How to Make DVD/Blu-ray Player Region-Free
As DVD and Blu-ray fans, collect DVD and Blu-ray disc and play on DVD/Blu-ray player is a happy thing, laying in bed and have popcorn, enjoy the latest movie: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, so nice. But sometimes, you may get into trouble: Insert the new DVD/Blu-ray to player, press open, then you are waiting for the screen image, time is flying, nothing happens, what the hell? There is a hidden technology in DVD/Blu-ray: DVD/Blu-ray region code. Here, no any DVD scratch, Blu-ray interface is good, everything is common, just DVD or Blu-ray manufacturer set the advanced DVD/Blu-ray technology to prevent user copying DVD/Blu-ray.
What is DVD/Blu-ray Region Code Protection?
Whatever DVD or Blu-ray, the region code purpose is the same: Money. However, user buy the DVD/Blu-ray, pay the money, why get into this trouble? Take Blu–ray region code as the example: A Blu–ray region code A which means the Blu-ray is protect by Americas, East and South East Asia, you want to watch it? the Blu-ray player must be producted in Americas, East and South East Asia. Of course, if you don’t live in these places, and just go trip and buy a Blu-ray disc, you have another choice: Buying an expensive Blu-ray player which can remove the region code.
Buy a new Blu-ray player, sounds so great. New Player, New disc, New Movie. To one who likes to travel and buy many DVD and Blu-ray disc from Americas, Japan, New Zealand, etc. How to do? Buy 3 pieces of DVD or Blu-ray players? Even you are rich enough, big and heavy player is really inconvenient. Change another idea: A powerful player which can remove any DVD and Blu-ray region code. At present, people can’t find this powerful player, some excellent player can remove most region code,but Some are hackable until you update the player’s firmware (via ethernet, WiFi, or an update file on a USB stick). Then, the player is no longer region-free. YMMV (your mileage may vary), so be careful.
Blu-ray Region Code Map and Table
|A||Americas, East and South East Asia|
|B||Europe, Africa, Oceania, Middle East, French teritories, Greenland|
|C||Central and South Asia; Mongolia, Russia, and People’s Republic of China.|
DVD Region Code Map and Table
|1||U.S.A., U.S. Territories and Canada.|
|2||Europe, Japan, the Middle East, Egypt, South Africa, Greenland.|
|3||Taiwan, Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong.|
|4||Mexico, South and Central America, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Caribbean|
|5||Russia, Eastern Europe, India, Africa (excluding South Africa), North Korea, Mongolia|
How to Make Your DVD/Blu-ray Player Region-Free in Seconds
Option 1: Set the DVD/Blu-ray Player
Following way can be used on most DVD and Blu-ray player for playing DVD/Blu-ray region-free. Of course, different player setting is a little different, following steps are the simple introduction.
- Power ON the DVD player with no disc inside
- Goto SETUP and go to Preferences
- With preferences highlighted, Press NEXT CHAPTER>|, PREVIOUS CHAPTER |<, NEXT CHAPTER>|, PREVIOUS CHAPTER |<
- The OSD will show the current Region Code
- Press the Navigation Up or Navigation Down buttons to select your desired region, or 0 for region free
- Press OK to confirm your region selection
Option 2: Remove DVD/Blu-ray Region Code Protection
Sometimes, update DVD and Blu-ray player firmware, all the setting is gone, it’s so fussy. There is a better option: Remove DVD/Blu-ray region code protection with a third DVD/Blu-ray ripping software which can remove all the DVD or Blu-ray region code, then you can play DVD and Blu-ray on DVD/Blu-ray player without any trouble. Here i recommend ByteCopy which is a professional DVD/Blu-ray ripper, when you import DVD/Blu-ray disc to this software, all the region code is gone, then you can watch the DVD/Blu-ray movie at the preview window.
There is a little flaw, this preview window is small, no full screen function. User can rip and backup whole DVD/Blu-ray to a blank disc which is without any region code protection. In addition, user also can choose to backup main title DVD/Blu-ray movie which only keep the main movie content and drop some other extra content. This perfect software holds many features, you can download and have a try. This review may be helpful for you.
How to Backup DVD/Blu-ray Without Region Code?
Step 1. Load DVD/Blu-ray disc
Run this DVD Ripper and insert your DVD/Blu-ray to internal/external drive and click “File” to load the DVD/Blu-ray discs. This DVD Ripper can detect the movie chapters automatically, user don’t need to find and choose again.
Step 2. Two Options to Backup DVD/Blu-ray disc
Option A. Entire Backup DVD/Blu-ray disc
User can keep all the information in DVD/Blu-ray movies, including main title, advertisement, chapter markers, review and the whole audio/subtitle streams. Click on the top of the menu.
Option B. Directly Backup DVD/Blu-ray disc
Just the main title of the original DVD/Blu-ray disc will be preserved in this way. It will save much space. Navigate to “Format” > “Copy” > “Directly Copy”. If you have 3D Blu-ray disc, you can also backup 3D Blu-ray directly, just choose "Directly Copy For 3DBluray".
Step 3. Start DVD/Blu-ray Backup Process
After choosing the right DVD/Blu-ray backup option, go back to the main interface, and click “Convert” button to start the DVD/Blu-ray backup process. Wait for a while, you can get the DVD folder, then copy DVD content to a blank disc, insert the new disc to player, you can enjoy the DVD/Blu-ray movie happily.
In fact, option 2 is the best way to do, user can save much time amd money, at the same time, this software can remove any other DVD/Blu-ray protection, like: CSS, UOP, etc. I believe this DVD/Blu-ray Ripper will be your best assistant.