A few years and PCs back I read up on and messed around with all the stuff necessary to get region-free dvds to work on a PC. (RPC1/2 firmware, region free apps, region free players, etc..) but i didn't bother on my new(er) pc.

But my parents accidentally bought me a couple of region 1 dvds and I can't find anyway to make my real dvd player region free.

I'm out of date with region free play on PC these days, so I'm wondering if there is a nice simple easy all-in-one solution. Or will i have to spend hours googling and installing firmware and dodgy looking apps from dodgy looking sites?
I don't think I can be bothered with all that these days.