Playing DVDs On A Computer - Beware Of Regions
Many people play DVDs on their computer but DVDs all have region codes.
Region codes are encoded onto DVD Discs as well as DVD Players. If the region of the Disc and Player does not match, the DVD Disc will not play
The Regions Are:
- REGION 0 : Worldwide
- REGION 1 : Canada and USA
- REGION 2 : Europe, UK, Japan, Middle East, South Africa
- REGION 3 : South East Asia
- REGION 4 : Australia, South America
- REGION 5 : Africa, Russia, Rest of Asia
- REGION 6 : China
So to watch DVD's from other regions you need a multi-region DVD player which most on the market are.
However with a computer this is not the case as on both Windows and Apple computers they are locked to the region so if you play say Region 1 on a Region 4 drive , then swap from Region 1 to 4 and back again then after a designated number of plays you will be stuck with a particular region.
So what do you do?
On both Windows and Apple computers use VLC for playing DVDs which will play whatever region the DVD is.
VLC can be downloaded for both Windows and Apple computers.