A friend of mine have a DVD movie locked to a different region. Hopefully, I seem to have a region free DVD player in my laptop.

How can I burn a region free copy of his DVD movie so my friend can watch it?

2 Answers 2


You could give "K9Copy - KDE tool to backup DVDs" a try.

Install via the software center

It's very much capable of disassembling the individual streams, putting them back together (even customising the selection of audio/video tracks) and then burning it to a new disc.

It seems it's not even capable of putting a region code onto a blank DVD, so (ab)use that as a feature!

A sort of dedicated tutorial on how to do this is on this random blog. Comes down to:

  1. Select DVD source.
  2. Select "Rip and encode" as destination.
  3. Select the elements you want to "rip". It's useful to leave out some unwanted streams/titles/chapters.
  4. Select some encoding options, but just use "copy" to leave the contents of the streams untouched.
  5. Once finished it will ask you to load a blank DVD to burn.

I've used Brasero Install Brasero for this. It's fairly trivial.

Just make an image of the DVD, then burn the image to a blank one.

  • 1
    Yeah, Brasero will work fine too, probably. If I recall correctly, that has less options regarding DVD-videos, though. I've upgraded your answer, and it's a nice suggestion, so +1.
    – gertvdijk
    Jan 11, 2013 at 20:19

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.