This article is about how to remove the DVD region code and rip the region locked DVD for playing on PS3.


People always asking isn’t there a way to force the PS3 to play dvd’s from other regions?

Region coding for DVDs is implemented at the drive level, with all DVD drives made since early 2000 required to implement region coding. The same as PS3, it can only play the same region DVD disc. For example, if your PS 3 and DVD disc are purchase in same region, it well played well, and vice versa.

Region Assigned Countries
1 United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, the Virgin Islands, and some islands in the Pacific
2 Japan, western Europe (including Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, and the Balkans), South Africa, Turkey, and the Middle East (including Iran and Egypt)
3 Southeast Asia (including Indonesia, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Macau)
4 Australia, New Zealand, South America most of Central America, western New Guinea, and most of the South Pacific
5 Most of Africa, Russia, (and former Soviet states), Mongolia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, North Korea
6 China and Tibet
7 Unassigned Region
8 Special non-theatrical venues (airplanes, cruise ships and hotels)

How to Play Region Locked DVD on PS3

Sometimes, if the DVD disc are borrowed from your friends or purchased from overseas, you have two ways:

First, enable your DVD or Blu-ray player plays every region disc available, it is a litter diffcult to change the machine.

For your great convenience, the second is, got a special program to assist you to bypass DVD region code.

Required software: A DVD Ripper (Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Windows | for Mac taken as example)

Most free DVD ripping tools won’t work with copy protected DVD disc. Here Brorsoft DVD Ripper come out, it can remove DVD disc region code for playing on PS3 perfectly.

Besides, applying Brorsoft DVD Ripper, all commercial protected DVDs can be ripped to nearly all popular video and audio formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, AAC, MP3 as you need for playback on different devices, such as AndroidiPhone(7), HDTV, etc.

Two model to backup DVD disc losslessly and quickly

Directly Copy DVD without extras: Save 100% intact VOB main movie from your DVD Disc without any quality loss.

1:1 Full Disc Copy: Copy the entire disc in original file structure with all subtitle tracks and audio streams preserved.

==> Guide: How to Remove / Unlock DVD Region Code for PS3

Download and install Brorsoft DVD Ripper FREE TRAIL version on your PC. Follow the guide to remove DVD region code and rip DVD step-by-step. For Mac users, please switch to download and install Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac (compatible with macOS Sierra, turn to the review: best DVD Ripper for macOS Sierra), share the same steps.

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Step 1: Load DVD

Click “Load Disc” button to load DVD discs to load your DVD movies. You can also click “IFO/ISO” icon to load your DVD ISO image files.


Tip: If you need to rip DVD with wanted subtitles and audio track, you can click the drop down menu after “Subtitles” and “Audio” to select your desired tracks. What’s more, it also offers an option called Forced subtitles, which enables you to see subtitles only when actors are speaking a different language.


Step 2. Choose output format

Select an compatible format, e.g. H.264 .mp4, since it is compatible with almost any devices and media players.

Basically the “Common Video -> H.264 Video (*.mp4)” is just all right.

Or depends on your device, you can choose a suitable video format from catalogues.


Tip: If you think the video size this not suitable for your devices, you can first choose any one of the provided type, then change the settings. Please remember the file size is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in bigger file size, and lower visible quality loss.

Step 3: Rip DVD for PS3

When all the settings are OK, click “Convert” button to remove/unlock DVD region code automaticlly(no extra steps or options you need do, bypass region code is automaticlly when you start converting).

You can view the conversion progress and are able to cancel the converting process at anytime..

When the conversion is over, click “open” to locate the ripped video files without region code.

Then you can play DVD Rips on PS3 via USB: Copy the converted DVD movie media file to a USB flash drive and plug it into USB port on game console then you can play it on PS3.

Additional Tips:

Aside from physical DVD disc media, the PS3 also supports a number of digital formats. Formats include MPEG-1, MPEG-2 PS and MPEG-2 TS. Memory Stick, AVI and MP4 formats are also supported. With system software version 2.10 or above, you can also expect DivX and VC-1 — WMV — files to work. To get VC-1 WMV videos working, enable the System Settings menu’s “Enable WMA Playback” option. See more at: Game Consoles Formats Supported >> PS3.

Sometimes, movies and videos are unplayable on PS3 due to the files saved in the file extension like Tivo, MTS, FLV, VOB, MKV etc, or in some other Full HD codec and format (MXF, XAVC) you recorded with your camcorder/camera. In this case, transcoding is the only way for these files out of PS3 supported video and audio format list.

Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate iMedia Converter for Mac is an all-in-one BD/DVD/Video solution which can convert all SD/DVD videos and rip Blu-ray, DVD contents to videos in various popular for playing with PS3 and so on.

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