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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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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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It's a crapshoot. US DVDs won't work in my Cars DVD player. Best to rip them into MP3's & put them on an MP3 player, then bring something like a Bose Soundlink. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Bose-Soun...&wl13=&veh=sem

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I thought the DVDs in the Philippines were US format.

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Depends on the player. Most of the better players here (including most Playstations) are region coded for Asia. They will not play my Region 1 discs. But... there is a work around. Buy the cheapest piece of junk player, they are about $25, and they do not come with the region lock. They will play DVDs from anywhere.

The DVDs I buy over here are not region coded, because they are all pirated. Even the ones I buy at a "real" store in the mall ha ha.

Lately I found a few of my DVDs have erased themselves. Very surprising, to say the least. I watched my boxed set of Thin Man movies less than a year ago and I pulled them out last week and 2 of the discs no longer work. I tried cleaning them but you can see the difference in the surface of the disc. They are blank. I am in the process of backing all my DVDs into iso/mds files and putting them on an external drive. I backed up about 150 of them so far. Only store bought discs have been a problem. Any home burned DVDs I brought with me are fine. The store bought discs generally are a thinner, cheaper, disc.

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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.

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Depends on the player. Most of the better players here (including most Playstations) are region coded for Asia. They will not play my Region 1 discs. But... there is a work around. Buy the cheapest piece of junk player, they are about $25, and they do not come with the region lock. They will play DVDs from anywhere.

The DVDs I buy over here are not region coded, because they are all pirated. Even the ones I buy at a "real" store in the mall ha ha.

Lately I found a few of my DVDs have erased themselves. Very surprising, to say the least. I watched my boxed set of Thin Man movies less than a year ago and I pulled them out last week and 2 of the discs no longer work. I tried cleaning them but you can see the difference in the surface of the disc. They are blank. I am in the process of backing all my DVDs into iso/mds files and putting them on an external drive. I backed up about 150 of them so far. Only store bought discs have been a problem. Any home burned DVDs I brought with me are fine. The store bought discs generally are a thinner, cheaper, disc.
Ya know, that almost sounds like that old TV show I Spy where the tape with instructions self-districts after a time. Makes me wonder if they used something in the material making the disks so they would do that???
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I bought a couple of cheap DVD players that also have the USB plug in option and they play my stateside movies there's several brands mine is called Novo both still working after 7 years.

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Ya know, that almost sounds like that old TV show I Spy where the tape with instructions self-districts after a time. Makes me wonder if they used something in the material making the disks so they would do that???
It pis*ed me off. I have a boxed set of Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals and half of them quit working. That was not a cheap box of DVDs. I can torrent the movies, but the bonus discs will pretty much impossible to find anywhere... Glad I got all 10 seasons of Stargate and all 6 seasons of Hogan's Heroes backed up with no loss.


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Mind if I stay with you for a week or two? I'll bring the beer.
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I'll bring the chips and dip.

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