[clug] Philips DVD+RW SDVD6004 in Dell notebook

Samuel Birbeck u3961695 at anu.edu.au
Mon Sep 8 01:04:24 EST 2003

Andrew Over wrote:

> Most newer drives however implement RPC2 where the region is controlled
> by the drive's firmware.  I believe these just won't work until you 
> set a
> region (which can only be changed 5 times).
> However, the region setting is entirely irrelevent when using 
> libdvdcss,
> since it just bypasses the region setting, and decodes the CSS itself.
> At least it lets me happily watch region 4 on the RPC2 region 1 DVD
> player in my TiBook :-P

Lucky you! The drive in my 12" Powerbook is RPC2, but libdvdcss can't 
help because the drive doesn't send raw data - or something like that, 
I can't remember the specifics. This means that VLC will happily play 
DVDs from regions other than the one my drive is locked to, but only if 
they are not encrypted with CSS. *sigh*

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