DVD Area Codes

Mark Widdicombe markwiddicombe at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 10:38:47 UTC 2011

On 8 September 2011 12:26, Graham Todd <grahamtodd2 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Is there a way to (for instance) rip a DVD for Rgion 1 and encode it
> to play it for Region 2 countries?
> I've recently been given a selection of DVDs by a friend whose DVD
> player no longer works, and who has moved house and anyway it's (the
> player) been left at the local neighbourhood rubbish dump.
> However all the DVDs are encoded to Region 1 (USA) whereas I need them
> to be playable on a Regional 2 DVD player (UK), although Region 0 (All
> Regions) would do just as well.  I am not seeking to break UK law,
> which if I understand correctly, allows somebody to copy their own DVDs
> (and not one he/she has borrowed, and which might be for a different
> Region) and play them in the UK.
> I know I can change the Region (if I can find the right codes for it),
> but I wondered if its possible to convert the Region when ripping the
> DVD, which gets round the step of changing the Region coded into the
> DVD player. Or is there some other easy way to accomplish this?
> All assistance through this list would be gratefully received, as
> would all assistance sent to my personal e-mail address.
> Hi Graham,

I have just ripped a series of Penn & Teller's Bullshit that I could only
buy on region 1 DVDs.  I ripped them to .avi which plays fine on my DVD
player (also region 2). If your DVD player can play formats such as .avi
then that's the way to go.  I don't know how to change the region if you
want to make a copy of the DVD, though.
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