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Region free DVD player, free!

Q: Region free DVD player, free!

HI!
I have a Toshiba Satellite, that only allows 4 DVD zone changes before it refuses to change zones. I do a lot of travelling, and my computer is stuck in zone 2 now, when I usually live in Zone 4. Does anyone know any FREE (not free for 30 days) software that I can download to fix this problem?

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Preferred Solution: Region free DVD player, free!

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A: Region free DVD player, free!

I wonder if you had an external (USB) DVD Drive set to region 4, and an internal drive set to 2 (actually I've never tried this, but it should work)
Ofcourse this is not free (and actually dearer than DVD Free software) but at least it avoids having another program running all the time.

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I have downloaded movies from online, then burned them onto a dvd or cd.
I can play them back from the disc on my computer but when I load them into my CD/DVD Player to watch them on the TV...it says "Can Not Read Disc" or it just says "Disc Empty".

What am I doing wrong?
 

A:DVD Player can not read DVD or CD

The disk will likely need to be in DVD format before your DVD Player will play it. Are you using a media builder application to burn the disk?

You can't simply burn MP4/AVI to disk and have them play. Only players that have been optimized for them will play them. And speaking from experience, even when burning the correct format, the burns may give issues reading in the player. One player may recognize the disk while another will not.
 

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A:HP Pavilion 15-n252sq - Can not install Windows over Free Dos

You may have to use a program Like KillDisk to reformat the drive. Then try installing your Win 7 DVD.
 

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Thank you so much in advance =)



 

A:5.1 DVD player to PC

Soundcard that supports Dolby Digital Live, optical TOSLINK cable. That's IF your home theatre supports DDL decoding.

This will give you surroundn sound on games.
 

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A:Hard drive won't free up space after deleting files

This is a 500GB drive, right? How is it configured, as a boot or spare drive?
 

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A:Computer doesn't boot with DVD player connected

Jumper and diskette? Is this an old computer w/ a disk drive? With disk drive and DVD player connected with a flat wide ribbon cable (IDE)?
 

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A:Blu-ray player concerns

Your computer's video card would have to be good and you would need a 3rd party Blu-Ray video player installed. Cashe would be of little concern
 

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A:Used space/free space on HDD erroneous readings

I would cleanup like this

on your normal login

get a cmd prompt and enter cleanmgr

do it again using an admin login

Then verify the free vs total space
 

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A:This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use (Code 12)

Looks like the motherboard's USB channels or chipset needs to be updated or re-installed
 

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Thanks
 

A:Component connection on VCR/DVD combination player

From my experience w/ setting my first DVD player, component cables (red, blue, green connections) produce better picture quality than composite (yellow connection). Haven't tried S-video, so can't comment on that. Looking over the manual for your player, DVD can output to either component or composite. The VCR can only output to composite.

I suppose you can have VCR on composite, DVD on component and XBOX on HDMI. Not sure how much cable you plan on buying, but $60 seems a lot. Take a look at Monoprice. I've bought DVI/HDMI and HDMI cables and HDMI switch from them in the past. Happy w/ my purchases.
 

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A:Blu-ray player

There should be no problem installing a Blu-Ray drive in your PC, they are available in wide range of prices. Minimum resolution for HD is 1280x720; 1920x1080 will give you the benefit of Full HD although on smaller monitors 720p is sufficient. You'll also need Blu-Ray player software ... not sure what software is being shipped with the drives at this point. For what it's worth I've had good luck with LG drives.
 

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A:CPU being overused for no reason. Already tested malware free too.

Okay some new observations. With a room temp of 12 C my CPU idles at 45 C. Mobo is seeing 25 C during this. Also just watching the CPU usage through speed fan for a couple of hours I noticed that it likes to dance between 2% - 5% constantly. Occasionally spike to 30% or 50%. Also, it can't hand DC universe at all. Through CPU-Z The processor seems to be acting normal. It runs at half power when it's not being used much and jumps to normal speed. That might explain a little bit of spikage, but it's performance overall doesn't make sense. It shouldn't be jumping so high when I start DC online.
 

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Also, is Audacity easy to set up?
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A:Ion LP2 flash record player - no sound

Seeking help

Can anyone assist me?

Thinking further, as I'm not a technical expert, is the cause of No Sound due to a setting in my Computer?

I imagine it's not a fault in the record player, but either way, I can't get any sound out of the record player.

If whatever's blocking the sound is in the computer, which settings do I need to look for to achieve sound?, and/or

Is it because I don't yet have Audacity set up that I'm getting no sound?

I'm very keen to use my record player.

Although record players will vary and I'm not sure if any of you have an ION record player, perhaps there are other record players where Sound has to be activated a specific way where some of you have had the same muted sound on your record players of a different brand or different model or ION.

Please help asap.
 

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A:Windows Media Player 11 won't play fullscreen

I understand that you recently killed off your hard drive and re-installed an O.S. But after the O.S. installation was complete, did we make sure that all the required video drivers were installed as well? Also seeing that you posted that this is about Windows Media Player, did you also go to a couple web sites and snooped around for some (codec) packages? Also you might want to go into Windows video setting, via the (display) or (display icon) in your (control panel) and see what your video settings are and maybe make the required adjustments.

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A:Choppy audio and video with VLC media player

This is almost certainly because of missing codecs to playback your files.
The correct ones were probably installed and worked before you formatted the pc, but they were deleted in the format.
There are several packs of codecs you can try to solve this, but one I have used with good results is at;
http://www.mediacodec.org/download/

also this one, but note it is 147MB to download;
http://download.cnet.com/Windows-Essentials-Media-Codec-Pack/3000-13632_4-10662709.html
 

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A:Windows Media Player 11 will not burn music on blank DVD-R

1. I would check current firmware version for the DVD and look for a firmware update
> Use Nero Infotool to see current drive info incl. firmversion and look if updates available

2. See if this might apply CD/DVD or Disk Problems? How to Fix Problems Caused by Filters

3. You might also try a DVD+R disc

/* EDIT */
Oh! i also just noticed you posted in the Introduce Yourself forum. Next time please post in the forum for topic
 

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Anyone?

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A:Only 3% free space remaining - how come?

Hi,

Ali that is a worm/virus.
If you can try installing spybot, if you get luck with it make sure you run it, it will do it magic.
How ever to create some bit of space, you go to run, and type %temp%
press enter and shift + delete all you find there...
its safe...
Hope that helps
 

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The system you describe in your profile should run a CSS server with out noticeably slowing down any thing.
 

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A:Notebook DVD player

Clarification.

I'm not sure I understand... It "does" or doesn't recognize the DVD player???
 

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A:Notebook DVD player

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A:Digital audio player

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A:Windows Media Player/XP

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A:Burned DVD does not play on DVD player

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A:SATA drive not read by DVD player with USB port

Does the external drive have its own own power supply, or is it deriving its power from the USB connection?
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A:DVD region code/video system

Hi

not that i have heard, a DVD is just a media storage tool the same as a pendrive or external hard drive.

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A:No sound with WD mini media player

There are two WD's the WDTV and the WDTV Live. The Live version of the box can convert DTS sound on the fly but since your using avi that shouldn't be the problem. You have two ways to get the video and sound to your set. One is the HDMI and you need to have the high speed cord to get the best quality (10,000gb/s I believe). The others are Composite (yellow) and component (red/green/blue) for video and then you have to use the (Red/White) audio to get the sound into your TV. There is another option and thats HDMI to DVI and since DVI is just video (like a monitor) you have to use the (Red/White) stereo connectors to get audio to the tv.
 

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Please Help!
 

A:Codec needed on Windows Media Player

You need to install your audio drivers for the device in the computer. Normally, you would use your install disk, or download sound drivers for whatever is installed in your system.
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A:Dvd player has sound with a music cd, no sound with a movie

Sounds like you are missing some sound codecs, at the very least. Luckily Techspot can provide them for you...
http://www.techspot.com/downloads/615-klite-mega-codec-pack.html

Hope this solves your problem.
 

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http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html
 

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A:How to free up RAM

redpikachu12 said:





Hey guys, i have a computer with 1024 mb of ram, a on board radeon x200, and a pcie slot with a geforce 8400
when i go to my computer specs it tell me i have .98 gbs of ram.... my suspicion is that couple of mb of ram is being taken up by the on board video card... does anyone know how to fix this?Click to expand...

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A:"0 not found" Error message when using DVD player on laptop

Start-->Run-->devmgmt.msc
Expand the CD/DVD drive section (by clicking on the plus sign)
Right click on your DVD drive and select remove (or uninstall)
OK

Restart
Test again (once your drive has been automatically found)
 

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A:Flash Player 10 Problems

Hi,
Maybe this will help you.

You must have administrator privileges to successfully complete these instructions.

Follow the instructions to download the SubInACL tool from the Microsoft Download Center.
Install SubInACL.
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Taken from http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=fb1634cb&sliceId=1
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UPDATE:

Ok, found various players that have an AV-IN connection so theoretically if I route a cable from the AV OUT from the main player and feed that into the AV-IN port of the second player it should work as a second display, or not?

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Try with your Personal firewall turned off (if you have a 3rd party one)

Or:

Start-->Run-->sfc /scannow

Requires your Windows CD and will not lose any data
Personal firewall should be turned off

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