Originally posted by rookie1010
ow does DVD region decoding work?
is it hard coded into a DVD reader's hardware, firmware or software.
how can i make my DVD reader region free.
its on the disk and the drive itself, the disk has some special format bits set,and the drive looks for them
the disk drive can usually have its region code set to something else, usually only 1 or 2 changes are allowed though,ive done it once cause a used drive had euro region code on it,with a PC you just run a little program made to do this,not sure how a reg DVD player can be changed, firmware upgrade with a special DVD I would guess, or switches inside it somewhere.
in the case of a computer, software can override both, you can play just about anything on a PC no matter what it is