DVD43 (DVD for free) is a free DVD driver for 32 bit versions Windows. It acts as a driver for optical drives, disabling zone and copy protection information. It assists in the creation of backup copies of DVDs one legally owns and the use of DVDs outside of the original region of release. It can also be used to copy CDs. In addition it allows upscaling of protected DVDs on analogue monitors under Windows Vista. This product does not directly rip, copy, or convert any media; only assisting other copy and conversion software."
It also allows DVDs to be played over a network, meaning that small media centre PCs without optical drives can use the DVD drive on a server.
For technical reasons DVD43 only works as a plug-in for 64bit versions of Microsoft Windows