How to hack a DVD drive
August 25, 2005 9:25 AM Subscribe
Help me hack my PC's DVD player.
posted by londonmark to Computers & Internet (12 answers total)
I use my PC as an entertainment centre. Most of my DVDs are region 2 encoded, but there have been a few things which I really wanted that I could only get on region 1 import. I buy all my discs through legitimate sources, so it really pisses me off that my computer is locked to a single region (or will be next time I switch regions -- it comes with only a limited number of changes).
There seem to be a lot of hacks on the internet for stand-alone DVD players but not for PC DVD drives. Is it possible to make my DVD player region free?
FYI I'm not at all technical and am horrified by the thought of opening my PC up but I'm fairly competent at following instructions if it only involves a programming fix.