This article is divided into two parts, showing you the Blu-ray region and an effective ways to remove Blu-ray region code. If you want to get rid of the Blu-ray region codes so that you can play Blu-ray discs across region code anywhere, just read on.
Part 1: Introduction to Region Coding on Blu-ray Disc
Manufacturers of Blu-ray players and player software are required by their license to include functionality called region coding. Using region coding, a Blu-ray disc may be permitted to be played only in one geographic region, several regions, or all regions. Major commercial Blu-ray releases have been more permissive with some releases restricted to one region while others are playable in all regions. Region coding allows movie studios to accomplish two important tasks. First, they can enforce staggered release dates for Blu-ray discs to protect theater revenues in certain markets. Second, they can enforce pricing schemes that allow the discs to be sold at different prices in different countries. For more information, please refer to this article - Blu-ray Region Codes - What You Need to Know.
The Blu-ray region code system generally divides the world into 3 different zones, namely Region A, Region B and Region C. Below is the Blu-ray region code list for your reference.
Region A: North America, South America, U.S. Territories, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and other areas of Southeast Asia.
Region B: Europe, Africa, Middle East, Australia, and New Zealand.
Region C: Asia with the exception for Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and other areas of Southeast Asia.
Part 2: How to Remove Blu-ray Region Code form Protected Blu-rays
Imagine a scenario, you rent or buy a Blu-ray disk and when you insert it to your player, a "region not allowed" message appears on the screen. Sounds very frustrating, doesn't it? To clarify, there's basically nothing we can do about the original Blu-ray disc. Fortunately, besides buying a multi-regional player, there is another safe, reliable, easy and cost-effective way to get the job done. What you need is just a Blu-ray region code remover to remove Blu-ray region code, and then you can play Blu-ray movie without region limited.
Ripping and copying regional Blu-rays is the best way to defeat Blu-ray region coding. For your great convenience, here we would like to recommend you a comprehensive program entitled EaseFab LosslessCopy (available for Windows and Mac users), which can remove region code from both Blu-ray and DVD disc, via converting DVD/Blu-ray to MKV, MP4, MOV, M4V, MP3, FLAC,etc. By ripping Blu-ray to digital formats, we can also protect valuable Blu-ray discs from scratch or damage.
What's more, it can convert video clips from proprietary encrypted Blu-ray/DVD discs to into MKV files with multiple video/audio tracks with all meta-information and preserve chapters. Additionally LosslessCopy can rip BD/DVD to MP4 and MOV with multiple audio streams. It also comes with a built-in editor which allows you to do various functional editing on the video files. All in all, EaseFab LosslessCopy is the best choice to backup, rip and convert BD/DVD discs that you own into free and patents-unencumbered format that can be played everywhere.
Key Features of the Blu-ray Region Code Remover:
· Backup BD/DVD to MKV without any quality loss.
· Transcode Blu-ray/DVD to lossless MKV, MP4, MOV files with all multiple audio and subtitle tracks and chapter markers from original BD/DVD.
· Remove unwanted subs streams and audio tracks at will.
· Preserve soundtracks and subs in multiple languages, e.g. English, Spanish, French, Deutsch...
· Support convert/rip/copy latest Blu-ray/DVD movies for Android/iOS/Windows devices.
· Edit, enhance & personalize your videos by trimming, cropping, adding subtitles, and more.
· Support exporting forced subtitles and .srt/.ass/.ssa external subtitles.
Simple Steps to Rip Blu-ray to Digital for Playback without Region Limitation
Note: A BD drive is necessary for ripping Blu-ray discs.
Step 1: Insert the Blu-ray disc to the BD drive and then click the Load Disc button to have Blu-ray movies uploaded to EaseFab LosslessCopy. You can also import DVD files, BD/DVD ISO files, IFO files or Blu-ray/DVD folder for conversion.
Step 2: Click Format (located below where your Blu-ray's or DVD's files are displayed) and select the format you want from the drop-down list. Just below Format is Output, here you can click Browse button to browse your computer for a better destination folder for LosslessCopy to save your converted movies. All regular video and audio formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, WMV, AVI, FLV, MP3, WMA, WAV, M4A, etc. and multi-track video like MKV, MP4, MOV & AVI are provided.
Tips 1: If you want to convert your Blu-ray/DVD movies for play on portable devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod, HTC, Samsung Galaxy, Nokia, Sony, PSP, Xbox 360 and more, you can simply browse to find the icon of your device and select it as the output format to get videos with optimized settings.
Tips 2: By clicking the Settings button beside Profile, you can adjust the output video/audio resolution, frame rate, bit rate, etc. to customize the output files to get the best quality you want.
Step 3: When all the settings are OK, click "Convert" button to remove Blu-ray region code (bypass region code is automatically when you start converting). When the conversion is over, you can click "Open output folder" to pop up the output directory with the ripped no region code Blu-ray file. Feel free to play them on any devices.