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With DVD RegionCode Unlock a non-administrative user is given access to set the DVD region code the first time they insert a DVD.

Use this simple install on the computer(s) to allow a user to set the region code once (without requiring an administrator password).

This will not allow them to set it once; after the region code is set once, it will again require an administrator password, thus preventing all 5 regions from being used up. Simple as that.


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Macdavid Member IconReview+2

Works great, especially over ARD. Thanks.

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Version 1.0
Sanjun Member IconComment-2

If you do not want to change the region code on your Mac according to different region DVD, the best choice would be having an external driver. So your copy software must support external driver.
As I know, Mac DVD Copy Pro support external driver.

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Version 1.0
RobK Member IconComment+238

The name of this software is VERY misleading. I suspect that is why there are so many comments asking for clarification.

This software does NOT Unlock the Region Code on your DVD drive. It does the opposite. It sets the Region Code. You can only change the Region Code up to 5 times. This software does NOT get around this limitation.

Then you are probably asking "why do you need it?" Well, you may not have remembered but the first time you tried to play a DVD on your Mac, your Mac asks you to set the Region Code of the drive. But you need to supply the admin account name and password. This software lets you set the Region Code without the need of an admin account name and password. This is probably NOT a big deal for home users (since you are likely to set the Region Code once and NEVER change it). But it might be a real pain for corporations and universities etc. This software may help in this situation.

If you really want to UNLOCK your drive from the stupid Region Code DRM so you can watch DVDs that you bought legally overseas, you need to do TWO things. Replace the firmware on your drive and use a free Program callled Region X. Search for "Region X" on Google or MacUpdate.

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Version 1.0
Kosovar1 Member IconComment+367

I'm wondering why the developer(s) of DVD RegionCode Unlock can't explain in plain, simple and instructive english just what this software does? I'm not stupid and I'm quite savy with Macs, yet, even though I've read these comments and the software description several times over, it's still a mystery to me as to what it does. As described, the software enables the user "...to set the region code once (without using an administrator password)." If a Mac user gets 5 opportunities to reset the region code, why would anyone want to use this software to limit it to just once? Is it that this software prevents a non-administrative user to only change the region code a single time, thereby reducing the risk for the administrator, primary user, or owner of the computer in question that he or she will inadvertently find the machine has been permanently locked into an undesireable region code? Certainly, if this software does NOT unlock the region codes, then why call it DVD RegionCode Unlock???

If I'm interpreting this correctly, I guess this news will break the hearts of those ten million Mac users who badly want to alter their RPC1 DVD drives (but can't!) to circumvent the hateful DRM restrictions that prevent us from playing our entire DVD collections. I have hundreds of DVDs I've purchased in South America, Europe and the USA, and I need to buy three separate DVD drives to play them all. It makes me want to punch the greedy SOBs in the entertainment industry who cooked up this abominable scheme to limit access to our legaland legitimate DVD purchases. Personally, I've decided to stop buying commercial DVDs altogether and download as many torrents as I can find, so that the industry will realize that they've cut off their noses to spite their double-chinned faces. I hope everybody else does too.

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Doug S. Member IconComment+197
Doug S.

Does this require a RPC1 drive or can this work on RPC2 drives? Also, when this resets the region code does it count as one of your five changes?

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Version 1.0

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Applebit Technologies (Developer)

This only modifies the /etc/authorizations file as to allow the region code to be set the first time a non-administrator tries to play a DVD. Nothing too fancy.

You can infact look at the code if you open the package. It's a pretty simple line. This can help to deploy to many machines, perhaps through Apple Remote Desktop (or my upcoming coreDaemon software) to multiple machines; saving support time.

Bugsman (I zap germs) Member IconComment+51
Bugsman (I zap germs)

Whoa! IF this works, does it over-ride the in-built maximum changes to OSX/DVD Player app? I seem to recall it's a max of 5 changes, and that's it - all part and parcel of Apples DRM deal with the copyright holders.

This sound very dangerous to me.

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Downloads 16,526
Version Downloads 16,521
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 08 Jan 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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