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How to Remove Copy Protection from DVD on PC/Mac | WinXDVD

This how to tutorial will guide you to remove copy protection from DVD on Windows (10) PC/Mac with no effort at all.

"Most DVDs in my collection are copy-protected. Now, I want to make copies of them and watch freely on my laptop. How to remove copy protection from DVD in a good way? Any suggestion is greatly appreciated!"

Due to strict copy protections on DVD, especially on DVD movies/TV shows, a great majority of DVD owners run into obstacle to remove copy protection from DVD while copying the DVD video as a digital file for preservation on computer or playback on tablet/smartphones. If you get stuck in the same trouble, this article can tell you how to remove DVD copy protection on Windows (10) PC/Mac.

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Find the Right Program to Remove Copy Protection from DVD

DVD copy protection removal software is pretty necessary to unlock DVD encryptions. We can get a related program by searching on Google, asking for help in communities or downloading one from third-party software download sites. Certainly, freebies are welcomed by everyone but they are not so stable to remove DVD copy protection. For example, DVD Decrypter, one of the best free DVD copy protection removal software, fails to handle with new DVDs with an I/O device eror. MakeMKV, another famous one, involves into crash now and then.

Want to remove copy protection from DVD hassle-free? WinX DVD Ripper is definitely the best choice. With the support for all DVD encryption technologies, covering CSS, region code, RCE, Sony ArccOS, UoPs, Disney DRM and special encryption schemes on Workout DVD, 99-title DVD as well as latest DVD movies released by Paramount, 21st Century Fox etc, this DVD copy protection removal software can easily rip protected DVDs to MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, 3GP, MPEG, MP3, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone etc, without loss of image/audio quality. Thanks to the support of Hardware Accelerator, Super Encode Engine, Hyper-threading tech and Multi-core utility, it can deliver an exteremly fast DVD ripping speed, about 10 minutes to rip a 2-hour DVD.

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How to Remove Copy Protection from DVD

Download and install WinX DVD Ripper on your Windows (10) PC. Follow the tutorial to remove copy protection from DVD step-by-step.

System Requirements: Windows 10 or lower; macOS Mojave or lower.

Step 1. Import Copy-protected DVD (Movie) Source
Insert DVD disc into optical drive of your computer. Launch WinX DVD Ripper Platinum. Tap DVD Disc button on navigation bar to import the copy-protected DVD. You can also add ISO image or DVD folder as target files.

Step 2. Select Output Format
Once the DVD is completely loaded, the main title will be checked automatically and Output Profile window will pop up. You can select output format as general profiles (like MP4, AVI, WMV), device (Apple, Android, Microsoft, Sony etc.), web videos (FLV, WebM and more), music (MP3, AAC, AC3), TS video or copy DVD as ISO image/VIDEO_TS folder or a single MPEG2 file with full/main title.

Step 3. Rip DVD with Removal of Copy Protection
Tap Browse button to set destination folder (hard drive or device) and click RUN button to rip DVD with removal of copy protection.

Remove Copy Protection from DVD

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.

[Appendix] List of Most Common DVD Copy Protection Schemes

DVD CSS (Content Scramble System): A digital rights management (DRM) and encryption system employed on many commercially produced DVD-Video discs.
DVD region codes: A digital rights management technique designed to allow film distributors to control aspects of a release, including content, release date, and price, according to the region. DVD region killer software can handle region-locked DVDs.
UOP (user operation prohibition): A form of use restriction to prohibit the viewer from performing a large majority of actions during sections of a DVD using most DVD players. It is used mainly for copyright notices or warnings, such as an FBI warning in the United States.
Sony ArccOS (Advanced Regional Copy Control Operating Solution): A copy-protection system designed as an additional layer to be used in conjunction with CSS. The system deliberately creates corrupted sectors on the DVD, which cause copying software to produce errors.

- Quoted from Wikipedia


May Watt

May Watt is a sought-after editor at Digiarty. She is responsible for digital and multimedia world, delivering definitive video and audio related software reviews, enlightening guides, and incisive analysis. As a fan of Apple, May Watt also brings her experience to more readers and focuses on writing of the Apple ecosystem at large.

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