

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    device manager > hardware and the dvd drives details are under dvd/cd drives
     
  12. noelg24

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    like thecheeks says, DVD Region-Free is your best bet. I have it...its a very old version from about 3yrs ago. It works very well. :biggrin
     
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  13. Cockles

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    Yeah, I had all the information up yesterday as I was trying to work out a way to bypass the region setter (trying to watch a Region 1) but didn;t note anything down.

    I'll give Idle a go and see how that fares, if not I'll take your advice and get the DVD RegionFree

    Thanks chaps, muchos obligos as ever
     
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  15. Baba O'Riley

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    I think DVDShrink removes region encoding. It's definitely free anyway.
     
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  16. Mr.Cheeks

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    it removes the region from the disc, and dumps the contents on the harddrive. but it would be long winded to do all of that if he justs wants to watch the dvd.
     
  17. Cockles

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    Excellent, I'll give them a go

    Tried DVDIdle last night. Not impressed.

    For starters, it advertises it as a free programme. Balls to that, it's a 30 day trial.

    Gave it a go and it did what it said on the tin, all good

    Now at the same time I was removing startup programmes, and all I removed was some scanner software and MSN messenger. But for some inexplicable reason (which I think is linked to DVDIdle) my InCD stopped working and corrupted, which in turn buggered up my Nero software, so I spent the best part of 3 hours trying to find the fault, re-install Nero (which isn't easy as it's a pain in the 'arrables to uninstall) and get InCD fixed. Finally did that, then found that my main CD drive wasn't working. It would either refuse to read discs ('please nsert deic in deive E) or, if one was read, it coulnd't shake the identity of it e.g. I popped in a DVD, ran that fine, then put in a music CD, but it was trying to read it as a DVD and kept opening it in PowerDVD, same with CD-ROMs and games. All this went away when I uninstalled DVDIdle

    Idle opens up whenever you launch any CD, so I think that could be the problem. This is the default setting but that can be altered to total manual operation, if I have time tonight, I'll try that and see if everything works with Idle disabled.

    I was seriously acting like Cheeks avatar by the end of it
     
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  18. Mr.Cheeks

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    blimey - looks like you had some problems there...

    have a play with these some freeware on the page but cant vouch for how good they are.
     
  19. Raffaz

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    I would personally look into doing a firmware hack, its not that hard. Fair enough there is a chance ya will wreck ya drive, but ive never done that. And once its done ya can forget about it.
     
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  20. Cockles

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    Sounds both interesting and dubious at the same time

    I've read a few things about that which highlighted the risks of doing so

    Does this involve removal of the drive and working on it, or is it done via programming?

    Thanks
     
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