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Re: [tlug] MPEG stream analyser?

Ben Konrath wrote:

>On Tue, 2005-15-03 at 09:14 +0900, Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon wrote:
>>An easier way would be to just buy a Y10,000 used computer, put in a 
>>Y7,000 DVD drive and then set it to play Region-1.  The firmware of a 
>>DVD drive sold in Japan will start on Region-2 (I think), but putting in 
>>a Region-1 disk allows you to change regions. 
>You don't even have to do that - libdvdcss2 or libdvdread3 (not sure which 
>one is responsible for this) don't obey the region codes. This has allowed me 
>to use the laptop that I bought at Yotobashi Camera to play dvds that I
>rented  in Canada. Yay!

Have you tried going back and forth from Region-1 to Region-2 with it?  
My understanding is that since the firmware is what allows the switch, 
isn't that software independent?  Or is that firmware issue software 
induced?  I hope it *is* software induced, as then I'll not have to use 
two computers to handle both regions!

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