What is region 1 DVD?
DVD players and DVDs are labeled for operation on within a specific geographical region in the world.
The DVD world is divided into six major geographical regions, with two additional regions reserved for specialized use.
The geographical regions are as follows:
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 7 — Reserved for Unspecified Special Use
REGION 8 — Reserved for Cruise Ships, Airlines, etc…
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.
From above region code designations, we can see that the U.S. is in region 1. This means that all DVD player sold in the .U.S are made to region 1 specifications. As a result, region 1 players can only play region 1 discs. You will fail to play region 1-standard DVD with DVD players marked for other regions. Then here come the question: How to play region 1 DVD disc out of US. The following article will share you 5 effective solution to get the problem solved with ease.
How to watch region 1 DVD disc out of US?
Solution 1: Buy a region-free DVD player
Region free DVD players also means all region DVD Players, which ignore region coding, are also commercially available and many DVD players can be modified to be region-free, allowing playback of all discs. The region-free players tries to play a disc using the last region that worked with the previously inserted disc. If it cannot play the disc, then it tries another region until one is found that works.
Solution 2: Buy a region 1 DVD player.
Since you can only play region 1 DVD disc with region 1 DVD player, therefore, buy a region 1 DVD player in the US would be a good choice for you.
Solution 3: Change the region of your computer DVD drive.
If you try to play region 1 disc on a region 2 DVD players, you can follow the steps below to get the job easily done: Click “My Computer” > “Properties” > “Hardware” > “Properties” > “DVD Region” and select the geographic area such as “US” you want. But always remember that you can only change the region a limited number of times (mostly 5), and the DVD drive will count and display the remaining changing times. Once Changes remaining reaches zero, you cannot change the region if you reinstall Windows or move the DVD drive to a different computer.
For detailed steps, please visit: Change DVD Region Code
Solution 4: Burn region 1 DVD disc to blank disc without region protection
You can easily bypass the region code on Region 1 DVD disc when you burn the DVD disc to a blank DVD disc. Here, you can easily get the job done with DVD Clone Free Edition. The program has perfect importing support for both home-made and encrypted DVD disc. You can copy the latest DVD movies including 1:1 DVD copy.
Solution 5: Rip DVD to digital file formats.
If you wish to play region 1 DVD disc not on standard DVD player but on your smartphone, tablets, game consoles, TVs, etc or other devices, then it would be a good choice for you to rip DVD to popular digital file formats such as AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, etc. With the assistance of Pavtube DVDAid (get Mac version), you can not only remove the region code on region 1 DVD disc effortless, but also rip DVD for freely watching on computer with media player software, transfer to portable devices to enjoy on the move or stream to large screen TV via media servers, etc.
Step 1: Load DVD disc into the application.
Download, install and run this DVD ripper. You can load DVD by clicking “File” > “Load from disc”. Or load DVD Folder by clicking “File” > “Load from folder” or load DVD IFO/ISO image by clicking “File” > “Load IFO/ISO”.
Tips: The program can automatically remove the region code in the background, you can perform the DVD ripping process on the same interface.
Step 2: Define the output format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of your desired popular file format to output, here, we choose one of the device compatible file format such as “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category, you can also choose other formats according to your own needs.
Step 3: Begin the final DVD ripping process.
After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin region 1 DVD to popular digital file format or device preset profile formats ripping process.
When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files.