If you have bought DVD disc from other counties, you might met the problem that your DVD player can't read it and shows "Disc error. Incorrect region code". This is because those DVD disc have region codes to protect the copyright.
It's really inconvenient for DVD collectors to play DVD from different countries. So is it possible to bypass DVD region code? Yes, there is. Here, we'll going to show you how to unlock DVD region codes and then play your DVDs freely.
Know More About DVD Region Codes
DVD Region code is a kind of digital rights management (DRM) technique, which means the DVD with the region code can only be played in that exact region. This is used in order to help film distributors and television companies to control aspects of a release including content, release date and price according to the region.
The technology is achieved by the way of region-locked DVD players that will play DVD discs only encoded to their region. And it divided the worldwide into 9 region code, you can check the list of DVD region code and corresponding countries from the link below: DVD Region Code List.
How to Bypass DVD Region Code with VideoSolo Blu-ray Player
To bypass the DVD region code, one effective method is using a all region code DVD player.
VideoSolo Blu-ray Player is the one we want to show you here. Its main feature is to help users to play Blu-ray on computer. But it has extra features to play all different region codes DVD on computer. With it, you can remove the limitations of DVD region code and then play any DVDs you like. You can get the free-trial version from the button below.
Note: If you want to use VideoSolo Blu-ray Player, you must make sure that your DVD drive can read your disc successfully.
Quick Guide for How to Unlock A DVD Region Code
Step 1. Install this DVD player software on your Windows computer and open it (Now the Mac version is lack of DVD playback feature).
Step 2. Insert your DVD disc to the build-in computer drive or an external hard drive.
Step 3. Go back to the program interface and click on "Load Disc" button and then you can watch your DVD movies (Make sure your internet connection is well as this program need to unlock the region code of DVD).
For More Detailed Guide, read: How to Play Blu-ray Disc on Computer
Alternative Way - Remove DVD Region Code by Ripping Them to Digital
Apart from the method above, here you can also choose to remove DVD region code with VideoSolo BD-DVD Ripper by ripping the DVD to some popular formats. In other words, you digitalize the DVD.
VideoSolo BD-DVD Ripper is a powerful utility, which you can not only rip and convert DVD to more than 300 formats, but also you can enjoy the quality close to the original. To do it, please do as the guidance.
Step 1. Load Disc
Download, install and launch the VideoSolo BD-DVD Ripper in your computer. And then get your DVD discs into the DVD-Rom. When they can be detected by the computer, press "Load Disc" and import the files to the program.
Step 2. Choose Output Format
Go to "Profile" and press the drop down-button and choose the right output format from the pop-up list. Optionally, you can press the "Settings" icon as well. One more tip, you can type your target format in the searching bar directly too.
Step 3. Ripping and Converting DVD
Last step of all, press "Convert" to start the conversion. Super-fast conversion speed of the program will only take you a little time to do it.
I highly recommend VideoSolo BD-DVD Ripper to you. Because you can get backup video files, and then you can convert them to any formats according to what devices you have. You will soon realize that there is no limitation in watching your DVD discs.
Bonus - How to Change the Region Code of Your Computer Drive
Finally, we would like to offer you a tip for changing the region code of your computer drive. But noted that the DVD region of computer drive can only be changed for 5 times.
If you want to change DVD region code on PC. You should do as follows:
1. Navigate to "My Computer" and then open "Properties" after right click the DVD drive.
2. Press the "Hardware" button then "Properties" in the window.
3. After that, click "DVD Region" and change the DVD region code for your own need. And press "OK" to confirm the command.
If you think it would be more convenient for you to change DVD region code on Mac. Follow the steps below:
1.Insert the DVD into the optical drive, then select a region for your DVD drive after a dialog box opens.
2. Make sure which region code is valid and choose it after pressing "Change Region to".
3. Click "Set Drive Region" and then "Lock" to save the settings.
I hope this article will be useful to you. And you are free to choose one solution out of the three if you want to unlock DVD Region code for watching DVD without limitation.