Issues Playing Region Locked Blu-ray Disc on PS3

This article is about how to remove the Blu-ray region code and rip the region locked Blu-ray for playing on PS3.

People always asking isn’t there a way to force the PS3 to play Blu-ray’s from other regions?

Blu-ray does not enforce region coding at the drive level. There are generally no restrictions on reading the data off of the disc even if the player and drive do not have matching regions. If the drive is a combination Blu-ray and DVD drive, however, it is possible that the drive may be RPC-2 region-locked for DVD playback but not for Blu-ray.

Blu-ray region control operates in a similar way to RCE on DVD discs. The Blu-ray player software allows programs that run from the disc to query the player to determine the player region. If the region does not match the disc, the program instructs the player to display a message saying that there is a region mismatch and that the disc cannot be played.

Region Assigned Countries
A North America, Central America, South America, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
B Europe, Greenland, French territories, Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand
C Pakistan, India, China, Russia, Central and South Asia

How to Play Region Locked Blu-ray on PS3

Sometimes, if the Blu-ray disc are borrowed from your friends or purchased from overseas, you have two ways:

First, enable your Blu-ray player plays every region disc available, it is a litter diffcult to change the machine.

For your great convenience, the second is, got a special program to assist you to bypass Blu-ray region code.

Required software: A Blu-ray Ripper (Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Windows | for Mac taken as example)

Most free conversion programs won’t work with copy protected Blu-rays disc. Here Blu-ray Ripper come out, it can remove Blu-ray disc’s region code. Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper can not only remove Blu-ray disc region code, but also remove DVD disc region code well, just like the Blu-ray Player can play the DVD disc well. If you want to remove both Blu-ray and DVD disc region code, there is no harm in trying Blu-ray Ripper.

Besides, applying Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper, all commercial protected DVDs and Blu-rays can be ripped to nearly all popular video and audio formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, AAC, MP3 as you need for playback on different devices, such as AndroidiPhone(7), HDTV, etc.

Two model to backup Blu-ray or DVD disc losslessly and quickly

• Directly Copy Blu-ray/DVD without extras: Save 100% intact M2TS/VOB main movie from your Blu-ray/DVD Disc without any quality loss.

• 1:1 Full Disc Copy: Copy the entire disc in original file structure with all subtitle tracks and audio streams preserved.

==> Guide: How to Remove / Unlock Blu-ray Region Code for PS3

Download and install Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper FREE TRAIL version on your PC. Follow the guide to remove Blu-ray (DVD) region code and rip Blu-ray (DVD) for playing on PS3 step-by-step. For Mac users, please switch to download and install Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac, share the same steps.

blu-ray-ripper-for-windows-try blu-ray-ripper-for-mac-trail

Step 1. Load Blu-ray or DVD movies.

Run the Blu-ray Ripper, then click the disc like button to load your Blu-ray/DVD disc. The Blu-ray/DVD titles and chapters will be listed on the program within a few seconds.


Tip: Before loading Blu-ray content, a BD drive is needed and computer should networked so that the ripper can access key for cracking the copy-protections.

Tip: If you need to rip Blu-ray/DVD with wanted subtitles and audio track, you can click the drop down menu after “Subtitles” and “Audio” to select your desired tracks. What’s more, it also offers an option called Forced subtitles, which enables you to see subtitles only when actors are speaking a different language.


Step 2. Choose output format

Select an compatible format, e.g. H.264 .mp4, since it is compatible with PS3 and almost any devices and media players.

Basically the “Common Video -> H.264 Video (*.mp4)” is just all right.

Or depends on your device, you can choose a suitable video format from catalogues.


Tip: If you think the video size this not suitable for your devices, you can first choose any one of the provided type, then change the settings. Please remember the file size is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in bigger file size, and lower visible quality loss.

Step 3. Start to remove region code

When all the settings are OK, click “Convert” button to remove Blu-ray or DVD region code automaticlly (no extra steps or options you need do, bypass region code is automaticlly when you start converting).

You can view the conversion progress and are able to cancel the converting process at anytime..

When the conversion is over, click “open” to locate the ripped video files without region code.

Then you can transfer the converted files to your Hard drive and play on PS3 via USB.

I share some of my experience in these following pages:

Rip Blu-ray for Playback with PS4/PS3

Remove Blu-ray Region Codes for Playing on PS3

How to Play Video_TS/ISO files on PS4/PS3

Access the Blu-ray/DVD stored on your Synology NAS with Sony PS3/PS4

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