DVD is a video medium used worldwide. However, it is not possible to watch a DVD anywhere with just any player. Each DVD has a region code and can only be played by a player that accepts that region code. The objective behind is to be able to control the release dates of the latter as well as possible. It is sometimes possible to change the region code of a player to be able to watch a DVD from a different region. Note that there is a limited number for a DVD player to change its region. It is therefore important to be familiar with the procedure for changing the region of your reader and to avoid reducing your possibilities of modifying the region of your reader too quickly.
Step 1. Open File Explorer
You can open it by going to the menu To start up, then selecting This PC. It is also possible to access it by the keyboard shortcut ⊞ Win + E. Finally, it is sometimes present on the taskbar, you can also click on the icon
to open the File Explorer.
Step 2. Go to This PC
Go to the left part of the window of This PC.
Step 3. Find your DVD player
Find your DVD player in Peripherals and drives.
Step 4. Go to the properties of your drive
Right click on your player. From the context menu, select Properties.
Step 5. Select the Hardware tab
Look at the top of the window Properties to find the tab Equipment.
Step 6. Look at the properties of your DVD player
Select your DVD drive, then click the Properties button at the bottom of the window.
Note that each computer does not necessarily have the same name of DVD drive (brand, type)
Step 7. Navigate to DVD Region
Click on the tab DVD region.
Step 8. Change the region
Look in the list offered to you and select a country in the region from which the DVD originates.
- Below the list of countries you can see the current region number of your player and just below, when you have chosen a country, the number of the new region. To give you an idea, below is a world map with the different regions in color.
Step 9. Validate the change of region
Press the OK button to save the region change of your DVD player.
It is not always possible to change the region number of a DVD player yourself. Sometimes only the manufacturer is able to make this change
- Note that readers have a limited number to change region. This number is visible on the tab DVD region. He cannot evolve. When you have reached the number of times possible, it will not change regions afterwards. Moving the drive to another computer, reinstalling or resetting the Windows operating system will not change this.