DVD Region free

steve k

Active Member
Can anyone tell me how to make my computer DVD reader/ writer region free, at the moment it can only be changed 5 times B4 it is frozen.

Have been told there is some softwear that can make it region free.

Thanks Steve :smashin:


plenty info here :smashin: not needed to do it myself so I can't offer you any advice

edit: hope you feel comfortable flashing the firmware :D (if that's what you do)


I'm using DVD Region Master with PowerDVD 5 and it works perfectly everytime... even with RCE disks, and on RPC-2 protected drives.



Well-known Member
DVD Region Free

Try the above link. Flash upgrades to firmware can be risky. This software alternative works well on all laptops and PC's I've used in the last 3 years.


If you have XP or 2000. Try DVD43 (google search finds it).

It is freeware and make the drive work as region free otherwise, I use Slysoft's AnyDVD.

steve k

Active Member
Thanks everyone who has replied :clap:


Active Member
Good thread!! :thumbsup: I just got DVD43 and it seems to work. The only problem it seems to have is with my R4 copy of Reservoir Dogs but it eventually played so i guess it s alright. Thanks :clap:

I wish it would work with Windows Media Player too as i love the little window you can have on the toolbar showing video.


Novice Member
I don't understand why you need to 'flash' anything. I use AnyDVD and that takes care of everything, not had a problem yet.

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