DVD Regions

If you want to play a DVD from another area on your computer or TV, you must be aware of the region code that the disk will have on it. See the chart below. Your DVD burner will also burn a code onto the disks that you make, so if you are going to send a disk to someone in another country, they may not be able to play it. You must also be aware of the video format used in other countries.

DVD Region Codes
0 Any region
1 USA and territories, Canada, Bermuda
2 The Middle East, Europe, Greenland, Japan, Egypt, Lesotho, South Africa, Swaziland
3 Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, Taiwan
4 Central America, South America, Mexico, Oceania
5 Africa not included in region 2, Eastern Europe, the Indian subcontinent, Mongolia, North Korea
6 China
7 Unused
8 Mobile venues such as cruise ships and airplanes.
9 Any region.