How to Copy and Play Different Region DVD Movies on Mac (Mountain Lion included)
This guide is written in four parts to let you know how to copy and play different region DVD movies on Mac (Mountain Lion, Lion included).
Part 1 About DVD Region Code
A DVD region code is designed to allow motion picture studios to control DVD info according to the region as a restriction of where they can be played in the world.
There are six different region on DVD:
Region 1: North America; U.S. territories; Bermuda
Region 2: Europe; Western Asia; Kingdom of the Netherlands; Egypt, Japan, Lesotho, South Africa, Swaziland; British overseas territories, French overseas territories; Greenland
Region 3: East and Southeast Asia
Region 4: Oceania; Central and South America; Caribbean; Mexico
Region 5: Africa, Central and South Asia, Belarus, India, Mongolia, North Korea, Russia, Ukraine
Region 6: Mainland China
Part 2 Two Methods to Copy and Play Different Region DVD on Your Computer
Mismatch between the region code settings of a DVD disc and a hard drive causes an error. So how can we copy or play different region DVD on our computers?
1. Change the region code setting of your computer. You have 5 chances to change the region code.
2. A better method to use External Drive. This method goes without changing the region code and allows you to back up your favorite DVDs easily. Hard drives are usually internal, but as computer systems have evolved, different threats, needs and circumstances have arisen, additional external hard drives have become extremely important and popular.
Note: Part 3 and Part 4 are based on the second method, if you have DVD Backup for Mac ( Lion supported) on you Mac and an external optical hard drive.
Part 3 Specific Steps of How to Copy
Step 1. Prepare an External Optical Driver. Get an external optical driver and connect it to your Mac.
Step 2. Get a DVD Disc Prepared. Insert your DVD disc and select the way to copy your DVD. You can select a new DVD disc or copy to your hard disc on Mac.
Step 3. Set the Output Directory. If you choose to copy the DVD to your hard disc, DVD Backup for Mac allows you to save it to DVD folders, DVD Player Media or ISO files. Then set the saving directory. Free download DVD Backup for Mac for a try here:
Step 4. Mac DVD Copy Pro Will Start to Copy DVDs and Save It at the Directory You Set
Part 4. Specific Steps on How to Play
Step 1. Connect the External Optical Hard Drive.
Step 2. Back up DVD. Mac DVD Copy Pro allows you to back up DVDs to DVD folders, DVD discs, ISO files and DVD Player Media. Select DVD Player Media. It costs 20 to 30 minutes to back up a DVD5 disc and 35 to 45 to back up a DVD9 disc.
Step 3. Play DVD. Now you can play your DVD on DVD Player Media on Mac.
You don't even have to be at your computer during the whole process, you can take a snap, have some coffee or take a read, and then come back finding that you can enjoy your DVD...This DVD Backup for Mac makes it so easy to copy and play different regions' DVD movies on Mac. Just have a try and enjoy your favorite movies as you like.