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I am studying abroad and used up all of my dvd player region

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I am studying abroad and used up all of my dvd player region switches. I looked online and saw that people recommended downloading decryption software (didnt seem work for me). I also tried downloading VLC and XinePlayer but I am getting an error message that it is unable to open the MRL 'dvdread:///dev/rdisk3#1-1=' Is there anything that I can do?
Go to Apple Logo to About this Mac then More Info what is listed next to Disk Burning?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Firmware Revision: HC10


Interconnect: ATAPI


Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)


Cache: 1024 KB


Reads DVD: Yes


CD-Write: -R, -RW


DVD-Write: -R, -R DL, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW


Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, DVD-DAO


Media: To show the available burn speeds, insert a disc and choose View > Refresh

I actually need the line above all that.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-898:

OK this can be a little complicated and there is a slight chance you can ruin your drive by installing region free firmware incorrectly. If you feel able to do this I suggest you look here:

http://www.rpc1.org/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=46116&sid=12b0366f31f25e667f386739a071ffed

If you feel that will be too complicated for you I would forget about it. Get an external drive. If you want to try I am here to help you.

You want the:

2010-08-24 UJ-898_HD10_Stock_RPC1

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

that seems above my pay grade thanks anyway

OK then I suggest you get an external drive and only use it for the region you can't play on the internal drive any longer, they are very cheap. Good luck
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