What is Blu-ray region code?
Blu-Ray discs have region codes which have been separated in three different zones.
Region A: North America, Central America, South America, Japan, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.
Region B: Europe, Greenland, French territories, Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Region C: India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Mainland China, Pakistan, Russia, Central and South Asia.
Despite the provisions for Blu-ray Disc region coding, many Blu-ray Discs released are without region coding. Following are the region free studios:
Region free studios:
Starz / Anchor Bay
Eagle Rock Ent
Concert Hot Spot
First Look Pictures
Studio with region locked Blu-ray titles
Sony, Lionsgate and several other studios are a little more unpredictable in their region coding of Blu-ray titles. They have all released region free titles (like Sony’s 6th Day) and region locked titles (like another Sony title: Casino Royale).
To find out if a specific Blu-ray Disc is region-coded or region-free – check out the comprehensive listings at Region Free Movies.com.
Play Blu-ray movies with region code A/B/C
As region locked Blu-ray disc can only be played with Blu-ray player sold in that specific region area, for those people who have the needs to play region locked Blu-ray movies out of the that region area or wish to transfer and view the region locked Blu-ray movies without Blu-ray player but on your smartphone, tablets, game consoles, TVs, etc. Then you will need to bypass that region code.
Although there are some Blu-ray Ripper application can assist you to break the Blu-ray region code, however, some of them may only help you to remove the region code, but not offering you the options to rip Blu-ray to the specific file formats that you want. The good news is that here comes Pavtube ByteCopy, the program can powerfully bypass all Blu-ray region code including region A, B and C, in addition, it also assists you to bypass Blu-ray copy protection including including AACS, BD+, Cinavia, UOP, DRM, BD-ROM Mark and High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection. What’s more, the program also keeps constant update with perfect support for the new encryption such as MKB61 and MKB62 used on many recently released Blu-ray movies.
The biggest merits of this application is that it can facilitate you to rip region-locked Blu-ray movies to various popular digital file formats such as AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, WebM, H.264, H.265, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, etc and also smartphone, tablets, game consoles, TVs, TV boxes, etc for viewing Blu-ray movies on computer with media player software, transfer to smartphone, tablets, or stream to game consoles or TVs via media server. Besides that, you can also make a 1:1 full disc copy of Blu-ray disc with the original Blu-ray file structure or a main movie copy of Blu-ray movies with all your unwanted subtitles languages and audio tracks preserved for viewing on any Blu-ray player without limitation.
Pavtube ByteCopy is available on Windows 10, 8.1, 8 and 7, it is also accompanied by an up-to-date Mac version – Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac for macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite and Mac OS X Mavericks.
Step by Step to Remove Region A/B/C from Blu-ray Disc
Step 1: Load Blu-ray disc.
Insert the Blu-ray disc into your computer’s Blu-ray drive. If your computer doesn’t ship with a drive, you will need to purchase an external USB Blu-ray drive to read the data on Blu-ray disc. Then press “File” > “Load from disc” option on the main interface, alternatively, you can also import Blu-ray folder or Blu-ray ISO files with the program. The program can automatically detelct and select the main Blu-ray title for you.
Tips: Check the movie titles you want to rip. Click the drop-down list of Subtitles, then all the subtitles info in the Blu-ray movie will be shown clearly, so you can select your needed language as your subtitles freely. To select your desired audio track, just click the pull down menu of “Audio”, and then the popup drop-down list will give you the detailed information of all audio tracks, including audio codec and language.
Step 2: Define the output format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of your desired digital file formats or hot devices and applications preset profile formats to output according to your own needs.
Step 3: Start the final conversion process.
After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin region locked Blu-ray movie to region free digital file formats conversion process.
When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you will have no limitation to play the Blu-ray movies on any Blu-ray player, portable devices, TVs, etc.