Watch Region 2 DVDs in the USA in Three Ways

If you love Moone Boy but live in America, you will be disappointed to find your DVD Player can’t play this DVD. Why? The simple reason is that you DVD is region 2 while your DVD Player made i n America is region 1. PC DVD drives are generally region locked and can’t play a DVD with a different DVD disc. So how to play region 2 DVD in America?



Method 1: To change region settings for DVD drives

To configure your America DVD drive to play region 2 DVD discs, you can select a geographic area from the list of regions. Typically, you would select the region in which you reside. It is not usually necessary to change the setting again. The region settings can be changed only a limited number of times.

For window users, you can change the region code on a DVD drive for totally 5 times as below:

1.Click the Start menu and then Control Panel;
2. Double-click the Device Manger
3. Click on the + near DVD/CD-ROM drives and double-click on the entry below the DVD/CD-ROM drives.
4. Click the DVD Region tab after the window opens.
5. Select the Region in which you’d like to change to and hit OK. 

For Mac users, you can change DVD from region 1 to region 2 or region 2 to region 4 for four more times, too.

1. A dialog box that urges you to choose a region for your DVD drive is opened once you insert the DVD into the optical drive on your Mac.
2. Consult the DVD package to verify the region code. 
3. Click Change Drive Region to and click the region code.
4. Click Set Drive Region
5. Click on the Lock icon to save your settings.

Our DVD drive will count and display the remaining changing times. Once Changes remaining reaches zero, we cannot change the region even though we reinstall Windows or move our DVD drive to a different computer.

Method 2: Make Your DVD Player Region-Free in Seconds

In fact, many players are now code free. But, if yours isn't (and most aren't) you may be able to unlock it in a matter of seconds.

1. Power on.
2. Open tray.
3. Push the info on remote once (with supplied remote). You will see numbers.
4. Press 9 for multi-region. Keep trying until you see the number 9 appear in upper left corner.
5. Power off.
6. Power on.

That was it. A nice new upconvert DVD player that plays any DVD, and it got a great rating on CNET, too. All for less than $100 including tax. So, if you do have a DVD player that you'd like to convert, you can try it. The site does WARN that any action you take may invalidate the warranty, so try it at your own risk. All I can say is that I've never had a problem. Best of luck.

Method 3: Remove region code from your region locked DVD

Another approach to play region 2 DVD in America is to remove region codes from DVD. This way is not only suitable for region 2 DVD playback in America, it is suitable for any DVD playback issue for region codes issue. Of course, this way needs a   DVD Region Remover

Pavtube DVDAid(Mac Version) is an all-region DVD ripper that can rip and backup RCE DVDs, region 1 and region 2 DVDs, as well as region 3,4,5,6 DVDs.(review) It has powerful functions:

  • Region Codes revomal: It can remove Region-code enhanced (RCE) or other copy protection measures, like CSS, Sony ARccOS, Disney X-project DRM, and more
  • DVD backup: Offer full disc copy and directly copy region 1 and 2 DVD.
  • Rip DVD to wide range of formats: Able to rip and convert region 1 and 2 DVD to MP4, H.265, M3U8, MKV, AVI,MOV, FLV...with original video quality.
  • Rip DVD to various devices: It also enables you to rip DVD of region 1, 2 to NASPS4Android Phone,Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 EdgeiTunes and so on
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You can free download DVDAid trial version here: 

          

Step1: Load region code 2 DVD disc

Insert DVD disc to the DVD drive and then launch Pavtube DVDAid. Click "Load from disc" button to browse to disc drive and import DVD into this app. The program checks the title of main movie automatically, and you can simply choose language of audio and subtitles for output and check in preview window.



Step 2: Choose format and set profile.

Select an optimized video format for output. There are hundreds of profiles under Format menu,  you would always find the right one as output format to adapt to your various devices like iPad, Plex, PS4, computer. 

Tip: Meanwhile, profile parameters can be customized in Settings, including video codec, file size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, audio channels, etc. to get a satisfying DVD video playback.

Step 3: Copy region code 2 DVD to region-free DVD movies

Hit on the "Convert" icon and start to copy region code 2 DVD to region-free DVD movies. After a fast and complete conversion, you will find the ripped movie in output folder. 
Note: DVDAid trial version will have watermark in the middle of output videos, if you want better video without watermark, you can buy the paid version:

     

After removed the region codes from DVD, you can play this region free DVD on your TVPC, iPhone directly. Or store the movies to Mini External Hard Drive for taking anywhere to enjoy it even you are on a trip.

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