Casino Royale Region 1

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by andya, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. andya

    andya New Member

    Totally new to all this so please be gentle. My simple goal at this time is to enable Region 1 DVDs to play on my Sony BDP-S300. After loading the disc into my PC drive I get the status below. When inserted into Sony player it states Incompatible Region Code.

    Summary for drive E: (AnyDVD
    PHILIPS SPD2412T P1.3 0816
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 2

    Media is a DVD.
    Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 2 (opposite)
    Size of first Layer: 2084960 sectors (4072 MBytes)
    Total size: 4169920 sectors (8144 MBytes)

    Video DVD (or CD) label: Casino Royale
    Media is CSS protected!
    Video Standard: NTSC
    Media is locked to region(s): 1!

    RCE protection not found.
    Found & removed structural copy protection!
    Found & removed invalid cell pieces!
    Found & removed bogus title set(s)!
    Found & removed invalid VOBUs!
    Found & removed Autorun from Video DVD!
    Found & removed 3 potential bad sector protections!
    Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 1!

    Attached Files:

  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    You can make a backup to remove region coding using Anydvd. However, your Sony BDP-S300 must be able to convert NTSC to PAL if you're in region 2.

    Merely putting a retail dvd in your drive will not physically remove retail coding on the original disc. Anydvd will make the original disc appear region free on your computer only.
  3. andya

    andya New Member

    Casino Royale

    Thanks for the clarification. Yes I own the original Region 1 disc and I can confirm that the Sony BDP-S300 is:
    - able to convert NTSC to PAL; and
    - read DVD+R DL discs

    I have made a backup disc by ripping to the HDD (7.36 gb) and copying back to a DVD+R DL disc. The BDP-S300 now says Can't read disc?

    Attached Files:

  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

  5. andya

    andya New Member


    Much gratitude. Slight overkill in terms of cost to convert 3 x Region 1 'bargain' movies I bought in the States that used to play with ease on my old Samsung! The feeling is nontheless one of elation - thanks!