DVD Regional codes question
I have a Creative PC-DVD 5X. There's a DVD movie i want to get which is only sold in the UK. If i get it, will i be able to play it on my drive? The manual doesn't really say if it would or not. The closest to any explanation i could find is the line "Regional codes are part of the DVD standard - your regional code (Region 1) is embedded in the DVD software.
BTW, i'm in the US and got my DVD drive in the US. It plays the DVD's i get here just fine.
I'd appreciate any info good or bad. If the news is bad, i'd also like to know if there's a workaround/hack.
NOTE: After i posted this question i did a search and found this:
Thot i'd leave this post here for anyone else who might want to look at it. BTW, the above link is really good.
[This message has been edited by moebius (edited 08-01-2001).]
The "Drive Region Info" utility might tell you if your dvd-rom is region-free or not. If not, you can only watch stuff from a particular region. It's only 5k to download <A HREF="http://www.cdmediaworld.com/hardware/cdrom/dvd_utils_2.shtml"" TARGET=_blank>here</A> . Also check out the "DVD Region Killer" utility. (Same link).
**Use these utilities at your own risk, because I don't know have the utilities and don't know if they will actually work or not.**
Hope this helps.
[This message has been edited by slacker85 (edited 08-04-2001).]
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