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What is a DVD region code?

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What is a DVD region code?

The region code indicates the release order of movies, putting priority on those of Hollywood.
In accordance with the DVD agreement, DVDs are shipped out with the region codes of the destination areas. DVD players and computers shipped to and sold in Japan can playback DVD software with the region code 2 or All without any problem.

Region code 1: U.S. and Canada
Region code 2: Western Europe, Middle East, South Africa and Japan
Region code 3: South East Asia and Taiwan
Region code 4: Australia, Central & South America and Mexico
Region code 5: North Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and India
Region code 6: China
* All is free from the region code, covering all the above regions.