DVDs are split into six regions corresponding to different parts of the world. Region 1 is the native to North American DVDs and DVD players. If you would like to view a DVD from a different region, you will need to buy a DVD player specific to that region or buy a region-free DVD player. To play a DVD from another region in Windows Media Player 11, you will need to change the DVD region of the DVD drive on your computer. Windows allows you to do this.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Click the "Start" button in the bottom-left corner of your desktop.
Click "Control Panel" from the Start Menu. Select "System and Maintenance".
Click on "Device Manager". This will open a window displaying the devices connected to your computer.
Click on your DVD drive, which will be under "DVD/CD-ROM drives".
Click the "DVD Region" tab and select the country the DVD is from to change the region of your computer's DVD drive.
Tips and warnings
- You can only change the region of your computer's DVD player a total of five times.
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