Circumvent Region Code - Play Region 2 DVD without Any Obstructions

Author: Rocabella
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Updated on May 22, 2024
Region 2 DVD Unlocker

Unlock and convert region 2 DVD to make it playable on Windows:

  • 1. DownloadDownload WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro
  • 2. Load your region-coded DVD
  • 3. Select a digital format like MP4 or MKV
  • 4. Start to unlock and convert the region 2 DVD
Quick Navigation
What Is a Region 2 DVD?
How to Watch Region 2 DVDs Easily
Simple Steps for DVD Region 2 Playback
Other Practical Ways to Watch Region 2 DVD

Have you received an error message when attempting to play a disc released in Japan (region 2) on a DVD players meant to play discs in the US (region 1)? This article will tell you what does region 2 DVD mean and how to play region 2 DVDs in other countries.

Quick Answer:

To enjoy your DVD movies without region code restrictions, you’re highly recommended to try WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro, a powerful region code unlocker that can help you remove any region code and then digitize your DVDs to MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI, and more hot formats with ease.

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What Is A Region 2 DVD?

Region Codes for DVD movies is designed to protect the copyright and profit of DVD distributors and agents in each region, avoiding the loss of box office receipts from unreleased films in the region due to the illegal circulation of DVD video. And DVD region 2, as its name implies, a DVD encoded as region code 2 can only be played on equipment produced in the following countries: Europe, Egypt, Middle East, Japan, South Africa, Greenland, and French Guiana. If you live in other areas, such as the U.S. or Taiwan of non-region 2, then you will be not so smooth to watch region 2 DVD. This article will introduce you four ways to watch region 2 DVDs outside DVD region 2 area.

How to Watch Region 2 DVDs Easily without Restriction

“How can I play region 2 DVD in US?” “Can I play a region 2 DVD on my computer without a DVD player?” They are easy to solve as long as you have a reliable region code remover to help you watch region 2 DVDs without restriction. WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro is such a wonderful program for you to break restriction of DVD region code. With the support of advanced technology, this program allows you to remove region code from DVD effectively and quickly. In addition, the software can not only help you hack DVD region code but also rip DVD physical discs into digital video and convert to portable devices, so as to get rid of the shackles of DVD player and TV, then you are able to play DVDs no matter where and when.

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Remove Any Region Code Easily
Remove Any Region Code Easily

With this powerful DVD region code remover, you can fast rip not only region 2 DVDs but also any region-coded and copy-protected discs and play the ripped videos on any devices. Try it out.

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Pretty Simple Steps for DVD Region 2 Playback

Preparation: insert your region 2 DVD disc to DVD-ROM and run the program.

Step 1. Load Region 2 DVDs into Ripper

Click on the “DVD Disc” icon to load your DVD. This software will read and analyze the whole DVD content, then remove the restrictions of region code and protected encryption. The main movie will be marked automatically in seconds.

Load Your Region 2 DVD to Program
Load Your Region 2 DVD to Program

Step 2. Choose an Output Format

Open Output Format list on the right side of interface, select one format or device among 300+ optimized presets based on your real needs.

Select One Format or Device You Like
Select One Format or Device You Like

Step 3. Start Removing Region Code and Ripping

Hit the three dots to target an output folder and then hit “RUN” button to start unlocking the region 2 DVD and converting the grabbed video from DVD to digital file.

Remove Region Code and Start Conversion
Remove Region Code and Start Conversion

Wram Prompt: The program comes with a built-in region 2 DVD player, so you can directly watch movie on it. In addition, you can add subtitle to DVD, change audio channel, or click “Edit” button to edit DVD by cropping, splitting, etc. For advanced users, you are allowed to set parameters, such as bit rate, frame rate, codecs, etc.

Other Practical Ways for You to Watch Region 2 DVD

Method 1: Purchase a Region 2 DVD Player or Region-free DVD player

Just as its name implies, you can enjoy your region 2 DVD via Region 2 DVD Player, and region-free DVD player can play DVDs from the whole world regardless of the DVD regions. Compared with Region 2 DVD player, Region-free DVD player will be more expensive.

Method 2: Change the Region of Your Computer DVD drive

The steps are as follows: Open “My Computer” > right-click DVD “Drive Letter” > “Properties” > “Hardware” > “Drive Letter” > “Properties” > “DVD Region” and select the geographic area you want. However, it is worth noting that you only have 5 chances to change, or your computer will be locked unless you reinstall the system.

Method 3: Use Free Media Players

Some of the free media players are able to bypass a limited range of region restrictions and directly play DVDs, such as VLC, MPC-HC and more.


WonderFox doesn't advocate any illegal duplication and distribution, all information provided in this article is presented for instructional purpose and personal fair use only. Please refer to the DVD copyright laws in your country before you rip any DVD. Ripped content CANNOT be used for unauthorized reproduction, distribution, or any commercial use.

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