Region X
Region X
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Region X free download for Mac

Region X for Mac2.1

12 February 2011

Change the region Apple DVD Player is set to.

What is Region X for Mac

Region X will allow you to change the region Apple DVD Player is set to, when and only when you play a movie from a region-free DVD drive. You will also be able to modify the left changes count. That is, you will be able to change the region as often as you want. Compatible with Front Row and Apple's DVD Player.

What's new in Region X

Version 2.1:
  • Now checks correctly whether you have a RPC-1 drive or not
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ZeroS5352
ZeroS5352
Dec 16 2013
2.1
3.0
Dec 16 2013
3.0
Version: 2.1
Please someone help clarify something, and then I will try the software and leave a detailed review. Here's what happened to me: I watch DVDs from at least three regions, so when I bought my 2011 MacBook Pro, I flashed my Optiarc drive to RPC-1 without any problems. For the last two years, that was sufficient to watch ANY DVD from ANY region for the last several years. However, when I upgraded to OS X Mavericks, my MBP began prompting me to change the drive region before I could watch The X-Files from Mexico (region 4). I refuse to do that, so I did some digging and found this software. I hope it will let me see DVDs from other regions again. Anyway, right now, according to DVD Info X, my drive is flashed to RPC-1, but when I install Region X, it tells me that it can't determine the region status of my drive and to proceed with caution. Will using this software allow me to change the drive region (it currently says "no region" in Region X)? And will I be able to make further changes to the drive in Mavericks without using up the limited drive region changes that are allowed? I really need to hear from somebody before I risk locking my drive and ruining my MBP for all intents and purposes. Any and all information is very appreciated. Thanks.
ben-marko
ben-marko
Oct 6 2012
2.1
5.0
Oct 6 2012
5.0
Version: 2.1
Super useful! My wife is from Thailand and when we first married I locked the drive on my MBP several times ripping her DVDs.
anonymous-mollusk-5346
anonymous-mollusk-5346
Oct 3 2012
2.1
5.0
Oct 3 2012
5.0
Version: 2.1
Still works on Mountain Lion 10.8.2. And it's just saved my sanity. There's a prevalent bug in 10.8.2 that causes DVD Player (and any other apps using the same playback framework) to crash if the drive and disc regions don't match, without giving the option to change it. RegionX saved the day. Now we just have to wait for Apple to fix yet another glaring bug…
Neilio123
Neilio123
Jan 30 2011
2.0
4.5
Jan 30 2011
4.5
Version: 2.0
Great Little App
ttrkwcz
ttrkwcz
Jan 29 2011
2.0
0.5
Jan 29 2011
0.5
Version: 2.0
After successfully flashing my Matshita 857E ZA0E drive, I can reset the region counter in Region X 1.8 but not in 2.0. What gives?!
Gazzmanzx6
Gazzmanzx6
Jan 28 2011
2.0
0.0
Jan 28 2011
0.0
Version: 2.0
Region X used to work fine for me but now with the new RPC-1 check it just states I don't have a region free drive and Quit is the only option. I have 3 DVD drives, 2 internal and 1 external. One of the internal drives is region free, the other 2 drives aren't. Back to the previous version for me.
Scene-kid
Scene-kid
Jun 2 2010
1.8
0.0
Jun 2 2010
0.0
Version: 1.8
hey, well the Region X, when opened indicates a warning saying that, your drive would be locked... But I would like to ask what to do so, so that my drive doesn't lock...
Cdelmar
Cdelmar
Apr 25 2010
1.8
0.0
Apr 25 2010
0.0
Version: 1.8
Does anyone know whether the "reset the counter" portion of the software will work on a non-flashed drive? I really don't want to flash my drive; what I liked about the version of Region X that I ran for years on my old PPC Mac was that I could simply keep using the same five "allowed" region changes indefinitely by resetting how many were still available. If I load this on my new Intel Mac, will it do the same thing?
An-onymous
An-onymous
Jan 8 2010
1.8
1.0
Jan 8 2010
1.0
Version: 1.8
As I said initially, there is a warning before one starts using this app : "Zone X works only on zone free readers (RPC-1) ... otherwise the reader will be blocked". That's a fact that anybody can verify. The rest of garadabout's vague, confused and pretended skilled argument does not resolve the issue.
An-onymous
An-onymous
Oct 13 2009
1.8
1.0
Oct 13 2009
1.0
Version: 1.8
There is an absurd warning before one starts using this app : "Zone X works only on zone free readers (RPC-1) ... otherwise the reader will be blocked". What is the use of an application that removes zone dependene only on zone free readers ????????????????????????????
Robertcoogan
Robertcoogan
Sep 12 2009
1.7
0.0
Sep 12 2009
0.0
Version: 1.7
This saved my bacon many times. I lived in Okinawa for four years, plus my wife is from Thailand. So I have DVDs from three different regions, and occasionally I have to reset the drive. Many thanks to the devs for this one!
Samjurai
Samjurai
Apr 1 2009
1.6
0.0
Apr 1 2009
0.0
Version: 1.6
Hey, I'm running an early 2008 Mac Pro. I installed a second DVD drive which has been flashed to RPC1 .. I'm wondering if this app knows which of my 2 drives to change the region of, as there is no selection for this would it automatically do the main drive? NOT the second drive (which is the RPC1 drive) .. would a workaround be to swap the drives over? any advice or confirmed workarounds would be much appreciated. thanks :)
Vegas-Man!
Vegas-Man!
Jul 23 2008
1.5
0.0
Jul 23 2008
0.0
Version: 1.5
Just use VideoLan / VLC
Guest
Guest
Jan 14 2008
1.2
0.0
Jan 14 2008
0.0
Version: 1.2
How can you tell if you have a region-free DVD drive installed??
Echorob
Echorob
Jan 14 2008
1.2
0.0
Jan 14 2008
0.0
Version: 1.2
There is a very simple solution to get around the dvd region code just use FairMount that comes free with the dvdremaster package. Set it to always open when a dvd is inserted in your preferences under cd's/dvd's
Danmartin
Danmartin
Jan 6 2008
1.1.3
0.0
Jan 6 2008
0.0
Version: 1.1.3
Fantastic! Works like a charm with 10.5.1! Kudos for the developers.
Xypher
Xypher
Jan 3 2008
1.1.3
0.0
Jan 3 2008
0.0
Version: 1.1.3
Here's a solution for using the app with a region free drive under Leopard. (Taken from a forum). "Delete the ~/Library/Application Support/DVD Player directory and the ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.DVDPlayer.plist file. After running Region X again, and modifying the zones, DVD Player will now be aware of the new settings."
Xypher
Xypher
Nov 19 2007
1.1.3
0.0
Nov 19 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.3
Here's the new developers site; http://www.regionx.tk/ He also has a blog; 0xced.blogspot.com/ Appears 1.1.3 is a UB, but it has been reported as not working on 10.5.
Xypher
Xypher
Oct 13 2007
1.1.3
0.0
Oct 13 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.3
Me too. if you get tired of looking at the developers mug then remove the xvi.pct file from the resources folder.
Cbx322
Cbx322
Oct 10 2007
1.1.3
0.0
Oct 10 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.3
hm, wondering who is updating this app, since xvi retired...
Kamakurakid
Kamakurakid
Jun 13 2007
1.1.2
0.0
Jun 13 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.2
As said, this software is a dead-end. Heading to the developer's website at: http://xvi.rpc1.org/ One finds he has "retired". Whatever that means in his biz. No update.
Geeyome
Geeyome
Dec 1 2006
1.1.2
0.0
Dec 1 2006
0.0
Version: 1.1.2
Region X webmaster is DEAD... No More. He decided to retire from this business. So NO more link or downloads or anything... You just gonna find "Region X" a different way. Sorry, it IS a great soft... but impossible to get anymore. Just look for it on the net. there might still be link or mirrored sites. :-)
Noemi
Noemi
Nov 28 2006
1.1.2
0.0
Nov 28 2006
0.0
Version: 1.1.2
hi! i can not download the program, the link doesn't work. how did you do it? please help! :O thanks a lot :)
Noshitsherlock
Noshitsherlock
Feb 9 2006
1.1.2
0.0
Feb 9 2006
0.0
Version: 1.1.2
Just down loaded. How do I make it 'region-free'? Do I have to download something else?
Guest
Guest
May 29 2005
1.1.2
5.0
May 29 2005
5.0
Version: 1.1.2
Hi, the links isn't working..., and it sounds like a great application I should have! ;-) regards, Rasmus
Guest
Guest
May 26 2005
1.1.2
5.0
May 26 2005
5.0
Version: 1.1.2
I have a region-free 3rd party DVD burner in my G4 desktop, and apple DVD player NEVER asks me to change the region. It just works.... ...maybe you only need this program if you have hacked an apple superdrive / combo drive?
Guest
Guest
May 24 2005
1.1.2
5.0
May 24 2005
5.0
Version: 1.1.2
i gather this doesnt work on tiger or is my drive at fault? This worked fine under panther with an 'upgraded' drive but now it doesnt :(
Mac5
Mac5
Feb 27 2005
1.1.2
4.0
Feb 27 2005
4.0
Version: 1.1.2
A useful piece of software only if you intend using Apple DVD player ,which is rendered pretty useless with its limited region use. I started using VLC a long time ago without any problems, and I trashed the very restrictive Apple DVD player. Why bother having to make your Apple DVD player region free, and apply a patch, when you can start using VLC without any of these problems. Apple needs to sort out this problem before its DVD player becomes totally useless for people who play DVD movies from different regions around the world. Region is none the less, a very useful piece of software for those who intend to only use the Apple DVD player for all their movies.
qwerasdf
qwerasdf
Feb 27 2005
1.1.2
0.0
Feb 27 2005
0.0
Version: 1.1.2
Our main source for region free-patches is down (http://www.wormintheapple.gr/macdvd), which is very bad. Does anyone have any info on when it will be up again?
Guest
Guest
Dec 14 2004
1.1.1
5.0
Dec 14 2004
5.0
Version: 1.1.1
Has anyone used this on a UJ-825 drive yet?
Guest
Guest
Sep 19 2004
1.1.1
5.0
Sep 19 2004
5.0
Version: 1.1.1
http://www.macetvideo.com/flashpioneerosx/flashpioneerosx.html upgrade your firmware to patched version
Guest
Guest
Sep 19 2004
1.1.1
5.0
Sep 19 2004
5.0
Version: 1.1.1
from the website : "Note: This application is absolutely useless without a region-free DVD drive" So how do i make my G5's internal DVD Drive 'region-free'?? It's set to region 2 atm and i've a couple of changes left! Sorry i don't understand! TIA
Guest
Guest
Aug 18 2004
1.1
5.0
Aug 18 2004
5.0
Version: 1.1
This is the third fourth drive I have freed using this wonderful bit of free software (after updating the firmware that is). xvi is a God! The world is most definitely a better place with people like him. Stevie
Guest
Guest
May 17 2004
1.1
5.0
May 17 2004
5.0
Version: 1.1
Check your sound preferences for "output". VLC can switch them on you.
Guest
Guest
Apr 26 2004
1.1
5.0
Apr 26 2004
5.0
Version: 1.1
Perfect! Thanks xvi!
Guest
Guest
Apr 23 2004
1.0.9
5.0
Apr 23 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.9
thank god, that there are humans like XVI in the world.... evreybody needs his freedom, also dvd-drives !
Guest
Guest
Apr 4 2004
1.0.9
5.0
Apr 4 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.9
BTW.. I just downloaded VLC to see what the fuss was about... I don't know, but it seems broken. It does play, but gives me an auio error everytime. I can't get it to play audio, no matter what decoders I choose. Maybe it's just me...
Guest
Guest
Apr 4 2004
1.0.9
5.0
Apr 4 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.9
Great job. This is an irreplaceable utility. Thank you!
Guest
Guest
Apr 4 2004
1.0.9
5.0
Apr 4 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.9
JUST USE VLC...IT WORKS GREAT
Guest
Guest
Apr 4 2004
1.0.9
5.0
Apr 4 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.9
Ofcourse your G5 won't need to be codefree as it hopefully will play region free DVDs through VLC flawlessly.
Guest
Guest
Mar 25 2004
1.0.8
5.0
Mar 25 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.8
Despite the unnecessary picture of himself in the GUI, the author's done well here - Region X works perfectly for me, (after flashing my drive's firmware with the patch from http://superdrive.cynikal.net of course).
Guest
Guest
Feb 29 2004
1.0.8
5.0
Feb 29 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.8
This app is not nessesarry to watch other region's DVD. Because if you wanna watch it,then you can use VLC for any region. But if you wanna... then the app is very useful.
Iainmacmillan
Iainmacmillan
Feb 27 2004
1.0.8
5.0
Feb 27 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.8
Worked flawlessly - I can now watch UK dvds in the US...no damage done to drive whatsoever. Thanks!
Guest
Guest
Feb 1 2004
1.0.7
5.0
Feb 1 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.7
How can i make my Superdrive from my dual 1,8GHz G5 coderfree? Is there a firmware-update for mac? The Superdrive's model is PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-106D with the version A606. It would be very nice it this is possible.
Gufus
Gufus
Jan 31 2004
1.0.7
0.0
Jan 31 2004
0.0
Version: 1.0.7
For all Tibooks and AlBook users with UJ-815 and UJ-816 Superdrives (Check in your system Profiler). http://superdrive.cynikal.net is a good source for firmware-issues, including making your superdriv eregion-free. But read everything before you install any firmware.
Guest
Guest
Jan 31 2004
1.0.7
5.0
Jan 31 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.7
Awesome! No more problem DVDs.
Guest
Guest
Jan 30 2004
1.0.6
0.0
Jan 30 2004
0.0
Version: 1.0.6
For some reason my Mac will not allow me to install this software on my hardrive..any hints ?
Guest
Guest
Jan 14 2004
1.0.6
5.0
Jan 14 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.6
Region X has always worked flawlessly for me. Once your drive firmware is changed to region-free, this program does exactly what is says. Now I can play all my DVDs on my Powerbook. It would be nice to know what improvements this update contains. Is there a utility for updating firmware that works in OS X? I had to do mine in OS9 which was a little inconvenient at the time. At least you only have to do that once. What happens if you let the region change counter reach the limit? Will Region X restore things? I've never been brave enough to let this happen!
Free
3.4
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
  • A region-free drive

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