How to Play Blu-ray Movies of Region A, Region B and Region C?
During Blu-ray disc playback, many people will meet some problem about Blu-ray Region Codecs, which leads to the failure playback. Problem like this:
“Bought a Blu-ray disc from UK on my vacation and took it to America. Tried to play the Blu-ray movie but the Blu-ray player asks for a Region Code. What is Region Code? Why do I need to input the Region Code? Can’t I play the Blu-ray disc if I don’t know the Region Code? I really know nothing about this kind knowledge.”
Before handling the failure playback Region A Blu-ray on Region B/C BD players, I will popularizing Region Codes knowledge.
What is Blu-ray region codes?
Region Codes are pieces of data that are embedded into Blu-Ray Discs to act as a restriction. This data, or region code, is read by the player and if it doesn’t recognize the region code as compatible or local, the disc will not play. Since region codes are specific to certain geographical locations, a disc can typically only be read and played by a Blu-Ray Player that was manufactured or intended for use in that same specific region.
Usually this doesn’t pose a problem to the average user, but it may for someone who has purchased discs from a foreign website or while visiting another country. For example, if you live in the United States and purchased a few Blu-ray discs while on vacation in the UK, those discs are not going to be playable in your Blu-ray Player back in the US.
Why region codes are used to restrict the playback of discs?
There are a handful of different reasons as to why region codes are used to restrict the playback of discs. The first and foremost reason is the fact that new films nearly always have different release dates (sometimes months apart) for different areas of the world. Movie production companies and movie studios (as well as the general box office) utilize region coding in an attempt to prevent losses that could be incurred if certain areas of the world had premature access to unreleased films. Region coding helps deter this practice, thereby allowing vested parties to reap maximum profits.
Aside from profitability, there are other reasons for the use of region codes. Governments and Religious Groups in other regions of the world often have strict authority over what type of content is acceptable for viewing. In these areas, region coding is effectively leveraged to censor content that is considered to be unethical, improper, or undesirable.
How does Blu-ray region codes divide?
In total, there are 3 separate Blu-Ray region codes. These codes are classified alphabetically as Region A, Region B, and Region C. The following is guide map of Blu-ray region codes. This map shows the different Blu-ray codes and which areas they are utilized in.
Region A: This region covers all of North America, South America and South East Asia.
Region B: This encompasses Europe, Africa, Middle East, French territories and Greenland.
Region C: Region which covers the rest of the world including Russia, Asia, and China.
How to bypass or crack Blu-ray region codes?
If you don’t want to have your Blu-ray disc from another region lying idle on the shelf. You can choose to rip commercial Blu-ray to hard drive. With Pavtube BDMagic, you can backup Blu-ray disc from region A/B/C to M2TS video onto hard drive for playback with media players o your region. It can preserve the original resolution and quality. What’s more, it enables you to rip Blu-ray to H.265, M3U8, MP4, MKV, MOV, etc video and FLAC, WAV, MP3 audio for your other media players, hard drives, servers, cloud storage, game consoles and portable devices at ultra fast speed.
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How to copy Blu-ray from region A/B/C with Blu-ray Ripper?
Step 1: Load Blu-ray disc to the program
Select “Load from disc” from the “File” menu drop-down list to add Blu-ray movies to the program. Click the drop-down list of Subtitles, then all the subtitles info in the Blu-ray will be shown clearly, so you can select your needed language as your subtitles freely.
Step 2: Select Directly Copy
By choosing Copy > Directly Copy, you are ale to copy the selected movie file in its original format without quality loss. When directly copy a Blu-ray title, you will get M2TS as output. If you want to preserve the Blu-ray’s original file structure without changing anything, you needn’t set here, just click the icon like a computer to copy the entire disc feature.
Step 3: Start backup Blu-ray movie
Clicking the Convert button on main interface, you can go to conversion window to start backup Blu-ray from region A/B/C to hard drive process.
Following these steps, you can stream your Blu-ray movies from region A with your Blu-ray player from region B/C freely without hassle. This BDMagic also can make your DVD player region free.
In addition, Pavtube BDMagic for Mac has the same power function and it supports the latest Mac OS X E1 Capitan, Yosemite 10.10 and Yosemite 10.9. What’s more, Pavtube ByteCopy and Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate also have the ability to rip region-locked Blu-ray discs.