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I have found 3 states of a DVD player:

  • Able to jump to disc menu, able to skip chapter
  • Unable to jump to disc menu, but still able to skip chapter
  • Unable to both jump to disc menu and skip chapter

Why does my DVD-player/program enforce this? How can it be bypassed?

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closed as off topic by ChrisF, BinaryMisfit, BBlake, DMA57361 Nov 8 '11 at 14:00

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I think the goal is that this isn't bypassed... – Mehrdad Nov 8 '11 at 11:18
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The DVD licensing authority tries to require that players enforce this, based on flags encoded into the DVD. The way round it is to get an unlicensed player that doesn't; VLC on a computer, or if you want a physical DVD player to connect to your TV then generally the cheap unbranded ones are less likely to enforce the restrictions (including region locking).

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