DVD Info X 3
DVD Info X 3
3.0b5

1.0

DVD Info X 3 free download for Mac

DVD Info X 3

3.0b5
24 February 2011

Displays RPC status for any connected DVD drives (beta).

Overview

DVDInfo X 3 is a small utility that scans your Mac for DVD drives and displays their RPC (Region Playback Control) status. It supports multiple drives.

  • A RPC-1 (region free) DVD drive will play movies from any region.
  • A RPC-2 (region locked by the RPC Phase II scheme) DVD drive's region may be changed 5 times, then it will be locked. Once locked, it can be reset by the manufacturer (or vendor), so you'll have 5 changes left, again. Only 4 vendor resets are allowed, then the drive will be definitely locked. It can only play movies authorized for the region it belongs to.

What's new in DVD Info X 3

Version 3.0b5:
  • Corrected: now also for PPC.

7 DVD Info X 3 Reviews

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Anonymous
04 November 2004

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when starting up the program mu cpu meter goes to 100% and stays ther until the proggy is closed... something is wrong... but otherwise it works...
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Version 1.0.2
wylie-animegal
17 December 2018
No report. no window. Just sits there.
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Version 3.0b5
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
27 January 2011
A one trick pony but a neat trick it is. I had no idea what the region settings are on the internal Sony DVD drives in my Mac Pro. RPC 1, region free, plays movies from all regions. Good news. :-)
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Version 3.0a3
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Xvi
Xvi
29 January 2011
Good news for you. Don't forget you will the need Region X for switching the (now OS enforced) region settings of Apple DVD Player.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
29 January 2011
And there's the rub. DVD Info X reports my two Sony DVD drives as RPC 1, region free. But Region X says I have no region free drives and warns me against tampering with them. I found out, after doing some experimenting, that though DVD Info X has been updated to work with no disc in the drives, Region X has not. Once I put a disc in one of my drives, Info X shows all 8 regions checked, which is consistent with the drive being region free, but this report is different from what it shows with no disc in the drive - only region 1 checked. This can be confusing until you realize they are substantively the same. One other difference is that Info X accurately reports the number of available changes when the drive is empty, but says NA with a disc in it. And, with a disc in the drive, Region X will show the drive with all options available, including available changes. For some reason my drives are set to only 4 changes, even though I've never changed the region on either of them. Why this is so I can only speculate, but it doesn't matter at the moment because I have no reason to change the region on the drives; and, with region free drives apparently I never will. How all this relates to DVD player, though, I don't know. I don't mean to criticize the developer - after all he provides these apps for free. But I do recommend using them carefully.
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Xvi
Xvi
30 January 2011
You're right, there is some issue. I am working on a correction on both DVD Info X and Region X. Thank you for reporting and for your help.
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outer
outer
15 February 2011
@Xvi : it looks like "Region Display" from your page is having the same sort of problem with 10.6.6 - I burned to a CD, as instructed, but DVD Player only plays a 10-second loop consisting of the opening scene and the "... if this gets stuck ..." screen, over and over, with no Good/Bad region screens. Yes, I am using what DVD Info X 3 claims is an RPC-1 drive.
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Xvi
Xvi
16 February 2011
Outer: no need to burn it to a CD, just double click on the .iso file. But then, Region Display is a pure DVD. If your DVD player is standard, it should work. Anyway, contact me by mail if needed.
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Anonymous
10 October 2005
Working Fine on Tiger / Panther. DOWNLOAD IT HERE: http://homepage.mac.com/jibee/macetvideo/DVD_Info_X_1.0.2.zip (From Mac And Video)
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Version 1.0.2
Anonymous
20 January 2005
I've tried several times to download DVD Info X 1.0.2 but it is not possible. I either get the message "server not found.." (on the Mac) and "page cannot be found.." (on the PC0. Any ideas why? Where else can i find it?
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Version 1.0.2
Pauldefty
02 January 2005
l got Lacie DVD so how can l back region 2 ?
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Version 1.0.2
Anonymous
04 November 2004
Yep, definitely something else going on here... Uses full CPU% until quit. Otherwise seems to work ok.
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Version 1.0.2
Anonymous
04 November 2004
when starting up the program mu cpu meter goes to 100% and stays ther until the proggy is closed... something is wrong... but otherwise it works...
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Version 1.0.2
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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