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DVD Regions Unlock: How to Bypass DVD Region Codes

By Tony Moton

September 06, 2018

Have you bought DVD discs from other countries? Can you play them with your DVD player? You probably find that some of these DVD discs can't be played on your DVD player. Why will it happen? Because those DVD discs have DVD region codes. Then is it possible to bypass DVD region codes? Well, to find out how to unlock DVD region codes, let's figure out what is DVD region codes first.


Part 1. What is DVD Region Codes

DVD region code is a digital rights management technique which is designed to allow film distributors and television companies to control aspects of a release including content, release date and price according to the region. It is achieved by way of region-locked DVD players that will play back DVD discs only encoded to their region. Therefore you may find that the DVD discs sold in Canada can't be played with a DVD player sold in Asia countries.

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Part 2. A Full List of DVD Regions and Corresponding Countries

As you may worry about whether your DVD disc bought from other regions can be played with your DVD player, so see the full list of DVD regions and corresponding countries as below.

DVD Region Code

Geographic   Region(s) Used

Region 0

Discs that bear   the region 0 symbol either have no flag set or have regions 1–6 flags set.   The formats of NTSC and PAL can be a factor in this.

Region 1

United States,   Canada, Bermuda, U.S. territories.

Region 2

Europe, Middle   East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French   Overseas departments and territories.

Region 3

Southeast Asia,   South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau.

Region 4

South America,   Central America, Caribbean, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea   and much of Oceania.

Region 5

Bangladesh,   India, Nepal, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan,   Pakistan, Africa (except Egypt, South Africa, Swaziland, and Lesotho),   Central and South Asia, Mongolia, North Korea.

Region 6


Region 7

Reserved for future use, MPAA-related DVDs and "media copies" of pre-releases in Asia.

Region 8

International   venues such as aircraft, cruise ships, etc.

Region ALL

Region ALL discs have all eight flags set, allowing the disc to be played in any location, on any player.

Part 3. Why Do We Need DVD Region Codes

Everything exists for its rational reasons. As it looks unreasonable for most people, so why does DVD region codes exit?

In fact, coding is a tool to protect copyright and film distribution rights. As we all know, movies are released in the cinema in different regions and countries at different times. Therefore in order to preserve the financial integrity of the theatrical distribution of new movies, the existence of region codes is necessary. Is it really impossible to play DVD copy of the newly-released movies bought from other countries with your DVD player? Actually, you can bypass region codes from DVD if you have a professional DVD region unlock program like TuneFab DVD Ripper.

Part 4. How to Bypass Region Codes from DVD

TuneFab DVD Ripper is designed to rip and watch DVD movies which can also help you to bypass region codes from DVD. It enables you to convert the DVD videos to more than 300 formats such as MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, MKV, MP3, etc. and backup them to PC folders easily with up to 6X faster-ripping speed. Besides, it helps you preserve the original audio tracks and subtitles in your preferences. As TuneFab DVD Ripper is such a powerful ripper, don't hesitate to click the below download button to download it right now.

Step 1. Install and Register the Program

Then install and launch it. In the pop-up window, you will find the difference between trial version and the full version including that you can't get the completed converted movies if you use the trial version. In order to convert the completed DVD movies, you are supposed to click the "Purchase" button on the pop-up window to purchase the software. Then enter the registration code you received and e-mail address. At last click "Register" button to register. After that, you can enjoy the full version.


Step 2. Add DVD Files

Insert DVD which you wish to unlock DVD region codes into your computer DVD driver, then click the "Load Disc" button to read your DVD contents.

Add DVD Files

Step 3. Select Output Video Format

The next step is to select output video format. Click "Profile" at the bottom of the main interface and choose common video formats such as MP4, AVI and MOV from all general video menu. Or you can click "Setting" button to choose output video format.

Select Output Format

Step 4. Change Output Folder

After that, you can change the output folder. Click "General" on the "Preferences" interface and then click "Browse" to change output file which will store all your converted files.

Change Output Folder

Step 5. Start to Convert

Before ripping, you are allowed to preview the source and targeted file. If you are satisfied with the converted file, then you can click the "Convert" button in the bottom right corner to convert. After finish converting, you find the converted file on the destination file. Now you can enjoy watching DVD movies bought from other countries.

Finish Conversion

As is shown above, you can unlock DVD region codes easily with few easy steps if you have downloaded TuneFab DVD Ripper on your computer. Actually, except bypassing DVD region codes by converting, you can also use some online websites which are dedicated to DVD hacks to unlock DVD regions. As TuneFab DVD Ripper can also be a professional DVD copy protection remover which can decrypt CSS protection effortlessly, so I highly recommend you to bypass DVD region codes with TuneFab DVD Ripper.

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