Apple DVD Player 1.0: Limited to Region 1 DVD-Video Discs

You insert a Region 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 DVD-Video disc into your computer's DVD drive, open Apple DVD Player, and an alert box with this error message appears: "Sorry, this disc cannot be played."
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Symptom

You insert a Region 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 DVD-Video disc into your computer's DVD drive, open Apple DVD Player, and an alert box with this error message appears:
    "Sorry, this disc cannot be played."


Solution

Apple DVD Player 1.0 was only released in North America and only works with Region 0 and 1 DVD-Video discs. You should use a later version of Apple DVD Player if you need to play discs from a different region. You can update Apple DVD Player 1.0 by downloading and installing Apple DVD Software Update 1.1 from http://www.apple.com/swupdates/ . However, if you have Mac OS 9, you should simply use Apple DVD Player 1.3, which is included with that version of the Mac OS.

See article 60183: "Apple DVD Player: DVD-Video Region Discussion" for more information about DVD region codes.

Note: You should only use Apple DVD Player 1.1 or 1.3 if you have a computer with DVD decoding hardware, such as the Power Mac G4 (PCI Graphics), Power Macintosh G3, Power Macintosh G3 (Blue and White), PowerBook G3 Series, and PowerBook G3 Series (Bronze keyboard) computers. Other Macintosh computers with DVD drives should use Apple DVD Player 2.x.
Published Date: Feb 19, 2012