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Regional DVD protection. For dummies

03 May 2023, 19:21, parser
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DVD RegionsIf you think that a DVD is just a DVD that plays on any DVD player, then you are mistaken. The film industry has divided the world into seven regions. Each DVD can only play in one region.

For what reason did the media giants do this? Perhaps because films outside the United States are not always released simultaneously with the whole world. It may happen that a DVD released in the states will affect the fees of cinemas in France. The second possible explanation is the different pricing policy for different countries. Regional protection can be applied to avoid importing cheap DVDs from some states to countries where these DVDs are more expensive.

What regions are there?

  • REGION 1— USA and Canada
  • REGION 2 — Japan, Europe, South Africa, Middle East, Greenland
  • REGION 3 — South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and part of South Asia
  • REGION 4 — Australia, New Zealand, Latin America
  • REGION 5 — Eastern Europe, Russia, India, Africa
  • REGION 6 — China
  • REGION 7 — Reserved for future use (there is data that is used for preview in Asia, on MPAA discs)
  • REGION 8 — Reserved for cruise liners, airplanes, etc.
  • REGION ALL (0) — Unencoded discs that are played everywhere.

Existing solutions

«Iron Solutions». Purchasing a player that does not take into account the region is probably the easiest way. In fact, there are many models on the market from manufacturers who refused to support Hollywood ideas.

If you already have a player, then visit the Video Help website. A large number of player models and ways to bypass regional protection are presented here. It should be borne in mind that the player hack is a violation of the DMCA. Therefore, this method is not suitable for our former compatriots living in the USA.

«Software». Another way is to copy the disk and burn it to a new blank. To do this, you can use ImgBurn (Windows) or Mac The Ripper (Mac). A DVD disc can be recorded using Nero or Toast (Mac). As a result, the DVD can be viewed on almost any player.

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