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    DVD Playback prohibited by area limitations

    Need to shrink 8.5GB DVD to 4.7GB and burn a DVD with NTSC format. Sounds simple right?

    I have tried several ways and combined different apps without success.

    The DVD player keeps saying "Playback prohibited by area limitations".

    Here is my arsenal of applications

    AcidRip DVD ripper

    Arista Transcoder, which doesn't work right because of a bug!

    Avidmux (GTK)

    Bombono DVD

    Brasero

    DeVeDe

    Dvd95

    DVD::Rip

    HandBrake

    K3B

    Nero Linux

    WinFF


    Please give me some pointers. Thanks
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    Re: DVD Playback prohibited by area limitations

    Hi, bluexrider.

    The dvd player's region code is set to a different region, than the dvd.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install regionset
    Be careful. the region can only be set 5 times, then locks.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD_region_code
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    Re: DVD Playback prohibited by area limitations

    I attacked that issue some time ago. The region mask is 0. So, are you saying it should be different?

    For the sake of argument...how do you determine the region code of the DVD being copied?
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    Re: DVD Playback prohibited by area limitations

    It should play all regions.

    Is this a Sony player?

    I googled

    Code:
    The DVD player keeps saying "Playback prohibited by area limitations".
    Sony pops up a lot.

    If you open DVD95, can you shrink the disk?

    I remove all language subtitles. They take up a large amount of space.

    http://www.google.com/search?client=...utf-8&oe=utf-8
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    Re: DVD Playback prohibited by area limitations

    Quote Originally Posted by hansdown View Post
    It should play all regions.

    Is this a Sony player?

    I googled

    Code:
    The DVD player keeps saying "Playback prohibited by area limitations".
    Sony pops up a lot.

    If you open DVD95, can you shrink the disk?

    I remove all language subtitles. They take up a large amount of space.

    http://www.google.com/search?client=...utf-8&oe=utf-8
    Funny you should ask, Yes it is. That happens to be the Home Theatre System in which i have the issue. I can play the original, without issues, in the Sony Player. I cannot however play a copy which I have burned.

    Thus we have the problem. I am ready to break out the Broadsword and start hacking at its bowels.

    DVD95- Yes, I can shrink it to 4.3GB
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    Re: DVD Playback prohibited by area limitations

    You "may" find something helpful in this link.

    http://www.google.com/search?client=...utf-8&oe=utf-8

    I used to sing the praises of Sony, at one time.
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    Re: DVD Playback prohibited by area limitations

    Quote Originally Posted by hansdown View Post
    You "may" find something helpful in this link.

    http://www.google.com/search?client=...utf-8&oe=utf-8

    I used to sing the praises of Sony, at one time.
    Been there, done that....pretty much looked at all those forums and haven't found an answer.

    Thanks for your response.
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    Re: DVD Playback prohibited by area limitations

    Bump for more info. Thanks
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    Re: DVD Playback prohibited by area limitations

    I'm still looking too.

    One other thing,is the disc burned to PAL or NTSC format?
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    Re: DVD Playback prohibited by area limitations

    Quote Originally Posted by hansdown View Post
    I'm still looking too.

    One other thing,is the disc burned to PAL or NTSC format?
    I have set the interlace to NTSC
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