How to Play Region Locked DVD on Xbox One S ?

Summary: Xbox One S also has a Blu-ray player enable you enjoy DVD movies on it. Here I will share a simple way to play these region locked DVD discs on your Xbox One S consoler.


As you see, each Xbox One console is manufactured for a specific Blu-ray and DVD region, following international standards. Xbox One S can play Blu-ray discs and DVDs that are sold in the same region as the console. That's to say you can't play these DVD discs with region code that doesn't match with your Xbox One S.

Standard DVD disc regions and countries

Region Geographic regions/countries
1 United States, Canada, Bermuda, U.S. territories
2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland
3 Southeast Asia, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong SAR, Macau
4 Mexico, Central and South America, Australia, New Zealand, Oceania
5 India, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Africa, Central and South Asia, North Korea
6 People's Republic of China, Hong Kong SAR
7 Reserved
8 Special international venues, such as airplanes and cruise ships

You can find the region code represented as a number between 1 and 8 on the packaging, and verify that it matches your region.

To play these region locked DVD discs on Xbox One S, you can remove the region lock from your DVD discs and rip DVD to Xbox One S compatible video format first.

Xbox One S supported video formats: 3GP video, 3GP2, AVI DivX, DV AVI, AVI uncompressed, asf, AVI Xvid, H.264 AVCHD, M-JPEG, .mkv, .mov, MPEG-PS, MPEG-2, MPEG-2 HD, MPEG-2 TS, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-4 SP, WMV, WMV HD.

In face, it is just a piece of cake if you got a DVD Ripping tool like Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Windows / Mac in hand. The program can help remove all of copy protection and region lock from your DVD discs automatically and rip them to Xbox One S compatible format like H.264 MP4 with fast speed and high video quality. You can either make a full disc copy or main movie copy of DVD disc to protect your previous disc from damaged or scratched. Now download the free trial program and rip region locked DVD discs for Xbox One S.

The trail-before-purchase version available for you, Windows version screenshots and DVD to H.264 MP4 were taken as example, the Mac version shares the same steps. Just keep in mind you have download the right version, Windows platform .exe files cannot be installed on macOS – and vice versa.

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Step-by-Step to Remove region code and rip DVD to H.264 MP4 for Playing on Xbox One S

Step 1: Load DVD movies

Install and run the DVD ripper, click “Load Disc” button to load DVD movies to the program.
You can also click “IFO/ISO” icon to load your DVD IFO files and ISO image files.


Step 2: Select output format

Click the Format drop-down list, and select “H. 264 HD Video (*. mp4)” from “Common Video” or “HD Video” category.
Or you can choose other format according to your devices.


Tips: Xbox One S has updated to support 4K streaming. So if you think the video resolution is low, you can click “Settings” to adjust video size, bitrate, frame rate and sample rate to meet your requirements.

Step 3: Start to rip DVD for playing on Xbox One S

Click “Convert” button on the interface to start to rip DVD to H. 264 MP4 for Xbox One S. DVD region code and copy protection will be removed automatically.

When it finished, you can click the “Open Output Folder” icon to locate the converted video without region code.

Now you can play your the converted DVD on Xbox One S via a USB drive without any hassle. Enjoy!

You may be interested in this program:

Video Ultimate Windows | Mac

Do it all - Convert, Edit Video and Rip, Backup Blu-ray and DVD movies, 250+ formats, Ultra-Fast encoding speed, ZERO quality loss!

And you can also use Video ultimate to convert Blu-ray/DVD or videos to H.264 MP4 format for playing on Xbox One S at ease.

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