How to Remove Copy Protection from DVD Easily


When you select the VIDEO_TS folder from DVD to your hard drive, you’ll receive a prompt notifying you of the restrictions that will be removed. That is the protection of Commerial or Encrypted DVD, the truth is almost all the latest DVD releases, published by no matter Disney or Warner, are encrypted, and not all people are clear about DVD copyright protection. In this article, we will teach you how to remove DVD copy protection easily.

Detailed DVD Copy Protection Types

2016 Disney New DVD Copy Protection It is probably the most complicated DVD copyright protection schemes used by Disney. Generally, the DVD encoded with Disney new copyright protection comes with 99 titles that many software fails to select the right one.And newer DVDs appear in an oversized way, up to 50GB, making it impossible to make a backup of it. Worse still, the Disney new copy protection scheme may lead to crash halfway when ripping Disney protected DVDs with Handbrake.

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2016 The Analog Protection System (APS) Another DVD copyright protection system originally developed by Macrovision. Videos copied from DVDs encoded with APS become garbled and unwatchable.
2016 Sony ARccOS DVD protection A copy-protection system used on most Sony DVDs. The system deliberately creates corrupted sectors on the DVD, which leads copying software to produce errors.
2016 Content Scramble System (CSS) Encryption An encryption system capitalizes on a proprietary 40-bit stream cipher algorithm, which was introduced to stop byte-for-byte copies of an MPEG (digital video) stream from being playable.This DVD copyright protection measure has been superseded by newer DRM scheme like CPRM that has 56-bit or 128-bit key sizes, providing a much higher level of security than the weak 40-bit key size of CSS. And you will need a program to rip a CSS protected DVD.
2016 DVD Region Code This is achieved by way of region-locked DVD players, which will play back only DVDs encoded to their region.However, region-free DVD players, which ignore region coding, are also commercially available, and many DVD players can be modified to be region-free, allowing playback of all discs.
2016 User operation prohibition (UOP) A form of use restriction on DVD discs. The viewers are prohibited from performing a large majority of actions on a DVD that is restricted by this scheme.Generally, copyright notices and FBI warning (in the United States) will be displayed if any of these actions are attempted. Some publishers also encode “protected” commercials on their DVDs.

How to Remove Copy Protection from DVD Easily?

Technically, DVD ripping programs are widely available. If you tried to search key words such as “remove copy protection from dvd” and found out tens of thousands of different results, and you really don’t know which one could remove copy protection effectively, you’ll be glad that you are now at the right place here.

Brorsoft DVD Ripper is an easy-to-use program, which just needs several clicks to complete the full disc copying. With it, you can copy the latest commercial DVD to hard drive keeping exactly the original file structure without anything changed. Besides, applying the DVD ripping software, all commercial protected DVD movies can be ripped to nearly all popular video and audio formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, WMV, AAC, MP3 as you need for playback on different media devices. For Mac guys, please get DVD Ripper for Mac.

Step 1. Load DVD files

Launch the DVD Ripper(taken as example, Blu-ray Ripper has almost the same steps). Click the “DVD” icon to load DVD movie. After the DVD files are loaded, you can preview them on the right viewing window and take snapshots of your favorite movie scene. ISO and IFO files are also supported.

Tip: If you need to rip DVD with wanted subtitles and audio track, you can click the drop down menu after “Subtitles” and “Audio” to select your desired tracks.

Step 2. Choose output format

Select an compatible format, e.g. H.264 .mp4, since it is compatible with almost any devices and media players.

Basically the “Common Video -> H.264 Video (*.mp4)” is just all right.

Or depends on your device, you can choose a suitable video format from catalogues.

Tip: If you think the video size this not suitable for your devices, you can first choose any one of the provided type, then change the settings. Please remember the file size is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in bigger file size, and lower visible quality loss.

Step 3. Start removing copy protection

Hit “Convert” button to rip DVD and remove copy protection. When the conversion is over, click “open” to locate the ripped video files without copy protection. Then it would be easy for you to playback the DVD movie anywhere you like them or just for storage.

Disclaimer: Digiarty Software does not advocate ripping copy-protected DVDs for any commercial purpose and suggests referring to the DVD copyright laws in your countries before doing so.  

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