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1.3 DVD Regions
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What Are DVD Regions & How to Bypass/Remove Region Code from DVD

"I live in Brazil. I took some DVDs bought from Brazil when I travelled to U.K. I couldn't play these DVD on the DVD player! Is there any problem of my DVD discs? My friend Amy says it is DVD regions issue. But what are DVD regions? How to make region code free?" - Amanda

Although Blu-ray and internet streaming are taking a big bite out of DVD, but many movie enthusiasts still like DVD discs, as they can bring different experiences of playback. But many people may encounter the problem like Amanda's.

DVD Regions

DVD Regions

Part 1. Everything about DVD regions

DVD Regions

What are DVD regions? DVD players and DVDs are labeled for operation on within a particular geographical regions in the DVD world. In the DVD world, there are six main geographical regions, as well as two additional regions reserved for special purpose.

DVD regions & Region code

Region code Countries
Free Informal term meaning "worldwide". Region 0 is not an official setting; discs that bear the region 0 symbol either have no flag set or have regions 1–6 flags set. Region 0 is commonly referred to as "Region Free", especially when talking about DVD and Blu-ray Disc players. But the formats of NTSC and PAL can be a factor in this.
0
1 United States, Canada, U.S. territories, Bermuda
2 Europe (except Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan), Egypt, Middle East, Japan, South Africa, Greenland, French Guiana
3 Southeast Asia, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau
4 Latin America (except French Guiana), New Zealand, Australia, Caribbean, Oceania
5 South Asia, Afghanistan, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Africa (except Egypt, South Africa), Central Asia, Mongolia, North Korea
6 Mainland China
7 Reserved for future use, MPAA-related DVDs and "media copies" of pre-releases in Asia
8 International venues such as aircraft, cruise ships, spacecraft, etc.
9 These region discs have all eight flags set, allowing the disc to be played in any location, on any player.
ALL

The pros and cons of DVD region code

The region code is able to maximize movie studio's profits via theatrical releases and DVDs as DVD region code can protect the copyright and prevent from illegal copy.

But DVD region code is not welcome. It can bring the inconvenience like Amanda's. And region code has become an obstacle of movie industry growth.

To better enjoy DVD playback, you may want to remove or bypass the DVD region code. Next two parts will get it down.

Part 2. How to remove DVD region code

How to make region code free? Adopting a DVD region code remover, you can not only bypass the region code from DVD, but also rip the DVD media content to video. In this case, you can free download Video Converter Ultimate, and easily rip DVD to video without region code limitation.

How to remove DVD region code with Video Converter Ultimate

Step 1 Launch this great DVD region remover on your Windows PC or Mac. Insert your DVD to the DVD drive and click the button of Load Disc from the program to add the movies from the DVD disc.

Load DVD

Step 2 Click the option of "Profile" and choose the video format to which you want to rip the DVD.

Video Format Profile

Step 3 Before removing the DVD region code, you can also edit your DVD movies.

Edit DVD Video

Step 4 Finally, click the button of Convert and rip DVD to video without DVD region code limitation.

Part 3. Adopt a region free DVD player

There are many region free DVD players. And here, we list three region free DVD player for you.

Toshiba SD-3300 Region Free DVD Player

• Play Any Region DVD including regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8 / RCE & REA
• PAL / NTSC Conversion Built In! No External Video Converter Needed
• Guaranteed to play any DVD on any TV
• VCD, MP3, DVD-r, DVD-rw, DVD+r, DVD+rw, JPEG, MP3 compatible

Toshiba SD-3300 Region Free DVD Player

Philips DVP-3560 Region Free DVD Player

• HDMI 1080p - Divx - USB Input
• Play DVDs from all regions including 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 etc.
• Code free - Region Free - Multi region like all our players
• Built-in PAL to NTSC converter
• Super-slim chassis
• Ultra 128MB Pal/NTSC Video converter Built-in for best picture quality
• Upconvert through HDMI upto 1080p FULL HD

Philips DVP-3560 Region Free DVD Player

International Region Free DVD Player Model 9109

• Play Any Region DVD including regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8 / RCE & REA
• Play any region DVD movie from anywhere in the world on any TV Guaranteed
• Ultra 64MB PalNTSC Video converter Built In for best picture quality

International Region Free DVD Player

In this article, we mainly show you about DVD regions and its region code. In addition, we introduce you with Video Converter Ultimate to help you remove DVD region code and list some region free DVD players.

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May 14, 2018 15:00 / Updated by to Video Converter, DVD Creator