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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-11-2006, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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DVD format incomatible fix?

I just spent 3 days downloading a 3.78 GB DVD file.

I burned the DVD (using Nero) and i put it in my Sony DVD player upstairs. It said something about having the wrong region code.

Is there a way to convert it to the correct region code?

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Re: DVD format incomatible fix?

use dvd shrink (or something similar) to get rid of region coding. rip it right to your HDD then reburn.

then get rid of 56k modem connection. LOL
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Re: DVD format incomatible fix?

Be sure to check the region free box under the region tab if using DVD Shrink.
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Re: DVD format incomatible fix?

is DV D shrink a free thing?

The 3.78GB took about 2.5 days on Azureus on cable. 56k would have been more like 3 years.

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Re: DVD format incomatible fix?

ok

i got the DVD shrink program. I don't see anything that says 'region free' on it though.

I see 'check rpc region code when opening a DVD'. is that it?

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Re: DVD format incomatible fix?

after you "open" the disc and the preview runs you'll see an option window with region free... glen
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Re: DVD format incomatible fix?

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is DV D shrink a free thing?

The 3.78GB took about 2.5 days on Azureus on cable. 56k would have been more like 3 years.

~K
I use Azerureus, and my downloads are much faster.
Are you behind a firewall? Have you configured it?
Do you have a router?
Have you opened your ports?
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Re: DVD format incomatible fix?

not seeing it
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Re: DVD format incomatible fix?

google "dvd shrink guide".

here is one... the setting appears to be tied to nero when you reburn the dvd (without encoding and leave off compression too).
http://www.mrbass.org/dvdshrink/
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Re: DVD format incomatible fix?

Most likely using DVD shrink wont do **** unless he is trying to encode it as PAL already.

Most likely the problem is that the region in the control panel is not set. There is a setting in control panel somewhere for region but I do not remember where it is. PowerDVD I believe opens it when it is not set. You should be able to set that and reburn it and be alright... I just don't remember where it is exactly.

Also, use TMPGEnc if you want high quality DVD conversions...

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Re: DVD format incomatible fix?

it plays on my computer on PowerDVD. Going to stop messing with it. DOn't have the patience.
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Re: DVD format incomatible fix?

yes it plays from a PC with the right software.

again you need to "rip" the dvd and strip the region encoding when you reauthor it. takes about 10 minutes.

dvd shrink 3.2... open disc... preview ends... click FULL DISC icon ... click "no compression"... then click "BACKUP" and in the "dvd region" tab there you go. that will let you burn another disc or write the files (of a video dvd) to your hard drive.

by default if you "re-author" you lose the region encoding too... glen
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Re: DVD format incomatible fix?

What type of file are we working with? Is it an ISO? DVD Shrink may work, depending on the file type.

If you burned the disc to a DVD that will play on a region-free player, you *could* always rip and re-burn. You'll need more than DVD shrink for that. Google and download DVD Decrypter to rip the disc to ISO and remove the region code in the process. Get Daemon tools to mount the ISO to a virtual drive. Use DVD shrink to do a full backup of the "disc" on the imaginary drive. Works like a charm.
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Re: DVD format incomatible fix?

Even quicker would to be to just make your DVD player multi-regional by finding a code online (hell of a lot easier than it sounds.)

DVD shrink is also THE easiest and useful DVD copying software out there too, so it's well worth getting to grips with, and it's free too!
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Re: DVD format incomatible fix?

or maybe just easier to buy the DVD....just a thought.....but for me that would be the easy way out which is not acceptable.
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