What Is The Best Software To Rip Bluray Region A to Region Free?

Diana Joan

Dec 12, 2016 09:49 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Blu-ray

Blu-ray has region codes to prevent people to play Blu-ray discs with a different region encoded Blu-ray Player. This leaded many Blu-ray streaming issues. Simply searching "Blu-ray region issue", you can see many people have met the issue:

"What is the best free software to rip blu-ray Region A to Region Free? Please don’t suggest BDtoAVCHD because that takes ages to analyse a blu-ray disc or it gets stuck when it’s at the process to analyse a blu-ray disc and when I use my PC it says BDtoAVCHD is “not responding”. 

To rip Blu-ray Region A to Region free, you need a Blu-ray Ripper that can remove Blu-ray region codes. Below are some Blu-ray decryption programs reliable enough for us to recommend.

Best Software To Rip Bluray Region A to Region Free

Tool Description Type Rating

Blu-ray Region Code Remover


Blu-ray Region Code Remover removes Blu-ray region code from Blu-ray rips on a hard disk drive to allow playback regardless of region setting of the player.  Freeware
Released:Nov 21, 2008 
File size:0.1MB

Blu-ray Region Code Remover screenshot

DVDFab Passkey Lite


DVDFab Passkey Lite, works as a DVD Decrypter, Blu-ray decrypter, is a simple combination of Passkey for DVD and Passkey for Blu-ray. Compared with registered version, this Passkey Lite has its own limitation on dealing with certain protections on some DVD/Blu-ray movies. In other words, Passkey Lite cannot help you backup movies with certain protections, but, you can still freely watch them. To movies without those certain protections, you can use other software to access unprotected contents with the help of Passkey Lite.  Trialware
Released:Dec 2, 2016 
File size:10MB

DVDFab Passkey Lite screenshot

Ideal Blu-ray Copy


Ideal Blu-ray Copy is an ideal and efficient blu-ray copier, backup and burner software, but also a powerful blu-ray decrypter. An great and ideal blu-ray copy software to protect your original blu ray discs being scratched, saving money on buying the same blu-ray DVDs.  Trialware ($60)
Released:Jul 29, 2015 
File size:18.6MB

Ideal Blu-ray Copy screenshot

Leawo Blu-ray Player Leawo Blu-ray Player software acts like hardware Blu-ray player to play Blu-ray discs, folders and ISO files on PC to enhance your Blu-ray movie experience. As a quality lossless Blu-ray player software program, it could help you easily play back the latest released Blu-ray discs without quality loss. It’s also a free DVD player to play back DVD discs/folders, an ISO player to directly play back ISO files, a free video player to play up to 1080P HD videos and a free audio player to play even DTS-5.1 audio in lossless quality. Freeware
OS:Windows MacOS 
Released:Oct 27, 2016 
File size:48.2MB

Leawo Blu-ray Player screenshot

Pavtube ByteCopy ByteCopy is a professional Blu-ray DVD converter that convert movies to MKV, MP4, MOV with various subtitles and audio tracks by removing Blu-ray region codes, AACS, BD+, MKB v62.2. After using ByteCopy, you can enjoy 2D and 3D movie with multiple audio tracks and subtitles. It is capable in ripping BD and DVD to MP4 and MOV with multiple audio streams without quality loss. It can also convert BD and DVD from hard discs to virtually any popular video and audio format freely and easily Trialware ($42)
Released: Oct 18, 2016 
File size: 58.03MB



Best Recommendation to Rip Bluray Region A to Region Free

Pavtube ByteCopy  does remove Blu-ray regional codes from Blu-ray discs, allowing you to play back your disks, regardless of what country your Blu-ray is from. This is great for people in Europe who want to buy Blu-Ray discs on Amazon in the US and play them in Europe (or vice versa, of course). Blu-ray discs can feature various methods of encryption and Pavtube ByteCopy is specifically aimed at removing Blu-ray Disc Ripper 1.2 for .NET encryption. However, it also supports removal of BD-J script encryption. Version of ByteCopy supports removing of region code from ALL current and future Blu-ray titles, both with BDMV and BD-Java navigation. To keep up with Blu-ray, the latest versions of Pavtube ByteCopy supports the removal of Prohibited User Operations on Blu-ray titles which enables you to do all those things that the disc previously wouldn’t allow you to. Pavtube ByteCopy is a handy Blu-ray decoder for all those who want to buy and view disks from different regions although according to the forum, it can’t unlock all discs so comes with no guarantee. Read ByteCopy review

If you are a Mac user, please use Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac

Steps to Rip Bluray Region A to Region Free with ByteCopy

Step 1. Add Blu-ray disc movies.

Run the program on your computer, on the main interface click “File” > “Load from disc” to Load Blu-ray disc from optical drive.

import Blu-ray

Step 2: Specify output file format.

Get a full Blu-ray disc without region code
Hitting the full disc copy icon on the top tool bar of the main interface.

Output a region free main movie copy of Blu-ray disc. From “Format” bar, select “Copy” > “Direct Copy” to copy the main movie of the Blu-ray/DVD disc.

Region free main movie of Blu-ray/DVD disc

Step 3: Start Blu-ray region code unlocking process.

Clicking the Convert button on main interface to start to unlock Blu-ray region code. After the conversion, you can click Open output folder to popup output directory with the converted Blu-ray disc with no region code. Feel free to play them on your Blu-ray players or game consoles like PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One S.

Note: Pavtube ByteCopy trial version will output video with a watermark in the middle of the video. If you want to remove the watermark, please get a full version.

Full version:  ByteCopy and ByteCopy for Mac

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