I live in U.K., and I came back from holidays in Brazil, where I bought some DVDs. But here is my problem, I cannot play the DVDs that I bought there. Is there any way to make them region-free? And if someone knows something that could work…
Region code for DVD or DVD Region Code is a kind of protection, something like a lock system
enabling film distributors to control aspects of a release (DVD movie content, release date and price according to the region included).
Let’s say. There’re now six major DVD regions. Region 1 discs won’t play on a DVD player which comes with region 2. Region 2 discs won’t play in region 3 player. In short, the region where the disc has been purchased can 'only' be played on systems manufactured in that particular region.
But there are many occasions that we buy a DVD disc, but its region code doesn’t match where we buy our DVD player and where we live. So we need to find ways to play DVD in other regions. This article is to tell you some good ways.
For your reference, below are the countries and region codes they belong:
Personally since DVD release dates in countries around the world is becoming much closer than ever before, region coding system is somehow ridiculous. But let’s come to the point. There are some effective ways to unlock DVD region.
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Open My Computer > Right click your DVD drive > Properties > Select the Hardware tab
Under All disk drives select your DVD drive then select Properties > DVD Region tab
Select which region you want to change it to.
Tip: Usually you only have limited times to change region. And once you have set the region five times, it can't be reset anymore.
There’re many open source software DVD players. You must have heard or downloaded VLC. Yes, it’s one of the most favorable media players at present. VLC ignores region coding that it doesn’t attempt to enforce region coding. However, it requires access to the DVD's raw data to decrypt CSS. And such access may not be available on some drives with RPC-2 firmware when playing a disc from a different region than the region to which the drive is locked.
You can buy an all region player or multi-region DVD player. It lets you play any DVD without any quality loss. But the price of such a model will be a little high.
Preparation: Insert region 1/2/3/4/5/6 DVD into your DVD-ROM. Open DVD region decoder now.
Step 1: Click on the big “DVD Disc” button. You can select a DVD letter from multiple drives including visual drives. The main title of the DVD disc is auto detected, even if you have a TV show with several main chapters.
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Step 3: Click “Run” to start the whole process. Test for example, it’s about ten mins to backup a DVD to MPG with 90% original quality preserved.
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DVD region code: A kind of protection, enabling film distributors to control aspects of a DVD release.
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