How to Remove Region Code from Blu Ray Disc Easily

To protect the copyright, some Blu-ray discs on the market will use a copyright protection tech to lock the content, which can prevent it from being copied or transferred illegally. Adding Blu-ray region codes is a common method used for this purpose. However, when you find your Blu-ray discs are unable to play in the machine because of the region codes, you may want to remove them with a reliable Blu-ray region code remover.

Don't worry now. This article will bring you 3 blu ray region code remover which enables you to remove region code directly, play blu-ray protected disc effortlessly and copy blu-ray encrypted disc.

Contents

Part 1. What are Blu Ray Region Codes?

Before knowing the way to remove Blu-ray region codes, you need to first know how many Blu-ray region codes are? And whether the tool you select is workable to remove all of them?

Unlike the common codes, which use numbers to indicate a particular area or region, Blu-ray region codes use letters to help recognize in which region this Blu-ray disc can be played. Based on this, there are 4 main types of Blu-ray region codes invented, which are Region A, Region B, Region C, and Region FREE. Here provides an easy introduction of them:

Region A: Indicates the regions such as North America, South America, U.S. Territories, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and other areas of Southeast Asia.

Region B: Represents Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Australia, and New Zealand.

Region C: Includes countries of Asia (except for Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and other areas of Southeast Asia).

Region FREE: For discs that are encoded in Region FREE, it means that the discs have no flag and are not divided to Region A/B/C at all.

When you get a Blu-ray disc, you can turn to its back for finding the symbol to check the region codes of it before buying or playing it.

There also has an exception - Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc. This type of Blu-ray disc is completely region-free. So no matter which region you are in, you only need to find the player that supports the playback of the Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc for playing.

Part 2. 3 Best Way to Remove Region Code from a Blu Ray Disc

After having a general understanding of the Blu-ray region codes, it's time for you to learn how to remove them for making the Blu-ray disc be played more flexibly. This part will introduce the best 3 ways to you.

Best Blu Ray Region Code Remover

The first best way to remove region code is to rip the Blu-ray disc with region codes to a common video file such as an MP4 video. During the ripping process, the region code will be broken and the converted video file will be saved without region code, so people can play it back directly.

To rip a protected Blu-ray disc, VideoByte BD-DVD Ripper is a reliable tool for Windows and Mac you can choose. It provides a comfortable and easy-to-use UI, letting people remove the region codes in very simple clicks. VideoByte BD-DVD Ripper also has the following features that attract lots of users:

  • Supports to rip both homemade and commercial DVD and Blu-ray discs
  • Provides 300+ video/audio formats for people to choose to convert to
  • Supports the 2D to 3D conversion
  • Saves original audio tracks and subtitles during the ripping process
  • Allows to set parameters more flexibly
  • Offers basic editing tools to edit DVD and Blu-ray movies before conversion
  • Offers up to 1080p and 4K to save converted videos
  • Provides a user-friendly UI
  • Offers helpful video tools: Media Metadata Editor, Video Compressor, GIF Maker, 3D Maker, and Video Enhancer

Below is a detailed guide on how to remove Blu-ray region codes and rip the movie to a regular video format using  VideoByte BD-DVD Ripper.

Attention:

Ripping protected DVDs for commercial purposes is not recommended.

Step 1. Add Blu-ray Disc to VideoByte BD-DVD Ripper

When you install VideoByte BD-DVD Ripper on your Windows or Mac, load the Blu-ray disc in it by clicking "Load Blu-ray". You can click the "Full Movie List" to select other segments of the blu-ray disc as well.

Load Blu-ray

Step 2. Select Blu-ray Movie to Rip

Because VideoByte BD-DVD Ripper will directly select the main movie for ripping, you need to click the "Full Movie List" to select other movies as well.

Full Movie List

Step 3. Choose A Format to Rip Blu-ray to

Go to the "Rip All to" format menu, you can select a video, audio format, or a device model for ripping the Blu-ray movies to.

Rip All to

Step 4. Rip Blu-ray Disc and Remove Region Codes

In the final step, you just need to click the "Rip All" button for starting to rip the Blu-ray disc to the selected video or audio format. When it finishes, the video will be outputted in a regular video file without region codes anymore.

Ripping Disc

Region Free Blu-ray Player Software

For people who want a direct playback to enjoy the Blu-ray discs with region codes on computers, you should not miss VideoByte Blu-ray Player. This tool helps both Windows and Mac users to play all types of Blu-ray discs, ISO files regardless of the region codes. Only by loading the Blu-ray disc in the software, it will automatically unlock region codes to play the Blu-ray movies directly.

Step 1. Load Blu-ray Disc in VideoByte Blu-ray Player

At first, you need to insert the Blu-ray disc to your computer and open VideoByte Blu-ray Player or loading the disc.

Player Main

Step 2. Adjust Menu for the Movie

After finishing loading the Blu-ray movie, VideoByte Blu-ray Player will directly show the content for you. You can first adjust the menu such as selecting the chapter, audio, subtitle, for other titles for playing the movie.

Play Movie

Step 3. Enjoy Blu-ray Movie

When the settings are done, you only need to press the "Play" button and start enjoying the movie in high quality.

Backup/Copy Damaged Blu Ray Disc to Disc

The final method to get the Blu-ray disc out of region codes is to copy the whole Blu-ray disc to another blank disc which has no region code setting. To do this, the professional Blu-ray copy software, VideoByte Blu-ray Copy can help. This software can easily backup the Blu-ray movies from one disc to another at 1:1 ratio. Even for the 3D Blu-ray movie, the effect can be fully kept as the original one. The supported Blu-ray formats include BD-R, BD-RE, BD-R DL, and BD-RE DL. Besides, both popular BD50 and BD25 Blu-ray types are compatible.

Step 1. Load Blu-ray Disc in VideoByte Blu-ray Copy

After installing VideoByte Blu-ray Copy, open the software, then insert your Blu-ray disc for loading the content inside the software.

Load File

Step 2. Select Copy Mode

In the main copying screen, you need to select the "Full Disc" mode for copying the Blu-ray disc to a blank disc. You need to select the target file at BD-50 or BD-25 based on the target Blu-ray disc you use to save the copied content.

Full Disc

Step 3. Copy Blu-ray Movie to Local Folder

Now, just press the "Start" button and VideoByte Blu-ray Copy will start working to copy the Blu-ray movie to your local hard drive. This step will remove the original region codes from the Blu-ray movie.

Copying Blu-ray

Step 4. Copy Blu-ray Folder to the Blank Disc

Continue to "Write Data" now. This step will start burning the Blu-ray folder you just saved to a folder folder to the blank Blu-ray disc. When it finishes, you will get a brand-new Blu-ray disc without region codes anymore.

Write Disc

Part 3. FAQs on Region Codes

Still have questions about the region codes? These two answers may help you work out!

How Do I Find My Blu Ray Region Code?

To recognize the region code of your Blu-ray disc, you can directly find out the logo printed on the Blu-ray disc. As mentioned above, the region code will be printed on the back of the Blu-ray disc.

Is Region B the Same as Region 2?

No. The regions represented by Region B (Blu-ray discs) and Region 2 (Standard DVDs) are different.

Region 2 (Standard DVDs): Japan, Europe, South Africa, Egypt, and the Middle East

Region B (Blu-ray discs): Europe, Greenland, French territories, Middle East, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand

By comparison, you will find that they have differences.

Conclusion

With region codes, the playback of the Blu-ray movies will be inconvenient, especially when you buy a Blu-ray disc that is not supported in your region. As a result, this article offers 3 different ways for you to overcome the inconvenience brought by Blu-ray region codes. You can choose the best one for yourself to get the Blu-ray discs playable in all regions without limitations.