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Remove DVD Region Code from Protected DVD to PS4/PS3


Nothing has impacted the home entertainment world quite like DVD. Although Blu-ray and Internet Streaming have taken a big bite out of DVD sales, there are still millions of discs in circulation and still being bought, sold, and viewed around the World. DVD is the main reason the home theater experience has become so popular, serving as a foundation for elevating both video and audio quality. Now, entire rooms in many homes are reserved just for the enjoyment of home theater.

However, along with the popularity of DVD, comes its dirty little secret: region coding (also referred to as region lock). For example, the U.S. is in region 1. This means that all DVD players sold in the U.S. are made to region 1 specifications. As a result, region 1 players can only play region 1 discs. That's right, the DVDs themselves are encoded for a specific region. On the back of each DVD package, you will a find the region code number.

The end result is that DVDs encoded for regions other than Region 1 cannot be played on a region 1 DVD player, also, players marketed for other regions cannot play region 1-stamped DVDs. So, many gamers are recently shocked to find the PS4/PS3 won't play DVD anymore.

PS4: Changing DVD region code
"I made a video where I'm able to change the DVD region code setting on my Playstation 4 (model CUH-115A - American), from region 1 to region 4, so that I was able to playback a Brazilian DVD. However, some viewers are reporting they don't see the same option on their console. I tried obtaining some official information from Sony about the issue, via Twitter, but received no reply, so I'm trying it here."

Best Answer:

You can confirm a disc's region code by checking the disc's case and then adjust the system's region code setting for let it compatible with the region code on your DVD disc. As the region code setting for a PS4/PS3 system can be changed a maximum of 4 times, after which the region code will be locked. And restoring default settings or initializing the game console system will have no effect on the region code settings or the number of times you change it.

So, if you are not familiar with the solution mentioned above, a more simple way recommended to you is to rip and convert protected DVD to PS3/PS4 compatible video format in advance. Sony PS4, PS3 support a lot of media formats including files with MP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMV, MPEG-2 as video format and MP3, AAC, M4A as audio format. Now, we recommend you a best DVD converter called: Brorsoft DVD Ripper.

It works as the professional DVD Region Free software for you to bypass the region coding on PC and Mac. This is by far the cleanest and easiest way to get around the region codes from any DVD. Besides making any DVD region free, it can also copy DVD to computer with 1:1 lossless quality, converting DVD movie to all popular video/audio formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, AVI, MP3, AAC, etc. for playback on iPad, PSP, PS3, PS4, Galaxy Tab, Microsoft Surface RT/Pro, etc. If you are a Mac user, link to DVD Ripper for Mac, which allows you to remove region code from DVD on Mac.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)


If you not only wanna convert DVD videos, but also intend to convert Blu-ray or HD Videos such as 4K XAVC/XAVC-S, MXF, MTS, MKV, WMV, MOV, M4V, AVI movies to PS4/PS3, the all-in-one tool, Brorsoft’s Video Converter Ultimate (or iMedia Converter for Mac) will be your first and best choice.

Guide: Convert and Copy DVD to PS4/PS3 without Region Code

Step 1: Run Brorsoft DVD to PS4 Converter, and load DVD files to it. You can click “DVD ROM” to load movie from DVD drive or “ISO/IFO” DVD ISO file.

Step 2: Click on the dropdown menu of "Format" and then move your pointer to "PSP/PS3". From the sub-list, you can choose "PS3 Video(720P) MPEG-4(*.mp4)", "PS3 Video(1080P) MPEG-4(*.mp4)" as the target format for your PS4.

Tip: If the default video/parameters can't meet your needs, just click Settings icon to adjust the video codec, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc to get a decent video as you want. In principle, the larger input values, the better output quality, but the corresponding larger file size.

Step 3: After all necessary settings, you can hit the "Convert" to start converting DVD to MP4 with best video settings for PS4/PS3.

Once the conversion finished, click "Open" in main interface to quick locate the converted video. Then, you can stream the converted movies to PS4/PS3 via DLNA or USB freely.

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