Hello there, I’m throwing myself on the mercy of any Massive PC tech-heads out there, for any help they might be able to offer… For background, I have a massive DVD collection, with disks from all over the world, bought on business trips, or online to obtain movies otherwise unavailable elsewhere, especially world cinema, for obvious reasons. Having been playing them on my (relatively new) Windows 10 PC with no issues, I’ve suddenly found myself stuck on DVD Region 5 (Former Soviet Union, India, Africa, North Korea!) due to a previously unknown-to-me wrinkle in PC disk drives that only allows you to change region codes five times, before it permanently locks into the last code you used… so of course I can no longer play the vast majority of my disks, disaster!
In short, does anyone know a way to either reset or circumvent this? I’ve done a bit of googling on it, and unlike many tech issues, there doesn’t seem to a plethora of fixes out there, perhaps because it’s not that common a problem, especially in the streaming age… all help appreciated – cheers, happy Sunday!