Peter A. - 2005-07-19

I was wondering if it's true that MPlayer may physically change the region setting of your DVD drive without telling you, as claimed on this page:

If you have an RPC-2 DVD drive that has a limit of 5 changes before the region setting becomes permanent, then if MPlayer is in fact changing the region setting I could get stuck with the wrong region!

Or does MPlayer use a purely software-based approach to region issues?