How to change region code of Blu-ray player software while playing back Blu-ray discs

It’s quite common that many movie fans might meet such problems during Blu-ray disc playback: the Blu-ray player software couldn’t recognize Blu-ray discs due to the region code restriction. For example, if you bought a Blu-ray disc in Region A (United States) but wanted to play this Blu-ray disc in your Blu-ray player software which is set in Region C (China), you would find yourself get stuck due to the region restriction.

Intended to permit content providers (motion picture studios, etc.) to do effective price differentiation between regions, Blu-ray Disc players sold in a specific geographical region are designed to play only discs authorized by the content provider for that region. This means that only the region code of your Blu-ray player software is the same as that of Blu-ray discs, can you play Blu-ray discs smoothly.

Let’s firstly take a look at the region code distribution in the world. The whole world is divided into 3 different regions: Region A, Region B and Region C. Check the below picture to see the region code distribution map:

Region code of Blu-ray disc

Region Code



Includes most North, Central, and South American and Southeast Asian countries plus Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, and Korea.


Includes most European, African, and Southwest Asian countries plus Australia and New Zealand.


Includes the remaining central and south Asian countries, as well as China and Russia.

To play back Blu-ray disc smoothly on Blu-ray player software, you need to set the region code of Blu-ray player software the same as that of Blu-ray disc. Commonly, Blu-ray player software only allows up to 5 changes of Blu-ray disc region code. After the 5th change, the Blu-ray player region code is settled down forever.  But with Leawo Blu-ray Player, you could get unlimited changes of Blu-ray region for it’s a region-free Blu-ray player app. In this tutorial, you would learn how to change Blu-ray player region code so as to play back Blu-ray discs successfully.

How to use Leawo Blu-ray Player to change region code and play Blu-ray discs regardless of disc region restriction

Launch Leawo Blu-ray Player and enter the program settings panel

After you download and install Leawo Blu-ray Player, kick it off. On the main interface, you could see a gear button on the bottom right corner, by clicking which you could enter the program settings panel.

Change Blu-ray region

Entering the program settings panel, go to "DVD & Blu-ray – Forced BD player region" to change the Blu-ray player region code to suite your Blu-ray discs.

Load Blu-ray discs for playback

Then, you could go back to the main interface and select Blu-ray discs for playback.

To know the detailed guide on using Leawo Blu-ray Player, check how to play Blu-ray/DVD/Video with Leawo Blu-ray Player on Windows.


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