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I have some DVDs where the regional code is not printed on the DVD case. I want to sell them, so I need to know their regional code. Is there a tool to find out in Ubuntu / Linux?

Please note: I do not want to find out the regional code of my DVD driver but of the DVD.

  • the inner ring of the original DVD (on the back-side) has imprinted little ciphers and so there is the regional code engraved with laser too ?! - when I am not wrong for Germany there is "D21" or "D1" or "D2" ?! - quite small to read ... – dschinn1001 Sep 22 '15 at 18:32
  • I couldn't find anything like this on my DVDs but maybe that was because they had no regional code. – Suzana Sep 25 '15 at 12:39
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It should be somewhere on the DVD casing if it has a region lock (not all DVDs have them).

If you have the DVD inserted and start VLC from command line it will show it. Example output:

libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
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libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00fd0000. Regions: 2
libdvdnav: Language 'en' not found, using 'fr' instead
libdvdnav: Menu Languages available: fr 

from an DVD of Elfenlied.

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