Play DVDs without changing drive region on Mac

Mac has the built-in DVD Player which you can use to watch DVD movies on your Mac, or watch movies you created with another app, such as this Mac DVD creator. Sometimes however you may be required to change drive region on Mac when you play different region DVD on your computer.

select, change DVD drive region - DVD player Mac

It is because most DVD players, including the one in your computer, are locked to one or more region codes, and are able to play only discs with the same region code.

Instead of changing your drive region which is restricted to only a few times, you can download and use third-party DVD players to play DVDs with different region codes on Mac. Here we recommend two of the DVD players for this purpose.

#1. VLC Media Player

This is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player. It can play most multimedia files, DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs. To play DVD movies or DVD discs on Mac using VLC player, run the media player from Launchpad, then hit File menu from the top menu bar, choose Open Disc from the drop-down menu. You will open a new dialog like below.

VLC player to open Dvd disc and play DVD movie on Mac

The Disc tab will open automatically and you should find any inserted DVD disc. Click Open to play the DVD without changing your region code or drive region on Mac.

#2. UniConverter

It is a media converter, player, DVD burner, DVD ripper, video compressor and even more. This is a commercial media software. You can however use its free trial version to play videos, music and DVDs without any limitations. Run UniConverter on your Mac, its Convert tab opens by default. click Add DVD, choose your DVD disc, you can then choose to load only the main movie or all DVD titles.

open, play, convert dvd disc, DVD Folder, iso image using uniconverter on Mac.

You can even open and play DVD folder, DVD ISO image file directly using this program with ripping or converting it.

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