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Old 7th March 2018, 03:05 AM
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I have a program from WinX software that is a DVD copier. It allows me to a DVD from any region to a regionless iso file. In Win 10 simply double clicking on the iso file mounts it as a virtual drive and allows it to be played by any DVD software player.

I can also burn the iso to a physical disk with any DVD writer and a re-writable blank DVD. It comes out region less. Thjis allows it to be played on a stand alone DVD player.

I bave my complete DVD collection (about a foot locker full) as iso files on a large size portable hard drive. (It is a couple TB in total) . Much easier to carry around and I have it all backed up as well.
Portable hard drives can also fail, ask me how I know. For anything really important suggest you back it up in the cloud.
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Portable hard drives can also fail, ask me how I know. For anything really important suggest you back it up in the cloud.
I first got involved in computers in the early 80's when I was system manager for a Digital PDP-11 system. Think a full room full of hardware, with dedicated power supplies, environmental management and the computing power much less than a low end smart watch.

Crashes and data losses were common. We did daily backups of all data with much more common backups (often hourly and sometimes even every 30 minutes) during critical events like year end.

The result is I am one of the most anal retentive types on backing up my data. (Anal retentive and being an engineer, who would have guessed lol) Everything is backed-up at least three times, in addition to my local daily use copy of my data. My portable hard drive that I use is backed up to a standby hard drive that is also with me (I switch them occasionally), I have a third drive stored at a different location as well as a unlimited SpiderOak account. The spider oak account has about 5Tb of data.

And for my DVD and music collection, I kept the original disks, most of them have only been in a drive once when I made the ISO or mp3 files from them.


Overkill I know but I never lose data and can recover all my data anywhere I have an internet connection.
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brought one here to usa,,lexing,,played no prob until it died,,poor quality stuff

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Check in your owners manual if you can program the DVD player to all regions. When I worked in Singapore, 95% of the DVD players bought there could be programmed for all regions, if not ask at the store before you buy one if it can be programmed.
I have DVD's from all six regions and that is the only way to watch them all. Even in the US I had to buy a DVD player that was reprogrammed to play all regions as the ones sold in US are not programmable. Good Luck

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our DVDs bought locally (originals) and some from the US work fine on Sony player bought in SM.

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I recently bought a new player and it won't play any of my Region 1 DVDs. I should have bought a cheaper player...
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When I lived in the Middle East, there was a small hole in the wall electrical repair shop that would remove the regional restrictions from any DVD player.

I'm sure you could find the same service here.
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Sitting at home watching movies today made me wonder if my DVD collection will play on a DVD player sold in the Philippines. Has anyone had trouble with this?

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Bob
DVDs play by region... the world is divided in to seven regions here (tried to post this with a link but the site won't let me so, search for DVD region code on wikipedia)

As far as playing them... I would get this player:

Panasonic DVD-S700 HDMI 1080P Up-Converting All Multi Region Code Zone Free PAL/NTSC DVD Player - it's on Amazon for $65

Or, you can install klite on your laptop... if you want to do that, let me know. the instructions are a little lengthy...

side note: I'm in Cape Girardeau... saw you were from Missouri. I'm looking to move to the Philippines by May of 2019 so any advice is appreciated.

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... side note: I'm in Cape Girardeau... saw you were from Missouri. I'm looking to move to the Philippines by May of 2019 so any advice is appreciated.
I'm living in St. Louis but I've been to Cape a couple of times this summer. My youngest child enrolled at SEMO for the Fall semester. So I'm hoping that I can move to the Philippines in 4 or 5 years. I've literally dreamed about getting out of this city and moving to the Philippines. My only advice is to move as soon as you can afford to. Good luck!

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Awesome! my house is actually on Airbnb <Snip> - I have a lot of people stay with me to visit their kids at SEMO... well, it was, until I delisted it a few days ago in anticipation of finding a long term renter so I can travel...

I'm going for a trial run in Nov... 4 month stint to see if I really want to live and work there... it's a lot to learn to get the right visas and all that. any input is appreciated.


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