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Cannot change Blu-Ray region code

Cannot change Blu-Ray region code

Postby ccc--- » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:45 am

Hello people, I am new to this forum because I have a problem with WinDVD Pro 12. I live in Austria, Europe.

I registered the software end of November 2016 for my Asus notebook to be able to play Blu-Rays. Asus didn't provide a Blu-Ray player for the notebook.

Anyway, after installing WinDVD I played a few Blu-Rays in December and everything worked fine.

After the holidays I wanted to play again Blu-Rays in January. The first Blu-Rays I wanted to play were those from the sci-fi series "UFO", region "B", fitting Europe. After starting the Blu-Ray, it said that it cannot play it because my Blu-Ray player doesn't support region "B" Blu-Rays. So I checked the preferences of WinDVD and saw that under "Region" > "Blu-Ray" there was NO region selected and the remaining changes counter was at 0 (zero). I must provied that WinDVD NEVER asked me for a region code during the installation and I NEVER changed the region code.

I can change the DVD region code in windows, but not the Blu-Ray region code.

I contacted Corel support and had email conversation with them, they told me to remove the software, delete all folders related to WinDVD, re-install it, etc. But nothing worked. When I re-installed the software, I didn't have to enter the registration code because it already showed me my registration code during installation, that means there must have been some remains of the software on my notebook, maybe in the registry? And the remaining changes counter for the Blu-Ray region was still at zero, and no region was selected and it is still not possible to change the regeion.

Corel cannot help me further and told me to contact the manufacturer of the Blu-Ray drive so that they send me a flash tool which allows me to reset the counter.

I am really tired of that. WinDVD somehow messed up my Blu-Ray region counter and now I have to see how I can reset it. Very bad software, very bad support.

Can anyone in here help me?
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Re: Cannot change Blu-Ray region code

Postby Doctor9fan » Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:18 pm

When you played the blu ray discs in December which region were they? If they weren't region B then the player has been locked to the region those discs were from.
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Re: Cannot change Blu-Ray region code

Postby ccc--- » Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:06 pm

The blu-rays I played in December were also region B. I own solely region B blu-rays.

The player is not locked to any region, and still there are zero changes left, which I find weird. I have enclosed a screen photo.
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Re: Cannot change Blu-Ray region code

Postby Doctor9fan » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:02 pm

From what I've read all it takes is to uninstall the software but that is not working in your case so perhaps Corel have changed that part of the software.
I can only find this http://www.digital-digest.com/articles/Blu-ray_Region_Free_Guide_page4.html which may or may not work in your case.
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Re: Cannot change Blu-Ray region code

Postby ccc--- » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:25 pm

I did a recovery of Windows 10. After that I had my 5 changes of the BR region code back and could set it correctly.
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Re: Cannot change Blu-Ray region code

Postby Pixels » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:43 am

Hi crew,
Having a problem with playing a region B Blu-ray on a computer running win 7 ultimate. with WinDVD Pro 12.
When I insert the disc, it loads ok but I get an error back saying that the disc is coded for region A or B and to eject the disc and play it on a region A or B player????
Yet if I power up another computer also running win 7 ultimate but an earlier version of WinDVD [pro 10] it plays with no problems.
All updates have been applied to WinDVD pro 12 but still no go :(
New to this forum and have posted a screenshot of the error - hope it shows ok.
DVD's play just fine.

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