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#1 sfreiman

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    Posted 18 October 2011 - 03:47 AM

    For all the time I spend on the Internet, it's surprising there's so much I don't know. I find technology daunting.

    Two questions.

    First, what does "BB" stand for?

    Second, I can't download MP3 files or ebooks from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes to my computer because I live in Israel. I assume that's because of licensing problems, not an exaggerated anti-Semitism. I'm willing to pay for the files, but I still can't download here. Any suggestions?

    Which reminds me of a third question: When I buy DVDs, they sometimes come for a region which is incompatible and I can't open them. Is there a program out there which can convert my DVDs to a universal format? And how does the DVD know where I am, or is it something in my computer which restricts the region?

    Thanks in advance -


    #2 marko

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      Posted 18 October 2011 - 08:12 AM

      Hi Susan, to answer your first question, "BB" stands for Bulletin Board, thats how we originally offered downloads, through our forum area - bulletin board is really just another word for "forums". As for playing DVD's, yes, I assume your DVD will be set to your specific region and so buying DVDs from oversea's may not operate correctly - there are a few freeware programs around to help with this but I am away from home this week and have limited internet connection via an iPhone so I'm not in the best position to assist you I'm afraid. Hopefully others will chip in as and when they can :)

      #3 FreeWareFan

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        Posted 18 October 2011 - 09:07 AM

        As for third question, you can use free DVDFab HD Decrypter

        #4 James (Jim) Hillier

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          Posted 18 October 2011 - 12:32 PM

          Hi Susan - As FreeWareFan has said, DVDFab HD Decrypter will do the job. But it is a tad overkill just to remove region code protection - it also includes a feature to copy DVD and Blu-ray discs to the hard drive, which all adds up to a 13.3MB download.

          A very simple solution, and one which is fully automatic, is DVD43 - download HERE. DVD43 works in the background without any need for user interaction. It is also a small download - 555.57KB.

          Jim Hillier - Managing editor Daves Computer Tips.com

          #5 sfreiman

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            Posted 19 October 2011 - 02:19 AM

            A very big thank you for your help -


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