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Best Ways to Unlock DVD Region with Ease

covered image remove region codeDuring the pandemic, most people prefer to watch movies at home instead of going to the cinema. One of the best movies to watch is DVD movies because most of them are of HD quality and can watch without using an internet connection. However, most of them have a region code, which means you can't play them on your country if you didn’t unlock or remove its region code. Basically, there is a specific country to play DVD movies with region code like America, but not all countries are supported on it. So for you to access DVD movies in your country, you have to unlock the region code. So with that, you have to use a tool that will help you remove the region code. Meanwhile, this article will show you the best programs to use to unlock DVD region code. See them below.

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What Are DVD Region Codes?

For your information, DVD region codes are digital rights management designed to enable right holders to manage the international distribution of a DVD release, such as release date, price, and content. Besides, regional codes can be used to provide against the playback of region coded discs outside the area they are made for. Most region codes exist for the distributor of a Blu-ray title or DVD; they cover the rights of the owner in one region from a distributor from a different region. Likewise, with the help of DVD region codes, it will be more unreasonable for the users to buy DVD discs from other countries, they can’t watch or play it on their DVD players once they get back to their hometown. Besides, one of the most important things about region code is that it helps television companies and film owners to control certain aspects of particular releases like the content. On the other hand, it is very important to know that the region codes can only be set throughout the authoring process, not during manufacturing. In connection with this, it is very useful to remove DVD region to play DVD movies anywhere and anytime you want.

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Unlock DVD Region by Ripping DVD to Videos

In today's generation, most of the video rippers are not compatible to unlock DVD regions which you can only use them directly to rip videos. So with that, we will recommend you to use the Acethinker Video Master Premium. It is an all-in-one solution that enables you to rip and convert multiple videos simultaneously without changing the original quality. Plus, it contains many video file formats to choose from, such as MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI, HEIC, and a lot more. Aside from that, it is perfect to use to unlock DVD region codes through ripping. It has a simple and intuitive user-interface wherein you can rip and convert videos in just a few clicks. In connection with this, it has a built-in video editor wherein you have an option to enhance your videos by adding effects, subtitles, trim, crop, and more. It also has a video compressor that can easily compress your videos to save memory space on your devices, such as computers. To fully understand how this tool works, follow the detailed steps provided below.

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Step 1 Install the DVD Ripper Tool on Your PC

First and foremost, hit one of the "Download" buttons provided above, launch it, and a window will show up provided the tool's installation guide. Follow it to save on your computer. After that, open the program on your PC to get familiarized with the tool.

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Step 2 Set-up the Settings

Once the tool is installed, click the "Triple-line" icon at the upper right part of the interface and select "Preferences" to see the tool's settings option. From here, you can change the settings of the software according to your choice; hit "Ok" to save changes.

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Step 3 Import the DVD

From here, select the "Ripper" option at the upper portion of the interface and click the "Load DVD" button at the upper left part of the tool to insert the DVD and continue to import a DVD file that you wish to rip.

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Step 4 Start Ripping to Remove DVD Region

Once the file is added, choose your desired video file format by clicking the "Rip All to" drop-down at the interface's upper right part. From here, you can see all the video file formats available from the tool. You can select your desired format, then click the "Rip All" button at the lower right part of the interface to start ripping the video.

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Step 5 Preview and Play the Ripped Videos Freely

After that, go to the "Converted" panel that you can see at the upper portion of the tool to see all the converted videos you made. Then, click the "Folder" button beside the file name of the video. A window will show up showing the video that you converted. From here, right-click the file to preview the video.

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Unlock DVD Drive Region to Remove DVD Region Code

We will show you an additional process to bypass DVD region on your Windows and Mac computers on this part. With that, you can play DVDs from other regions. As we know, you can see a lot of processes to remove DVD region codes using a third-party app. So this time, you can apply the methods below to unlock DVD region codes on your computer.

For Windows:

If you want to change the region code on your Windows computer, follow the steps below.

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  • Open “My Computer” from the search bar of the windows interface and open “Properties,” and then click the DVD drive.
  • After that, click the “Hardware” button, then select “Properties” from the Window.
  • Next, hit the “DVD Region” option and change the DVD region code according to your preferences. Then, click the “OK” button to save the changes.

For Mac:

If you are a Mac user and want to change the region code on your Mac computer, you can follow the simple methods below.

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  • Using the DVD drive of your Mac computer, insert the DVD and then choose a region for your DVD drive from the windows that appears.
  • You have to make sure which region code is valid and select it after clicking the “Change Region to” icon.
  • After that, hit the “Set Drive Region” option and then select “Lock” to save the settings.


To sum it up, these are the best ways to unlock region code on your Windows and Mac computers so that you can watch DVD movies anytime you want. Likewise, it is a little bit complicated to change region code because most of the DVD rippers are not suitable. In this article, we compiled some solutions that will help you change DVD region code fast and easily. On the other hand, we recommend using the Acethinker Video Master Premium as your ripper to easily change a DVD region code.

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Posted by JoKelly to DVD Converter

Last updated on September 6, 2021

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