How to Remove Disney Protections and Rip Disney DVDs

[Latest Updated: Aug.10, 2018 by Arlene Cooper to DVD Ripping]

I wanted to back up a Disney DVD I bought to my kid to prevent it, but unluckily, I failed. 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?


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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. 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). The movie DVDs 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 has 99 titles and the DVD movie size is larger than 40 GB.
  2. 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.
  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 famous film publishers such as Disney, Paramount and Warner. Previous hit Disney movies (i.e., Zootopia, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Inside Out, Cinderella, Big Hero 6, Into the Woods, Maleficent, Muppets: Most Wanted and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy) and 2018 new Disney DVDs (i.e., Beauty and the Beast, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Cars 3) are strictly protected. You may need tools to handle those DVD movies for better entertainment or to avoid damage on your DVD discs.

How to Backup Disney Copy Protected DVDs?

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 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 to MP4 or other formats 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 there Any Free Disney DVD Ripper/Copy Software?

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 to MP4/MKV. 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, Frozen, Avenging Spider-Man, Peter Pan, Real Steel, The Good Dinosaur, Tomorrowland, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-man, Wreck-It Ralph and Mulan, but also has been updated to rip the latest DVDs released by Disney, such as, Beauty and the Beast (2017). It is a good way to make Christmas DVD backups for your kid's in case the discs might be scratched, broken or aged.

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

Before backing up Disney DVD, please make sure the operating system of your computer, and then download the right version of DVD ripper software.

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.

Rip Disney DVD with WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

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 iPhone 7 (Plus): Apple Device -> to iPhone Video -> iPhone 7, Plus (MPEG4 or H.264 Codec).

Step 3. 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 4. 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. After that, you can watch Disney DVD directly on your computer, or use WinX MediaTrans to transfer the video to your iPhone, iPad, etc. at fastest speed.

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Author Profile    Arlene Cooper@cooper_arlene

Arlene Cooper is a self-motivated, creative copywriter with four years of marketing and advertising experience, specializing in video, audio, images, advertisements, news digital content etc.

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

Part 2How to Judge If DVDs Are Protected by Disney?

Part 3How to Copy and Rip Disney DRM-ed DVDs on PC or Mac?

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