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How to Remove Region Code from DVD in Several Easy Ways?

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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…

What is Region Codes for DVD?

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.

DVD Region Code Map

Region Code Map

For your reference, below are the countries and region codes they belong:

Region Codes

Four Ways to Play DVD in Other Regions

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.

Method 1 – Use a Professional Free DVD Region Code Remover to Remove Region Code from DVD

With a professional DVD region code remover, you can not only remove region code from DVD easily, but also are able to rip the movie content to video format. Thus, we can enjoy our favorite DVD movies on the go at anytime anywhere.

WonderFox Free DVD Ripper Speedy is highly suggested DVD region converter freeware to convert region 1 to region 2, or convert region 2 to region 1. It has the full ability to disable region code. Besides that, the DVD region free software is able to remove DVD CSS, RCE, Sony ArccOS, UOPs, and decrypt Disney X-project DRM, Cinavia Protection.

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Method 2 – Change DVD Drive on Computer or Laptop

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.

Method 3 – Use Freeware and Open Source DVD Players

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.

Method 4 – Buy a Region Free DVD Player

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.

Step-by-step Tutorial on How to Remove Region Code from DVD with WonderFox Free DVD Ripper Speedy?

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.

Remove DVD region code

Step 2: The output format is set to MPG. You are able to control output movie quality by simply drag the quality controlling bar or do more setting on video/audio parameters.

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.

Other Tips:

1. You’re supported to add subtitles (.SRT and .ASS included) to DVD and video.

2. With a built-in video editor, you can also do many DIY editing to retouch your video, such as add special effects, crop video, and rotate video file.

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