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Aussie DVDS not working in USA DVD players- nothing new here

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Hey Guys,

i always new this day would come where i would have my aussie DVDS not work here however i didnt think it would be hard to purchase a DVD that would work both... welll hmm i am now confused cos i thought the tv would have to be also multi system. I actually brought my Aussie DVD player to USA and still doesnt work on USA TV, is there a converter of some type, i recall seeing something on here what to buy cant find the link

Cheers for any help or advice

Carolyn :dance:

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Buy a region-free DVD in the US. It will play your aussie DVDs.

region free dvd players

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or ulock your US dvd player..

unlock your DVD player

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hi there

I have the same problem i brought heaps of dvd's over.. i knew they played in the computer but not on our dvd players even changing the setting to PAL on the player didnt work because the tv wouldnt recognise it..sooooooooooooo my husband went out an bought me a portable dvd player ...so that solved my probs..now i can watch my john farnham concerts and im one happy chappy lol

did you know there is an aussie thread Carolyn?

pm me if ya wanna know more

take care

kath

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hi there

I have the same problem i brought heaps of dvd's over.. i knew they played in the computer but not on our dvd players even changing the setting to PAL on the player didnt work because the tv wouldnt recognise it..sooooooooooooo my husband went out an bought me a portable dvd player ...so that solved my probs..now i can watch my john farnham concerts and im one happy chappy lol

did you know there is an aussie thread Carolyn?

pm me if ya wanna know more

take care

kath

Well, there is a "Land Down Under" section in "Regional Discussion"

oops, my bad: it's actually "Asia Pacific and East excluding China" :(

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thanks guys for ya help!!!! thats excellent Kath u can watch Johnny farham!!!! i gotta watch my pride and prejudice dvds!!!! having colin firth withdrawls! hahaha

i emailed and msh you kath for the aussie thread details, very new to this all :D

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DVDs come with many secuity feaures to stop copy and distribution.

Besides the standard macrovision security features that inhibit copying, There are region codes to keep DVD from moving between countries.

There are also RCE's (region code enhancements) Some DVDs won't play on a multi-region DVD player. i.e. a North American DVD (region 1) with RCE will only play on a DVD player set to region 1. Will not play on a player set to region 1 thru 8.

If you have a computer there is very inexpensive software (like mac the ripper) that will strip/replace the region codes and the RCE so you can watch your favorite foriegn DVDs.

Rember: copying DVDs you don't own is a crime.

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Another way is to buy a computer with, at minimum, a DVD-reader (most now come with DVD-burners in base-pack).

My engagement DVD (recorded in Chennai) will not play in US DVD-player (I actually tried this), but plays nicely through Nero on a PC.

Can't you change the coding on it somehow and reburn for a US version?

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Another way is to buy a computer with, at minimum, a DVD-reader (most now come with DVD-burners in base-pack).

My engagement DVD (recorded in Chennai) will not play in US DVD-player (I actually tried this), but plays nicely through Nero on a PC.

Can't you change the coding on it somehow and reburn for a US version?

There are video stores that will convert (they have to record a new tape) video cassettes from PAL or SECAM (russia, europe), NTSC (north american standard). Its got to do with the # of lines of resolution and refresh rate. North american NTSC is kinda crappy in comparison.

Your conversion won't look as good as the original. but you'll still have the original.

Hey, what am I thinking, I bet they put it on a DVD if you want these days.

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As long as you own the original DVD this is legal to make one back up copy. Anything else is illegal and I do not condone it.

You can get a copy of a program called DVD X-Copy. Then get a program called AnyDVD. The two together will remove the region code and any copy protection. Just copy your DVD's and they will work on any DVD player then.

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