Top DVD Region Killer Tools

Almost all commercial DVDs come with a Region code. This is, in fact, a way of protecting Digital Rights. The Region Codes on the DVDs would make the DVDs playable only on the DVD players that come with the same region code. How can you remove this region code from your DVDs? Let us check a few Region Killer Tools you can employ.

If your DVDs come with the region code, also referred to as Region Lock, you would not be able to play it on any DVD Player that has been manufactured outside that region. The DVDs with a particular Region Code will only be able to play on a DVD Player only with that Region Code. It should be obvious that the particular DVD with a regions code will only be made and available in that particular region. In fact, this is the way the Digital Rights Management is taken care of. If you want to remove the Region Code and make it possible to play the DVDs on any DVD Player, you will need to overcome the Region Code. Software tools capable of doing this are referred to as DVD Region Killers. Let us check out a few good DVD Region Killer Tools that would help you out in your mission.

Brorsoft DVD Ripper

It is basically a DVD Ripper as the name itself should indicate. However, it removes all your region codes with ease while ripping your DVD. The software is available both for Mac and Windows operating system.
Brosoft DVD Ripper
What makes it an excellent option? Some salient features of the tool include
  • Along with Region Code, it will also remove the other codes like CSS, RCE, Sony ARccOS and PuppetLock.
  • The DVD movies can be converted to over 250 different formats.
  • This tool can take a host of files as input - a few examples being 2D/3D/HD DVD, Video_TS, ISO, IFO.
  • Brosoft DVD Ripper can transform and copy your DVD in a 1:1 format. That makes your newly created DVDs as the exact copies of your original DVDs.
  • In addition to the DVD Region Killer functionality, the tool also offers you additional video editing functions like trimming video, splitting your videos into smaller parts and removing audio.

    DVD Decryptor

    DVD Decryptor is an excellent option for backing up your DVD to your hard drive and removing the region locking features. Your encrypted DVD will be converted into a region free DVD.
    DVD Decryptor
    The features that make it an excellent option are
    • It can handle a host of encryptions like CSS, user operation prohibition, and Macrovision content protect.
    • It offers you an easy to use functionality as it can detect the DVD as soon as you insert it into your system. You just need to configure the destination folder to begin converting it into a region free copy.
    • The tool allows you to set specific region codes if you so wish.
    However, there is a concern though. The DVD region killer has stopped being updated for the last few years. As such, you may not be able to handle the encryption on the newer DVDs. You may not get an official support for the error messages you may get while using the tool.


    This is yet another DVD converter that doubles up as a perfect DVD Region Killer. It is a simple transcoder that converts our DVD files into MKV format. In fact, it can even work with your BluRay discs.
    Why did we rate it one of the best options for removing the region codes? Well, these are few reasons -
    • You can choose a particular chapter or the entire disc to remove region code.
    • It does not affect any of the chapters, audio/video tracks and other aspects without any loss.
    • It can handle a host of encryptions including CSS or other restrictions.
    • There is also a stream version.
    One of the drawbacks we observed with MakeMKV is it converts your DVD into MKV format alone. That necessitates choosing another video converter tool. Moreover, the functionality of the tool is a little complicated.
    However, if you want to use it as a region killer tool, it can be one of the best alternatives you can opt for.

    WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

    WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is another excellent tool for making digital copies of your DVDs. The DVD ripping will bypass all the region codes and thus all your DVDs are decrypted.
    WinX DVD ripper
    It excels with the following features making it one of the excellent DVD region killer -
    • The software can remove other encryptions like CSS, UOPs, Sony ArccOS, Disney DRM and other restriction.
    • It can also handle stricter protections observed on newer DVDs.
    • It can handle a host of audio and video formats.
    • It is one of the fastest DVD rippers you can find with. In fact, you can achieve still higher speed with a better computer configuration.
    Handle all your tasks with ease, thanks to the high-performance encoder engine the DVD Ripper employs.

    Pavtube DVD Region Killer

    The Pavtube DVD Region Killer is indeed a tool with a lighter footprint and a capable option for removing the region code from your DVDs. You just need to install it once and it will be accessed only when you need to.
    Some of the features you find on your DVD Region Killer are
    • The easy to use and intuitive user interface.
    • You can play any of your DVDs without being affected by region code.
    • Removes the forced subtitles.
    • It works in an unobtrusive manner.
    However, the software does not work on Windows 7, 8 and 10. Moreover, it does not remove the region code so that you can play the DVDs on a DVD player.

    In Conclusion

    That concludes our top performers in terms of the best DVD Region Killer functionality. Do note that we have listed a combination of both free and paid region killer options while compiling this collection. We do assume that the tools featured above do work towards the best performance that you have been looking ahead for.
    If you have used any of these DVD region killers, you can share your thoughts and experiences with us. You may also share information about any of the best options we may have missed in this compilation.


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