DVD region codes are a DRM scheme. DVD video discs may be encoded with a region code restricting the area of the world in which they can be played.
The commercial DVD player specification requires that a player to be sold in a given place cannot play discs encoded for a different region (region 0 discs are not restricted). The purpose of this is to allow motion picture studios to control aspects of a release, including content, release date, and, especially, price, according to the region.
The DVD world is divided into six major geographical regions, with two additional regions reserved for specialized use.
REGION 1 -- USA, Canada
REGION 2 -- Japan, Europe, South Africa, Middle East, Greenland
REGION 3 -- S.Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Parts of South East Asia
REGION 4 -- Australia, New Zealand, Latin America (including Mexico)
REGION 5 -- Eastern Europe, Russia, India, Africa
REGION 6 -- China
REGION 0 or REGION ALL -- Discs are uncoded and can be played Worldwide, however, PAL discs must be played in a PAL-compatible unit and NTSC discs must be played in an NTSC-compatible unit.
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1. Remove DVD region code to play multi region DVD on DVD drive and your computer
Insert your DVD disc into your DVD-Rom (Ensure that you have sufficient space on hard drive to store the DVD). Here you may worry about your DVD drive can't read the DVD Disc because of the incompatibility of region code. Yeah, normally, DVD drive in region 1 can't read and play DVDs that purchased from the UK(region 2)or other areas. But with this DVD Ripper, anything will become simple, it will automatically bypass the DVD Drive, you can play DVD with DVD Player software on your computer without restriction.
2. Copy DVD to computer with 1:1 lossless quality
This DVD Ripper also can backup DVD Movie on computer in VOB files with 1:1 lossless quality in clicks: 1. Click 'Load DVD' button to add the DVD file. You can also click 'Load File' to add DVD/IFO from your hard disk. 2. From the format list to select 'Lossless DVD Copy (*.vob)' to copy DVD to computer in 1:1 lossless quality. 3. Click 'Start' button to began. After you copy DVD Movie to computer, you can also use DVD burner software like Nero to burn VOB files to DVD to play it on other DVD Players.
3. Convert DVD movie to any popular video/audio files
The DVD Ripper can rip DVD to almost all video and audio formats, such as convert DVD to AVI, rip DVD to MPEG, WMV, MP4, H.264/AVC, RM, FLV, MOV, M4V, XviD, 3GP, ASF, MP3, WMA, WAV, RA, M4A, AAC, AC3, OGG, etc. so you can play DVD Movie on iPad, iPod, iPhone, Zune, PSP, Apple TV, Xbox, Archos, Creative Zen, etc.