Monday, 22 March 2010

OS X DVD region code

On new apple macs the dvd region needs to be initialised. This is generally difficult and it would be easier if the user could initialise it without the admin password. This can be done. The information is stored in "/etc/authorization"

Specifically the section corrisponding to:

Used by the DVD player to set the region code the first time. Note that changing the region code after it has been set requires a different right (system.device.dvd.setregion.change).

Changing the "user' string to "allow" lets the user initialise the dvd region (but not change it thereafter). A little hard to get a script to change this value as it is not a plist file, but you can copy a changed file to other computers through ARD (apple remote desktop).

Found on a forum:

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