Please bear with my long-winded and not-so computer savy brain... I was recently offered a few DVDs from my aunt in the UK that are region 2. Normally I would pass up that offer because of the trouble it would take to convert them, but some of the movies are EXTREMELY hard to find in region 1 format, unless you want to pay over $50 each on eBay (which I can't afford). I have a year-old desktop that I use to make back-ups with AnyDVD & CloneDVD. The computer came with Sonic CinePlayer, and I remember choosing region 1 when I first used it, but now I can't find an option to change the code setting. I also have a hand-me down laptop that has both the InterActual Player (once again, I can't find out how to change the region settings) and InterVideo WinDVD4 set at region 1 with 2 code changes left. Unfortunately the burner only does CDs & can't do DVDs. I'm a little afraid to find out how the desktop computer would react to Region 2's (don't want it to get stuck there) & would prefer to switch the settings over on the laptop since I'm sure that I can change it back. I know that to be able to play them in my regular DVD player I have to copy them to a region free format and convert PAL to NTSC, but I have questions on how to achieve that... Does anybody know the workings of Sonic CinePlayer & how to find out if I can change the code? I went to their website & all I got was a headache... If I were to download the trial version of Nero 7, will that take care of the PAL/NTSC thing? If not, does anybody know of a free conversion program that will work? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!