Mac OS X - Set DVD Region

On a Mac OS X computer, users may see this error when inserting a DVD:

“Since this is the first use of a DVD disc, the drive region code must be initialized before playing.
“New Drive Setting: Region Code 1
“You can only change the drive region code 5 more times.”

This most often happens when inserting a DVD that is not set for the proper Region. The default Region for Luther workstations should be Region 1 – USA, North America.

On Faculty and Staff workstations, the user should click Set Drive Region and enter their Username and Password when prompted.

On Podium workstations, contact the Technology Help Desk at x1000. The Help Desk will use their own login to set the DVD region.