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Playing DVD of another region on Win XP Prof

by mktan / November 9, 2005 4:19 PM PST

Recently I brought my Win XP Professional notebook to Melbourne, Australia. A friend of mind gave me a DVD but I couldn't play because the system alerted me that it's from a different region (my machine has been set to play US DVDs). I tried using different players: InterVideo WinDVD and Sonic CinePlayer... but it did not help!

Is there a way to overcome this irritating problem? I thought all physical DVD players are now able to play DVDs from all regions!

Can someone help?

Thank you,

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re :Playing DVD of another region on Win XP Prof
by danthevan / November 9, 2005 5:25 PM PST

hi there is a way to change the region in win xp but crafty microsoft made it hard to find and you only get to change your region six times maximum after that your locked on the region you used last
go to :

but i would try these freeware programs first as they do the same job without having to change anything in the registry
go to

hope this helps dan

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Changing regions
by glb613 / November 9, 2005 7:01 PM PST

is limited. You are allowed to change it either 4-5 times and then it will be permanantly fixed on the last region chosen. So unless you plan on staying in Australia, I'd suggest you be careful or use a local DVD player.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 9, 2005 7:15 PM PST
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