Blu-ray region code, how to make your Blu-ray Player Region-Free?

Have you ever been in a situation where you rent or buy a DVD or Blu ray disk, insert it in your player and you get the message ‘ region not allowed’? Sounds frustrating, doesn’t it? However you will be able to play that same disk when you know how to go about making your blu ray player region free. This is precisely what we are going to discuss in this article.

Part 1: What is region code?

The region codes can be defined as pieces of data which are embedded in the DVD or BR disk as a form of restriction. Your player will read this region code and in case it is not compatible with your local region code then the disk isn’t going to play. Since this data is region specific the disk would only be read or played in a player which was manufactured in that specific region. These region codes are Digital Rights Management (DRM) techniques which permits the studios to control a film release across different regions. The fact that these discs come with an embedded digital code would make it impossible for you to play it on your home DVD system. These disks would only be playable in the DVD systems of North America. Region codes in DVDs or BR disks help to boost the box office sale of the concerned movie across various countries so that all the vested parties can reap maximum profit.

Blue Ray Region Code:

You will find 3 distinct Blue Ray region codes which are classified alphabetically – Region A, Region B and Region C. Region A covers entire North and South America along with South East Asia. Region B covers all of Europe, Middle East and Africa along with Greenland and the French territories. Region C encompasses the rest of the globe including China, Russia and the rest of Asia.

Now that you know how the region codes function, let us come to the more important part of the article ie. how to make your blue ray player region free.

Part 2: Hacking off your BR player

You will not be able to hack off all makes and models of DVD players. For example the DVD/BR players of Toshiba cannot be hacked under any circumstances. With a sony player you will require to download a CD image, then burn it into a disk and then play the disk in the player. The most hack friendly player is Samsung but then again a firmware update is issued which disables the hack by resetting the region code. If you have a Philips player then consider yourself lucky since almost all of their BR/DVD players are hack friendly.

The process of hacking is extremely easy and we are going to take you through it step by step.

  •  The first thing you need to do is open your internet browser and go to www.videohelp.com . This is a very useful site which comes with a special section dedicated to disk hacking.
  •  Now you need to search for the model number of your DVD player.
  •  Check out the instructions and your player is all set to be hacked.

Now imagine you own a Philips DVP2880. For hacking this player you need to turn on the power of the DVD player without any disk inside it. Now you have to go to setup and then go to preferences. Highlight preferences and hit on Next Chapter> Previous Chapter< Next Chapter> Previous Chapter<. The current region code will be exhibited by the OSD. Now you need to press the navigation up or down button and choose your desired region. Ideally you should choose 0 to make it region free. Now you need to press Ok so as to confirm your selection.

You need to remember that different models of players come with different methods for hacking off their region codes. Therefore not all hacks are going to work for your player. On videohelp.com you will find efficient hacks to thousands of models. Once you have programmed your DVD player you will be able to play disks from Korea, Australia, Sweden, Mexico or from whichever part of the globe you want to.

Part 3:Wondershare DVD creator

How to burn blu ray videos?

Now that you have successfully hacked your player the next thing you need to know is how to burn your bluray videos. A blu ray movie when played on a HD tv would almost be like a movie theatre experience right at your home. If you have a large BR disks collection then you should make sure to use a blu ray burning software so that you can keep a back up of your disks in case you lose the original ones.

One of the most comprehensive software to burn your Blu-ray Discs is the Wondershare DVD Creator (DVD Creator for Mac) which is fully compatible with all versions of Windows. This easy and effective software would help you burn your videos, audios and images with just a few clicks of buttons. Whether you want to keep a back up of your expensive DVDs Blu-ray Discs or want to burn the film collection on your hard drive, Wondershare DVD Creator (DVD Creator for Mac) would do the job for you perfectly. All you have to do is just drag the selected video file to the software, make the necessary adjustments in quality and finally hit burn. The Wondershare DVD Creator (DVD Creator for Mac) comes with an in build editor which would help you combine all your photos, music and videos into slide show or home movies. This software would allow you to burn the videos, audios and photos in almost any imaginable format. The built in editor of the DVD creator would even allow you to do basic editing on the video files. For example you will be able to rotate, trim, crop, or adjust the brightness, contrast or saturation for an enhanced visual experience.

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