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How to remove DVD region code

Regional codes are entirely optional for the maker of a disc. Discs without region locks will play on any player in any country. It's not an encryption system, it's just one byte of information on the disc that the player checks. Some studios originally announced that only their new releases would have regional codes, but so far almost all Hollywood releases play in only one region. Region codes are a permanent part of the disc, they won't "unlock" after a period of time. Region codes don't apply to DVD-Audio, DVD-ROM, or recordable DVD (see below for more detail).

Seven regions (also called locales or zones) have been defined, and each one is assigned a number. Players and discs are often identified by their region number superimposed on a world globe. If a disc plays in more than one region it will have more than one number on the globe.

* 1: U.S., Canada, U.S. Territories

* 2: Japan, Europe, South Africa, and Middle East (including Egypt)

* 3: Southeast Asia and East Asia (including Hong Kong)

* 4: Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean

* 5: Eastern Europe (Former Soviet Union), Indian subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, and Mongolia

* 6: China

* 7: Reserved

* 8: Special international venues (airplanes, cruise ships, etc.)

Technically there is no such thing as a region zero disc or a region zero player. There is such thing as an all-region disc. There are also all-region players. Some players can be "hacked" using special command sequences from the remote control to switch regions or play all regions. Some players can be physically modified ("chipped") to play discs regardless of the regional codes on the disc. This usually voids the warranty, but is not illegal in most countries (since the only thing that requires player manufacturers to region-code their players is the CSS license;). Many retailers, especially outside North America, sell players that have already been modified for multiple regions, or in some cases they simply provide instructions on how to access the "secret" region change features already built into the player. As an interesting side note, on Feb. 7, 2001, NASA sent two multiregion DVD players to the International Space Station.

In addition to region codes, there are also differences in discs for NTSC and PAL TV systems. NTSC is the analog television system that was used in most of the Americas, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Burma, and some Pacific island nations and territories (see map). NTSC is also the name of the U.S. standardization body that adopted the NTSC broadcast standard. PAL is an analogue television encoding system used in broadcast television systems in large parts of the world. Other common analogue television systems are SECAM and NTSC.

How to bypass region code from DVD, make DVD Region free, play the protected DVD on windows

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