Failed to play Region 1 (US) DVDs on Mac from Region 2 (UK) or Region 6 (China)? Every DVD player is designed to serve only one region DVD. That's to say, the DVD drive on your Mac purely recognizes the region code of the 1st DVD you insert into it and after that you solely have another 4 times to change DVD region code.
Four times to unlock the DVD region on Mac, enough? Hardly yes. Below will list out the effective solutions to set region code on Mac and change DVD region codes for unlimited times.
Solution 1: Change DVD Region Codes on Mac
The best best solution is to change DVD region to region ZERO, which means DVD movie has no regional code anymore. To make DVD region free on Mac, you need to remove region code from DVDs with a region DVD ripper.
Try MacX DVD Ripper Pro. It's able to change DVD region code 1-6 to region 0 and copy DVDs to region-free ISO image, MKV file, MPEG-2 file format, MP4, MOV, AVI, VOB, FLV, etc. Then, you can play DVD movie anywhere without DVD drive, DVD player region issues any more.
Besides region code, this DVD region code killer also enables to sweep away all kinds of DVD copy protections like CSS, RCE, UOPs, or Sony ARccOS, Disney Fake without any third party plugins.
How to Change DVD Region Code to Region 0?
1. Load the Regional DVD
Free download the region DVD ripper on Mac. Install and open it, then click "DVD Disc" button to import the region DVDs. It will start to detect the copy protections and region codes on the DVD. Then it will automatically change the DVD region code to region 0.
2. Choose Output Format
After the program changes the DVD region codes, it will automatically open up the output format window. You can go DVD Backup and select "Clone DVD to ISO Image" or "Main/Full Title Copy" mode to save an intact but region-free DVD movie on Mac. You can also convert the DVD to region-free MP4, H.264, MPEG4, MOV, QT, MKV, AVI, WMV, etc.
3. Pick Out Destination Folder
Click the "Browse" button to choose the path where you want to save the output files in.
4. Start to Chanage the DVD Region Code on Mac
Click "RUN" to start converting the DVD to region-free video on your MacBook Pro/Air or iMac. The whole copying process will be accomplished within minutes, and then you can play the region-free DVDs on Mac without any limits.
Note: The software developer calls for copying or ripping DVD under the concept of Fair Use and does not encourage any illegal reproduction or distribution of copyrighted content. Please abide by the local DVDs copyright law before doing it.
Solution 2: Change Drive Region on Mac
For infrequent multi region users, the rest 4 times region code change chance is seemingly enough for you. You can change DVD region of the Mac drive to play a DVD from other regions. Note that you can change the DVD region of the Mac's internal drive or external drive for up to 5 times only. After that, the region code of the Mac drive will be locked to the region you last set. Below is how:
Step 1. Insert the DVD disc with a different region code into Mac's DVD drive. If the region code of the DVD doesn't match that of the drive, it will pop up a window saying "You need to select the region for your DVD drive".
Step 2. Open the "Change Drive Region to" dropdown menu and select the region of the DVD. For example, the Region 1 (US), Region 2 (UK), Region 6 (China). You should be able to find the region labeled on the disc.
Step 3. Click "Set Drive Region" and then the "Lock" icon to save the change.
Solution 3: Turn to A Region Free Drive
For hard-core region switchers, the ultimate solution goes to a region free drive for your Mac computer. You might adore Windows PC users who have numerous utilities out there for them to make region free drives. Here also comes the hope for you Mac users.
That is applying some technological skills to remove the RPC-2 firmware and replace it with RPC-1 firmware for your Mac drive. Then you will get the region free drive on your Mac OS. Things you need to pay attention to are that you ought to take the risks into consideration, not always workable on all your Mac computers or drives and that this conduct is also regarded as illegal, to some extent. Hence, think twice before you leap.