Q: “Is there any safe way to remove DVD region codes, I have purchased some foreign DVD discs from Amazon, but my DVD player can’t open it due to different region code.”
Nearly all commercial DVDs that are sold have what is called a “region code” (also called “regional code”), which only allows the DVD to be played on DVD players that have this region code, and the only DVD players that typically do have this region code are those sold in that same region. The region code refers to a geographic region of the world rather than the language of the DVD.
|DVD Region Code||Geographic Region(s) Used|
|0||Region code “0” is an informal way of saying that all region codes are set, which is equivalent to the absence of a region code. There is not really a region code “0”.|
|1||USA and Canada (not Mexico or Greenland)|
|2||Western Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, and Japan|
|4||Central and South America and Oceania|
|5||Africa, India, and countries of the Former Soviet Union|
If you have collected some foreign DVD discs, you can remove DVD region lock via the best DVD region killer software as below:
1. Brorsoft DVD Ripper
Brorsoft DVD Ripper is the best and fastest DVD ripper and copier that can make a digital copy of any (protected) DVD with ease. As the best DVD region killer software, all of your DVD region codes (1/2/3/4/5/6) will be removed during the DVD ripping process effortlessly. The equivalent Mac version is Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac.
- Support any kinds of 2D/3D/HD DVD, Video_TS, ISO, IFO files as input
- Remove all the restrictions like CSS, Region Code, RCE, Sony ARccOS and PuppetLock
- Convert DVD movies to 250+ popular formats such as: MOV/FLV/3GP/MP4/AVI/MKV/WMV,etc without any quality loss
- Convert DVD to video files with optimized settings to fit your iPhone (8/X), iPad Pro, Apple TV 4K, PS3/4, Xbox 360, Galaxy Note8 and more
- Makes 1:1 Full DVD disc copy in original file structure or directly copy DVD main movie as you like
- Support insert SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to your DVD Movies
- Bonus video editing function to trim unwanted video length, crop out the black bars around the movie, split large video into small parts, remove unwanted audio from video, etc
2. DVD Decrypter
DVD Decrypter is also a good DVD decryption software which can back up DVD content to hard drive as well as remove DVD copy protections. It features switching a region code encrypted DVD to a region-free copy. And other encryptions like CSS, user operation prohibition, Macrovision content protect and more.
It is quite easy to use. You can also manually set region code with this DVD region killer.
Editor Note: DVD Decrypter had stopped developing in 2005 for legal issue, it cannot well handle copy protections on newly released DVDs. And, there is no official support for you to fix various errors (for example failed to set data for “DVDDecrypterPlayDVDMovieOnArrival”) or bugs. And it’s only available for Windows PC.
MakeMKV is a good video transcoder that can convert Blu-ray/ DVD and other video formats to MKV while keep original structure. It’s also a good DVD region killer software that helps remove all region codes of DVD discs, CSS and other protections.
Users have 60 days free trail with the beta version, which is fully support DVD and Blu-ray. MakeMKV allows you to select single or multiple/all chapters, subtitles, audio tracks to convert. Also, the stream service is pushed out enabling you to instantly stream selected item to various devices without conversion.
Editor Note: MakeMKV only outputs MKV format files without compression, so the ripped files are common big in size, some users still need other video converters to change the video formats.
Now, you can choose the desired one to remove DVD lock. Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Windows/Mac is highly recommended here with three features. First, it can bypass all the copy protections including DVD region code and is up-to-date to support new protections. Second, it has various outputs not only including mainstream video/audio formats, but fashionable devices. Third, it allows users to edit DVD video and adjust parameters. At last, the DVD ripping process is 6X faster then competitors while keep excellent video quality.