How to Remove Region Code from DVD in 3 Simple Methods?

Author: Kevincy
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Updated on Jun 2, 2023
Remove Region Code from DVD
  • Free downloadFree download the smart DVD region code remover on PC.
  • Step 1. Load one region-coded DVD source (DVD Disc, ISO image or an entire Video_TS folder).
  • Step 2. Select a digital format for export.
  • Step 3. Click "Run" button to remove region code and digitize DVD.
Quick Navigation
Solution 1 - Remove Region Code from DVD
Solution 2 – Change DVD Region on Computer or Laptop
Solution 3 - DVD Player Hack or Buy a Region-Free DVD Player

Q: "I live in U.K., and I just came back from my vacation from Brazil. The problem is, I cannot play the DVDs bought from Brazil. Any idea how to make them region-free?"

A: This is a typical problem caused by the restriction of DVD region code, which is a sort of digital rights management technique that prevents the playback of region-coded discs outside the area they are made for. In this post, I'll recommend 3 simple approaches on how to remove region code from DVD.

Download this powerful DVD region code remover to enjoy DVD movies anytime and anywhere:

Solution 1 - Remove Region Code from DVD

WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro is a professional DVD region code remover can not only remove region code from DVD easily, but also digitize DVD to common video format like MP4, so that it's quite convenient to play and enjoy DVD movies directly on your laptop without a DVD drive, tablets, or even mobile phones anytime anywhere.

In addition to making DVD region free, it specializes in removing all sorts of DVD copy protection, such as CSS, RCE, Sony ArccOS, UOPs, and decrypt Disney X-project DRM, Cinavia Protection, etc.

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DVD Region Code Remover
DVD Region Code Removal Tool

DVD Playback is prohibited by area limitations? WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro provides a quick solution to DVD region code removal, meanwhile, it enables you to make digital copies of your own DVDs for hassle-free playback on any device. Free download and give it a shot.

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3 Steps to Remove Region Code from DVD

Step 1 - Load Region-Coded DVD

Insert region 1/2/3/4/5/6 DVD into your DVD-ROM drive.

Install and launchInstall and launch this DVD region code remover, click on the big "DVD Disc" button and select a DVD letter from multiple drives including the virtual drive. Press "OK" to scan the content of the region-coded DVD.

Tips: This program can also be used to make a DVD ISO image file or an entire Video_TS folder region free.

DVD Region Code Remover
DVD Region Code Remover

Step 2 - Select an Output Format

The DVD region code as well as the additional copy protection will be removed from DVD during the scanning and analyzing process. Then the smart application will automatically and intelligently select the main movie titles. Click on the Format Profile on the right side to open the full list of 300+ predefined presets, navigate to "Video" category, you can select MP4 or any other common video format as the output video format.

Similarly, you're allowed to create an ISO image or Video_TS folder with all content preserved under "1:1 Quick Copy" category.

DVD Region Code Removal
DVD Region Code Removal

Step 3 - Convert DVD to Region-Free Video

Specify a destination folder on the bottom. Lastly, click "Run" button to remove region code from DVD and convert to digital video format. It will take only several minutes before a 7.9 GB DVD gets completely compressed or ripped and with hardware acceleration enabled. After done, you're able to enjoy movies on any device anytime and anywhere.

Also Read: Play UK DVDs in US | Play Region 4 DVDs | Play Region 2 DVD in Australia | Play Japanese DVDs | Play Canada DVDs

Remove Region Code from DVD
Remove Region Code from DVD

Other Tips:

1. You're able to add subtitles to DVD (closed captions, hardcoded subs or forced subtitles), even rip DVD with multiple audio tracks and subtitles.

2. With a built-in video editor, you can also split a scene from DVD, upscale DVD to 1080p, change bitrate, resolution, frame rate, deinterlace DVD, etc.


WonderFox doesn't advocate any copyright infringement, all information provided in this article is presented to make digital copies of personal DVDs for fair-use only. Figure out if it is legal to rip a DVD in your country beforehand.

Solution 2 – Change DVD Region on Computer or Laptop

If you want to play a DVD on your computer or laptop, you're able to change the region of the DVD drive to stay in tune with the region-coded DVDs as long as the DVD drive uses RPC-1 firmware. Here's how to change DVD region in Windows.

Step 1. Open "This PC" or "My Computer".

Step 2. Right click your DVD-ROM drive, select "Properties" option, then switch to the "Hardware" tab.

Step 3. Under "All disk drives", select your DVD drive then open "Properties" window.

Step 4. Head over to "DVD Region" tab, and choose the specific DVD region for your region-coded DVD playback, for example, you can convert region 1 to region 2, or convert region 2 to region 1.

Note: You can change the region a limited number of times. And once the changes remaining reaches 0, it can't be reset anymore even if you reinstall the computer.

Convert DVD to Region Free
Convert DVD to Region Free

Solution 3 - DVD Player Hack or Buy a Region-Free DVD Player

VideoHelp, a famous forum for all sorts of DVD and Blu-ray topics, provides tons of hack methods to make DVD Player region-free. The specific steps vary due to different brands and models of DVD player. Check it out on this webpage:

However, not all DVD player models are manufactured to be able to change to region-free, in this case, you can purchase an all-region DVD player or a region-free DVD player, which lets you play any DVD without any quality loss.

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WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro
More than a DVD Region Remover, It Also Helps
  • Bypass/remove all DVD copy protections like region code, CSS, etc.
  • Convert DVD to MP4 and 300+ presets with GPU Acceleration.
  • Make a 1:1 intact digital copy (ISO or VIDEO_TS) with all content.
  • 5-minutes to fast digitize DVD in MPEG-2 MPG format.
  • Simply compress 8 GB DVD to 1-2 GB digital video file.
  • Multiple audio tracks, hard/soft and forced subs are supported.
  • Support homemade/commercial DVD & ISO & Video_TS folder.
  • Basic editing features and customize output video/audio parameters.
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Final Words...

That's all I want to share with you how to remove region code from DVD and convert DVD to region free video file. To be honest, rather than wasting time on hacking DVD player, it's much wiser to go for a region-free DVD player or digitize your DVDs on local or external hard drive for hassle-free playback. Hopefully I make everything crystal clear to you guys. Thanks for reading!

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