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How to Remove Disney Protections and Rip Disney DVDs

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak I'm quarantined at home. Now I have enough time to backup my DVD collections. But when I backup a Disney DVD I bought for my kid, I failed unluckily. Some friend told me that's because this DVD has 99 titles and 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?

Rip Disney DVDs
Rip Disney DVDs

Part 1: What Is 99-title DVD and Disney X-project DRM?

If you are a regular DVD buyer who is also scrupulous, you might have noticed that in many cases the new purchase has numerous and redundant movie titles, say, 99 titles, no matter the new Disney releases or old DVD discs. Like a curse, the 99-title DVD seems impossible to be backed up into a digital format (which also, will always goes in a crazy 40GB file size). Though some Disney discs seem to be ripped, the DVD ripper hangs at percentage or the resulting file is only 2 mins long. The DVDs of Hollywood blockbusters produced by Disney, Warner Brothers and Paramount have such common rule. But more than that, workout DVDs, AV DVDs and some other special types of DVDs will often like this. This is a complicated copy protection mechanism aiming at preventing DVD piracy.

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.

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Part 2: How to Judge If DVDs Are Protected by Disney Copy Protection System?

1. Disney copy protected DVDs have 99 titles and the DVD movie size is larger than 40 GB.
2. Some hard to find Disney 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.
3. When you use common DVD backup tool to copy Disney protected DVDs, error message pops up or the program crashes.
4. New copy protection prevents DVD from being ripped by general DVD ripper software and the videos converted from DVD will be out of order, scrambled or get stuck in a loop.
5. It may even shorten the life for DVD drive if wrong decoding scheme is misused.

Disney copy protection is widely used by publishers such as Disney, Pixar, Paramount and Warner. Both new Disney DVDs and previous hit Disney movies are strictly protected. But physically, Disney DVDs are as fragile as other dics. Most of you may have suffered collateral damage when DVDs are mishandled and you need to make a backup copy for use and store the original DVD away for safekeeping.

How to Backup Disney Copy Protected DVDs 2020?

For better entertainment or to avoid damage on your DVD discs, you need a DVD backup program. 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 can remove such strong DVD copy protections. For instance, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is one of the few programs that can decrypt and rip Disney DVDs like Frozen 2 DVD to MP4 or other formats and select the right movie title for each user.

Note: 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 protected DVDs and make sure the copy is totally not for commercial use.

Part 3: The Best Disney DVD Ripping/Copy Software

Is HandBrake the best Freeware to rip Disney DVDs? 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 to MP4/MKV. Indeed, there is no free software that can completely support DVDs protected with Disney's Trick, Disney X-project DRM, etc.

To rip Disney encrypted DVDs, try WinX DVD Ripper Platinum - the best DVD ripper for Disney. It will remove Disney X-project DRM, CSS keys, region codes, Sony ARccOS, UOPs, AACS 2.0, etc. and convert Disney DVDs into HEVC, H.264, MP4, AVI, MOV, MKV, any format or device you need. It not only helps copy the classic Disney DVDs for kids like Up, The Princess and the Frog, Toy Story, Frozen, etc., but also has been updated to rip the latest DVDs released by Disney, such as, the Frozen 2, Aladdin, Alice in Wonderland.

How to Copy and Rip Disney DRM-ed DVDs on PC or Mac?

Before backing up Disney DVD, download the right version of DVD ripper software based on the operating system of your computer. 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.

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Step 1. Insert a Disney movie DVD:
Start up WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, insert your disney 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. Choose an output profile:
Scroll down Output Profile and select any output format you desire. Your Disney DVD can be converted to MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV video file for PC/Mac, to fit Apple/Android/Microsoft/Sony devices or websites, and saved to a music file. For example, the Disney DVD rip software supports ripping Disney DVD to MP4 at General Profile.

Optional. Make personal settings:
You may make personal settings like selecting several titles and clicking "Merge titles" to combine them into one, trimming video segments, cropping and cutting off unwanted area of the movie, choosing or adding subtitles and setting tags. You are suggested to change the destination of saving the file before the ripping starts.

Step 3. Start to rip your disney movie DVD:
Just click RUN button to have the machine work, and you can do other things before the DVD backup is completed. By supporting advanced hardware acceleration, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum can take full advantage of Intel Quick Sync (QSV) and NVidia NVENC to speed the DVD ripping or backup on computer up to 16x faster.

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Brent Archer is an experienced editor who loves all things related to social. He has spent more than a decade writing instructional contents related to social media, streaming services and video related topics all over the internet for Digiarty. Outside the social, he is addicted to Google I/O, Apple WWDC and other tech news to keep him informed.

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