Almost all commercial DVDs that are sold have what is called a "region code" (also called "regional code"), which only allows the DVD to be played on DVD players that have this region code, and the only DVD players that typically do have this region code are those sold in that same region. To play DVD on a DVD Player with a defferent region code, you have to overcome the region codes. There are three ways to conquer DVD region codes to play DVD freely.
1. The most obvious and straightforward way to overcome DVD region codes is to purchase a DVD player from the same part of the world as the DVDs that you want to watch.
2. Another approach is to purchase a DVD player that can play DVDs having any region code like Pioneer DV-393-s DVD player.
3. Get a DVD Region Killer software to remove DVD region codes such as Free DVD Region Killer.
About DVD Region Killer
DVD Region Killer is a simple, small and easy-to-use application that enables you to play DVD titles made for different regions on your PC without switching the region of your Windows operating system. The lightweight software installs in a jiffy and even it may require a system reboot, from then on you shouldn't have any trouble loading any disc. DVD Region Killer can reside unobtrusively in your system tray and you can access it easily only when you need it.
Enables you to play the certain coded DVD in your system,
Helps you Prevent “ Forced Subtitles”,
manages to emulate a protected Regional Playback Control (RPC-2),
Makes your DVD-ROM region free.
However, the developer doesn't update DVD Region Killer any more and right now DVD Region Killer only works on Win 9x/ME/2K/XP. To remove DVD region on Windows 10/8.1/8/7, you need an alternative to DVD Region Killer.
Top 4 Free Alternatives to DVD Region Killer
1. Free DVDAid for Windows/Mac
Pavtube Free DVDAid (Mac) offers every user the opportunity to rip, encode and edit DVDs by removing DVD region codes to almost any video and audio format freely. Without extra payment, you could own a freeware to assist with DVD to video/audio transition without DVD Region codes block, which enables you to watch DVDs on other multimedia players without limitation. Plus, with the built-in video editor, Free DVDAid is considered to be an easily handled video editing tool with the ability of trimming, cropping, splitting, merging, adding subtitle file, etc.
Note: Pavtube Free DVDAid can’t output MP4 format and disc copy DVD. If you want to convert DVD to MP4 or directly copy DVD after removed DVD Region Codes, you need to upgrade it to paid one.
2. Free Video DVD Converter Ultimate
Pavtube Free Video DVD Converter Ultimate is an absolutely free and easy to use video converter. It assists you to convert to tons of video & audio formats free and easy, making them compatible with all devices with great quality. Besides essential conversion ability, it also provides in-program editing functions like trimming, cropping, rotating, merging, adding subtitles and watermarks, etc. In addition, it also can batch convert from DVD disc, DVD folder, DVD IFO/ISO to MOV, M4V, AVI, WMV, etc by overcoming DVD region codes.
Note: Pavtube Free Video DVD Converter Ultimate can’t output MP4 format. If you want to convert video and DVD to MP4, you need to upgrade it to paid one.
3. Handbrake for Windows/Mac
Handbrake is a free video converter that’s well known to Windows & Mac users. Handbrake supports to convert DVD to MP4 and MKV through bypass DVD region codes. But Handbrake has difficulty in conquering DVD other encryptions. So when you convert copy protected DVDs with Handbrake, you need to install libdvdcss.
4. ByteCopy for Windows/Mac (Trial Version)
Pavtube ByteCopy (Mac version) can remove DVD region codes by bypassing DVD protection and then makes you entire disc copy, directly mian title copy and convert DVD to digital. Apart from Region codes, Pavtube ByteCopy also can break down DVD other encryptions like CSS, RCE, Sony ArccOS, UOPs, Disney x-project DRM, etc. In addition, Pavtube ByteCopy is also a Blu-ray Region Killer that enables you to play any region-locked Blu-ray on Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, Wii U, etc.
* Bypass DVD region codes (1/2/3/4/5/6)
* 1:1 full disc copy DVD and directly copy DVD main title
* Convert DVD to Digital Files: H.265/HEVC, MKV, AVI, DivX, XivD, MP4, MPEG, TS, 3GP, WMA, etc
* Extract subtitle from DVD and edit DVD by trimming, cropping, spliting, adding subtitles, etc.
* Rip Blu-ray and DVD to multi-track MP4, AVI, MOV with subtitle streaming and audio track and convert Blu-ray/DVD to lossless/uncompressed MKV by decrypting Blu-ray and DVD region codes.
Note: Pavtube ByteCopy trial version is totally free but it outputs video with watermark at the center. To remove the watermark of Pavtube logo, you need to upgrade it to paid version.
Compare DVD Region Killer And Its Safe Replacements
|DVD Region Killer||Free DVDAid||Free Video DVD Converter Ultimate||Handbrake||Pavtube ByteCopy|
|Remove DVD Region Codes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Remove Blu-ray Region Codes||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Remove DVD CSS, RCE, Sony ArccOS, UOPs, Disney x-project DRM||No||Yes||Yes||Need libdvdcss||Yes|
|Convert DVD||No||Yes (No MP4 output)||Yes (No MP4 output)||Yes||Yes|
|Have Mac version||No||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Full Free||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Trial Version|
|Support Windows 10/8.1/8/7||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|