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Get 'Error 0x80030309: Copy Protection Error' While Copying DVD? Here's the Solution

Most of us are aware of the importance of backing up DVDs, but making a backup isn't as easy as we imagine. We could encounter various kinds of problems during the process. Below is an example.

When I try to copy and paste the content of my DVD to a folder of my Windows computer, a message pops up with VLC icon saying 'Error 0x80030309: Copy Protection Error - The read failed because the sector is encrypted.'

Error 0x80030309: Copy Protection Error

'Error 0x80030309: Copy Protection Error' is also reported by users of AnyDVD HD, DVD Shrink and other similar programs. What causes 'Error 0x80030309: Copy Protection Error'? How to fix this error to copy DVD to computer successfully?

What Causes 'Error 0x80030309: Copy Protection Error'?

'Error 0x80030309: Copy Protection Error' usually appears when you attempt to make a copy of a CSS-encrypted DVD. CSS, short for Content Scramble System, is an encryption algorithm employed in many commercial DVDs to prevent DVD data from being copied. So, that's why you fail to copy DVD files to computer and get this error instead.

How to Fix 'Error 0x80030309: Copy Protection Error'?

'Error 0x80030309: Copy Protection Error' can be easily fixed with WinX DVD Ripper Platinum. This program can help you crack CSS as well as other copy protection schemes in DVDs (e.g., UOP, APS, Sony ARccOS, and Disney X-Project), and convert DVD to MP4, AVI, WMV, ISO image, VIDEO_TS folder (an intact copy containing VOB video files, IFO and BUP files) or other digital formats for saving on computer hard drive or elsewhere.

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After you have installed the DVD ripper on your computer, you can follow the steps below to copy DVD content to computer without experiencing 'Error 0x80030309: Copy Protection Error'.

Step 1. Put your copy-protected DVD into the DVD drive. Open WinX DVD Ripper and click DVD Disc button to select and open the disc you just inserted. WinX will scan it at lightning speed and meanwhile check the main movie title for you. Of course, you can specify a different title or choose more titles based on your own needs.

Fix Error 0x80030309: Copy Protection Error

Step 2. Choose an output profile among the 350+ optimized pre-made profiles. WinX covers almost all profiles you may need. Here, let's choose MP4 Video as an example.

Step 3. Hit RUN button and then WinX will begin creating a copy from your copyrighted DVD. Given that Intel QSV / NVIDIA NVENC hardware acceleration and other speed-boosting technologies are fully utilized, the process of copying a DVD will take around 5 minutes only to complete.

Disclaimer: Digiarty Software does not advocate ripping commercial DVDs for any illegal purpose. You're suggested to refer to the DVD copyright laws in your country before doing so.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Donna Peng

Donna Peng has been working as a copywriter in Digiarty Software for many years. She has written loads of articles to help people handle their DVDs, videos and other stuff.

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