Q: I wanted to back up the Disney DVD Lion King I bought to my kid to prevent it, but unluckily, I failed. Some friend told me that's because this DVD was protected with Disney's x-project DRM. What is it? Can I remove such copy protection? Is there any way to decrypt and rip Disney DVDs?
DRM, the abbreviation of Digital Rights Management, is a series of access control or copy protection technologies to inhibit uses of digital content that are not desired or intended by the content provider.
Disney (The Walt Disney Company), a well-known DVD releaser and publisher, applies DRM for copy right protection. Accordingly, the latest protected DVD by Disney (as well as by Paramount and Warner) usually has 99 titles and the DVD movie size is larger than 40 GB, which makes it almost impossible to make DVD copy and backup.
* Disney copy protected DVDs has 99 titles and the DVD movie size is larger than 40 GB.
* The DVDs are not playable on your DVD player which is not matching for the protected DVDs. You have to look for another workable DVD player.
* When you use common DVD backup tool to copy Disney protected DVDs, error message pops up or the program crashes.
* The new copy protection will prevent the DVDs from ripping by general DVD ripping software and the videos converted from DVD will be out of order, scrambled or get stuck in a loop.
* It may even shorten the life for DVD drive if wrong decoding scheme is misused.
Note: Please respect the copyright law in your country. It is illegal to rip or copy DVDs for commercial use. It is allowed to clone a copy of copyrighted material for your own use under the concept of Fair Use in most countries. Disney copy protection is widely used by famous film publishers such as Disney, Paramount and Warner. Look at the new kids' movies list and Disney Christmas movies list - Big Hero 6, Into the Woods, Maleficent, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Interstellar, The Gambler, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 1, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy and How to Train Your Dragon 2. Some of them are on DVD now. You may need some tools to handle those DVD movies to enjoy better entertainment or to avoid damage on your DVD discs.
We are sure most of you have suffered collateral damage when DVDs are mishandled. It’s recommended to make a backup copy for use, and store the original away for safekeeping. And you need a DVD backup software to achieve it. However, you might have met problem when dealing with the recently released DVDs - your DVD backup software crashed or worked out of order. It can be assumed your DVDs are applied with Disney copy protection system. What you need is a reliable DVD copy tool to handle Disney copy protected DVDs.
Most DVD copy programs do not support decrypting Disney copy-protected DVDs, even including famous DVD Cloner, K9Copy, DVD43, DVD95, etc. But some powerful DVD ripper like WinX DVD Ripper Platinum or DVD clone software like WinX DVD Copy Pro can remove such strong DVD Copy Protections. For instance, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum can decrypt and rip Disney DVDs and select the right movie title for each user.
However, ripping commercial DVDs might circumvent the copy-protection system employed on Disney discs, so to some extent it's questionable as to whether the use of this type of software is legal - even if you own the DVD and are ripping it only to watch it in another form. So it is necessary to consult the related laws in your country before ripping Disney protected DVDs and make sure the copy is totally not for commercial use.
Is HandBrake the best Freeware to rip Disney DVDs? Someone may badly need the answer of such question. HandBrake, a free and open-source video transcode program for Windows or Mac, is capable of ripping part of encrypted and unencrypted DVDs. But it is a pity that HandBrake does not support ripping Disney DVDs. Indeed, there is no free software that can completely support DVDs protected with Disney's Trick, Disney X-project DRM, etc.
So, if you want to rip Disney encrypted DVDs, please try WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, the best DVD ripper for Windows to remove Disney X-project DRM, CSS keys, region codes, Sony ARccOS, UOPs, etc. It not only helps copy the classic Disney DVDs for kids like The Princess and the Frog, Alice in Wonderland, Cars toys, Cars 2, Toy Story, and Real Steel, but also has been updating to rip the latest DVDs released by Disney, such as Maleficent, Muppets Most Wanted, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Frozen, Avenging Spider-Man, Peter Pan, Marvel Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Phineas And Ferb: Animal Agents, Wreck-It Ralph and Mulan. It is a good way to make Christmas DVD backups for your kid’s in case the discs might be scratched, broken or aged.
Before backing up Disney DVD, please make sure the operating system of your computer, and then download the right version of DVD ripper software (Download DVD ripper for Windows, Download DVD ripper for Mac).
Since the way of duplicating Disney DVDs are similar, here we just take Windows version as a demonstration. Please install WinX DVD Ripper Platinum and close other possibly conflicting software.
Step 1: Start up the registered software, insert your DVD in computer DVD-ROM, and click DVD Disc button to load movie;
After you import the DVD, the software will automatically detect the correct title so that you can rip DVD from the main movie content with correct order.
Step 2: Scroll down Output Profile and select any output format you desire. For example, the Disney DVD ripper supports ripping DVD to iPhone 6/6 Plus: Apple Device -> to iPhone Video -> iPhone 6, Plus (MPEG or H.264 Codec)
Step 3: You may make personal settings and change the destination of saving the file before the ripping starts.
Step 4: Just click Run button, and you can do other things before the DVD backup is completed. After that, you can watch Disney DVD directly on your computer, or transfer it to your portable devices.
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