“Can anyone please recommend a DVD region killer software tool for me to remove the DVD disc region on my iMac? For some reason, the hardware DVD disc player has been settled to region 2 but most of my DVD discs are not released for region 2. Is there any DVD region killer software tool to get rid of the disc region code restriction? It is really annoying to find the DVD discs are not playable. Please just recommend me some DVD region killer software tools. Any advice will be highly appreciated.”

In the early days of region coding, RPC-1, which means “regional playback control” system, was adopted by DVD drives for copy-right protection. You could use some PC software such as VLC and Free Blu-ray Player to play DVDs and ignore RPC-1. However, VLC can’t access to the DVD’s raw data because of DVD DRM protection such as CSS encryption and some drive with RPC-2 firmware. About ten years ago, the entertainment industry began to use RPC-2 which enforces the DVD region coding at the hardware level. By inputting the right unlocking code or patching the firmware chip, we could avoid restrictions from RPC-2. It’s somewhat risky and leads to invalidating the remaining warranty. So, a professional and effective DVD region killer program would be helpful since it removes the region code restrictions.

Well, in this below guide, we would like to recommend you top 5 DVD region killer software for Windows/Mac users. Just check them below.

Part 1: 2020 Top 5 DVD Region Killer Software for Windows/Mac

The below content is the list of top 5 DVD region killer software Windows/Mac for 2020. You could get one of them to break the region code restrictions upon your DVD discs so as to freely play back DVD discs of different region codes on your Mac or Windows computer.

No.1 Leawo DVD Ripper

Leawo DVD Ripper is without doubt the first recommendation in our list of top 5 best DVD region killer software for Mac and Windows. As a professional DVD ripping software tool, Leawo DVD Ripper could decrypt, rip and convert CSS-DVD discs, and handle DVD discs ranged from region 0 to 6 in the world. The DVD region restriction removal works in the background, therefore you don’t need to do a single thing to remove the disc regions. What’s more, far more than removing the disc region restrictions, Leawo DVD Ripper helps you rip and convert DVD discs to MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, MOV, MP3, and 180+ other formats according to your own needs. You could rip and convert DVD movies for iPad, iPhone, Android smartphones and tablets, Microsoft devices, etc. for unlimited playback, editing or sharing of your DVD movie. It has both Windows and Mac versions, therefore no matter what kind of computer you are using, you could unlock the region restrictions upon your DVD discs.

No. 2 MakeMKV

MakeMKV is a light piece of media format converter software, which aims to transcode DVD and other video formats to MKV while keeping most information like all video/audio tracks, chapters of original disc/video source with no change. It shows powerful ability to tackle encrypted DVDs helping you remove all region codes of discs, CSS and other protections. You can select single or multiple/all chapters to convert. The minimum title length (in 120 seconds by default) can be modified to skip some disturbed chapters. Also, the stream service is pushed out enabling you to instantly stream selected item to various players/devices without conversion. It released a free beta version with time-limited functionality in 60 days. This beta version can fully support DVD and Blu-ray. Similar to Leawo DVD Ripper, MakeMKV is available for Windows, Mac as well.

No.3 Leawo DVD Copy

Leawo DVD Copy is another answer to the best DVD region killer software questions. Similar to Leawo DVD Ripper, Leawo DVD Copy also has both Windows and Mac versions. However, different from Leawo DVD Ripper and MakeMKV which decrypt, rip and convert region-restricted DVD content to videos free of region restrictions, Leawo DVD Copy decrypts, copies and backs up DVD content from various regions into region-free DVD content to save on your computer hard drive or blank disc. Leawo DVD Copy won’t change the file type and DVD structure. With Leawo DVD Copy, you could easily copy and back up DVD content to DVD disc, folder or ISO image file, with region restrictions removed automatically in the background. You will get a region-free copy of your source DVD content.

No.4 DVD43 plug-in

DVD43 Plug-in (DVD43.DLL) is a free decrypter plug-in that provides an interface that DVD copy programs can use to decrypt. It’s an assistant to DVD copy software that has no native support for region restriction removal. It’s simple to use DVD43 plug-in: run the setup program, and then start your DVD copy program. If your copy program complains that the DVD is still encrypted, your copy program probably doesn’t support plug-in decrypters. You have to switch to another DVD copy software, such as Leawo DVD Copy mentioned above. Also, you need to know that this plugin is only available for Windows.

No.5 DVD Region Killer

DVD Region Killer is a lightweight assistant tool that installs in a jiffy and runs minimized in your system tray and has no actual interface, just the menu you can bring up by right-clicking the tray icon. It is the first that has “Check Drive Regions” option to let you verify the region settings. One of the advantages of this tool is that it can be used to get rid of the so-called ‘forced subtitles’. These may prevent users from watching the film in the original language and load subtitles when this is not required. With the help of this program you will be able to play any region coded disc wherever you are. DVD Region Killer only requires that your DVD-ROM drive is region free and you won’t have to worry about the rest, the utility will take care of everything and allow you to view your movies with no hassle. Similar to DVD43 Plug-in, DVD Region Killer is only available for Windows users.

Part 2: How to Use Leawo DVD Ripper to Bypass Region Code?

The below guide would show you how to use Leawo DVD Ripper to bypass region code restriction upon your DVD discs and other DVD content.

Step 1. Download Leawo DVD Ripper and install it

Leawo DVD Ripper has been built into Leawo Prof. Media as a module. Launch Leawo Prof. Media after the installation. Meanwhile, get your source DVD movie ready for converting. Leawo DVD Ripper could convert DVD disc, folder and ISO image file to video.

Step 2. Import the DVD

Go to the “Convert” module and click “Add Blu-ray/DVD” button at the top left of program interface or just drag the file directly to the main interface. You could then choose to add DVD disc, folder and/or ISO image file according to your own needs. Leawo DVD Ripper bypasses the DVD region code restrictions upon loading in the background, requiring no human operation.

Note: Leawo DVD Ripper offers 3 different content loading modes. The Full Movie mode loads all source DVD content, Main Movie mode by default loads the longest title (generally the main movie) but allows you to switch another title for loading, while Custom Mode enables you to select desired DVD title(s) for loading. Choose one you like.

Step 3. Choose output format 

There is a drop-down box named “MP4 Video” by default next to “Add Photo” button. Click the box to pop up a small panel, and then click the “Change” option to enter the Profile panel, where you need to select a format as output format.

If you need, you could adjust the parameters of selected profile to meet your devices more. To do this, click the “Edit” button to enter the Profile Settings panel, where you could adjust video codec, bit rate, aspect ratio, frame rate, etc.

Step 5. Set output directory

Click the green icon “Convert” at the top right corner of the main menu. And then on the sidebar, set an output directory in the “Save to” box.

After that, click the bottom “Convert” button on the sidebar to start ripping and converting DVD movies to video files in the format you have chosen. Leawo DVD Ripper will complete the DVD disc region restriction bypassing and DVD content converting quickly.

Part 3: Top 5 DVD Region Killer Software Comparison

Check the below table to learn the differences between these top 5 DVD region killer software before you know which one you should take.

 

Leawo DVD Ripper

MakeMKV

Leawo DVD Copy

DVD43 Plug-in

DVD Region Killer

Bypass DVD region restriction

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Decrypt CSS-DVD discs

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Convert DVD to video/audio

Yes. Support 180+ file formats as output

Yes. MKV output format only

No

No

No

Edit DVD movies

Yes. Trim, crop, add watermark, adjust effect, rotate, apply 3D effect

No

No

No

No

Select subtitles and audio tracks

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Play back DVD movies

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

Copy and back up DVD

Yes. Into video files

Yes. Into MKV files

Yes. Into DVD folder or ISO image file on computer, or blank DVD disc

No

No

DVD content loading modes

Full Movie, Main Movie, Custom Mode

Custom Mode

Full Movie, Main Movie, Custom Mode

No

No

Availability

Windows, Mac

Windows, Mac

Windows, Mac

Windows

Windows

Part 4: Conclusion

All these 5 DVD region killer software tools are wonderful choices for you to remove the DVD region code restrictions. If you simply want to get rid of the DVD region restrictions, they perform excellent. However, you need to know that they work different. Leawo DVD Ripper rips and converts DVD movies to video files in 180+ file formats while bypasses the disc region restrictions. MakeMKV is similar to Leawo DVD Ripper but only supports to output MKV files.

Leawo DVD Copy differs Leawo DVD Ripper and MakeMKV in the output files. It will let you get DVD files in disc, folder or ISO image file free of region restrictions and disc protections, other than video files in different formats. The left 2, DVD43 Plug-in and DVD Region Killer, are only assistant tools to help you play back DVD discs without being bothered by the region restrictions.