Q: I bought three Ali G DVDs that were being sold on eBay by an Australia seller. They are listed as Region 4 DVDs. How can they work on my US machine?
DVD Region Map
A: The DVD Region Code is a digital rights management technique designed to protect the copyrights and interests of DVD publishers and agents in each region, avoiding the loss of box office revenue for unreleased movies in the region due to the illegal circulation of DVD movies.
DVD region 4, as the name suggests, DVDs encoded as region code 4 can only be played on devices produced in the following countries: Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America, Mexico, South America, Caribbean Region. This means that the region 4 DVD cannot be played smoothly in non-above areas without the help of third-party tools. Next, I will share with you how to play these region 4 DVDs from regional restrictions.