>On Tue, 10 May 2005, Brett Conlon wrote: > >> Not having loaded a different region disc in my Mac for a while I can't >> remember the exact series of events that happen, but if you can get the >> disc mounted on the desktop (perhaps by ignoring the region change >> request) then you can use "Mac The Ripper" to save the disc to your hard >> drive. It will make it region free and remove a few other restrictions for >> you. > >You can avoid the annoying region switch message by going to the CD/DVD >preference pane, and switching the action upon DVD insertion to VLC (or >another app that won't bother you with region codes). > >Brett makes a good point about Mac The Ripper. That is actually the best >way to do it - VLC is great, but the controls leave something to be >desired compared to Apple's DVD software. After using Mac The Ripper, you >can then open the resulting VIDEO_TS folder in the Apple DVD player >(without complaints about mismatched region codes!) All excellent suggestions. Footnote to this. Once ripped out with Mac The Ripper and if you want to create a playable DVD on a commercial stand alone DVD player AND the ripped DVD is larger that 4.4 Gb.... just use DVD2oneX and it will downsize the program to fit on a standard 4.4 Gb DVD without any noticeable loss in playback quality. My preference is to then burn in Toast. Rod -- _____________________________ Rod Duncan "Buy a Mac and be thought a fool or buy a WinDoh! box and remove all doubt." Still virus free... and after ALL these years.