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RPC Region Code

Feb 09th, 2012by Boren 3,426 views |Comments Off

RPCRegional Playback Control is a system used by DVD manufacturers to limit the use of DVD’s divided by geographic regions.  RPC region code is implemented on most commercial DVD’s and on most DVD players.

Older DVD drives use RPC-1 firmware, which means the drive allows DVDs from any region to play. Newer drives use RPC-2 firmware, which enforces the DVD region coding at the hardware level. These drives can often be reflashed or hacked with RPC-1 firmware, effectively making the drive region-free. This may void the drive warranty. Read More »

Is It Legal to Bypass The Region Codes?

Jan 18th, 2012by Boren 3,638 views |Comments Off

As long as DVD regional coding – also recognized as “zone locking” – exists merely for marketing purposes, and has particularly nothing to do with copyright or copy protection, so bypassing region codes can’t be regarded as illegal. Most people compare “hacking the codes” with reading a German book in Australia, Britain, the US or additional English-speaking country. If you ever legally got either the book or the DVD, it shouldn’t dispute where you read it or watch it. Read More »

Tips to tell whether your DVD player is a multi-region DVD player or not

Dec 29th, 2011by Boren 3,780 views |Comments Off

Suppose you have got a new DVD player as a gift from a friend. You want to buy a DVD which is in the region beyond yours, but you do not know whether the new DVD player is a multi-region DVD player or not. Can it play a disc from different regions? Or you have got a DVD player software on PC and also do not know if it is able to play multi-region discs. How to know it before you spending money on a different region disc? Then the following paragraphs will tell you how to find it out. Read More »