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A Solution To Blu-ray Region Code Problem

Posted by Edwin Smith to DVD & Blu-ray Solution
on August 3, 2012

Blu-ray Region Code (RC) is a digital-rights management technique developed for movie studios to control Blu-ray release based on the region. The Blu-ray world is divided into three major geographical regions: Region A spans across most of countries in Asia, region B is widely used by the countries in Europe, Africa and Australia, most of Blu-rays in Japan and North- and South-America contains the region C code.


So if you bought some region locked Blu-rays through eBay or CD stores on different parts of the World, when you play the discs on computer or PS3 it  will say "The device region code doesn't match the disc region code" to refuse to play them. With these types of issues, many people probably search for some Blu-ray region code remover to remove/reset region code from Blu-ray discs. But after a number of attempts, I found that there is hardly any software can make Blu-ray disc region code free completely.

However, there is a indirect method available to play region locked Blu-rays on computer or PS3. It is very simple:

Step1. Rip/copy m2ts files from Blu-ray disc to computer hard drive with a Blu-ray ripping software.


Step 2. Download and install a free Blu-ray player app like VLC media player or Cyberlink PowerDVD to compter to play the ripped m2ts files.


Step 3. If you want to play the Blu-ray files on PS3, you can use the Blu-ray ripping software to convert them to PS3 playable video files and put them to PS3 hard drive for play. However, there will be a certain degree of mass loss after conversion.


Here I recommend you a powerful Blu-ray ripping software called Aiseesoft Blu-ray ripper to accomplish the task. With this program, users can remove encryption (AACS), BD+ copy protection, and region codes from Blu-ray Discs; Copy m2ts files from Blu-ray discs to computer preserving original video and audio quality; Rip and convert Blu-rays to a number of media format for PS3, Xbox 360, PSP, iPad(2), iPod, Galaxy Tab, Motorola Xoom and other multimedia devices; Guarantee audio and video in sync; No additional software is required for conversion or decryption. Check out our Aiseesoft Blu ray ripper review, or



Note: If the titles are still protected by region code after ripping Blu-ray to computer hard drive, you can download another tool called Blu-ray region code remover that supports removing of region code from Blu-ray titles and Java-enabled titles.


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