Is Xbox One region free? Well, for games, it is. Yet, it is region-locked for most DVDs. Here we’ll explain more about Xbox One DVD regions and give a solution to play DVDs on Xbox One without area limitations. Read on if you’re interested.
Xbox One is a region-free game console but it is region-locked for DVDs and Blu-rays. Put it another way, your Xbox One will run any game around the world but can only play Blu-ray discs and DVDs from the same region as your Xbox One. This regional lockout is established to protect copyright and film distribution rights. Similar to other regular DVD players, Xbox One follows international standards to allow playback of DVDs within specific regions. If you want to play DVDs from other regions, you have to bypass the DVD region code first.
Now you may wonder if you can get rid of region lock by making Xbox One region-free. Unfortunately, that is currently impossible. The region code for the Xbox One DVD drive is hardcoded and cannot be changed or removed. And changing the region on your console to accord with your DVD region simply will not work. That said, you can try to ‘remove region code from your DVD’ to enable playback on your Xbox One instead. We have prepared a complete guide for you to play and watch region-coded DVDs on Xbox One in the next part. Hope you’ll like it.
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The first thing you should know is that you can’t remove the region code on the DVD since it is physically coded onto the disc. By saying removing the DVD region code, we mean making the DVD into a region-free digital video. It is the accepted way to make region-coded DVD playable on any device and player. And you’ll need an advanced DVD decrypter/ripper for this.
Here, we’d be using the professional DVD ripping program WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro to help with the process. It can bypass all sorts of DVD copy protections including CSS regions, RCE, Cinavia Protections, Sony ArccOS, 99-title DVD, UOPs, Disney X-project DRM and more and convert the DVD to popular formats and devices for easy playback. Now, free download free download the program and follow the steps below to make your DVD a region-free video.
Before start, insert your region-locked DVD into your computer DVD Drive.
Run WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro. In the home interface, click DVD Disc and select the DVD source you just inserted. Then press Ok to load the DVD into the program.
Tips. The software will display all the DVD videos with the main title marked.
On the right side of the interface, click on the image to open the output format library. There are three main categories on the above – 1:1 Quick Copy, Format and Device. Explore each category and find your preferred output profile. For most users, H264 MP4 and MKV are the common formats if cross-platform playback is desired. And ISO is a perfect choice if you want to keep the full DVD structure. Of course, you can freely choose a format that you think suits you the best.
Before conversion, you can also edit the DVD movie, like changing the audio track, keeping or disabling subtitles, etc. When all things are set, click the bottom three-dot to specify an output path. Make sure the output folder has enough space to store the output file. Finally, click the big blue RUN button to start the ripping process.
Now, you can watch the ripped DVD on your Xbox One via a USB drive without region limitations.
Disclaimer: WonderFox does not advocate any illegal duplication and distribution and all information provided in this article is presented for general informational purposes and personal fair use only. Please refer to the DVD copyright laws in your country before you rip any DVDs. Ripped content CANNOT be used for unauthorized reproduction, distribution or any commercial use.
That’s all I want to share with you about Xbox One region code and the related information. Hope you’ll find this post helpful. Thanks for reading!
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