Region Code

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by davefred, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. davefred

    davefred New Member

    I have a Samsung DVD player which requires a region code to play a DVD. Any DVD removes the region code, is there a way I can change this so that it shows region1?
  2. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    I never heard of a dvd player requiring a region code. Are you sure ou are not trying to play a PAL format in an NTSC formated player?
  3. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Certainly not. A lot of discs wouldn't play on such a player, and it would be a violation of the DVD specification.
  4. davefred

    davefred New Member

    Yes I am sure that I have the correct format. I can play the DVD in an old sony or panasonic and can play it in my DVD player in my car. I can not play it on my Samsung which is hooked up to my home theatre. In the instuctions it states that it will not play a DVD without a region number other than 1 or ALL
  5. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    "ALL" is region 0, which means region free (which is what Anydvd provides). Your backup made with Anydvd is region free or Region 0.

    Use Taiyo Yuden dvd+R or Verbatim dvd+R, and change the booktype to "dvd-rom".

    What is error message given by your Samsung stanadalone dvd player?
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2008
  6. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    from Frequently Asked Questions (READ BEFORE YOU POST)

    12. My backups play on my computer or standalone dvd player, but not in something else. Why?

    First, if the backup is playing in a standalone dvd player or on your computer, that means Anydvd and whatever backup program you used worked.

    The most common reason why you're having this problem (if the backup doesn't work in a standalone dvd player) is due to a compatibility issue between the blank media you're using and whatever you're using to play the backup in (standalone dvd player, for example). Basically your dvd player, dvd-rom drive, etc. doesn't like the blank media you're using (or if you're using +R media, you didn't change the booktype to "dvd-rom"). You can try choosing other blank media (+r instead of -r, for example, and change the booktype to "dvd-rom")--or buy a different standalone dvd player (or a different dvd-rom drive, burner, etc.).

    If you're using dvd-r media and your standalone dvd player gives you a message similar to ""Play Prohibited, please check disc", use dvd+r media instead and change the booktype to "dvd-rom" (see "b)" below).

    a) Are you using junk blank media? If you're not using Taiyo Yuden 8x premium, Verbatim, Maxell Plus, or Maxell Broadcast Quality, then chances are the answer to this question is "yes". If you use +R DL blank media use Verbatim +R DL (made in Singapore) or MAM-A 8x +R DL only
    b) Click this and read FULLY (especially take a look at point 4 for more information on bitsetting/booktyping, but all points are very important)

    The same factors also apply to why the backup doesn't play in your computer (but there can be other factors including buggy or poorly installed dvd player software, bad drivers, etc.).

    It's also possible the playback device/player you're using is slowly dying.
  7. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

  8. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    I remember that thread specifically. Yes this is why I moved to DVD+R's booktyped to DVD-ROM and still redoing allot of my backups too. :D